Originally Posted by NWCgrad
I know there are many good 15" drivers available, but unless there is a crossover design available for the specific CD/waveguide and driver it does little good to the average DIY enthusiast. I believe the JBL is at least a 15 yr old design so it should not be the top performer available.
Now if I had the ability, or the time to master the art of crossover design, there would be endless possibilities.
This is true, but there are plenty of good designs around 15's already.
You'd be surprised what you can find a 2226 for on ebay. I got 3, and payed less then 200 for each of them, all original cones.
If you can find them around there, it's a pretty clear winner for the budget.