Originally Posted by Rythmik
Will the customer be willing to pay $100 more to go through paper cone to aluminum cone? Give me your thought everyone.
A hundred bucks for a higher quality product? It's a no brainer, yes.
For customers with mortal budgets, we still want quality and the best quality we can get for the price, pretty much, wins the day. In the case of subs, to get the best room smoothing, we're looking at two, three or four subs and in that scenario, as you know, we're looking at price, size and WAF as well as parametric settings to help integrate the new purchase into a room's acoustics.
If the sub won't pass the WAF test, won't fit in a room or the final delivered price is too high, then it's on to the next manufacture's product mix until the right fit can be found. Al carte would be nice also, pick the parts, you assemble and ship, we get what we want for what we consider to be an affordable price.
Choosing this box, with this driver, with this amplifier, delivered, for the price found in one's shopping cart. Maybe that's a bit over the top or maybe the suggestion is doable. As a consumer, I've no idea if the above is even in the ballpark of realistic.
Hope the above is the type of input you're looking for.