Sounds promising. Will this model slot above or below the SS8? Or are you not ready to reveal anything?
We took the best of the Song3 BeAT's, Song3 Encore's and the SS8's and combined them into this new design. It will feature the BE tweeter and AT mid from the Song3 Beat's, the 9.5" Satori woofer from the Song3 Encores, dual side-firing passives and an open backed midrange from the SS8's. And we took a slightly different approach to the basic cabinet design.
We finished assembly of the first pair yesterday and it measured very well. We're conducting listening tests over the next few days and should have more information if we decide to put the design to bed.
If we consider the design finished, it will be priced about the same or slightly higher than the SS8's.
As for the SS8's, the woofers are now a discontinued item. The manufacturer will still honor a special order for them, although in large quantities. If this design meets our approval, we'll have to decide whether to maintain the SS8 design or discontinue it.