Originally Posted by jbrown15
Archaea, I thought for sure you would of jumped on the UXL-18 group buy for the price they went for.
I honestly don't think there's going to be any issues with the voice coils after talking with N8DOGG and Mark. N8DOGG assures me that it can easily handle at least 2000watts and Mark was telling me that it takes him 25mins to make one voice coil by hand and that's with using a CNC coil winder.
So I would have to assume it has great care and quality put into making them.
me either -- that's why I said it won't matter for typical home theater use.
As to why I didn't jump -
I didn't for two main reasons.
The UM-18 SHOULD be just a couple of dB's down for $700 less. The way my brain traditionally works is you either go with a deal or you go with the best. Arguably the UXL-18 was a bit of both, but I've either got my heart set on the LMS 5400 or a deal. If I get something in the middle then I'm typically just left with "what ifs", and the potential desire to upgrade later. Ask HuskerOmaha about that.
The UM-18 (to me) is a better looking driver with, what should be, perfectly usable performance for dirt cheap. (Looks are important to me because I have those fancy looking cabs to fill which are actually custom made for the LMS-5400 - pre drilled LMS 5400 mounting holes and everything).
I'm massively curious about the new SI HST-18 too. MASSIVELY. I'm eagerly awaiting info on that setup. I'm crossing my fingers for a group buy there as well, and that was a big factor in my hold off too.
I'm also talking with Part's Express right now through an e-mail dialogue about potentially organizing a group buy on the LMS-5400. Similar to what Blah450 did with the UXL-18. Not sure if that's going to happen, but it's another hope.
I also have a ball up in the air with JTR I'm toying with the idea of a couple of 215's, and selling some of my other gear to cover it.
Gosh....make up my mind already.