I agree with you to a point. Many of my customers are looking for that smaller sub. Unlike us many don't want or need the large subs that are out there today. We my friend are lucky to own our homes....but many still rent or live in apartments, condos or attached housing of some sort. This is where these subs usually reside. I truly believe that there is room for all shapes and sizes of sub woofers.
Below are a few pics of the driver and a couple of graphs.
The subs have a vented 10 lbs magnet. 12 spoke cast aluminum basket and dual linear spiders with integrated flat ribbon lead wires for quiet long excursion. The voice coils are high temp copper wire 2 layer coils wound on a black anodized aluminum former for great heat dissipation and high power handling
Here are the driver parameters:
vas .299 ft^3
revc 2.88 ohms
spl 82 db 1W1M
zmax 19 ohms
le .5 mh
bl 6.77 TM
This is the designers GP measurement of the test cabinet
Close mic of the driver.
Close mic of the port.
Have a great weekend!