Originally Posted by spyboy
MSRP is $3,000 but some discounting is likely. Ken K seems to be struggling to sell the MX 5000 MK3. Not surprising considering the competition at the $2,000 and up price point. The Seaton Submersive HP and JTR powered Captivator are proven monster performers with well deserved reputations that are under $2,500.
With its 800 watts being shared by two 12 inch drivers, the MX-5000 MK3 seems to be at a disadvantage right from the start.
Spyboy, do you work for the United States government? You're making non factual statements which are mis leading and could well lead people astray-i think you have what it takes to be the new secretary of defence!!
1) You didnt answer the question if the mx5000mk3 is available in the USA yet-as far as i know it isnt yet.
2) if its only released in the east, how can you guage he's struggling to sell it? The chinese home enthusiasts are in general huge m&k fans and Kens been over to China for the release with most pre-orders sold out-not the sign of a struggling sub. Also it cant be struggling that much if you change your mind within the space of 2 posts and say you'll have 2!
3) although figures about amp size, and driver size help, there is no way you can
compare the functioning going off figures. A decent comparison can only take place by physically being in the presence of the subs and having a listen.
4) im not sure where you get the m&k systems were overpriced. Remember, this is the man that created the sub, the tripole, the push pull system and helped set the thx standard. With all that in mind, we have to appreciate the original m&k products were innovative products, and like anything innovative, there is a small premium. I personally dont think they were over priced.
I'll reserve judgement on the new sub till ive heard it with my own ears. As far as pricing goes, lots of retailers will offer a little discount, especially to early adopters