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Old 30th January 2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Default Has anyone built a linkwitz Orion?

Has anyone built a linkwitz Orion?

If so, how do they sound?

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Old 30th January 2003, 10:17 PM   #2
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While I have not built one of these, I had the opportunity to listen to one that was built locally.

This is a well thought out and executed design. The soundstage is very realistic, the vocals are smooth and lifelike without "box artifacts", the treble was extended with no harshness and the bass was very realistic. All of this blended together for a seamless presentation that was very natural sounding. You would be hard pressed to go wrong building this speaker.

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Old 30th January 2003, 10:37 PM   #3
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While I've not built the Orion, I did build the Pheonix...it's older sister. The most realistic speaker I have ever heard with live music. I'm on my fourth dipole design iteration now(diy'er at heart). Second the previous opinion.
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Old 31st January 2003, 07:06 AM   #4
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I'm building a modified Orion (or one piece Phoenix) at the moment, using 2 Seas W22, the Millenium and two Adire DPL12s a side.

I've finished the test baffles and it sounds so good I sold my Wilson speakers. I used to have Martin Logan CLS electrostats also, and it sounds like the best of both those speakers. The clarity of the 'stats with the dynamics of the Wilsons.

I would highly recommend it also.

I'm on Oz also. Fortunately the Seas and Peerless drivers are available here. I imported the DPL12s from the States.


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Old 1st February 2003, 06:36 AM   #5
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Default Linkwitz Orion's

I completed a set of the Orion's a little over a week ago. I am now cycling my music collection through them. They are outstanding. Great sound stage and imaging. A very coherent and natural sound from top to bottom. I need to visit my local Revel dealer to listen to some of the same music.

Construction is pretty straightforward. Siegfried supples an outstanding documentation package and provides support on his website for updates to the documentation.

I highly recommend them.

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Old 1st February 2003, 08:11 AM   #6
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jeffbock,
Is yours with the Thor sub?

If, not, will you be building this option?

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Old 1st February 2003, 01:18 PM   #7
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I have not built a Thor subwoofer. In listening and measuring the Orion in my room, the base extension and output are sufficient. SL indicates that most users will not need the Thor. My room is relatively small (about 22 square meters, 220square ft.) so max. sound pressure level is not a problem. I do have a few serious suckout problems that I will have to remedy with room placement, but as awlays, that is a cut and try proposition.

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Old 1st February 2003, 08:13 PM   #8
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Jeff,

Where are you noticing the suckouts. Do you have a big one at about 40Hz?

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Old 26th April 2003, 12:51 AM   #9
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Default what are you guys using for amplification?

I am building the orions this summer. Just received my plans today so am quite excited and eager.

I am planning all the things that I need to implement these and the amplification is the biggest problem. Am going to build eight LM3875 gainclones to power these. I am hoping that this is enough power for the peerless drivers. Does anyone have any comments on what they are using?

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Old 26th April 2003, 01:24 AM   #10
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The LM3875's should work fine. The power requirements for the Orion system are fairly benign.

I use higher powered amplifiers with my Orion system, but this is because they were on hand.

Good luck with your project and give me a holler if I can help you in any way.

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