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    So I had the family over today for lunch, about 15 people ranging from 1 year old to 74 years old. Beautiful day here in Minnesota but at one point the majority of them ended up in my basement lair. Perfect time for a home theater demo. Just replaced by SVS PB12 plus/2 with the new 12.3 drivers and it was time to show off. Started with the Incredibles jet scene, followed by the Master and Commander attack scene, and closed up with the War of the Worlds scene where the machine emerges from the ground.

    I played the demos at -15 db with 0 db on the receiver calibrated to 75 db with the AVI calibration disk. So we are not talking refernce level or anything. However, with AVI I run the sub 5 db hot, and according to my Outlaw receiver calibration I'm about 10 db hot on the sub.

    Anyways, after the first demo, I look around after the first salvo of big bass hits and everyone has this big smile on their faces. My mother in law was laughing because she thought that the TV picture was jiggling with the big bass hits, little did she know that it was actually her vision blurring which happens at high SPL levels with the SVS.

    The point is that there are very few events in life that generate the reaction that I saw from these people that have never heard a big sub before. They all loved it.
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    Haha, nice story. It's nice when you find somebody who appreciates your gear. It's harder when you just have a 'refined' stereo setup, opposed to a blasting HT setup.

    Now I want a sub!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polkitup2
    Anyways, after the first demo, I look around after the first salvo of big bass hits and everyone has this big smile on their faces. My mother in law was laughing because she thought that the TV picture was jiggling with the big bass hits, little did she know that it was actually her vision blurring which happens at high SPL levels with the SVS.

    Much too funny rock on...

    BTW Have you played the Darla tapping on the fish tank in "Finding Nemo" :D
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    I hear you there Audiobliss, when I thought I had a pretty decent two channel set up, the only people who cared at all were the ones that based audio quality on how loud it was.

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    That's funny.

    My father is visiting me as we speak. He has no idea what "surround sound" is, so I played a demo for him this afternoon. He was blown away. He couldn't figure out what was causing the room to shake. Earlier today he laughed at my tools (he's a contractor and apparently DeWalt is low quality for him), and he couldn't believe that I made my own sub.
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    Sounds like a fun time. Wish I was there.

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    Kick ass!

    You should see the look on peoples' faces after they hear my infinite baffle sub. You want to talk about scared ****less! :D

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    I don't know, it's probably just me, but I find all that artifical bass very distracting when trying to WATCH a movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut
    I don't know, it's probably just me, but I find all that artifical bass very distracting when trying to WATCH a movie.
    Hell Jesse, we've got members that won't even WATCH a movie unless it has a DTS track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut
    I don't know, it's probably just me, but I find all that artifical bass very distracting when trying to WATCH a movie.
    Totally agree Jesse, but when my SVS arrived I came to realize what real bass sounds likes. Other subs I listened to were way too artifical.

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    Hahaha, awesome story. My roommates parents were in town this weekend and he demanded that I play some of the HD trailers off of the 360. Both of his parents had an ear to ear grin. His mom said "Its just like a movie theater! No, its better than a movie theater, I can feel my organs vibrating." I don't exactly have the highest end SVS but compared to the room size and how almost everyone I know hasn't really experienced good bass HT wise, it gets the job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut
    I don't know, it's probably just me, but I find all that artifical bass very distracting when trying to WATCH a movie.
    I hate everything artificial as well. But for HT, I can see having a nice sub that's calibrated properly for emphasis. The movie is entertainemnt and articfical to begin with. That being said I don't like insane amounts of rumbling bass just so one can show it off.

    I've always said if I had the proper room(s) I'd do a HT set-up and 2-ch set-up. When (if) I do a sperate HT set-up it's not going to be crazy loud, but it will have the proper impact. FWIW, I do enjoy watching movies in a properly set-up HT, but I'm just as happy with my 2.0 set-up at home as well.

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