Originally Posted by yosh7
What an awesome idea. There needs to be a way to upgrade our speakers - visually and acoustically -
this seems like it would be a great way to add revenue for Definitive. There could be a new MTV show called "Pimp my Speakers." Color endcap choices again, multiple color sock choices, exposed drivers, clear cabinets that show the crossovers and internals
, digital sub-volume gains with remotes, upgradable amps, detachable power cords and on and on and on. There could be a "base" value model that could be upgraded with mods over time.
Seriously, this IS a great idea. I'm sure many of us would gladly update crossovers or drivers at some point.
Hello Yosh, I like it... with spinning hubcap too, so that when you play around with speaker placement, you have a truly pimped-out ride...
Seriously, we haven't considered this for several reasons. First, some folks aren't as handy as others, and we would likely wind up with some happy customers... and a few really unhappy ones...If you don't get the drivers seated right, and there is an air leak, deep bass response is impossible. You can make a $2,000 pair of speakers sound like a $300 pair pretty fast.
The more important issue is that crossover development is always done with an eye toward the total system response. The engineers aren't just designing based on the particular drivers involved, but also on how those drivers react in a very specific cabinet size. Change the cabinet size, and the total system response changes. So we would need to have custom kits for each specific older speaker, and it would become a parts stocking nightmare. Our customer service group would need to expand fast. Of course, the other major speaker brands don't offer this for the same reasons we don't.
BTW - Chet and Adam need more help in customer service as it is. If you know of a speaker savvy person who lives in the Baltimore area who wants to work here, holler! Best regards, Joe