Very interesting review of the HGS12 in the May Hi-Fi News, by Martin Colloms. The review is positive and he comments on the cleanness of the sound. The most interesting part however are the measurements that he published, not something you usually see in woofer reviews. Two points that I noticed were that the spl at 20hz was only 94db at 1.5% distortion, presumably this was the maximum level before limiting and must have been measured in room. The other observation is the very poor consistency of the crossover, that is that the slope varies significantly with changes in crossover frequency. The maximum SPL is probably reasonable for such a small box, but the crossover inconsistency seems something of a drop off in a piece of equipment that retails for over £2000, particularly considering how easy crossover design is. I don't suppose any of the commercial competition are any better, but it doesn't look very good value to me.