Just watched the video. A year before COVID hit, I asked JH if he has any plans to introduce a sub like classic 98, the answer was NO due to production costs. I guess he had lot to time to think during COVID and there must be enough interest for him to rethink his position. I am sucker for wood veneer and never really cared piano black finish. The link below explains classic 98’s intended audience, it’s certainly not designed for bass hungry folks or the masses.
I wouldn’t mind trying a pair once finances permits. I know they would handsomely compliment my Tannoy Canterbury’s :-)