Lou - how do these differ from the Ulysses, other than the select wood, larger size, additional bracing and the rear firing super tweeter? Are the drivers different / higher end? What about frequency response and the efficiency rating?
I'm sure they will be beautiful... that's a given!
you've named the main points. range and sensitivity will be about the same.
the wood is not 'just' simple upgrade, this really is another league, and the rear tweeters etc bring another level of build complexity.
the forward drivers are the same. someday I will work on a "higher end" driver but the costs will be much more than the Orpheus, unless you know of off the shelf drivers that will do what I need for my design goals and that are more high end than what I currently use/make.
bottom line is that the Orpheus is much more expensive to build and is priced more in line with where my top models should be. the Ulysses while not by any means an inexpensive speaker is actually priced near its cost.
thanks much for the compliments, I can't wait to unveil these at RMAF.