This thread is hilarious!
Let's take a product from a cut sheet, speculate on it. Then let's have some compare it in value to other subs, many of which they have not heard either and then base conclusions on all of that.
Sounds reasonable to me.
OK based on that, I would take the SB-16 over anything Epik or eD all day long. There are reasons why you can buy two Empires with 4 drivers and 2 amps and two enclosures for $1499....cheap components. The Empire's dual drivers probably don't even weigh half as much as the motor structure on a single SVS driver.
The SVS driver is 10X the quality and the amp probably is as well. I wouldn't be surprised if the SB-16 bests an Empire in SQ, possibly even in output.
So, how's that!?!? Let the flames begin.