I'd like to think so Jeff, but I would never,never want to tout my own design too much (too much of that sort of foolishness on internet forums) .sound as good as they look?
Yes, my (crude) interpretation of Siegfried Linkwitz's masterpiece. Waveguide (low gain horn) loaded XT19 and XLS12's.smallish orion design... horn loaded but same tweet? xls?
It would be next to impossible to use a single 8" driver for dipole "sub" use.what 8 would work for dipole use for the sub frequencies that could holds its own but reduce size?
BLH's can be quite good, as long as you brace the living hell out of them and don't expect any real bass. A friend of mine who's an ace cabinet builder uses a pair of Hedlund horns with 8" Fostexes and supertweets in them for his main system right now, and I got to spend some time with them a couple weeks ago. (The model of Fostex escapes me, but they're the ones that people often modify by using a Craftsman socket for a phase plug.) According to him they weren't terribly good until he added more bracing, and he had already (as shown in this old pic of his listening room) made them with double-thick (1.5") walls and a spine brace. Also, he quickly determined that despite their size they need bass support, in the form of two (I think) Dayton Quatro 10's mounted as pedestals behind the horn, firing backwards. I wasn't terribly prepared to like them, but I did. They threw a huge image, had stellar bass/mid focus, mids that might not quite rival a big Tannoy dual but were better than most of the stuff in the typical hi-fi salon, and were only let down by some roughness in the treble.geoffire said:
Sweet man. I've been drooling over the Orion design since I discovered them not too long ago. I wish I could afford them, though I would modify the design some (ribbon tweeters and the 12" XXLS instead of the 10"'s). Are you running them active or passive? Man oh man I wish I had the money to run active in the home audio environment, but my wife wants a house and a baby (in that order) so that kills any of my high end home audio dreams for a long time. Hah oh well maybe one day..AJinFLA said:An "Open Baffle" speaker (mine )
The two speakers in the middle are Hedlund horns, the speakers on the outside are Voigt Pipes, similar to the Cain & Cain Abby.demon2091tb said:OMG DS-21 i know those are your friends...but wow...That whole setup looks awesome. Are all of those TL's outside of the 2 mains....And are the two mains Horns?