Dr. Linkwitz & His Orion Impress Bay Area Audiophiles

Yesterday, BAAS members were treated to the unique and highly capable “Orion IV Loudspeaker” system from Linkwitz Lab and Wood Artistry.

Sporting a “classic” planar baffle for mids and treble, bass is handled by a clever “W baffle” – a feature that no doubt contributes to the speaker’s fine top-to-bottom tonal balance and soundstage stability.

Also contruting to the overall sound were electronics from Pass Labs, Marantz, Bryston, and Auraliti (whose music server is becoming as ubiquitous at BAAS events as the first movement of “Symphonic Dances).

Indeed, I heard several members comment to each other after the event: “best sound I’ve heard in a long time.”

But that’s not all…. Also on hand were the designer (Siegfried Linkwitz) and builder (Don Naples). In addition to the obvious technical expertise of these two professionals, it was clear to me that both were avid audiophiles and music lovers too. Each describes his path in the audio biz, and the technical goals that were the targets of their efforts on Orion.

A discography of the music played is given below.

Thanks to West Valley College and all the folks that helped make this gig the success that it was.



Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 Audiophile, Bob, Equipment, Events

1 Comment to Dr. Linkwitz & His Orion Impress Bay Area Audiophiles

  1. If anyone missed the Orion demo and would find it convenient to hear them in the south bay, email me at eweitzman@acm.org. I’ve been demo’ing my Orions in Sunnyvale ever since I built them in 2005. People can come over individually or we could arrange a listening party.

    - Eric

  2. eweitzman on June 1st, 2011