yup, i saw/played one! and woah, not bad at all... after needing a much deserved break from my little cousins here in DC for ThxGiving, i took a trip to Washington Music aka Chuck Levins aka Gear Paradiso. yes, the staff can be a bit surly from the drum to guitar dept., but no matter. lucky me found a cord lying all by its lonesome. so, i headed over to the pile of 1x12's they have in the corner, and lo & behold, there she was, a newly redesigned Eden 1x12... the famed 1x12XLT, i see on the website, but they never posted a link for. to be quite honest, my first reaction was, its like they took apart an Aguilar GS112, and said, "lets "Eden-ify it!" and results are pretty nice. among the 1x12 pile was an Aguilar GS112, Genz-B Neo 1x12, Ampeg's Portabass 1x12, 2x10, 2x12, all loving connected to one of those GC head/cab switching boxes. heads were an Eden WT400 & Ampeg Portabass 250 (tho, i couldnt get it to work). what joy! physically, the Eden looks alot like a 2x10XLT cut in half, and turned side ways. the port was on the left side, while the tweeter was on the upper right hand corner. height wise, it was only as tall as the speaker was wide. and its not nearly as long as the previous one we all saw in BP was. just wide enough to accomodate the speaker. again, its like they took the Aguilar box, made it look like an Eden, then cut the depth a few inches. size wise, was second smallest looking. the Ampeg Portabass 1x12 was the smallest. and just a wee bit shallower than the Aguilar. but, what i loved most, was its light weight! had a very nifty snap handle just like the Aguilar's, but on the top. snapped away, so you can stack easily. and fun to lift with one hand. as you'll see, didnt really sound like neo speakers to me, but sure as heck could feel like it. and yes, stupid me, forgot to pick up the Genz Neo, to see if it was about as light. anyhow, grabbed a very nice looking Ken Smith along the back Ken Smith wall. not too familiar with Kenny's (i know... ), but this one had what appeared to be dark walnut, and besides the usual EQ, 2 mini toggles. first, fired up the Aguilar to acclimate my ears, and found it to be its dependable self. smoooooooooth, smokey, big, round, bold, like great bourbon... if, i ever knew what good bourbon tasted like. a usual, familiar fav. then tried the Eden, and was pleasantly surprised. good amount of upper mid definition, but NOT in that usual, albeit, a tad annoying Eden way. just a wee bit less. still, had a bit more hair down near the lower mids (wow, even typed, that sounds gross...) with a very punchie aggressive Eden feel, and a more present upper end. not my fav smooth voicing, i could definitely get used to it. low B wise, it was ok. yes, just ok. the Aguilar was a bit more satisfying. sure, later when we find the specs, we could go on about frequencies they hit (aguilar does 42Hz), but from what i heard, the Aguilar went lower and felt deeper. still, the Eden trade's that off for an overall more punchie, and very present sound. would prolly easily cut thru nicely as a 1x12. to me, Eden's bag aint necessarily "lower is better", but rather, "cut, slice and dice your way thru the mix". all in all, a VERY nice little package from Mr. Nordschow. need a nice 1x12 for smaller than small gigging? i wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to anyone. customer service, nonwithstanding, seems like Dave took great liberties with the massive amounts of R&D money US Music affords. he wanted to make a splash, and the results are tidal enough to knock anyone out. if anyone reading this is in the Silver Springs / Wheaton area outside of DC, go check it out!