Evidently the horn is blown, and it is somewhat scuffed up. The blown horn seems like it would be fairly easy to replace. I am just worried that it has been abused if the horn is blown-But I suppoe it does happen randomly. I am currently using an Avatar 2x12 with a Trace AH250SMX. Do you guys think the 8x8 will be any better than the Avatar? I have heard great things.