Originally Posted by Mike Butny
You have to look at the overall picture, while their amp in the Gamma 15 may have more power. What about the driver? If their driver has a lower sensitivity than PSA drivers than it would mean that RA's driver would need that extra power to drive them. You would also need to know the entire power specs, lets say you have a 1K watt amp, well what does that amp do over let's say 10hz to 120hz, does it produce the full 1K watt or does it produce 1K Watt at just a certain frequency. You would have to know all the amp and driver specs through the entire usage sub frequency range and then listen to each sub to determine which might sound better to your ears.
Just a FYI, the two subs use the same exact amplifier module.
Also, I would be hesitant to compare any two products solely on specifications or worse yet...one single "spec"(especially when it is just copy/pasted from a competitor's website). Jim and I have been doing this since the late 1990s and we've learned that there are *many* factors much more important than a specification with regards to a successful and sustainable business model. When potential customers consider a Power Sound Audio product they rarely/ never base their purchase decision on an amp rating IME.
Here are a few random thoughts that may explain why we feel our products represent a solid value.
First and foremost our customers expect AND deserve a certain level of customer service and availability when questions are presented(email, chat, phone, etc). When you place an order you can except immediate shipment unless it is a special order. 7 days a week, we're available to assist with any/all questions about our products.
Orders are not charged until they ship. The only time they are is if we get a cancellation notice from our merchant account system. This will usually occur 7-14 days after the order is placed. So on something like a couple custom wood veneers subs we may need to charge before shipping. And we only send out tracking information when we ship a product. 95+ % of orders ship within one business day. Could we lower pricing across the board by delaying shipments 2-4-6 weeks? Sure, anytime you take money weeks/months ahead of time you can streamline cash flow to some degree.
We usually have 20-40 subwoofers and speakers pre built and ready to ship at any time. I'll include a picture of our (messy) warehouse in this post.
Build quality and fit and finish. Compare ours with competitors and I believe you'll see where some of the extra cost of product goes. And look for IN FOCUS close up shots before making any final judgments too.
Speaker crossovers are all designed, assembled, and tested in house. This insure product quality and consistency. Goto our "official speaker thread" and you'll see all products are performing to "spec" with no odd surprises. Every speaker is measured before boxing and shipping.
When looking at measured subwoofer performance pay close attention to metrics like the Waterfall, Impulse, Group Delay as well as FR and output. You may see the difference between a few months of engineering and a few minutes..
We also don't have our customers PMing folks here telling them NOT to purchase competitor products. But everyone seems to recognize that for what it really is lately.
I could go on and on but I have work to do..
At the end of the day there is a variety of quality options. And each will have its own set of "pros" and "cons" Each individual can weigh those as needed to make the best purchase decision for them. I just wanted to preset a few reasons why our products are priced the way they are.
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