NiToNi said:The only thing that puts me off (ah, too strong a word... worries me, is more like it) is the simple cabinets Wilmslow Audio seem to be using in their designs. There is very little info in their catalouge about the details of the cabinets (thickness, bracing etc), which I do not take as a good sign, and their cheap price also suggest to me that they are not made to the same standard as the drivers they house.
The same goes for the crossover networks, nothing about cutoff frequencies, slopes etc, just a long rant about the supposedly high quality components used.
IMHO, good loudspeaker design is not just about using the most expensive drivers available but about skill and thoughtful implementation, i.e driver matching, cabinet, filter etc. This is where I am worried Wilmslow Audio's designs will fall short although I would love to be corrected on this point by people in the know. The difference in presentation of philosophy and design development between Wilmslow Audio and say North Creek Music Systems is most striking in his respect, with the latter giving a much more solid and credible impression.
North Creek Music Systems