Originally Posted by sandbagger
Still trying to do Turbos, just got the new driver from the new supplier, gave up on AE, as he doesn't want the business doing AV drivers. QUOTE]
What is this supposed to mean? AV's been out of business for quite some time now and a lot of customers were screwed when this happened. Fortunately for some, you folks and these forums have been of some help. But not for everyone. Why would AE care where the drivers go? They're not going to AV, they're going to regular schmucks like me, who've been waiting for an awefully long time for a resolution to a not so good audio investment we made in our subs some time ago.
I've still got 4 MFWs and I'm still waiting for your turbo solutions. I hope you can help us soon.
What we have here is over-assumption on acronyms.
Kevin's reference to "AV drivers" was in no way pointing to AV123. Kevin was referring to the driver Acoustic Elegance has produced called the AV-15. The original Turbo woofers were based on the same size voice coil and shared many parts with the AV-15 drivers. Acoustic Elegance has had to shelf the driver due to inconsistent and sometimes malfunctioning parts supply and is focusing on its paper cone Lambda series drivers for the time being. I am Acoustic Elegance's largest customer and continue to receive woofers based on other models.
Less than 2 weeks ago I received a woofer sample of a 15" woofer customized to my specification for the MFW-15 which both I and Kevin have done a good deal of testing with and thus far find this to be a great solution. There are a few custom parts involved in the production which have lead times, and we won't be making any projections on availability until a first test batch of a couple doze drivers are on their way to us. Once those are received and confirmed to work as the sample, we will push the copy button and have many available to meet the interest.
For those who just need an amplifier, the capacitor fix murrel has posted has been workable for most, and it appears there will be a few external amplifiers both pro and consumer oriented which can nicely drive 1-2 original MFW-15 cabinets, and Kevin has the block off plates with terminals to make the connection for an external amplifier easy, or you can re-wire the binding posts on the original amplifier (disconnecting from the internal amplifier).