- The article a great job at describing the parts of a speaker driver, though it does get wonky.
- Thicker more ridged baskets (the metal or plastic part of the speaker that holds it together) is an indicator of quality.
- Spends a lot of time discussing the value, or lack thereof of stamped vs. cast baskets
- Many companies use "open tool" baskets, meaning they did not design them but purchased them from another manufacturer. Note that this could be the case even if their name is on it! The Speaker Company did this often as minor mods to tools are often inexpensive.
Best image from the article from Audioholics showing the cheaper, open tool product used by Bose vs the custom BA basket. This does not mean you'll like the Boston Acoustics sound better (you will, but for many reasons beyond the basket material), just that the Bose speaker is from an open tool, likely thin and not as well made as the BA speaker.