Originally Posted by KidHorn
The OP is complaining that SVS isn't covering their sub beyond their stated warranty period and in the title has (Never Again) in it. I think he's being a little unfair to SVS. if SVS covers his new amp, they should be commended. They shouldn't be faulted for abiding by the original purchase agreement.
I feel for the OP and hope things work out, but he can afford the $400. I understand $400 is a lot of money, but if someone can't afford a $400 repair, they probably shouldn't buy a $1,600 sub in the first place. It's like someone buying a $70,000 Mercedes and complaining about the routine maintenance costs.
I am not being unfair to SVS - I would never buy another one of their subs because I don't trust their amps. Even if I pay or dont pay the $400, it is a pain to have a sub down and to have to pay in advance for a replacement, wait for the replacement, and then install it. Your illustration is illogical. A failed amp is not routine maintenance cost, it is a major component failure. But since you want to use automotive analogies, I can too. I feel that owning an SVS sub is like driving a Yugo that has lifetime maintenance. I dont want to be without a car while it is in the shop or have a constant fear of it breaking down, although it is fixed for free. It becomes a headache.
I don't shop based on replacement costs - I shop for overall value. Overall value as defined by me is the product cost, performance, and the product life. I don't trust the SVS product anymore. When the subs are working, they are monsters but I am honestly waiting for the day the other amp fails. At this point, I fear its not a matter of "if "but when. I will wonder and have to constantly peak behind the subs to see if the light is still on. That signifies that I have lost credibility in the product.Edited by csnow - 7/30/13 at 10:08am