Honestly, I see no reason to spend $900 on a driver, especially the LMS-U. The B&C was disappointing, but that is also party due to my application. It may have been worth it when it was around $600 before the price hike, but not at it's current tag.
I know I'll mushroom the LMS-U thanks to low mechanical clearances, and I'd prefer to not buy new top assemblies. When TC first hit PE the pricing was reasonable, now it is out of sight. I picked up an Epic12 that clanked way too easily, I picked up 4 LMSR12's 2 for me and 2 for a good friend. We fried one of them the first show limited to 1kw. One of my LMS-R 12 the entire suspension detached from the frame. It is within warranty but I have to ship it out at my cost to be glued and returned, or go buy some super glue and do it myself. For the price, I would think a new top assembly would be appropriate given the severity of the manufacturing failure. I just don't trust the product at all. On top of my own experiences with lackluster results now the LMS-U specs are found to be short. I see no reason to look at TC drivers as serious competitors in the market any longer.
The Zv3 18" I can recone myself if need be, and it is half the price of the LMS-U with equivalent displacement, and better service.
Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice:
It's also the very sort of Voodoo Engineering that should never be done.