Originally Posted by thirdeye11
Why would you suggest that as fact? Have you heard both subwoofers side by side? If you look at Craigsub's ranking data it would suggest that dollar for dollar the ED offerings are right in line with what Epik offers. Epik has been out of stock for a long time now, and they said it would be at least a month, not "in one month we will have some". I wouldn't suggest your hearsay as factual. Previous data available suggests that the ED should be on par with the Tower.
I have not been available for a few days but will explain why I
would wait to get another Tower versus going elswhere.
My first reason was stepyourgameups previous post have been so positive about his Tower and how much he loves the way it sounds and performs that, I personally, can't see the need to rush into getting a different sub without waiting to see if the Tower will be available when we've been told it will be. If he was going to order another sub @ 1/15 why not wait the extra couple of weeks and see if the Tower will be available, especially since he said he would rather order another Tower. Again just my thought process.
My second reason is that even though you can match a different sub to work with the Tower, from what I have read here and on other forums and Magazines, it is much more difficult to do so and you also risk them not matching up in terms of sound, response, frequency. etc. I know that it is alot easier to put a second Tower in his system and, again form his previous posts, would probably be his first choice and, in my opinion, best choice. But the want for another sub in the system is getting to strong to wait and I was trying to be the voice of reason.
I almost bought the ED A7-900 to go with my Conquest because I wanted another sub and didn't want to wait for the turn around time to get another Conquest. Thank god a friend of mine spoke up and stopped me from "settling" on something diffferent just because of the time frame when I really wanted another Conquest. So that is what my intentions are.
And Third is just a professional gut instinct that we may want to see what is coming out when these are "available again". No I don't have any inside info or rumors but I have been in Sales and Sales Management long enough that I think they may be up to something. Again I don't know but when basically ALL of your subs are not available and they are all supposed to be available at the end of the month and at the same time, this is when companies have a tendency to introduce new or updated product. So again based on his previous post I don't see how waiting a couple of weeks to order his second sub will be the end of the world.
I admit that I am very Pro Epik as I have heard alot of different subs like the rest of you and have been fortunate enough to go to HSU's factory and listen to all of the subs they have to offer and in my opinion there is no comparison for the $$$$. And if you add Chad and Karen in to the final factor to me it's a no brainer. I have talked with quite a few different sub companies customer service people and repair people and Chad's service has been nothing but AA++. I do not know of a single instance that if someone had a problem with their sub they had to wait to hear from them or wait to get the issue resolved. Plus the number of issues I've seen on this entire forum are equal to the number of issues you can find in a competitors forum usually in just a few pages. Plus if there is an issue, like the MFW 15 amps, Chad will send you a new amp ASAP and if it seems to be an ongoing issue he will fix the problem with amps, unlike the MFW 15 amps. They will send you replacement amps but do not seem interested in fixing the actuall problem but will continue to send out amps until you get one that works properly, and that has been a couple of months on more than one occasion for them and the ED LT-550 and 1300. Again, just my opinion on what I have seen and read.
So that is the reason that I made the statement I did. Not that I need to defend my opinion, because that is what it is , MY OPINION.
I know that thirdeye11 has major issues with the slow response time's with customer sevice and this makes him unsure of the company, along with others out there , but again in this forum that is really the only complaint. I'll take that versus all the other issues that the competitors have with their products. Sure you can reach someone quicker but that is because they need them to answer all the calls about the defective units and finding away to fix them. If I can't get someone on the phone right away to talk about some tech stuff I don't mind because I know that I will hear from them but I also know if I have a problem with my Epik sub I will hear from them right away. But that is a call I'll probably never have to make.
Thanks for listening and now back to your regular programming.....