David is pretty close.
The story of the 6x9. We have had this since the start of Wet Sounds. Been sitting on them for 5 years now. Before most even knew what HLCD stands for. But there were too many other items of more importance ahead like amps and in boats and subs to keep adding more tower speakers to our line up. Also, I was not crazy about the housing shape. So the speaker got shelved. As we lay out a road map and have plans for years on where and what the line will be.
Then about 3 years ago we met with a major boat company about a special edition boat they were building. They loved our speakers but already had their minds made up about using the current 6x9 housing they had as they had it color matched to the boat accents and it had their logo etc. I told them we have had this 6x9 driver for some time now and I would be happy to provide them just the drivers. So we sent them a couple proto pairs and they loved them.
Unfortunently, the way it always goes. The boat started getting out of hand in terms of costs so things started getting nixed. The Wet Sounds HLCD 6x9's was one of them. So we never built them for that boat. So once again they sat on the shelf.
Then last year we got wind of the first pics of the G3 tower with the 6x9's mounted on the shelf. And seeing how difficult it was going to be to mount other speakers to that tower. We finally saw the opportunity and need for a raw driver speaker.
We have a shelf to mount our PRO 60&PRO 80 to the G3. And now will have the PRO 696-RS. For those that get a boat with the factory speakers but want to upgrade the drivers.
Plus there are tower boxes like grants etc..that can use them.
Hope that clears it up. They will be shipping soon. Still finishing the tooling on the grille. Probably 60 days or so