Linkwitz Audio Room
General Room Notes – