Dep - of course you can head over and take a listen if we go ahead with the design! What idea were you bouncing around with Jim?
Well, I know Jim for a while was kicking around a 3 way active speaker and that was of interest. I like a little extra thump in the low end, I also tend to listen loud. I like some extra snap in the midrange, but don't want things to get bright either, and I'm a bit weird about cymbals in a mix (I don't want to hear cymbals come too far forward).
There are a lot of things I loved about the SS8's, but wanted a shade more low end thump, and a little different character up high. I like a bigger sound. So we talked a bit about an active 3 way using a Seas Midrange, I think it was a higher end, but paper one, and possibly that Be tweeter he uses.
I won't deny though that I do really like the Esotar2 tweeter from Dyn, I wish they sold them separately still. Would love to cook up something with Jim and Dennis.
Jim was working on the Song 3's, and I've yet to hear those.
I ended up after a demo really liking the new DynAudio Contour 60's, so ended up with a pair. They are not perfect, but I do really like a lot about them (if I could only cross them with a SS8...) and I'm running a pass labs 250.8 and XP12 for music now. It's pretty great as a combo.
But, I'll end up with something from Jim again I'm sure. Probably not a matter of if as much as when... so if you build those, I have to give them a listen.