Let me start by saying that it's sooooo nice to be able to FEEL scenes from movies that you'd only heard before. That having been said, you can probably guess that this is my first subwoofer purchase, although I did audition a few when I was shopping for my mains about a year ago. At all the hi-end audio stores that I went to, I was surprised (I was a virgin newbie here, remember) that many good subwoofers cost just as much as the pair of my mains! Knowing that I wanted a sub, but then seeing the price, caused me to hold off the purchase for a while. Thank heavens I did wait. I say this because if I hadn't I wouldn't have heard of SVS from audioreview.com or this forum, and I would have spent a lot more money than I needed to in order to get really nice bass. Thanks to everyone who has posted about SVS and therefore saved me some $$$. I did have some hesitation at first, though. I believe strongly in the whole "Audition, audition, audition" mantra, and was a little nervous about ordering an unheard audio component via a company that I knew nothing of other than what was available on their website. However, after having read all of the reviews that are available over at AR and reading the forums and e-mailing SVS with questions before I ever slapped down the plastic, I became confident that I was set to get a good thing. Once it arrived and it was set up, I threw in some movies: Das Boot, The Matrix, Unbreakable, Gladiator, and Saving Private Ryan. YUMMY! The SVS ended up doing everything I was hoping it would do and more. My dad and brother came over and their first response was one of awe. That was just seeing the thing sitting in the corner behind my right main. Then the fun started. I played them a compare/contrast. I put in Unbreakable and played the tail end of the train scene with the subwoofer signal turned off. I then played it again with it on. Smiles from ear to ear and they asked for more. We began to do the same with the other movies listed until they told me just to leave it on and run with it. A good time had by all. OK. I'm officially an SVS fan. I recommend them highly to any and all that want great bass without having to sell their first-born to get it.