Originally Posted by ahblaza
Marc, I found this out from almost the very first sub I purchased from PSA, I like to tear them down and post photos of the build quality, drivers and amps. I noticed this very early in PSA's history, I was shocked at the attention to detail that goes into every product they produce. So no this is not something new, they have always done this to my knowledge.
Greats points Jeff. And it's things like this that get glossed over in those infamous threads where someone asks the question, "Which sub should I buy?". Everyone then jumps in and talks about nothing but max output. There is sooooooooo much more to subs than just output. And the proof of that is what happened with Reaction Audio. People were jumping into those threads telling others to buy RA subs based solely on output. And they ignored sound quality, build quality, honesty, integrity, customer service etc...
Anyway that's why I keep choosing PSA, because they pay attention to all the details. Here's a quick checklist of the things I consider when buying a sub (in no particular order):
1. Customer Service… PSA owns this one and that's undebatable.
2. Subwoofer performance (sound quality, power and output…. notice there are other factors here besides just output).
3. Price to performance ratio… this includes factoring in shipping costs.
4. Build quality.
5. Quality of components (amp, driver, and cabinet).
6. Engineering and development.
7. American Made.
I admit the last one didn't use to be important to me but it is very important to me now. I love being able to say that my subwoofer and speakers are made here in America. I take a lot of pride in that. It's a feel good thing.