Originally Posted by Swolephile
In my opinion it really was a bad idea for SI to introduce their first 24'' driver as a IB driver. Number one this pigeon holes the driver into a small niche. Number two this leads to endless questions as to when the other versions for popular sealed/ported alignments will be released. And number three Im willing to bet there are many, many more people looking for drivers to put in a smaller enclosure and not a IB system. So why label a new driver for the smallest niche first? Not a good marketing strategy in my opinion.
Although, the motor is not really that bad. However, yes, I certainly would have optioned to produce something that would fit into the smallest space possible, especially with a massive driver.
But, like Scott said, bigger motors = more money. So, the thing has to be somewhat affordable too or it will quickly be ruled out when you can get two 18s for the same price.