Sometimes all the i's get dotted and the t's crossed at the right time. Our new 8 is in this category. Pretty much to spec in it's first iteration. This does not happen often!
So what has to modified is the surround. It works well, and looks good. But it does not allow even the rated linear excursion! I like my drivers to meet specifications and I don't like to settle for good enough! There's plenty of those kinds of drivers out in the market as is. I'm shooting for pushing the envelope!
Mark's Ramblings, show and tell. And other sundries.