Since I don't see any outright reviews for this product, I'll take a shot. I've been looking for something with a higher SAF than the 20*39 I used to have (*sniff*) with a bias toward music performance at 70 - 90db vs. all-out HT slam. After nearly buying a Rava (2 week wait, $424 shipped) I decided to win an auction for a Vance 10" kit from PE on Ebay ($314 shipped, won on Wednesday, rec'd on Friday). As soon as I could, I began unpacking it. I wasn't too happy about the finish applied to the box - kind of a rough textured black finish, not unlike a spray-on bedliner. Nasty, but I got over it. The cabinet's a good 3/4" thick with one horizontal brace running thru the middle. A knock on the side is nice and dead, but the top resonates quite a bit. The first thing I did (and was supposed to do, according to the manual) was try to install the t-nuts for the feet. After some struggle to get the nut to bite, I discovered that there were already 4 nuts installed, but not mentioned in the manual. They need to update that... Next, I drilled 1/8" holes for the plate amp. But where are the 8 included screws??? Not until I finished assembly and went to plug it in did I find them, in the plastic bag with the amp's power cord. Who'd have thought they would be in there? Not me...Anyway, 1/8" holes may be a bit big. The screws I had on hand were a good bit coarser thread than the ones supplied, and I'm not the most confident about the bite they have, so I didn't crank big time on them, lest I strip the holes. On to the foam. You get about 1.5 times the foam you need, and it cuts well enough to line the top and sides very easily. (I later removed this and replaced it with 20 oz. of polyfill.) There are 8 holes with t-nuts for the driver, not 4 like in the pics at the PE site. That driver is something else. Looks almost alien. Installation went off without a hitch, just screw it in and take care to evenly torque all the bolts the same. Upon burning it in, two things became apparent - 1. The spikes make a ton of noise as they chatter on my concrete-covered-with-carpet basement floor. I pulled the tips off of the cones rather than use the discs, as the discs are tiny and useless on carpet. 2. The top of the cabinet flexes quite a bit under a heavy load. Adding a good 30 lbs or so to the top of the cabinet made a very noticeable difference in the sound, but this was with test tones at 85db, not program material. Still, I'll build a better cabinet with a nicer finish when I have the time and patience. When first listening, I knew it had to break in, and I was always thinking about the foam. I shot over to Walmart and got the $2.50 bag of Poly. After stuffing, I couldn't get one of the bolts to re-install. Perhaps the t-nut came out? So 7 of 8 bolts now hold in the driver. Doesn't seem to leak, but... It sounded better with the Poly, somewhat deeper according to the RS meter. Music and movies are both great so far, but I'm not getting to picky until at least a month goes by so that the woof can get broken in. So far, though, it passes the THX ball test, along with the usual list of test scenes very well. I'd say about 85% of what I had with the SVS at the limits of it's ability, and below that it doesn't seem to lack anything at all except extension. I am able to get -3 db or so down to 24hz in my room, with eq cutting 6 bands anywhere from 0 to -11db, and the built in 6db boost at 30hz from the amp. I may disable that and use the eq upstream. Sorry for being so long here, but I feel like I should speak up due to the lack of reviews here. Or maybe nobody buys these?? Line item cost of the parts = Amp $120 10" Titanic $140 Spikes $20 Foam $6 = $286, not including the cabinet. A deal for $314 shipped, even if the cab is to be discarded later. Performance will only improve, I believe. I almost wish I'd have just gotten the Rava, but just barely.