You realize that I'm personal friends with him right? and live 15 minutes away and was at his house a week ago..... But ya, he's gonna tell some guy on the internet everything about the business. lol this stuff is just common sense, I've got a bunch of friends in the driver/audio manufacturing business and it's the same crap for every single on of them.
Would you be down to pay $20,000 for 10,000 CF speaker cones? He's not Dayton and even Dayton isn't that stupid, he can't afford to do entire runs of parts on his own and getting stuck with huge amounts of inventory and 10's of thousands of dollars tied up in parts doing nothing. He's got to wait for other companys to fill the rest of the orders before production runs can start on custom parts and get his amount he needs. How do you think all the other smaller driver companys went belly up? But of course you know all this.
You see how you have no clue how it works? He makes a lot of his own parts that he can but stuff gets back ordered, suppliers don't carry certain things anymore and he's a one man business. I know you guys think that the UXL's just fly of the shelves and that may be true at times but what about when you get weeks with little to no orders? Oh ya, the 20K you have tied up in parts that can do nothing for you will pay all the bills.......
Blasting brown notes for 10 years and counting!