Well I hope we hit the update before the 3-4 month time-frame as stated above. First off I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been so patient with us over the last month or so. These past four weeks or more we have been moving to a new, bigger, much bigger, location that is about an hour away from where we were. During that time our web site has been down, email has been down, phones have been down, etc. We have also received multiple very large 40' and 52' containers full of subwoofers and subwoofer parts which take a lot of people and time to unload because none of it is palletized in the containers. It's been a real mess but thankfully everything is fixed now and working properly.
Now onto the 24. We received our new soft parts and hard parts for our 24" IB subwoofer. We will be building a few different versions of the 24" woofer with the new parts and a particular combination may yield the numbers some of you are looking for in order to use this woofer in a sealed or ported application.
I won't say anything more about that version (sealed/ported) yet but it looks pretty promising so far.
Now on to the pics. Here is how our woofer looked during the prototype phase. We only received enough parts to build two woofers and here is how the first woofer looked inside under florescent lights:
Here is how the front of the woofer will look now with the new soft parts:
And here is how it looks up close under florescent lights:
I don't know why the inside picture turned out looking so light but the surround and dust cap are darker in person. For reference the multi-piece gasket and basket are a solid gloss black but it looks grey'ish in the last picture. Just the way my camera took it. The first inside picture is a much more accurate example of what it really looks like.
This post may be a little premature because there are probably going to be a lot of questions about the driver and its future progress. I can not say anything about the future sealed/ported possibility until we build one and measure it. We do have the parts to make the IB version of the woofer and will open up ordering on our web site within this next week. We also don't know enough about the multi-piece gasket but at this point it looks like we will be able to mount it to the woofer before customers receive it so all you have to do is screw it in using the mounting holes. We literally just un-boxed these new items the last hour today before we left for the weekend.
I will be in the shop very early on Monday to build up a few different versions of this woofer and measure specifications. Having said that, I will not be at the computer but rather in the build room assembling these massive woofers. Look for a video or two of these things throwing down by the middle of next week.
PS: We actually have a web page for the 24" IB subwoofer with full specs, coil options, and pricing now.