Many people asked about the white prototype speakers we brought to the show.
We are constantly working on new projects. Some work out. Some don't.
A few years ago, I received an email from a gentleman who spelled out his criteria for a 3-way with a budget of around $3000. He said he had listened to scores of speakers but couldn't find what he was looking for and asked if I could help. I told him that the reason he couldn't find his dream speaker is that it didn't exist.
When RAAL recently offered us a smaller, lower-cost ribbon tweeter, we thought we'd give the concept a try. We've been working on this project for about 6 months now and it seemed like it was getting close. So we packed up the prototypes and brought them along so that Dennis Murphy and I could evaluate them in a neutral setting. We played them at the end of the day on both Friday and Saturday.
The reactions were quite positive with a couple people wanting to place orders right then and there. But neither Dennis nor I were satisfied. So we declined to take the orders and opted instead to take them back and continue refining the design. We just didn't feel comfortable putting our name on them at this point in time.
Will we ever release this design? Who knows. We will when, and if, it is ready. But it isn't quite there yet and there is no guarantee it will ever get there. So time will tell.
If we do complete it to our satisfaction, I will post the design here and we can have some fun coming up with a name. Until then, stay tuned...