Originally Posted by theMethod
I plan on buying a f113 in the next 3 to 4 months; however, given that ACI Maestro has its new XL coming out & SVS ultra 13 is coming out in July, I am wondering whether I should wait for a comparison / reviews of these 3?
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I've been in your shoes and to be honest, it is real easy to make onself crazy. Everybody has a different opinion which makes the decision even harder. If the SVS Ultra 13 comes out in July, it will take another several months to get a handle on how the new Ultra performs objectively and subjectively.
You have to ask what's important to you:
1) Is money an issue? The Fathom two times the price of the Ultra 13
2) How much output do you need? The Fathom will likely have the edge in output compared to Ultra, but TWO Ultras (the price of one Fathom) will likely edge one Fathom.
3) Is size an issue? The Ultra's enclosure will be larger than the Fathom.
4) Are you a patient man? The Fathom is here and is a known quanitity, the Ultra is still in pre-release and we don't have any idea on what this subwoofer can do. Do you need a subwoofer now, or are you patient enough to wait 6-8 months before pulling the trigger.