Baker wrote:duckology wrote:While I can't give an exact number of units sold I can say that more Basslinks have been sold than any other powered sub woofer, hands down.
You can't give an exact # sold but can you have sales figures to back up your other claim?
Harman doesn't break down sales by individual unit, so no exact sales figures are available from the manufacturer. You can determine between different models which has had more sales by simply adding up the number of individual reviews for each particular model and comparing those values.
The Infinity Basslink has more than 1000 individual reviews posted on sites like amazon, Crutchfield, and other 3rd party distributors. This figure dwarfs every other amplified sub. The closest would probably be the Bazooka with 350 ish reviews. This is not surprising as they have been selling the base model for over 10 years. Assign whatever ratio you like to the number of sales per review posted and you can guesstimate the number of units sold compared to any other given model unit.
My guess would be about 300 units sold per review posted. So a very rough guesstimate of sold Basslinks would be somewhere in the ballpark of 300k units over the last 10 years. With a failure rate of 5% that would mean 15k failed units sold to date. So seeing some of those 15k people posting reviews of failures should not be very surprising, in fact it should be expected. If the failure rate was a measly 1% you would still have 3,000 failed units and those people would certainly post their displeasure.