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post #31 of 1007
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Originally Posted by Davidt1 View Post

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The subs come in two colors but there pictures show only black....

I think the color option is just for the driver (silver or black).

I appreciate all the folks here taking the plunge. I have a tyke sub in a 15 x 20 room. I don't really know what the sub does.

Looking forward to your impressions.
post #32 of 1007
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Originally Posted by CieJe View Post

I'll probably wait till a couple of you recieve your a2 300s to see how they perform first... they look REALLY well designed, and are definatelly priced well, so we'll see.

C'mon, this sale is not going to last forever. If we all thought that way, no one would get anything. I never heared one but so what. I can tell that this is a very good sub. Their reputation is on the line. Their woofers are very well know and built in the car audio world. GO FOR IT!!
post #33 of 1007
yea... I want to but I'll be dropping ~$400 for the Wii + games etc this weekend; so I'll wait. It says that the discount deal is good till Dec. 1st. So lets get some reviews
post #34 of 1007
If these subs are really class leaders they should ship a few to Craigsub, within a month
they'll have more orders than they can handle.
post #35 of 1007
This should give an idea of the A2-300.
LL
post #36 of 1007
Just put my order in for an A2-300!
Can't wait to see the A7-900 with two of these 18" subs in it!
http://edesignaudio.com/edv2/19ov2_video.php

Pretty crazy for such a large sub with that level of control!
And here's a video of the 10's that I've got in my car:
http://edesignaudio.com/edv2/9kv2_video.php

post #37 of 1007
Thread Starter 
I look forward to the impressions of those who have ordered.
post #38 of 1007
I just ordered the A2-300. I ordered the BIC H-100 last night, but canceled my order this morning after reading this thread. The H-100 would have been $230, the A2-300 was $270, I think the extra $40 were well spent. The only thing I am worried about is Elemental Designs being able to produce this many subs this quickly. Just look at how many people have posted about ordering these subs, and thats just on this site. Who knows how many orders they are getting. This looks like a very promising company for the world of home theater subwoofers.
post #39 of 1007
Looks like they can handle it...I hope.
post #40 of 1007
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Originally Posted by mikeinnj View Post

Just put my order in for an A2-300!
Can't wait to see the A7-900 with two of these 18" subs in it!
http://edesignaudio.com/edv2/19ov2_video.php

Pretty crazy for such a large sub with that level of control!
And here's a video of the 10's that I've got in my car:
http://edesignaudio.com/edv2/9kv2_video.php


Do you think these videos are within the driver's realistic performance envelope?

I would kill anyone who tries to run my sub to those excursions.
post #41 of 1007
I really wish there were better pics of this on there web page. It's cheaper then a PB10 and goes lower then by H100. Man, Why did I have to read this post?
post #42 of 1007
I have used eD subs before in car audio, liked them a lot. Much bigger fan of ID personally, but they even overlap a few parts. If anyone is ever interesting in buying their subs, by the way, you can buy a hell of a lot cheaper than off their website if you look around (try car audio sites).

What kind of finish is on these. Its hard to tell. Is this like that spray on truck bed lining?
post #43 of 1007
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Originally Posted by Liaury View Post

Do you think these videos are within the driver's realistic performance envelope?

I would kill anyone who tries to run my sub to those excursions.

It's only a demo to show the drivers limits. Those constant excursion runs would be rare in real world HT scenarios. To me, it shows a very high quality driver.
post #44 of 1007
The coating is a bit like the spray on bed lining, although, I don't think it's as thick. It's definitly a spray-on though. Great for durability. This is good since this sub is going at the foot of my bed and it may get kicked around during my sleep or if I rest something on it, I don't want it getting damaged. I don't need a 5 coat laquer finish for my room, just one more dust magnet.
post #45 of 1007
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Originally Posted by mastarecoil View Post

...What kind of finish is on these. Its hard to tell. Is this like that spray on truck bed lining?

The "truck bed lining" is the description used by some of the owners on their forum.
post #46 of 1007
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Originally Posted by afviper View Post

I just ordered the A2-300. I ordered the BIC H-100 last night, but canceled my order this morning after reading this thread. The H-100 would have been $230, the A2-300 was $270, I think the extra $40 were well spent.

Come on, you should have kept the H-100 on order and done a head to head comparison thread!
post #47 of 1007
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Originally Posted by vitod View Post

It's only a demo to show the drivers limits. Those constant excursion runs would be rare in real world HT scenarios. To me, it shows a very high quality driver.

