I have an offer from an authorized dealer for the HGS 15 for 1900 out the door. My brother has this same sub and I know it is very nice... On the other hand alot of people here swear by SVS, not that I don't take the forums word, just that I would hate to be out about $80 to $90 bucks shipping it back if I didn't like it. I know that there is about a 1K dollar difference here, but I just don't like the fact I can't audition it with my gear. I spoke to Eric at SVS and he stated to me that the SVS would basically play just as if not as loud as the HGS. I'm the type that listens alittle loud and likes to feel the bass on my body... I've signed up with audioenvy but never get a response back... Any advise out there?