Originally Posted by jbrown15
Shoot Mark a pm and ask him, I'll be more then willing to donate some money Craig.
I am certainly not saying there's a reason to hide from the testing but at the same time I still wonder why ones never been tested. Whether he doesn't want to go to fast or not shouldn't really be an excuse not to have one tested if someone's willing to donate one to Josh for testing and Josh is willing to test it.
Lets be honest here, even if it tests off the charts and blows everything out of the water the average consumer isn't going to run out and drop $2500+ down on a couple SubM HP's. I'm sure it would help his sales but Seaton isn't going to take or the sub market.
To be fair Tom and JIm had to pull review samples of the XS30 because they where already selling to many. So I can understand why mark would be hesitant to get an inrush of orders.
To be clear I'm not hating on Mark or his product.
The fact he brought the Speaker Power amplifiers to the forefront and brought them into the public eye. Which has allowed several brands to push what a powered sub with an on board amp can do. I remember when the JL audo fathom's and Gotham came out nobody thought power like that could be done expect by really expensive super custom amps. As the only amps with power like that where pieces by manufactures who weren't going to share there tech.. The fact mark made speaker power amps as common place as BASH amps can't be ignored. Now if you need more than 1kw or 1.25KW of amp power with on board amp you go with Speaker power. Much like if you need about 1kw or below you go with a BASH based amp.
My issue is I don't like seeing people recommend a sub, with well no performance data on it. More so at a price than most normal folks are willing to spend on an entire speaker system. Heck I would settle for CEA 2010 averages.