I tried doing some looking into this model, but couldn't really find much in terms of measurements or reviews. I have had some time with other Yamaha subwoofers before and have never been impressed in a subjective or objective sense though.
If you are looking for a new commercial subwoofer if you give us your budget, room size (WxDxH), listening habits and what you want from the sub as well as if you are willing to buy internet direct or just want to buy from a store I think you could get a far better subwoofer for your money just based on the price point of the Soavo.
I have no dealer local that i can try it out so it's either chicken or egg.Well for half the price the unit might be worth the money. If possible you should see if you can audition the sub in your home and see how you like it. While cost of an item doesn't alway dictate performance, if the company allows for a higher quality design with less compromise due to the higher price point you could very well be getting a good deal for your money.
At the same time you do have a point the person could be wanting to unload the sub out of dislike. It is hard to find out exactly what is going on with no experience with the sub :scratch:.
Have you auditioned the sub yourself yet? If so what did you think?