A couple of things bosso:
First, I don't know if we know for certain that the Dayton has appreciably more "room" than 12mm- I'm not one for pushing components to or beyond their limits- but Josh's early impressions seem to indicate that it's a pretty safe bet it has a bit left in the tank beyond 12/13mm.
Second, the cost. Quad UXL's will run you $2120. 8 Daytons: $1864. $256 difference. The two quad cabs for the Daytons will be large, no doubt, but simply cost me one more sheet of BB at $70 in my market.
"this one is no different." I have no idea what criteria or data you use for such an assumption, but ok, I suppose. I have one in a sealed 3.5 cab and it has performed fantastically with 500 w's running into it, over the last two weeks. I'm actually quite impressed at what I'm getting for $249. Is it an Ultra or UXL? Of course not, but then, it's 1/4 - 1/2 the price. Perhaps we should wait until it IS vetted before concluding it cannot be used in well-executed sealed applications?
I don't disagree with you in the size or total hardware depts, but I throw that out the window a bit in THIS forum, lol. A pair of 6' cabinets in these parts is amateur hour in my opinion, lol.
Last I'm not following you on the Cap specs...I always thought a 20hz tuned Cap WAS flat to 20hz (or even lower with room gain/at a reduced ouput)?
And again, a PAIR of Caps will run you $5,000. A PAIR of QUAD Daytons with 2500 watts per cab: ~$2500.
So even it they get close, most could prolly live with it and pocket the $2500...ditto for your $5,000 Dual UXL monsters.
I respect your expertise and knowledge it just seems to me that you MAY be being a bit harsh on this $250 driver that appears to have a lot going for it, early on.
JamesEdited by mastermaybe - 11/6/12 at 7:17am