That's exactly what you said in the last DD threadI wouldn't call them trash because they use Chinese build houses
the newer chinese mass market DDs ..arnt worth a crap .
You literally said the Chinese stuff was crap and that was why you intentionally stocked upI stocked up when I heard they were going to Chinese build houses
Luckily they never declined, they where just adding a new price segment instead of competing against what they already had
This statement doesn't show a decline in quality. Other brand catching up engineering wise and having more brands in the competition lane doesn't mean DD has lowered in quality, it means the industry overall has gotten better and improved which is what everyone should want.but DD is just far from the quality it once was ..the Competition Lanes are proof of that ...90% of these SPL trophies and plaques were won with older DD subs not one was with newer DD subs
You also have to factor in daily parameters, cooling, and customization options have all potentially gotten better with age but none of those 3 things will show up on a trophy case. Trophy case isn't the basis of something declining