I purchased four 244s about ten years ago. I sold all but one (my young son painted on it) about five years ago as I was getting out of the audio hobby and more into the headphone hobby where acoustic treatments were no longer needed.
Was into headphones for a number of years, then about three months ago decided to get back into the audio hobby. I immediately regretted selling most of my gear, which included the GIK 244s.
So I contacted them and purchased a few more, both with and without the scatter plates. To my surprise, the new 244s are about half to maybe even a third of the weight of the older models. Are they using a better product for their bass traps, or did they change the frequency(ies) that their traps now help control? Did they change the type or quantity of wood used in their products which would explain the weight loss?
Does anyone have an idea as to why this happend?