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oneeyeblind's Avatar oneeyeblind 05:49 PM 11-09-2011
This is a thread about the Tom Vodhanel and Jim Farina founded.

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This is thread is for discussion about Power Sound Audio. New products, speculation, product recommendation and support of PSA products.


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oneeyeblind's Avatar oneeyeblind 05:53 PM 11-09-2011
Just to be clear I started a new thread so people would know a new company is opening up.

I can't wait to see what PSA can do!
kesando's Avatar kesando 06:17 PM 11-09-2011
I'm really looking forward to see what Powersound has to offer. A solid entry level sub like the PB10nsd or STF-2 would be a great place to start.
Alex solomon's Avatar Alex solomon 07:13 PM 11-28-2011
Who is Jim Farina ? Any background info?
spyboy's Avatar spyboy 01:37 PM 11-29-2011
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Who is Jim Farina ? Any background info?

One possibility; he is the dude SVS brought in who had worked for Toyota.
oneeyeblind's Avatar oneeyeblind 02:15 PM 11-29-2011
Jim was if I remember correctly the engineer that did a lot of work with porting and amps. From what Tom said it seemed like he had worked with Jim for a long time.
Jim Farina's Avatar Jim Farina 10:00 PM 11-30-2011
Hello Everyone,

I wanted to chime in and provide a little background info for those interested.

I started at SVS in 2001 as an assembler while working my way through college. In 2003 I received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree, with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology. This was about the same time I was promoted from assembler to R/D. My main responsibilities were system design and analysis. I took over as head of R/D in late 2007 when Tom left, and held that position until I resigned in March of 2008.

Oh, and I never worked for Toyota.
Alex solomon's Avatar Alex solomon 05:46 AM 12-01-2011
Welcome to AVS, Jim. I am eager to see what you guys are coming up with.
JimWilson's Avatar JimWilson 06:49 AM 12-01-2011
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Welcome to AVS, Jim. I am eager to see what you guys are coming up with.

+1
It's always nice to have another Jim...

So when do you peel back the cloak of secrecy and show us what you're working on? We won't tell anyone.
oneeyeblind's Avatar oneeyeblind 04:02 PM 12-17-2011
I don't know about anyone else but I'm hopping for something at CES maybe even just a teaser would be awesome.
Jim Farina's Avatar Jim Farina 10:01 PM 12-18-2011
We are making progress but, we can't release any information right now. Tom and I both have the same opinion about announcing a new product (or products), we won't make the announcement until we can offer specific details. That means when the orders have been placed and the product exists. We will never participate in vaporware.

Unfortunately, we will not be at CES.
Shift's Avatar Shift 07:58 PM 02-08-2012
anything new?
JimWilson's Avatar JimWilson 09:24 PM 02-08-2012
The website is replete with announcements and products, but they're cleverly disguised as a blank page so as not to confuse anyone...
pokekevin's Avatar pokekevin 09:55 PM 02-08-2012
I look forward to seeing what PSA will bring to the table!
Venomous's Avatar Venomous 06:18 PM 02-09-2012
Was hoping to have a little more info as we are about to go into spring.
oneeyeblind's Avatar oneeyeblind 02:33 AM 03-29-2012
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Was hoping to have a little more info as we are about to go into spring.

Same here. I was hoping we would have something. But these things take time. and knowing Tom he won't let something he isn't happy with out for sale. And I know he mentioned PSA is trying not let information out until they are really ready.
Tom Vodhanel's Avatar Tom Vodhanel 02:22 PM 04-10-2012
Hi all,

We've recently signed off on the last major component(many thanks to Scott Atwell at Fi). This process took quite a bit longer than hoped, but the end result made it more than worth the time/effort. More info will soon follow regarding the PowerX line and its upcoming launch.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
spyboy's Avatar spyboy 03:26 PM 04-10-2012
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Hi all,

We've recently signed off on the last major component(many thanks to Scott Atwell at Fi). This process took quite a bit longer than hoped, but the end result made it more than worth the time/effort. More info will soon follow regarding the PowerX line and its upcoming launch.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio

Hello Tom. I've been one of your followers for many years. Back before you and Ron started SVS. I remember you starting the Nousaine List, which is still around.

I was wondering if you and Jim Farina would have any interest in submitting your first subwoofer product to Josh Ricci who is doing some subwoofer testing for Audioholics. He seems to know how to conduct a meaningful test-review of subwoofers.

I can't say for certain whether Gene DellaSala would be inclined to accept your product for review, but the worst he can say is "not at this time."

I for one am looking forward to the release of your first product...
Saturn94's Avatar Saturn94 09:09 AM 04-11-2012
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Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post

Hi all,

We've recently signed off on the last major component(many thanks to Scott Atwell at Fi). This process took quite a bit longer than hoped, but the end result made it more than worth the time/effort. More info will soon follow regarding the PowerX line and its upcoming launch.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio

Thanks Tom.

