I wish to thank everyone for their interest in our Speedwoofer 10 aka REO Speedwagon'. We've enjoyed all of the comments, even by the skeptics.
To those who are skeptical, we completely understand your hesitation in believing our bold claims. We're the same way when we hear bold claims from others. Perhaps our message is getting misinterpreted. We, by no means, claim to have the only good subwoofer. We've listened to a lot of subwoofers in many different environments. We believe that there are good ones in a variety of price ranges including ours.
We spent almost 3 years designing and tweaking a subwoofer to compete with those that we've heard in the $2,000 price range. But, we know that time and good intentions don't insure success. So, to make sure we were on the right track, we lugged our subwoofer to several audio/video stores in So. California and did numerous comparisons with other subs. We also received positive feedback from those who worked at these stores. The results were encouraging and we then decided to go into production.
There were good comments from Luke Kamp, sputter1, yelnatch517, and ransack about the speed of a 10 woofer vs. a 12. We agree that just by itself a 10 woofer isn't necessarily faster than a 12. Our goals in designing the Speedwoofer were speed (transient response) and accuracy. We wanted a subwoofer that would match the other speakers so seamlessly that it would be virtually impossible to identify that a separate subwoofer was operating or where it was placed in the room. We also wanted the bass to be powerful, but natural. We chose a specific size for the subwoofer cabinet that we felt would conform to most people's space requirements and we felt that our goals for that size could be best achieved with a 10 woofer using our Compression Guide tuning.
It's our goal to offer the best possible value in speakers. Selling direct helps us do this by saving people the profit a dealer normally makes. If you have a chance, we invite you to check out some of the Speedwoofer's parts and features:http://rslspeakers.com/speedwoofer_1...materials.html
On Sunday, we did a demonstration of our speakers at a meeting of the Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society. It was held at Evolution Home Theater in Agoura Hills, CA. and was a lot of fun. We were thrilled with the reaction of those who listened.
There was a posting in the forum from GoodTimes who attended the meeting and we really appreciate his comments. He observed that in our 7.1 demo, the sub needed to be turned up a bit. Initially, when I balanced the speakers in receiver setup, I lowered the subwoofer output by 6 db. That's probably why it wound up being turned up, but it had plenty of output. Electronic House said: One thing about the subwooferit's got muscle. Don't crank it up or you'll blow the floor out of your room.
Luke Kamp asked about the max output at 24 Hz, it's about 100 db (close mic)
So far we've had 2 reviews:http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22402http://www.electronichouse.com/artic...uide_speakers/
A third review is in progress and there will hopefully be more to come.
Again, we fully understand any hesitation. Ultimately, hopefully you'll agree that regardless of what's said, it's how the speakers perform. We want everybody to be happy with our products (and be happy with us even if they choose not to keep them). That's why we back our speakers with a 30 day totally risk-free guaranty. As you probably know, if for any reason, somebody is not thrilled, we refund the full purchase price including shipping both ways.