You make the Arendal to be some value leader and it gets trounced by the less costly Rythmik which are known in the industry for providing clean articulate base. Actually there are lots of subs that trounce this one for less. Id rather go down market for the same quality if not better bass that the Arendal delivers. It appears your going for snob appeal rather then real performance.\n\nMaybe you forget or unaware that ID manufacturers sales are but a very small percentage of overall subwoofer sales. Rythmik is but a speck in overall sales with very few people even having heard of them.