Commiecomrad: Why do you feel sorry for us? I like bass, but not where your eardums pops an you bleed from your inner ear because of 187 DB’s. I like deep bass, and I don’t like to turn speakers up much louder than a movie theater, even though I only have a pair of vintage speakers that can go that loud. I also like that laptop/desktop speaker, bassless sound, at nightime at least. But during the day, crank up the volume (but not too much)!
B3D00: Oh yeah, I heard about that a long time ago. I can’t wait until they get as cheap as regular subwoofers (will they ever? Just look at how much more complex it is compared to a conventional subwoofer.).
garuhhh: Yeah, as long as you have a sub that can go as deep and loud as you listening level wants, I’d consider that a satisfying subwoofer.
DichotomyMatt: On another thread of mine, didn’t you post a comment that you worked in an audio shop an used a pair of 15’s at 10 Hz as a fan? Then you heard a pop, and blew the subs, right? Sometimes subwoofer lovers go a little too far with SPL.
On an episode of Mythbusters, Grant, Tory, and Kari went to an SPL competition. Some of the cars they visited were capable of 170 DB’s! Steve Meade won 4th in the worldwide championships for DB dragracing. He has a username and some videos. I don’t know how he sits so still with all the DB’s attacking and damagaing his eardrums. Now he went too far. LOL