Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel
The biggest issue with some of the older subs you mention is they were passive designs. Therefore you are limiting the potential user base by about 95% in my experience. A secondary issue with passive subwoofers is the small percentage that prefers this arrangement (separate amp) often plans on using some amp/ amp channel that really isn't going to work very well with the subwoofer Amp fails, and now they claim its the subwoofers fault and demand you pay for the repairs on some out of date amp....been there, went through that( a long time ago). Then there's the issue of setting filters, limiters, etc. I will sleep much better knowing Jim is doing all the DSP stuff on all of our amplifiers right here in Ohio. Jim and I actually built one powered B4+ proto-type way back when and it did quite well. It is still sitting in a corner of my home.
Anyway, I don't see the Triax having a limited "shelf life". In fact, I'd expect this model to be around for a very long time.
Power Sound Audio
I would bet you have lots of cool one off's and prototypes sitting around!
JTR (3 215 RT, 5 212HTR, 2 Growlers, 4 S2's)
PSA (4 Triax's, 3 210T's)
Behringer (4 B1200 Midbass Modules)