Many good points made.
My take; if someone wants the value represented by these things,.. go for it.
~$20k for a custom driver-double 15" 16hz tuned/vented synthetic box, finished in automotive colors/quality, with an outboard phase controller/parametric EQ, w/adjustable HP&LP filters, and it's my understanding it's delivered and set-up. Obviously there's no accounting for taste, and everyone's sense of value is somewhat different.
I get it, wrt driver tech, there's nothing new under the sun,... same with alignment and execution. Even though these drivers are "custom", the tech involved is well vetted and available to all that care to take the plunge. Subwoofing is about low distortion air moving, ... quality subjective appeal of subwoofing is dominated by the skillset of the individual, the tools availed to them, and the room's acoustic.
Yeah, I could best this thing strongly for the same money. Would someone mine? Who knows...
As stated, it's a vented, low tuned, double 15, in a robust enclosure comprised of trick synthetic material. It comes delivered and set-up. IMO, there's value in that to some.
Fwiw, a potential buyer could use a freshly installed/dedicated 240v circuit, and a SMPS LabGruppen/Powersoft amp (or equivalent) to power this thing. For that matter, they'd need subs in multiple (say four) locations, so have four circuits installed and buy four amps (new service
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Originally Posted by Ear 4 Quality
Next, you are going to tell everyone that quality XLR cables and quality speaker cables are a waste of money.
They're not a waste of money, as I've got the best, and use them on all seven channels, plus all three subwoofer systems. I could do no better .... Canare StarQuad, and Neutrik Black/Gold XLR connector bodies.