SnowmanNick....as requested, these pics are for you. There's already some pics posted of the big ports on the bottom of the Phoenix, as well as the flush mounted amp....no need to add to that.
Couple of notes...
1. Until I saw the MFW and the Phoenix side-by-side, I could have sworn the Phoenix was bigger. A little wider, yes. But the MFW is taller.
2. Don't know if the pics show this, but the 18" driver in the Phoenix is much more robust (with a more robust rubber surround) than the driver in the MFW.
Just a couple of odd comments.....the 18" driver doesn't move as much as the 15" in the MFW, yet produces louder and lower (saw this with "Cloverfield" last night). The Phoenix does this effortlessly, too.
I was curious about hooking up the Phoenix directly to an outlet, without surge protection. E-mailed Epik. Here's Karen's reply...
"Everybody has opinions about surge protectors. It isn't a bad idea as long as it doesn't limit the power to the subwoofer.
I've never had a surge protector prevent a lightning strike from getting to my equipment, so I don't use them much anymore. If you can easily use one and it isn't expensive or difficult to install, it might be worth it.
Please let us know if you have any other questions and sorry for my delayed reply.
Enjoy your Phoenix!
All the best,