Looks like a standard non-pressed pulp cone with a separate inversed dust cap.
By the way, I'm anxious to see Chad's upcoming sealed subs. Hopefully they'll be some word on those soon.
We've been listening very closely to what everybody wants. The Valor is a direct result of customer requests. I will mention that if there is a particular product that you want to see us offer, mention it here or drop an email to our "tech" address and let us know. We are all ears!
I placed the Valor on top to compare the FR - see the two attached sweeps.
Wow, that looks great! I really enjoy seeing measurements like this, and greatly appreciate that you even took the time to post it here. I know what a pain it is to measure something, especially when all you want to do is listen to it!!
The Valor has a lot of midbass capability. If it comes anywhere near keeping up to your SVS subwoofer, considering the size and price difference, that will be quite a compliment. Keep us posted!!