Originally Posted by TheLion
you are certainly right. All I am saying is that I would be more than surprised of the SB-16 Ultra outperforms a Submersive. And therefor it shouldn't cost $600.- more when you consider both companies sell off the internet.
It would take a dual 16" design to warrant that kind of price FOR ME.
Given it's footprint is a 20" cube with a 1000 watt BASH amp (instead of an ICE amp), if it performs near where the Submersive performs that would be a feat on its own.
Some would pay the extra money for the difference in fit and finish, size, DSP controls on the amp, single band EQ (maybe more with the new DSP), the driver is likely going to be much more bullet proof (that matters to some though the chances of ever blowing a driver in the Submersive is slim to none), possibly more more linear, etc.
However, I highly doubt it will hit the same SPL levels as the Submersive, as they are targeting the F113 and Paradigm sealed single unit offerings (and the HSU ULS to a lessor extent, though I'm sure the SB13 will be more or less on par with the ULS in terms of output, though it too is considerably more expensive - again, fit/finish, DSP, driver quality - speculation on the driver quality of course