Originally Posted by Aaron Clinton
~ The SSAudio Xcon and Fi Q are NOT the same sub woofer
Sure they are. No one has said SSA is rebadged Fi.
I wholeheartedly agree that there will only be irrelevant differences in the graphs of the 2 drivers, and I've already said so, but that doesn't mesh very well with your position that they're completely different drivers.
Of course, the whole "thousand graphs" thing was a bit much, but you're the guy who can post the actual frequency response (if you can possibly find the time). If you can't, then how on earth does it leave you 'very surprised' to see software and photo speculation here? What else is there without data?
He has never told anyone that he was too busy for them.
I'd love to know how you know that. (It's rhetorical. You don't know that.)
Some Sunday's, I just have to walk away from the computer. I cannot imagine how Scott can keep up with emails as they have magnitudes more name recognition, far more sales and a much much bigger customer base then we do.
As I said, "too busy".
Hopefully, you're over the defensive position and can actually answer some questions. If not, I understand and maybe there are folks here who prefer to be talked down to and still spend $50,000.00 blindly.
I'm not one of them.
I've never owned a long throw 15 or 18 with no pole vent, so I don't think it's a silly detail to ask for data regarding the self-noise from the air having only one way out of the gap. Folks have asked me because I've used Fi drivers, but they've all had huge pole vents, so I just don't know the answer.
How does the shorting ring affect FR? What is the top end roll off from the peak in the suggested Vb?
Yes, the Icon is "not too shabby". I see you have pinned a (partial) Klippel report that shows the effect of Le on the FR. It doesn't have to be Klippel, just a free air sweep or same in your suggested box.
[These should already have been answered instead of taking 10 times what it would to answer the Qs to explain why you can't or won't.]