ahhh... I've been wanting for a pic for such a long time. I fear with tax $$$ here and no release date in site yet, I will probably be ordering an IB18 in the next couple of days and use that for a while until the 21" or 22" is available. I actually googled FIAudio to go to it and order now, couldn't find it, and bumped into this thread.Since Nick posted this one on the car audio forums after leaving CES, I might as well pop it on here as well
While not exactly the most useful basket for some monster HT or SPL applications, it was designed to round out the 12 spoke family. I used the 8" spider so that we have series uniformity/parts consolidation. Im not a fan of using 20 different spiders, coil sizes, and motors for the same "series".
We will have the revised 8" basket soon too. I have never been happy with the open tooling available for the 8" 12 spoke and recently redesigned things a little to accept a slightly larger spider and have better overall geometry.
If there is enough HT interest, and I do seem to be getting more and more emails about it, I am not opposed to doing some very HT specific drivers. When things settle down a little more and I clear up some of the new things from CES, I will spend a little time seeing what can be tweaked and what people feel they would want from a driver series or two and see what we can come up with.
Not too much of a "word" needs to be put in for the HT guys. It has been a driving force of mine for many years. I would much rather do HT OEM work than car audio oriented. It greatly reduces any failures designing for completed HT applications. While DIY HT is a little more akin to car audio(sorry, no disrespect ) as there are significantly more user controlled variables than for completed products or systems, it has 20X less the issues that car audio user have.