Originally Posted by Billy p
But you're oh....so right, given the above circumstances we pay nearly 40%plus just for shipping costs but like Sputter mentioned... it's all relative and I didn't mind the added cost at least for my particular purchase....
Back when Hsu distributed ther subs in Canada through electroncsforless.ca (Sonicboomaudio), it was a sweet deal for us Canadians, because if you actually called EFL, you could get a discount which made it CHEAPER
than what US folks were paying. Hsu abandoned the Canadian market and Sonicboom folks picked up SVS.
What Sonicboom charges for SVS is reasonable. Sometimes when they are overstocked, they sell off some models cheaper than what SVS USA charges (for example, they had the PB13U in Rosenut for $1600 last year). When I got my SVS amp replaced, Sonicboom shipped me a new part on their own dime with next day service, and sent me a mailing label. I installed the amp, made sure it was ok, and the shipped the old one back with a prepaid label. I didn't spend a cent and my sub is better than ever. Ed Mullen's responses by email are within the hour in my experience and he offered to replace the amp even though the issue was minor
I really don't understand why anybody would go with a Hsu instead of SVS or Funk when the difference between these three subs are within a few dB of each other (anything below 3dB difference is not really noticeable) across the bandwidth. Maybe it's just me but I just hate dealing with border issues. The Rythmik is a little bit special because of its reputation for music, so that might be worth the trouble importing IMO. They only other subs I would consider importing are the Submersive because there is nothing equivalent in its price range in Canada. Even then, I'm sure Nathan can whip up something close if you asked him to build a Submersive equivalent.