As I frequently visit HT forums in the US, UK, Germany and Finland (being a native), I've noticed one thing. The amps, receivers and other electronics discussed are mostly the same in different countries but the speakers and subs vary a great deal. It seems that in that area each country really has an own subculture. In Finland for example a very popular make is Amphion - being Finnish of course. For the same reason Genelec also gets it's share. Here on avforums are the British makers very visible and again on German forums you mostly read the same brands over and over again. So this brings me to my question. As I'm planning on upgrading my humble PSW2000 sub, I've now searched the German forums also. The SVS, Velo, BKE and Servo-15 that are the current topic here, are rarely mentioned over there. Instead, the German speaking world seems to go nuts on subs like - Acoustic Research Chronos W38 (German?, street price 750 euro) - Nubert Nuline AW-1000 (by a German manufacturer that sells directly like SVS or BKE, price around 850 euro) - Teufel (Devil??) 4000 etc. Do people here have experience on these? I really wonder how they compare to the UK-favoured subs in the £700 range?