Originally Posted by mojomike
With this sort of crap going on, let me be the first to predict the demise of eD in the home sub market.
I beat ya by about a year on that one...
It's truly amazing how much the fortunes have changed for some of the ID companies in the past year. I've been active in HT for less than 2 years, so my historical perspective is somewhat limited (but I've been an audiophile for about 30 years now). I'm a voracious reader though, so I have more knowledge then that 2 years might imply.
At one time there were 10 ID companies mentioned with regularity; some frequently, some almost constantly, but these same 10 names were repeated over and over again whenever anyone asked for a subwoofer recommendation. Based solely upon my own observations -- in other words, YMMV -- this is what they look like to me now (listed in alphabetic order)...Chase Home Theater:
still mentioned when larger subs are needed. CHT has their ardent followers, but thankfully few of them appear to be fanboy zealots (which can't be said for a few of the other companies mentioned).eD:
between issues with delivery, products, quality, and now customer service this company has plunged the most. by far.Emotiva:
recommendations are now few and far between. they were once considered a value proposition, but no more it seems. thier line of subwoofers doesn't include enough models. shame too - I had an Ultra 12, so I know first hand how good their quality is.Epik:
still recommended, but less often it seems. few complain about them, but not a lot compliment them either. product line needs more options.HSU:
well regarded and recommended often.Lava:
good value for the budget minded. not mentioned as often, but still a presence.Outlaw:
well regarded and recommended often. touted as a less expensive alternative to HSU by some.Premier Acoustic:
mentioned as a quality and musical sub, especially for the price, but might be a bit challenged for HT.Rythmik:
well regarded and recommended often.SVS:
well regarded and recommended often.