I was sufficiently intrigued by Usher’s 8955A woofer (8 inch diameter) that I bought a pair from Parts Express during their sale in December 2007. In Usher’s own designs, they cross this woofer over at 276 Hz or 282 Hz to their 7 inch diameter mid-bass driver, Model #8948A. Other manufacturers such as Wilson with the Watt/Puppy also use 8 inch woofers with a 7 inch mid-bass driver. I don’t understand the logic behind crossing an 8 inch woofer over to a 7 inch woofer. Are these manufacturers letting the 7 inch driver roll off naturally, thereby actually creating 2.5 way systems? I can’t argue the success of speakers like the Watt/Puppy, but wouldn’t greater midrange resolution and transparency be achieved using a proper midrange driver? My plan is to combine the 8955A with a true midrange driver using a crossover point around 500 Hz, but I could be convinced otherwise. Does anyone foresee a problem using the 8955A at this high of a LP crossover point? Thanks in advance for your comments.