Originally Posted by keyboardcat
Some of you buy used and new products, so why do I get judged buying them?
I just wondered in general about subwoofers because I thought about buying one new sometime. Certain users feel the need to attack me in every post.
Noone's "attacking" you. You bring up a topic about a subwoofer here that (as another poster pointed out) not many people around this forum buy.
And - you were the one who asked the question, and were looking for opinions and suggestions.
I would say very comfortably that a great deal of people here buy new, and even when they don't - they make solid recommendations of products from manufacturers that people trust - and have a track record. Many of these e-tailers have a return policy, but what you may miss is that this place (through its participation) gathers a general consensus regarding products, their quality, their performance, their customer service level, and so forth.
How about posting a budget that you are looking at. You mentioned the cervin vega sub at around $270.
How about this:http://hsuresearch.com/products/stf-1.html
$269 plus shipping. Has about the same specs from the amp (150 watts). 7 year warranty on the woofer, and 2 years on the amp. I had an original VTF-1 that ran flawlessly for 10 years. Even after failing after 10 years, HSU Research wanted only $115 to replace the caps on the amp.
People here (in all the forums) can steer you to decent stuff.