PS - You were extremely helpful to me many years ago when I was shopping for a sub (my first ID dealer purchase ever; I was a bit nervous about it). I ended up purchasing the SVS 16-46PC+ and am still enjoying it very much today!
oneeyeblind's Avatar oneeyeblind 02:31 AM 04-13-2012
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Hello Tom. I've been one of your followers for many years. Back before you and Stan started SVS. I remember you starting the Nousaine List, which is still around.

I was wondering if you and Jim Farina would have any interest in submitting your first subwoofer product to Josh Ricci who is doing some subwoofer testing for Audioholics. He seems to know how to conduct a meaningful test-review of subwoofers.

I can't say for certain whether Gene DellaSala would be inclined to accept your product for review, but the worst he can say is "not at this time."

I for one am looking forward to the release of your first product...

Just to clarify you thinking on Ron S not Stan.lol
oneeyeblind's Avatar oneeyeblind 02:39 AM 04-13-2012
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Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel View Post

Hi all,

We've recently signed off on the last major component(many thanks to Scott Atwell at Fi). This process took quite a bit longer than hoped, but the end result made it more than worth the time/effort. More info will soon follow regarding the PowerX line and its upcoming launch.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio

Thanks again for posting Tom. Its really good to see you back on the forums.

Also dose anyone have any info on Fi? I can't remember if they where big in the DIY section or not.

Its awesome to hear things are moving forward. I can't wait...
spyboy's Avatar spyboy 03:07 PM 04-13-2012
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Just to clarify you thinking on Ron S not Stan.lol

Thanks for the reminder; somehow Ron Stimpson became Stan
oneeyeblind's Avatar oneeyeblind 03:07 AM 04-14-2012
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Thanks for the reminder; somehow Ron Stimpson became Stan


No worries I'm horrible with names myself.
nube's Avatar nube 08:42 AM 04-14-2012
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Also dose anyone have any info on Fi? I can't remember if they where big in the DIY section or not.

Fi is reasonably well known, yeah. They make what is generally regarded as the best infinite baffle driver for the money, the IB3. There have also been quite a few discussion threads about their SSD and Q series drivers, as these series provide for a reasonably inexpensive system that, with proper EQ and L/T circuitry, can perform well down into the last octave when used in multiples. However, they were tested by Ricci at www.data-bass.com and were perhaps...less impressive than expected, imho.

Another thing about Fi is that they are the build house for some ID sub manufacturers, which means that they likely produce quality and reliability. The problem is, their production has not been able to keep up with demand in the last year (for whatever reason, supply side or demand side), and they often take 6+weeks to deliver to consumers, and longer to deliver to vendors. Frequent missed delivery dates has plagued them, of late.

So, while Fi builds well-regarded drivers, they're not especially good at getting them to commercial customers or consumers in a timely manner. We'll see how it ends up for PSA, but I wish them the best of luck and hope to hear some of their products soon.


JimWilson's Avatar JimWilson 09:03 AM 04-14-2012
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However, they were tested by Ricci at www.databass.com and were perhaps...less impressive than expected, imho.

Typo alert; the link above should be www.data-bass.com instead.
Tom Vodhanel's Avatar Tom Vodhanel 12:11 PM 05-04-2012
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Hello Tom. I've been one of your followers for many years. Back before you and Ron started SVS. I remember you starting the Nousaine List, which is still around.

Hello, Yes I spent quite a bit of time with that back in the day. I'm glad we have much more comprehensive standards in place now.


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I was wondering if you and Jim Farina would have any interest in submitting your first subwoofer product to Josh Ricci who is doing some subwoofer testing for Audioholics. He seems to know how to conduct a meaningful test-review of subwoofers.

Yes, absolutely. Jim and I both strongly believe in objective standards. In fact one of our tests for any proto type is to see how it compares to the competition based on the data from those reviewers mentioned above.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Tom Vodhanel's Avatar Tom Vodhanel 12:19 PM 05-04-2012
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Thanks again for posting Tom. Its really good to see you back on the forums.

Hi Shaun, Thanks! I won't have much time for a bit but I'll be around.

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Also dose anyone have any info on Fi? I can't remember if they where big in the DIY section or not.

Scott(owner of Fi) and I have worked together on driver design many times over the last 12 years or so. He is one of the best in my opinion.



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Its awesome to hear things are moving forward. I can't wait...

Thanks again Shaun, give us a little more time and we'll "spill the beans" so to speak on our launch products.

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
Tom Vodhanel's Avatar Tom Vodhanel 01:17 PM 05-04-2012
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PS - You were extremely helpful to me many years ago when I was shopping for a sub (my first ID dealer purchase ever; I was a bit nervous about it). I ended up purchasing the SVS 16-46PC+ and am still enjoying it very much today!

Glad to help! Those 46s sure could dig deep..

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio
pokekevin's Avatar pokekevin 02:00 PM 05-04-2012
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Glad to help! Those 46s sure could dig deep..

Tom V.
Power Sound Audio

Awesome loud. Had one for a week!
Ian J's Avatar Ian J 07:20 AM 06-22-2012
Come on Tom - hurry up biggrin.gif
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