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I received the Supersonic about a week ago. My schedule right now is such that I haven't had much time to spend with it, but I have drawn a few conclusions thus far.
It came double boxed, but 3 of the 4 grill pins were snapped off nonetheless. The outside box looked OK too, so it didn't appear to suffer a rough trip, which implies it was packed that way. It's not large by any stretch of the imagination, which is a good thing. There's no way to disable the auto-on feature; it's either off or not. The power cord is permanently attached too, which I thought was dopey when I looked at the PS Sub 225. I don't like it any better now.
It has maybe 10 hours on it at this point, so I doubt it's fully broken in yet. The sound is pretty clean and powerful, and I generally like what I'm hearing (quantity and quality wise), but on occasion I do sense mechanical distress from the driver during very deep bass. I haven't paid very close attention to it though, so it might be something else.
One thing I found very interesting is the finish; it seems to be wrapped in a plastic-like material. I know the website implies it's this elaborate, multi-step painting process -- and Pinnacle Support did say it was -- but it sure doesn't look like it. To me it seems as though it was wrapped in something, and not painted. And no, I've never seen anything like this before. The finish looks nice, almost completely devoid of scratches (which is something I hate about most high gloss paint), but I have my suspicions that it's actually paint.
I had to unplug it though so I could hook the Crystal Acoustics TX-SUB12 back up; I need to finish the review on that. I also have another sub sitting here waiting to be reviewed, so it might be a little while until I get back to the Supersonic, but I wanted to give a quick update. So far I would say it's worth what I paid for it, but I'll reserve final judgement until I've had the opportunity to push it a bit. More to come...
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