I actually agree. I think its more an attempt to impress based on the "oooo wow factor" rather than a quality factor. I mean, its nice that they show some QC but this really doesn't prove anything other than that the driver won't tear itself apart when operating at that excursion level for a minute...which I would expect most drivers on the market to do.
post #48 of 1007
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Originally Posted by mastarecoil View Post

I have used eD subs before in car audio, liked them a lot. Much bigger fan of ID personally, but they even overlap a few parts. If anyone is ever interesting in buying their subs, by the way, you can buy a hell of a lot cheaper than off their website if you look around (try car audio sites).

What kind of finish is on these. Its hard to tell. Is this like that spray on truck bed lining?


Yeah it seems really similar to that stuff..some kind of mix of the finish ascend acoustics uses and truck bed lining.
post #49 of 1007
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Originally Posted by vitod View Post

It's only a demo to show the drivers limits. Those constant excursion runs would be rare in real world HT scenarios. To me, it shows a very high quality driver.

Vitod - you are either an employee of eD, or a really geeked up fanboy. Relax. With some better photos, and a few reviews here, people may start ordering these products.

WOTW does a fine workout on most 12" drivers in a HT subwoofer. Subwoofers are meant to handle this type of excursion. One simply needs to feed it the proper frequency.

I think the best thing eD can do right now is to send out a few demo's to some experienced forum members for reviews. They're still pretty new in the home audio world, and the past several months haven't shown they've caught on yet.

There's no doubt their cabinetmaking appears top notch. They just need to update the website's photos, and submit their products to go head to head with the HSU's and SVS's of the world.
post #50 of 1007
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Vitod - you are either an employee of eD, or a really geeked up fanboy. Relax.

And you're obviously not considering that those driver videos are of low frequency test tones/sine waves at high volume....
post #51 of 1007
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Originally Posted by Liaury View Post

I think the color option is just for the driver (silver or black).

I appreciate all the folks here taking the plunge. I have a tyke sub in a 15 x 20 room. I don't really know what the sub does.

Looking forward to your impressions.


You are right. Those are cone colors. It says so right there on the website. Yeah, the their subs are pretty ugly, but if they perform well, then I can live with that. There are some reviews on their forum. Read them with a fair mount of skepticism though.
post #52 of 1007
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Originally Posted by Buckeyefan View Post

Vitod - you are either an employee of eD, or a really geeked up fanboy. Relax. With some better photos, and a few reviews here, people may start ordering these products.

FYI, I'm 40 yrs, own 2 SVS tubes, currently modifying 2 pro boxes to accomodate 2 SS Rpl 15 D4 drivers, http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=751113 and ordered the A2-300. Use to own, JBL, Velo, and various other subs I can't remember. I'm excited because I know how their subs perform in car audio. Seen and heared them. That doesn't mean I know how they sound for HT, but I have a very good idea. And their attention to quality is top notch. I've praised many other companies. Doesn't make me a "geek"," fanboy". You on the other hand, are very rude. I will not stoop to your level and name call you. I suggest, if you have NOTHING good to contribute to fellow members but name calling, you shouldn't post.
post #53 of 1007
Update on the black V3's. http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/ele...3subwoofer.php For me, they look better.

Here's another link. http://edesignaudio.com/edv2/ednews/home/blog.php?id=38
post #54 of 1007
Who cares what color the cone is, you cant see it.
post #55 of 1007
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Originally Posted by mastarecoil View Post

Who cares what color the cone is, you cant see it.

Well...you have a choice anyway.
post #56 of 1007
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Originally Posted by mastarecoil View Post

Who cares what color the cone is, you cant see it.

Yes you can if your positioning the sub on it's side clearing the port and amp.

Instead of giving pot shots, be a contributing, informative member.
post #57 of 1007
Dont get your panties all up in a twist.
post #58 of 1007
Nice pics, I noticed that the amps on the two AS-300 were a bit different, I wonder if one is a newer model? Good stuff here, the one's who have ordered, I can't wait to hear members thoughts on these babies.
post #59 of 1007
WOW, for months i was limited to $300 and kept on wondering if i should really just go ahead and buy the BICH100, and the _WEEK_ my budget increases to $600 of course elemental comes out with a subwoofer that IMO blows away the h100 in every way possible (besides looks i guess). Amazing enclosure, amazing driver, nice amp, nice price, no dealing with ebay sellers and "best offer"... man

so...

can the A2-300 subwoofer really reach below 20hz!?!

someone buy it and post up a frequency chart puhleeeeeeze
post #60 of 1007
I just emailed asking if I could buy an A2-300 without an amp, hoping I could drop in my own Bash 300 for a little extra kick, but thats a no go. They said they would do it, but the cost of removing the amp (like they had to put it in in the first place) would make the price the exact same.
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