Getting into the internal workings of things is one of my favorite parts of my job. I enjoy seeing different engineer’s approaches to solving common problems, and I seldom look at any new product without learning something. Looking at the XS-LD126P5 from the top down, you find a nitrile rubber surround with reinforcing ribs for added stability under high excursion situations. The surround is firmly attached to the cone using adhesive, and the bond appears strong and secure, and unlike other woofers in this price range, there is no glue excess smearing up the looks.
The owner’s manual that comes with the woofer is at best limited in its readability and information. It comes in so many languages that by the time you find what you want in English, you might forget what you were looking for. To be fair, all the basic info is there, but you certainly have to really want to find it. But I suppose no one reads the thing anyways, so what am I complaining about? Plus, the XS-LD126P5 woofer has a solid one year parts and labor warranty too!