Originally Posted by ahblaza
If I'm not mistaken Ray he posted something about giving RA money for an upgrade plus his G15 , I can't say for sure, maybe he'll chime in. It's a shame either way, I'm sure it's not going to be easy selling that sub no matter how good it sounds, I wish him well.
correct. i have been mostly silent over the last couple months most talking over PM's as most RA related topics were tough to read thru and it became pretty depressing to be an RA owner even though I have a working product (and sounds good too).
i think I mentioned part of my story but here's my long blurb. within a couple weeks of getting my dual gammas way back in December I knew I should have gone ported and that's when Jeremy mentioned the upgraded Echo. asked me to send one gamma back and the other will be sent back when I get the new echo (pricing was close to the same) things were slow but not dire at that time. people were still high on Jeremy and recommending RA.
as the best bang for buck opportunity i figured my patience would get rewarded.
i checked in around early summer time when things got bad but didn't hear back. i took Jeremy's update posts for face value so i didn't press too hard for a response.
tried a bit harder a few weeks ago and didn't get any response regardless of PMs, emails, or call. Docentric was even nice enough to mention me when he was talking to Jeremy. Jeremy told him he was working on something for me but alas I am one of the forgotten.
I was out the money from the returned gamma and then stuck with a sealed sub when I wanted to exchange for a ported. ended up losing a lot of interest to come to the forum anymore. wasn't sure what to do after i saw the post about RA being shut down by the state.
my craving for bass was insatiable though and I lurked thru various threads looking for some options that would still make me happy but at a reduced budget. spoke to Jeff who gave me an awesome offer for a "prototype" 118HT which I will receive this Friday (ordered last week, shipped Monday).
not only am I excited to own a subwoofer from who I consider one of the top 2 subwoofer makers, it has brought me out of the funk that RA had left. i had actually got an unexpected email from jeff today asking me to let him know what I think about the sub. a tad soon but awesome that he cares about me and my opinion and I will definitely post my thoughts when I get enough quality time with the 118HT.
wish I had figured out sooner that things werent looking good for RA but my overwhelming desire for the echo 1400w left me blinded. not much I can do but try to get a few bucks back on the gamma I have.
I'm too far out to get PayPal protection (I tried) so unless a miracle happens im likely out what I paid for the second Gamma.
lesson learned is pay a little more for the guys who have a long track record. it's nice to support the new guys but not at this amount of money it's risky and bang for buck definitely needs to account for that.
i don't blame any of the people who pushed RA in recommendation threads. it's almost cringe worthy to see old threads now but hindsights something something and hope all those affected negatively by RA can still trust the major ID subwoofer makers and find happiness with one of their products.