The cabs might have been too small on the OG A25, dunno anything about those drivers back in the day. I might have even described it as a bit sloppy, but there was certainly a cohesiveness (likely a result of the no x-over and simple x-over design) to the A25 despite concerns about the disparity of the 10" and 1.5" driver sizes. The A26 uses modern drivers. I can't see Seas screwing up on this. I've never heard a sloppy sounding driver from Seas - it's just not in their DNA. The aperiodic loading instead of bass port may take some getting use to for modern listeners used to only hearing ported designs. It's closer to acoustic suspension than ported designs. Less steep roll-off but greater extension may be perceived as less bass. I'm very tempted by this. It should be on the loaner program. I might add bracing to the cabs.