I wonder....just from a fun and speculation standpoint before it's formally announced on Sep. 27th....
Will it have a new B1-type subwoofer that is perhaps slightly larger than a current B1 with more "umph"? It seems to have a form factor simliar to the current Model II powerstand. Will it have multiple inputs, similar to the original Model I system, and also include a T1 Tonematch port?
I think we're going to see some re-alignment of pricing on systems also, with the introduction of this new model. It would fit nicely as a replacement for the aging Model I system and I'm thinking the BIG shocker is going to be, it will be introduced at or near the $1,000 price point!! Of course, with that pricing, they will also announce a price reduction on the L1 Compact system to around $700 or so. I'm thinking with the model nomenclature already announced as Model 1S, they are keeping the Model II systems as the "top of the line" system in the product line offering. I'm seeing it as simply a replacement for the Model I, with some new features and benefits that will corner the marketplace for simliar systems.
It will be a NICE upgrade to the original Model I, and will carve out a market niche in the market for "Under $1000" systems.
Only time will tell, at this point!!!