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    Subwoofer build house pics

    I'm always hesitant to post things on here becuase it might be considered SPAM!! If it is, delete it.

    Anyway, I thought you guys might like to see the article that I wrote for Audiojunkies about my recent trip overseas where I visited multiple build houses. There are about 7-8 pictures and a decent amount of descriptions in the article.

    Anyway, enjoy!

    Look at the article here



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    Re: Subwoofer build house pics

    Pretty interesting....



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    Re: Subwoofer build house pics

    Thanks for this man!

    Honestly, I consider you in the top 1% of knowledgable people on here, post away.

    You and DevilDriver should start your own QandA section

    Too funny, I honestly didn't know you were from SI.

    I think you bring up some very important points in that article. Most of the products made today are brought in from Asia. Just a fact of life. Assembly may be done here, but lets face it the product is made elsewhere.

    Is there a Quality System in place at your company to check the product upon arrival (incoming inspection) or is the product deemed good at the build house?



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    Re: Subwoofer build house pics

    Good read!
    more pics!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by djman37 View Post
    Good read!
    more pics!!!!
    I've got more pics. I'll see if I can host them up on my server this weekend and put them on our forum.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pl8er View Post
    Is there a Quality System in place at your company to check the product upon arrival (incoming inspection) or is the product deemed good at the build house?
    We learned the hard way (read my comment on audiojunkies) and we spot-test random drivers out of every batch. But me going over to China was another way to make absolutely sure everything was perfect. The build house that assembles our drivers tests every single speaker very well, so I don't anticipate having to test nearly as many speakers. It makes me sleep a whole lot better at night knowing how rigorous and tight the testing and assembly is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Electrodynamic View Post
    We learned the hard way (read my comment on audiojunkies) and we spot-test random drivers out of every batch. But me going over to China was another way to make absolutely sure everything was perfect. The build house that assembles our drivers tests every single speaker very well, so I don't anticipate having to test nearly as many speakers. It makes me sleep a whole lot better at night knowing how rigorous and tight the testing and assembly is.
    Nod. 1 out of 10 check or something similiar?

    My company has found that the quality levels from properly audited companies abroad are outstanding anymore. We are down to only a 1% spot check on incoming inspection with a 99.7% pass rate. (our products cost from 2,000-250,000 dollars).

    I think your going to have stellar reviews (as if they were not **** good already) with the build house.

    Kudos to you for visiting and making sure it is being done right.



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    FYI the blue wire was connected to something else. I know it was put in right b/c the guys at Circuit City put it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pl8er View Post
    Nod. 1 out of 10 check or something similiar?
    While my products don't cost anywhere near what yours do.

    We used to test them with that frequency but then with the bad batch we had a few years ago we tested every single speaker (Jacob from Sundown was a HUGE help with that!!!).



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    Thats a great article and even better with pictures. Next time you go bring a nifty little spy camera for that sample room lol. Will there be a tie-dye edition mag anytime in the near future???



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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc753 View Post
    Thats a great article and even better with pictures. Next time you go bring a nifty little spy camera for that sample room lol. Will there be a tie-dye edition mag anytime in the near future???
    Haha, I don't think so. They had some gorgeous finishes in that room (like the sand cones of Orca and Focal) and they also had some hideous finishes (one was a cork gasket in yellow and black specs - YUCK!).



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    Read it. Good stuff Nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electrodynamic View Post
    While my products don't cost anywhere near what yours do.

    We used to test them with that frequency but then with the bad batch we had a few years ago we tested every single speaker (Jacob from Sundown was a HUGE help with that!!!).
    I think something worth while to note here is that I did not hear about the problems with the subwoofers so you contained the problem well and still (without harsh public complaints) went out to make sure it was done right.

    I would say that at least half of today's manuf. would have just let it go on.

    I think China has gotten a bad rap about quality not because they make bad products but because the companies that are using the parts fail to have high standards in quality and do not have an executive staff that really cares enough to make sure the quality standard is being met.

    I'm going to have to pick up some SI BM's (when do the new ones come out btw?) (I was already going to TBO, but now I am feeling very confident in my purchase, before I make it).



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    Re: Subwoofer build house pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Electrodynamic View Post
    While my products don't cost anywhere near what yours do.

    We used to test them with that frequency but then with the bad batch we had a few years ago we tested every single speaker (Jacob from Sundown was a HUGE help with that!!!).
    Ah yes, I did test quite a few of those bad boys

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    Re: Subwoofer build house pics

    There are enough baskets there to make 4 subs for all of us on here!!




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