I just wanted to quickly post about my experience with David Gage and Deep Sea Sound thus far.
David has been extremely patient in answering questions, making recommendations, and offering ways to customize my subs.
I'm moving into a new house in a couple of weeks and my sub search has been related to picking something that will integrate into my new great room/home theater space and maintain a very high level of WAF.
As part of the move, a talented friend is putting together a custom media cabinet, coffee table, occasional table, corner desk, and dining table - all in a walnut using a special process that darkens/blackens the wood and leaves some brown highlights.
I mention this because David was willing to coordinate with my furniture builder to replicate the process and obtain walnut veneer for the sub cabinets. In the end, the subs. (which will be the table top versions) will perfectly match my other new furniture.
Amazing customer service by David in working this out and he is not killing me in the pocketbook to do it, despite the special requests.
I decided to go with a pair of Mariana 18S as the 24 inch sub-table was going to be a bit too big for the wife. Regardless, I'm coming from a single HSU VTF3-MK2 so I have no doubt this pair will knock my socks off. I will report back once they are delivered around the first week of July and once i have an opportunity to connect up the rest of my setup, but in the meantime wanted to mention the great experience so far working with David. If his subs are half as good as his customer service then I'm sure they will be longstanding fixtures in my house.