Originally Posted by mdm1699
You are wierd
. If you are looking for a driver to admire why look at a finished sub? Go DIY route
. As far as MSRP is concerned have you checked the HSU/SVS site? There is a MSRP, REGULAR PRICE, AND FINAL PRICE.
Though he has not posted specs, I believe it safe to assume Chad quote MSRP to provide a value reference point in the mind of each reader. Each of us has an expectation of what performance we should get for spending $1,500 on a subwoofer. You can bet our expectations at that price point will be exceeded of Chad's reputation is worthless.
The facts we don't know are what is his cost?; what improvements were achieved with using these components over older and perhaps technologically outdated materials readily available to the public?; By executing a R&D roll-out is an otherwise bad economy did he achieve some savings by purchasing in bulk - now? etc...
If the performance is as excellent as he believes, and I seriously doubt he doesn't have full specs, then many of his competitors are scrambling.
Chad told me on Monday that they had taken more calls since the Empire announcement than they had in the previous 6 months.
Hypothetically, lets say he nets $400 on the sale of a normal sub but only sells 3 a week in a sucky economy. But now he is selling 20 per day and making $200 each.... I think he is a much smarter man than many on this forum. Just my humble opinion and I am NOT calling anybody here stupid so please don't take it that way. I am saying that there are lots of factors we do not know and without that information many are making ASS(es) U M(e)ptions.
Count down until install is less tahn 12 hours!!!! Yippee!