Originally Posted by cacihome
I had the 3.3 with the MBM, in the farfield, nearfield, just everywhere....
As i see it...
The VTF-15 H feels more powerful than the combination....YES, it does!
Dual 3.3 +MBM = VTF-15H ...very close call
Dual 3.3 and dual MBM will outperform the VTF-15H...YES!
i was thinking about the above statement and in my mind this is very hard to believe and come to grips with...... you are basically saying to me that it takes 4 subs to best this one sub. IMO this obviously would be a "crazy" (i put crazy in brackets because i am quite sure they had a team of persons who have thought through the revenue process way more than i have) marketing move for HSU cause
1 VTF = $879
2 VTF3.3 + 2 MBM = $2,256
HSU is practically cutting out quite a bit of money out of their revenue stream and also leaving inventory on hand which means it can become obsolete. Now i know most people here are engineers and whatever but i am an accountant and it just does not seem prudent to do such. A person buying a 3.3 would just say "What the heck, let me put $200 more and get a beast of a sub" or "why buy dual MBMs if one VTF bests them". i just can't see this UNLESS
1) The parts from the old stock can be re-used
2) The costs to get rid of the old stock can produce a break even point of the inventory
3) Cost of producing the new sub is way lower than producing the old subs
i can go on with possibilities but wont (simply because i havent seen much "cost accountants" in here) due to certain reasons.
Wish i could talk to Pete via telephone to see what their strategy really is (or was).
I know persons will say that ported is different to sealed and everyone has their own agenda but to put this realistically, we buy subs for bass and if one sub is producing more bass than another for the same price point MOST (notice i said most) of us would go with the cheaper one. I think it is mainly the more anal persons who buy subs like the paradigm sub 2 (MSRP $8,299) just to match their speakers when we all know that they can get way more performance for less. IMO this really puts SVS in a bit of a jam. IMO Ed would need to come up with a product as good as or greater for the new folk who have not committed to any ID company and are getting into audio.
We here in Barbados are all about the newest fad for the cheapest price and i am sure most of the world is like that so i just cant see a person now getting into audio buying one SVS PB13 Ultra for the same price they could get 2 VTF15H.
Just my 2 cents........i guess i'm just hating on persons with a VTF