Originally Posted by Elill
***Speaking of the Anarchy (sorry this might not be an appropriate place for this), Kevin I dont suppose you've done a design for it using multiple drivers like the BR Radia subs? http://bgradia.com/subwoofer-speakers.html
That's easy enough to do. Just get some PVC tubes, put an Anarchy at each, attach them together (maybe with two ladder-type frames) and go.
That's a very expensive approach for the volume displacement offered, IMO. For some situations it could be a good idea.
Originally Posted by Kevin Haskins
***Second, I've not finalized any details with the 15", 18" or 21" designs. In fact... we have a clean sheet to design from for everything but the new 12" (because it is already built) and the Anarchy, which while I could improve, there is value in keeping the design consistent and not changing the product simply because I can.
So.. my concept of how we design them is totally open to input from my most important audience.... DIYers. Obviously I cannot please everyone and what may be "coolest" isn't necessarily what I can sell profitably. ***
If you're taking requests
one thing that I think would be really cool (and equally important, a market niche not currently filled) is a sort-of drop in replacement for the old Revel/JBL Sub1500.
Basically, something with the cone mass and motor force to work well with minimal EQ in around 1.5-2 cubes per woofer, maybe a little more throw than the Sub1500, but also good heat management and a top end clean to ~300Hz like that woofer. That kind of woofer would be great for everything from modern-day NHT 3.3-type medium-efficiency towers to dual-opposed supersubs to boxes that barely fit the woofer for car-fi.
You know better than do, but I suspect a 15 that will work well in smaller boxes than your old Tempest-X did would do better sales-wise than, say, yet another 18" supersub. It looks to me like the new Dayton Ref 18 is going to make it hard to justify most other 18's for home use, given its abilities as measured at data-bass.com, looks, and $250 price. Especially given that the number of us crazies who buy 18" woofers is small to begin with, and many if not most of us are content with what we already have.