Just a quick note that I stopped by the Triad factory to swap out my SlimSubs for Bronze/6 subs. All the folks at Triad were terrific. I got the opportunity to tour the factory. It is a pretty slick operation and you could see the work that goes into each speaker they manufacture. After talking to Triad, it turns out that my speakers were likely fine when they were installed. The Triad tech I talk to suspected that it was actually a problem with the configuration of the Amp (the Amp manufacturer had the SlimSub profile incorrect) and that the speakers were almost immediately blown when I started my first movie...perhaps even during the Audyssey set-up. There have also been some driver issues so, being the great manufacturer they are, Triad took them off the market while to look for a different driver supplier. It was very interesting to talk with them about the challenges (many of which Paul has commented on) when it comes to designing a Sub for a 4" wall depth. He also noted, as Paul has on several occasions, that they do not recommend their use in Home Theaters.
When it came to the swap, they made it easy as heck. I did not have to bring in the covers, etc. Just the speakers themselves and they gave me 3 new boxed Bronze subs to replace them.
Needless to say, I immediately installed them in the columns and fired them up for screening of Seal Team Six. Not the worlds best movie, but the speakers were awesome. Since this is the first time I have owned a 4-wall dedicated theater, it is hard to tell how much of my awe is due to the speakers versus the room not having any of the issues I've suffered in all of my various shared spaces, but I could not be happier. The sound from the Triads is very clear and detailed. Not overly bright like the Polk's I had previously tended to be. The subs also mate terrifically with the speakers, as they should. Overall, the system sounds incredible. The biggest issue I have now is that I need to spend several days getting all of the rattles out of the room. It is amazing how much noisy something as innocuous as a Seymour screen can be when the entire screen wall is rocking with the beat.
I'll say again, I am very happy with the choice to go with Triad.