Originally Posted by maxmercy
With a pre-order price, this means that most likely these are currently vaporware. With so many speaker companies coming and going in the last few years, a speaker offering a 'too good to be true' driver may actually be just that. I would hold off until Ricci measures one of these.....but the price is right for a 20mm Xmax 15 or 18" driver.
A measuring regimen does not a drivers lifetime make. I would hold off until someone else plays guinea pig.
Looking at the 15" cone/surround, it's apparent that the stitching ran off the surround and has stitched only the cone in that spot. IMO, this would indicate an off center situation and needling a bunch of holes into the cone just doesn't seem to be a very good design choice to me.
Everyone likes good value, but I prefer to be sure the materials, adhesives and quality control allow the driver to work within its designed parameters for the rest of my life. Staying in use and out of the landfill has become a top priority for me after having run some 100 drivers through my system over a decade. Seeing those M-X drivers in the trash pile just because a few grams of the wrong adhesive was used is where saving a few bucks blows up in your face.
Of the dozens of drivers I've experimented with, guess which ones, sorted by price, are still in use?
The pics only show public baskets, cones, surrounds, mag slugs, partial T yokes and top plates. These days in Guangzhou, those parts are stacked to every ceiling and anyone can assemble them to look like those pics for cheap.
I vote Scott buys a dozen and vets them for us all.