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Thanks, Clueless. I have seen the Orion mentioned elsewhere and from private e-mails. Mr. Linkwitz lives within an hour drive from me, so that would be a plus.
I have a bit of trepidation with respect to the "open baffle" design. Unfounded concerns?
With those North Creeks, did you find need of a subwoofer with thier two-way design?
At this point, I would appreciate any and all suggestions along this same line of quality.
21/2 way. No, I did not need added bass but that is just me. I only dealt with the Rhythm speaker. They have a nice sub all set up that integrates well if you want to go that way. Northcreek has (or use to have I have not checked their site for a while) a pamphlet on cabinets they sell that is worth the read too if you are new to speaker cabinet making. they match all of the drivers, etc and go the extra mile.
I've also liked damping of multiple layers of mdf/birch ply or what ever you use. There was an article in the 2/02 issue of audioXpress on it (might be worth lookiong at too)and it works as far as I can tell.
I've not done the Linkwitz speaker but have wanted to. He is a genius. I'd for sure drive over and give a listen if I were you.(if he has one set up to listen to) I wouldn't be concerned with the different design at all. I'm not sure if it difficult design to do but doesn't seem like it.
If you want some other ideas go to the Madisond.com forum.
If you want to go with another system you can find people there who will test your drivers for you.
Here are a couple good sites if you want info re the electronic side of things. You won't need it if you go with Linkwitz or Northcreek.
Keep us informed.