ORION-3.4, 3.5, 4.0 Linkwitz Lab 3-way Kit Pair - Drive Units Only

Price: $2,670.00

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Manufacturer: Seas Excel
Product ID : ORION-3.4
Weight: 125.00 lbs
Manufacturer: Seas Excel
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ORION-3.4 & 3.5 & 4.0 Versions Open Baffle Speaker Kit - Pair - Drive Units Only
Price shown is for a PAIR

The Orion-3.4, 3.5, 4.0 Kit is a high end speaker design from Siegfried Linkwitz of Linkwitz Lab.

We only have the drivers and plans available: not the crossovers or cabinets. Please visit  the Linkwitz Lab website for furhter information. Plans are emailed via PDF if selected.

Price shown includes a 10% discount on the tweeters and woofers.

This kit includes:

4x Tweeters - Seas T25CF002

The Seas Excel T25CF-002, "MILENNIUM" is a 25mm soft dome tweeter with a novel Neodymium based magnet system. It is the tweeter of choice for those who seek extremely precise and realistic sound reproduction combined with a relatively low crossover frequency.

2x Woofers - Seas W22EX001

The Seas Excel W22EX001 is a 22cm (8'') cone driver developed for use as a high fidelity woofer or woofer/midrange unit. The extremely stiff, yet light cone gives tremendous bass precision and midrange detail.

4x Subwoofers - Seas L26RO4Y

The Seas L26RO4Y is a 10" aluminum cone super long stroke subwoofer with large roll surround and 4-layer voice coil.

The L26RO4Y subwoofer. Developed in cooperation with Linkwitz Laboratories in Corte Medera, California, the L26RO4Y will see its first application in two new versions of the highly acclaimed Linkwitz ORION open baffle loudspeaker. The L26RO4Y substantially improves the ORION's bass performance and dynamic capabilities. We at SEAS are also very proud that the ORION loudspeaker now uses all SEAS drive units!

There is more to a woofer than its published TS small signal parameters and X-max, derived from mechanical measurements. In the Orion's open baffle, a woofer operates in the large signal domain; and its distortion, dynamic stability and limiting behavior determine the sound. An open baffle is the most demanding and difficult environment for a long throw woofer. --Mr. Siegfried Linkwitz,

To meet these stringent demands, the L26RO4Y subwoofer builds upon the already excellent chassis, magnet system, cone, and surround of our L26ROY. An all new FEA designed spider and 4 layer voice coil wound on a stiff glass fibre former have been employed, resulting in a driver with ultra long throw, very low distortion, and extremely stable mechanical operation under all conditions; including open baffle systems. The low Qts and Fs are ideally suited for active open baffle bass systems, but the L26RO4Y can also produce excellent results in enclosure based subwoofer and multi-way systems.

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Reviewed by rustybutt
12/31/2017 - 11:55:52 AM
Reference Quality Audio
I've been running a pair of the Linkwitz Orion loudspeakers for about 10 years now. More than one visitor has described my system as being of "reference quality." Most visitors leave with envy.

The Orion system has imaging and detail the equal or better than commercial systems in the $50,000 and up price range. This is truly a system which is exceptional. There are a lot of $30,000 monkey coffins which don't begin to image as well and those SEAS bass drivers can really move some air.

The Linkwitz LX521 is a newer design and costs about $1000 less than the Orion, but has the fatal flaw for some in being quite unattractive. A low WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) if you will. The Orion has a more commercial look to it which most will find more pleasing.

This is a system which truly be the last loudspeaker you'll ever own or want to build. Once you hear a set of Orions, you'll KNOW that. The design has been around for a while now and there is a large list of owners world wide, happy to offer auditions, at the Linkwitz website.

Your total system cost would be about $1000 more than the LX521, but they'd look much more like fine furniture. The LX521 is a wonderful system, which not surprisingly sounds almost identical to the Orion, and may image a little better. But after 10 years, I am still astonished at how good my system sounds.
Reviewed by kreg84124@yahoo.com
05/19/2012 - 02:07:55 PM
Orion 4 Madisound/Wood Artistry
The most important thing I can say is that this is the best loudspeaker I have ever heard in my life for reproducing natural acoustical music, regardless of price. It's not bad for electronic music either. Pretty universally excellent on rock, jazz, trance, etc., but especially good for classical music. The most natural, nonelectronic sounding human voice reproducer I've yet heard. It is dynamic, crystal clear, coherent, has thunderous and tight lows, and most especially captures in a most captivating fashion the space of a live performace in a way I've never heard from a non planar speaker, although much more dynamic and with a greater sense of ease than a planar can do. I speak being quite familiar with a variety of ribbon/planar magnetic, electrostatic, and other cone (including ceramic) speaker designs. I freaking love this speaker!