@sfadams Thanks. I had missed that one.
@Paul That’s a good article. It certainly helps to explain why there is such a price difference in seemingly similar cabs.
This is interesting where he lays out the design goals and where they ended up.
Eventually as Barefaced grew we started to design our own loudspeaker drivers, taking all our learnings from selling so many cabs direct to so many bassists, and the first Barefaced speaker, made for us by Eminence, was the Barefaced 12XN550. This maximum accuracy driver fills the niche where bassists want to hear exactly the tone coming out of their amp - total responsiveness. We didn’t set out to make a 12" speaker, it could have been any size, but this worked best.
We then set to work on a speaker that would bring more fatness and warmth to a player’s tone - and again, the size was not fixed beforehand, it was about getting the right sound and performance. The end result was the Barefaced 10CR250.