dahlquist has been around as a canadian company for quite a while. the new 10 however is going to be interesting
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dahlquist never went under it was bought out by the regnar corp,they have alway's been there to buy part's from for the old dq10's,i know they were still making speaker system's as of a year ago but im now sure weather or not there were any plans to bring back to life the dq10's.
i too fondly remembered the dq10's from my youth & when i was old enough & had enough cash to finally get some 10's i found them to be an extremly hard speaker to get good sound from,i also found them to have a horrible bass response,i even went as far as buying the seperate bass module & pasive xover that was supposed to correct the lack of a decent bass response all to no avail.
in the end i found them to be just too hard to drive & not enough bass response.
who know's though maybee regnar-dahlquist changed the design from the original saul marantz design & corrected the problem's.
Wow, I saw the new Dq10s. The only thing that it is similar to the older Dq10 is on the designation. What it seems to me is that it is an entirely new design and most likely with the improvements to the problems that Bigjoe might have had with it. Look at the push and pull designation of the woofer. Doesn't the top look to be baffle less in execution? It seems to follow the line of the Linkwitz design, with different low end design.
If I were in the market for loudspeakers, I would check them out for sure.
Bemopti123: Did you get to hear the DQ-10s? Or were they just on a static display?
Is the bass also an open baffle design? That's where the dipole nature of the Linkwitz Orions is most useful. It's not clear from the Dahlquist web site whether the bass on the new DQ-10 is in a box, or is open. The drawing leads me to think that it's a ported box.
Do they have any dealers lined up in the US yet?