Originally Posted by Tom Vodhanel
Opinions vary....next time I'll just say...."whatever you do make sure you pay full retail for an over priced, under-perfomer rather than ever consider ID....or for that matter anything using a 15" driver!.
I'll edit it out now before anyone else gets their cynicals in a bunch,
Sorry if you were offended by my cynicism. You and other ID companies are in an awkward situation when it comes to these fora. You are not allowed to actively market your products, but obviously the internet "word-of-mouth" is the life blood of companies like yours. Therefore the best you can do is to offer excellent customer support and technical advice, (which it is obvious you do very well.) When you do this in threads dedicated to your own products, no one will question anything. There are threads dedicated to your products, as well as threads dedicated to Hsu, SVS, Seaton Sound, JTR, Velodyne, Funk Audio, and others. All those companies have benefited richly from exposure on AVS. In addition, they all have "principles" providing support on the fora. No one has any problem with any of that.
It is only when you go into other manufacturer's threads and offer advice and technical support that some of us more cynical members will start to raise our eyebrows. When you come into a thread about an MK Sound sub... and then recommend an Hsu sub... I have to ask myself... "What's his motivation here? Does he *really* want the guy to buy an Hsu sub?" I immediately think of the reverse psychology aspects.
Don't get me wrong; I wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor with Power Sound Audio. I think it's great to have another high value competitor in the market. I also welcome your expertise and helpfulness. You clearly have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. I just think you need to identify yourself and your affiliations in your signature, and limit your posts to threads that are specifically about your products. If you do that, you will be more genuine and your posts will not meet with any cynicism, including mine.