The New subwoofer will have a 3" voice coil (shared with the current XL). I added a new style to the motor to make it look different and mate to the DC Frame better. It will also have the 10 inch spiders and taller slugs along with an added pole vent.
So how does it compare to the current XL? Well the current one (xl-m2.1) is going to cost less and have a better all out SPL Score . The New version, Lets call it an XL Elite will not have the same higher freq SPL potential but will surpass what the current XL can do with low freq due to the lower fs and larger spiders on the XL elite.
That leaves the question, "What customer do I sell what model to?" If its an SPL competitor, you want to sell them the standard XL. Additional reasons to sell the standard XL would be price point for a 2200 watt subwoofer and Shorter mounting depth.
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
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DETAILS OF WARRANTY
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DC Audio’s warranty does not cover burned/open voice coils or lead wires,
ripped surrounds or folded cones. These are all immediate signs of abuse/over powering.
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