Just saw that my local Circuit City put the VRP 1000 on sale for 249.99, I also have a big discount at best buy so I can get the Athena for $180 or the Klipsch for 249.99 and wondering which is the best bet...this is for a townhouse and lots of bass isn't mandatory...thanks
i bought the vrp 1000 back in november and can say i am happy with it. i too live in an apartment so earth shaking bass was not a necessity. i looked at alot of other brands for a small 8" or 10" sub that wasnt so obnoxious i would get complaints, but wasnt so weak i could bang on the wall and get better bass. i looked at klipsch rw-8, velodyne cht-8, and B&W asw 300 in addition to the vrp 1000. i liked the size of the vrp and the advertised high headroom of the amp. its not earth shattering but does add the bass where it needs to be.