Predictions for this year's BIG 5 sub manufacturers...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Randy G, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. Randy G

    Randy G Second Unit

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    In alpabetical order;

    ACI(Audio Concepts International)
    Hsu
    Rockets
    SVS
    Velodyne

    Considering everything that's coming down the pike with each of these manufacturers, I'm betting that combined, they're gonna suck up over 80% of online sales. For sealed choices, you've got ACI, upcoming Rockets, and Velodyne. For vented, you've got Hsu and SVS. Whether you're looking for particular features, aesthetics, sheer volume, tightness, accuracy, etc., these companies seem to be on the right path toward really fulfilling customer needs. Should be a REALLY interesting year.

    Randy

    ps- The only regular-distribution manufacturer(Velodyne) was included because they also have a very good reputation(although pricey) and are coming out with new "direct drive" digital subs with automatic room eq. that you'll be able to visualize on your tv...should be neato torpedo.
     
  2. Brian Bunge

    Brian Bunge Producer

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    Randy,

    I can't believe you left out Adire Audio, who has the baddest driver available anywhere. Their new Sadhara subwoofer looks very interesting. It's a vented design with an XBL^2 motor 12" driver in a tube. Actually, it's a tube within a tube. The inner tube holds the driver and the outer tube vents to the outside on the bottom. In other words, it's slot loaded.

    Adire's new drivers are currently THE ultra high excursion, super low distortion champ.
     
  3. Brian OK

    Brian OK Supporting Actor

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    Yep, Adire

    go to www.audiocircle.com and look under the DIYcable forum for what sounds like a monster of a new offering. Apocalypse.. 140lb, $1360.... If you have $ this sub will cause eviction notices........
     

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