Originally Posted by CallingMrBenzo
Doesn’t matter how good a sub tests at databass the most important thing is how any sub interacts in your specific room.
I get some people care a ton about this but his business is doing quite well. I for one would just like to see how they perform relative to each other and his other current offerings. Yes, Data Bass would be a nice addition but I’m not going to go elsewhere because Tom doesn’t care about that.
Originally Posted by indebtbassfreak
Having gone through several sub brands over just the last three years (Velodyne, SVS, JTR, Funk) i can say in my experience Data-Bass numbers although relevant to measure pure output numbers, doesn't sum up how a sub will sound to us or how it will react in our rooms. It also wont show how much tactile "feel" will be present in out rooms, or the sound signature, quality of parts been used/workmanship, noise floor/reliability issues, customer service and so on.
For an owner already living, breathing, eating PSA seven days a week and is selling all he can handle,, who likely has the most satisfied customer fan base, imo Data-bass would not be in the top ten of priorities. Just my 2cents.
You guys are so right. I can see why some people would like to see a sub measured at data-bass, in fact I would like it too. But for me it's more just a curiosity thing. I never come close to running my subs anywhere near their maximum output so that measurement is nothing but a curiosity. And yes, data-bass does show other things but the thing most people fixate on the the max output. Buying a sub based solely on max output seems silly to me.
IMO there are many other things more important. The number one thing being the sound quality of the sub. Subs vary in sound as much as speakers do and data-bass can't tell you how good the sub will actually sound to you... especially in your room.
has had a lot of experience with this very thing, he has tried many many top subs in his room... in fact a sub that reigns supreme on data-bass didn't sound good in his room at all. And I can tell you that same sub that doesn't sound good in Imureh's room did sound good in my room but as good as it was it's nothing compared to how good the TV36 sounds in my room. You won't get any of that off Data-Bass unless maybe you're a bass savant.
Personally I don't buy PSA subs based solely on max output numbers, I'm interested in them but that's not why I buy from PSA. The primary thing I focus on is the way they sound... I love the way they sound. After that comes things like power, build quality, customer service etc. The only thing on that list that Data-Bass will tell me is output. All the other things I learned through the forums and personal experience.
And I know Tom is far more concerned about taking care of the customers who have actually spent their money with him than he is winning over the few people on the forums who insist on Data-Bass measurements. He wants to get back to someday order/shipping so the people trusting him with their hard earned money get their product immediately. This back log of orders is something he can't stand. And there is no way he will delay a sub going to a paying customer to send it to Data-bass.
Having said all that, we know he intends to send the TV36 to Data-Bass someday (he said so in a post). But it's not a priority nor should it be IMO.