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#1 of 31 Andrew S-

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Posted March 02 2005 - 06:29 AM

Dan finally released some info on the upcoming changes due to the Chile build house and I thought I would share before anyone got into any new designs...

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Here's some basic info. More will be following shortly (no, I won't specify an exact date):

Complete product lines:

Shiva. Two inch diameter voice coil, overhung design, 14.5mm one way Xmax. 10", 12", 15" sizes, dual 8s and dual 4s available. Basic entry level SQL sub, low cost, easy to use, good performer.

Tempest. 2.5 inch diameter voice coil, overhung design, 18.5mm one way Xmax. 10", 12", 15" sizes, dual 8s, dual 4s and dual 2s available. All around banger. Will play deep, good SQ, get loud, budget SQL weighted to more SPL than SQ.

Maelstrom. Three inch diameter voice coil, overhung design, 24mm one way Xmax. 12", 15", 18" sizes, dual 4s and dual 2s available. Monster big driver. Handle lots of power. Real SPL monster, high BL (29 N/A), high stroke, still retain some decent SQ.

Koda. Two inch diameter voice coil, XBL2 motor, 18.5mm one way Xmax. 10", 12", 15" sizes, dual 8s and dual 4s. Basic entry level SQL sub, low cost, easy to use, better SQ than the overhungs with output around the Tempests. Like the current Koda 10s.

Brahma. 2.5" diameter voice coil, XBL2 motor, 26mm one way Xmax. 10", 12", 15" sizes, dual 4s and dual 2s. midline SQL sub, competitive price, similar to the current Brahmas in SQ and SPL.

Tumult. Three inch diameter voice coil, XBL2 motor, 34mm one way Xmax. 12", 15", 18" sizes, dual 4s and dual 2s. Top of the line in output, great SQ. Like the current Tumults, just more options.

That's the starting lineup. And I'll post more details when it's appropriate, so no begging...Posted Image

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#2 of 31 Michael R Price

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Posted March 02 2005 - 09:23 AM

Holy cow, that's great. Is the Maelstrom still going to have relatively high efficiency?

#3 of 31 BryanDO

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Posted March 02 2005 - 09:28 AM

Sweet, dual 4 ohm coils, I'll be picking up a couple Shiva's or a Tempest, My amp thanks you!

Not sure if you can answer this but will the build materials be any different? (surround, binding posts, etc...) How bout the physical appearance?

#4 of 31 Jason Dalton

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Posted March 03 2005 - 04:42 AM

Wow, talk about revamping the lineup!

I'm looking forward to some pricing info. That Maelstrom line looks oh so tasty...

#5 of 31 Andrew S-

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Posted March 03 2005 - 08:17 AM

I dont work for Adire just another fellow enthusiast thats been waiting for the change Posted Image

For those that do not know what brought about this change read the following:
http://www.prweb.com...prweb173381.htm


They now have their own build complex so I imagine things could only get better as far as appearances and building materials. I would expect only minor changes if any for awhile though. Its better to make baby steps when changing all of your drivers if you ask me.

I am excited about an 18" Tumult though Posted Image

#6 of 31 Scott Simonian

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Posted March 03 2005 - 09:30 AM

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I am excited about an 18" Tumult though


Who isn't?

This move looks like a good thing for Adire. I am curious about the new pricing for these new drivers.
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#7 of 31 Scott Kriefall

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Posted March 03 2005 - 12:16 PM

Hmm... wonder how a 15-inch Maelstrom or Brahma would work in a 122L sealed 'Tempest' enclosure. Posted Image Posted Image

#8 of 31 Bryan Michael

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Posted March 03 2005 - 02:51 PM

the olny thoughts on 18" Tumult is you need so much power to drive them to x max that is y i went to aa 18.
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#9 of 31 Mark gas

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Posted March 03 2005 - 04:05 PM

Finaly I can get a D4 Brahma so I can use my MTX 81000D.

#10 of 31 Rob Formica

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Posted April 26 2005 - 08:52 AM

Bump...

Any news to the expected release dates and/or prices here or on the other forums?
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#11 of 31 Dan Wesnor

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Posted April 26 2005 - 11:14 AM

It's good to see some 10" drivers coming out, the market could use some variety there. Hopefully the costs will be competitive. I'd like to see the 10" Shiva around $100.

#12 of 31 Kyle Richardson

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Posted April 27 2005 - 01:46 AM

Rob, nope...the only information that has been released is located in the first post.
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#13 of 31 Chris Tsutsui

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Posted April 27 2005 - 10:52 AM

Lets hope they offer a pre-buy discount again. Posted Image

I wouldn' t mind saving about 40% off a driver or two. The 10" Shiva at $100 sounds about right. Hey, maybe I can guess the ball park prices based off their previous line?

Shiva 10" = $80, 12" = $100, 15" = $125

Tempest 10" = $100, 12" = $125, 15" = $150

Maelstrom 12" = $200 15" = $250 18" = $300

Brahma (cars...)

Tumult = 12" = $450, 15" = $500, 18" = $600

hehe, that wasn't too bad... **REMEMBER, THESE ARE GUESSES, and maybe even some "wishful thinking".


#14 of 31 Brian Tatnall

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Posted April 27 2005 - 03:30 PM

You can check MSRP prices here:

http://www.adireaudio.com/Mobile/

For starters:

Shiva - 10 - 159.00
Shiva - 12 - 179.00
Shiva - 15 - 199.00

Tempest - 10 - 219.00
Tempest - 12 - 229.00
Tempest - 15 - 249.00

and you can check on the bigger boys...

#15 of 31 Kenneth Harden

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Posted April 27 2005 - 04:43 PM

Ummm, why Chile? Seems like a odd location. I could see opening up shop next to Selenium.

#16 of 31 Dan Wesnor

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Posted April 28 2005 - 12:14 AM

I hope that's Canadian money...

#17 of 31 Robert_J

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Posted April 28 2005 - 01:23 AM

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Ummm, why Chile? Seems like a odd location.
From Dan's announcement:
Our search led us to South America; specifically, the country of Chile. Chile is a land with large metal reserves (iron, aluminum, and copper), a growing economy, fully democratic government, educated work force, and most importantly a stable infrastructure.

Full text here - link

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#18 of 31 Kenneth Harden

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Posted April 28 2005 - 02:43 AM

Robert:

Thanks for the link. Interesting info. Maybe they are trying to drum up international business (Chile) and they want to make theit country business friendly and affordable. Works for me!

#19 of 31 Eric Ha

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Posted April 28 2005 - 03:02 AM

I hope that's Canadian money...

Yeah, I assume those are "artificially inflated" MSRP's. Either that, or the Chileans workers are making mucho deniro!Posted Image

#20 of 31 Rob Formica

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Posted April 28 2005 - 03:11 AM

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You can check MSRP prices here: http://www.adireaudio.com/Mobile/


Page was down yesterday and gone today... hmmm... maybe they were preliminary?

Even though we have no driver specs, I do admit that those prices do they seem pretty high given the going market. Since they've mostly sold direct, MSRP has been their "Retail" price but perhaps they are also establishing a new pricing policy.

I'm curious... and hope Adire manages to maintain the respect they have earned from the DIY community.
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