Originally Posted by Hopinater
Good points. But I think its important to keep mind that these big subs are already a very niche market with very few potential customers. They're expensive and in most cases very overwhelming to the decor of a room. They work great in a man cave but not so much in most living rooms. And the lower they get tuned the more expensive they get which only narrows the market potential even further. If you look at the Cap 2400 sure its tuned lower and is more powerful but once you add in shipping its also a lot more expensive than the V3611. That financial hit gets even more painful if you go duals which most of us believe is a good idea.
Having said all that I think the philosophy of the particular companies dictate where they make their compromises. A great example of this is Funk. They do custom work and make awesome subs but the price is far beyond what most can afford.
I agree with a lot of what you are saying, and especially with that last part. I thought that I wrote my post pretty carefully, but apparently it is subject to multiple interpretations. David correctly read my post to be suggesting some of the reasons why it may not be as simple to lower the port tune on the V3611 as he had thought. I think that he missed the philosophical reasons why it might not happen, though, and I believe that he minimized the practical ones. I think that they are very real.
Your post is actually lending further weight to what I was saying. If the guys at PSA really wanted
to do it, I'm sure that they could, but it would take a lot of effort and perhaps a different driver. And, the additional time spent in R&D, and perhaps on different drivers, would have to be recouped in the price of the subwoofers. But, I think that it would be somewhat alien to the philosophy that they originally started with, and that in itself is an important factor, as you noted at the end of your post.
Personally, I would like to see it, just because. And, I think that if PSA can build and sell something as large and expensive as the S7201, then they could design, build, and sell a perhaps larger, but certainly slightly more expensive, version of their flagship ported subwoofer, with a slightly lower port tune and some additional extension. But, I think it's really all just Monday morning quarterbacking. If there actually were a PSA market for this, because PSA owners genuinely wanted it, I'm sure that Tom and Jim would eventually find a way to make it happen.