Originally Posted by ransac
That's MARKETING. Every company highlights, emphasizes and exaggerates their products strengths. No company points out their product's flaws or weakness. If you don't like exaggerated or unsubstantiated claims, why don't you get on Rythmik for their claim that the servo INSTANTLY corrects for many causes of distortion yet their subs still demonstrate measurable distortion in independent tests. I have never seen a feedback loop make instant corrections. Especially since it must wait for the distortion to exist to make a correction. I am not trying to pick on Rythmik, this is just an example.
Instead of harping, ad nauseam, on SVS and PSA marketing, why don't you emphasize the exaggerated claims of the products and companies you do like. That would create much less acrimony in these threads.
This is IMHO a fantastic post right here. Marketing is designed to do one thing...sell product. I can't tell you how many times i have seen marketing pros point out one set of data because it's favorable, and disregard other data points because not as strong. don't hate the player, hate the game shady.
to add to that statement, i can assure you that Tom V. is a straight shooter. I have seen him recommend less expensive options hundreds of times, and he has even given proper acclaims to other subs in a similar category. So to say that Tom is completely bias against his own brand and product is complete garbage.
i have been buying and listening to various subs for years, and i can tell you that if you are basing 100% of your buying decision on a graph from a website versus putting it in YOUR room and listening to what that sub can do, then you deserve to be mislead. a wise consumer will find forums such as these and do HOURS and HOURS of research to decide what may be best for them. sure, some noob may look at a graph from a solid company and purchase a sub that is 1000000 times better than his $100 HTIB noise maker...and guess what? he was "mislead" into buying a FANTASTIC sub. graphs are one thing, but if you graphed response in my room, shady's room, tom's room, bear's room, JT's room, ect....you will undoubtedly get a different graph for each one. simple fact is that PSA makes a SOLID sub for the money. end of story. SVS, PSA, Rythmik, Seaton, and on and on....all fantastic subs, but everyone has their coke or pepsi. like bear said, subs of a same caliber placed behind a curtain would be difficult to tell one from another. so enough of this ******** 5 year old bickering, and lets help OP make a sound decision.