Originally Posted by CHP_VR
I thought sub you got is awesome! And really like the finish, graphicguy.
Everything I've read and your impressions, suggests it's a great sub!
CHP and icemanu.....I'll just post here. I have an AV123 MFW 15. It is a great sub. Designed by Mark Seaton (Seaton Submersive). it includes a 15" Eminence driver. Big and very inert cabinet (that's pretty to look at....mine happens to be finished in Diamond Cherry), with a big slotted port. In short, it plays as well with music as it does with movies. It moves a lot of air, with great extension and SPL.
Kind of a price/performance phenomena......comparable to some high buck subs.http://www.tweakcityaudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11
However, there was 2 runs of this sub. The first ones had few issues. The 2nd run was plagued with amp issues due to the amp manufacturer using "non-spec" parts. As a side note, most sub manufacturers use amps sourced from China. AV123 was no different in this regard. The later runs of the sub's amps from their Chinese source took it upon themselves to change inductor suppliers....in turn, using less quality parts.
This resulted in an inordinate amount of amp failures in the 2nd run. And, in turn, the sub being removed from the market.
The amps were redesigned and a new source was chosen to manufacture them. I have it on good authority (a very good, lengthy conversation with the President of AV123, Mark Schifter) that these subs will return to the market in very short order (a few weeks) better than ever.
The reason I didn't get too in-depth before was the previous amp issues caused quite a stir. They're rectified. When they do re-enter the market in the next few weeks, I think the price is going to be mighty tempting, too.
Back to the topic at hand, the MFW would give you the visceral "punch" I think you're looking for with trance music. I wanted to lay out all the facts before you make a decision, however.
I really like those Aperions, too. But, if you are looking for speakers that continue in that visceral vein, I'd say some Klipsch towers might fit the bill. They're super efficient, and can achieve some impressive SPL in their own right. Plus, most clubs that I've heard "trance" music (which is admittedly rare for me) use some form of the "horns" that Klipsch is famous for.