Originally Posted by Nethawk
I just shipped off my third defective amp, let's see how this goes. Oh, and I've also had to replace a driver that was blown due to one of the faulty amps.
my choice was clear, I've ordered a Rythmik FV15HP. I'd like to have gone with sealed but it became apparent that at least two powerful sealed subs would be necessary and I have very few placement options.
Thanks much to the shootout participants and reviewers, and others who have contributed to this thread. It was extremely helpful.
Actually you guys should consider yourselves lucky when it comes to eD's reliability issues. My brother has an eD A5s-325 that is on his FIFTH, maybe SIXTH amp? I know it pisses him off to have to keep dealing with it, but he never says anything because eD keeps replacing them even though it's outside of warranty now. But for as many amps as he's gone thru and all the frustration and inconvenience it causes I feel they should have done more than just replace amps for him. They should've stopped using those amps a long time ago. I think the most frustrating part for everyone is the extreme state of denial eD is in.
But nethawk - congrats on the Rythmik FV15HP! That is one amazing sub, you will not believe the difference in SQ could be so great once you hear it. And output? Buy some extra socks, the ones you have are about to get blowed up.
Anywho, I'm so glad to see our thread is still proving valuable to people. I took some time and read thru the first page again and was reminded of just how much work we put into it. So many weekends testing over and over, and many of my weeknights editing, processing and triple-checking our notes and measurements. You can't do anything worthwhile in one day, that's for sure!
Thanks again to everyone for being so kind as to let us know our hard work is appreciated.