In regards to cost, if you can catch the Outlaw sub sale, you can do really good. I bought my EX for $552 with free shipping. Got mine 8/25/10. The next year the sale started 6/2/11, same prices. So, with any luck, you are just a couple of months from a big sale. The free shipping is a big bonus, because shipping on something this heavy isn't cheap.
I love my EX!
Here's the ad from 6/2/11. I deleted the Compact because they don't sell it anymore.
It's that time of year again at the Hideout, and the Outlaws are pleased to offer "Sub"stantial discounts on all of our ultra-popular Outlaw Subwoofers! Great in home theater and dedicated music systems alike, our subwoofers can be ordered now through Midnight, June 13th with 15% off PLUS free shipping*!
For complete details on any of these amazing subwoofers, click on one of the product specials below:
Buy the LFM-1 Plus now for just $467! Total savings of $153.
Buy the LFM-1 EX now for just $552! Total savings of $187.