Latest news update: AE Speakers has finally put up the AV series woofers for sale at long last. As you may remember, the AV series woofers have 23mm Xmax and full aluminum cones/cast frames. The new frames are black but use the same 12-spoke casting. The first fifty-unit production run of each AV woofer had the wrong type of zinc plating put on the top plates. This is just a cosmetic defect and does not affect the motor function at all, according to John J. Now, that run of fifty woofers is on sale for a reduced price of $150 for AV12 and $180 for AV15. The AV12 has a Vd of 2.33L and the AV15 has a Vd of 3.80 L. These woofers are now built to the same specs as those previously built by TC Sounds, but they are hand-built by AE Speakers, and TC Sounds is in no way involved with the AE Speakers line. I personally enjoy my AV12 woofer a lot. They gained a reputation as some of the cleanest-sounding bass drivers available, so they suit a wide variety of tastes from home-theater to hi-fi. These woofers can probably thought of as the SVS dB+ driver but with a cast frame, rubber gasket, and more Xmax. I don't think these first woofers have the AE Speakers logo silkscreened on the cone, but that option will probably be made available later. Just be careful: I'm a genius and dropped an allen wrench on the center of the cone of my AV12, putting a dent in it. So for goodness sake, take care in mounting! Don't be a butterfingers like me and drop your tools.