Originally Posted by bass addict
I hope this holds true. SI originally claimed shipping end of December, I hope this doesn't turn into a chasing the rainbow scenario.
Nah, Stereo Integrity is housed in the same spot as Sundown Audio and Obsidian. They have a good little operation going. WiSounds has already spoken to the value of the zv3 in his setups and I saw some while I was there. Definitely no slouch. All the design guys are doing are going with a new direction for a more HT based subwoofer. The same "looking" subs are already in use, but they are not the same design!! The high roll surround is on the obsidian, but the compliance of the HT surround is MUCH MUCH better for HT use. Im telling you I tested the two side-by-side and even though they look the same, there is nothing similar other than that.
Just like any smaller/growing company, SI is giving enough time to gauge total preorders before they begin building out the drivers. So far, they are doing quite well with pre-orders and all the parts are set to be delivered right around now, if not already. Holiday shipping posed a bit of an issue, but now that things are slowing down, it should be all good. This first order quantity is quickly being ordered up and they are hoping to really hit it out of the park with the second parts order.
Even though the parts were not there yet, I got to see the preparatory measures they have taken, the individual parts of the driver being used, and the space available to really take this operation to the next level. I am looking forward to visit #2 here in the next two weeks where I will hopefully be scooping up my order while I am there. FWIW, I think the shipping starting end of December is that far off. If they ship orders as they assemble them, this should be just about right.
Originally Posted by Archaea
what's the general consensus on how these compare to the Dayton 18 that seems to be very popular right now?
One is out of stock, one is currently being assembled. Which one you want to wait for is the question. Being local, I am shooting for the SI. Check you PM's brah