So I just came across these beauties and I'm wondering if anyone's had the chance to hear these? I've NEVER EVER seen drivers of this stature in a speaker of this costs. This borders on DIY pricing!
The drivers used in the 99.36mkII tower are:Fountek Neo3 Ribbon Tweeter
-- same used in the Philharmonic 1 and Monitor Audio Gold/Platinum lines, with slight adjustments for the companySeas Excel w18 6.5" midrange
-- incredible midrange. VERY nice. NHT, along with many other 4 digit speakers use this driverSeas Prestige 6.5" midbass
-- again...incredible line from Seas
The cost of the the drivers are just as much as the speaker. The cabinets come in Piano black with 8 layers of gloss, matte black, matte white, walnut, and maybe others. The Piano black is 25mm thick MDF and a rectangular shape (think KEF q's), while the other cabinet colors have a curved cabinet with 19mm thick MDF. The crossover is a second order Linkwitz/Riley type, with 12 dB/oct slope for the midrange and tweeter. For the woofer, we opted for a fourth order, 24 dB/oct section. The filter uses MOX resistors, air wound coils and high quality capacitors.
There are also tuning options included to enable you to adjust the tweeter/bass level. I want to say there are like 0db, +3b, -2db, -4db for tweeter level. I mean the quality, driver quality, customization, etc of this speaker is astounding for this price. I literally have no clue why this isn't BY FAR the best budget speaker out there. I understand that you can't take great drivers, put them in a box & have them sound amazing instantly, but it sure as hell is easier than doing it with mediocre drivers lol.
Here they are: http://www.xtzsound.us/shop-en/Speakers/floor-speakers/xtz-99-36-mk-ii-piano-black#
yes....you saw that right. $800/pr