Originally Posted by miked2023
p.s. - budget is a concern so if you think the Klipsch RW-12d would do or have another suggestion it would really help!
A lot of our customers have testifed the sound quality of our subs is very good. But there is another aspect that our products are better than even say Klipsch. That is the standardizaiton of the components we use. Imagine 2 years after the factory warranty expired, how do you even get the sub repaired? You know all the fancy look means they use custom parts. LED display is not generic display. The amplifier footprint is specific for that model. All the circuit boards are full of SMD device making fixing them very difficult. The only reasonable way to fix the amp is to replace the power amplifier module. But will Klipsch keep spare parts for their customers? If not, the customer will be on their own. Even if they keep spare parts, how fresh will they be years after years of sitting on shelves? Now if it uses DSP, then you may need to worry about the firmware or EQ curve in DSP code, whether they have that for the version/rev of the drivers you have, not just they call it job done as long as it makes bass sound.
Last week, I just received an email from our customer telling me the sub he bought at 2006 is still going strong. But the more important thing is if his amp or driver goes bad now, I can send him a new brand power amplifier module to replace it (not something we have stored for 8 years), and if his driver went bad, he can get an replacement from us that is brand new freishly made this year. That is really what separate us from Klipsch. I cannot guarrantee this for 100% of our products, but the majority of our products are like that (even the discountined models), For instance, if the cusotmer of FV12 needs service, what is his option? If the problem is on the driver, the same driver is still used on LV12R and LV12S. If the amplifier needs service, the power amplifier module we use for A370 amps can be used for FV12 amp, etc. That is why we emphasize a lot on standardization. That is one way to keep the value of our products high (in addition to the sound quality).
-Edited by Rythmik - 4/17/13 at 12:12pm