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Word on the street is they may not be gone after all. Contact Nick at SI to get the latest update.
 

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SI 18's are not available but back in production. So in about 3-4 months they will be in stock again. I do believe they are on preorder right now.
 

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The Dayton Ultimax UM-18 performs very similar and is arguably a nice driver, but runs >$60 over the SI 18
 

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I really like the SI drivers so no knock to them at all. I just wanted to point out that PE has free shipping on orders of $98+ so the price difference between the Dayton mentioned above and the SI driver is probably a wash or close to it.
 

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SI 18's are not available but back in production. So in about 3-4 months they will be in stock again. I do believe they are on preorder right now.
That's great! Gives me enough time to save so i can get 4 drivers at once! Do you mean we can preorder now? Or is SI preordering the drivers now?
 

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I believe you can preorder now. BUT hopefully Nick will chime in. If not I will find out.
 

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I don't believe you can pre-order yet. The only available SI HT series left is the 15 d4, while the 18' still are listed as sold out with no pre-order option.
Probably correct.

This was taken from SI's FB page:

I guess we forgot to post about the future and overall status of the HT series woofers, so here it is: We WILL be offering the woofers again. There will be a pre-order for the last offered price of $162 for the 18" and the final, normal, price will change to $179 for the 18" model. Lead time for production to be ready is between three and four months from now. It is official - we will be making them again

SO I was only going by that.
 

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Perfect! Glad they are offering them again. They seemed to be much to successful to stop production of them. May have to pre order a couple this summer..
 

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I don't believe you can pre-order yet. The only available SI HT series left is the 15 d4, while the 18' still are listed as sold out with no pre-order option.
Probably correct.

This was taken from SI's FB page:

I guess we forgot to post about the future and overall status of the HT series woofers, so here it is: We WILL be offering the woofers again. There will be a pre-order for the last offered price of $162 for the 18" and the final, normal, price will change to $179 for the 18" model. Lead time for production to be ready is between three and four months from now. It is official - we will be making them again

SO I was only going by that.
Thanks a lot guys. I didn't realize the normal price wasn't a huge difference from the last offered price. But i guess any savings is worth it! :)
 

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I'm glad they're going to be offering them again! I was fearing I had missed out on them while they were around and they looked like they were doing really well with sales. Hopefully I can pick up a pair sooner rather than later and have to worry I've missed them again!
 

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Probably correct.

This was taken from SI's FB page:

I guess we forgot to post about the future and overall status of the HT series woofers, so here it is: We WILL be offering the woofers again. There will be a pre-order for the last offered price of $162 for the 18" and the final, normal, price will change to $179 for the 18" model. Lead time for production to be ready is between three and four months from now. It is official - we will be making them again

SO I was only going by that.
At the time when we announced we were stopping production on the drivers the drivers were simply not profitable enough to keep our doors open. However, we hunkered down and put stress on our vendors, did some math, testing, etc, and came up with a required figure to meet so we could offer these woofer for. Thankfully we were able to meet that figure so we placed another production order for the 18" woofers for you DIY guys. :)
 

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Good to know.:) Do you pass the transport savings to the customer with multiple purchases? I know in the past if one were to order by phone the shipping fee was higher than if ordering online because SI used the automated quote from the shipper and the price decreased as more drivers were added. At that time the shipping fee per driver cost me about half that if I ordered online vs. telephonically. That can really be a lot of money to one buying several drivers. I don't know why there is (or was) such a drastic difference.
 

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So does the cost of shipping per driver (multiple purchase) get passed along to the buyer or does SI keep the savings... could be $100+? Hidden costs?
 

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So does the cost of shipping per driver (multiple purchase) get passed along to the buyer or does SI keep the savings... could be $100+? Hidden costs?
If a single person was ordering 30 to 40 pcs your question and assumption would be valid. If the latter is not the case we do not "keep" any "hidden" costs. PS: Our cart auto-calculates for multi-piece shipments. :)
 

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If a single person was ordering 30 to 40 pcs your question and assumption would be valid. If the latter is not the case we do not "keep" any "hidden" costs. PS: Our cart auto-calculates for multi-piece shipments. :)
Excellent!! Great to know SI's shipping policies changed. Good for SI!!:)
 
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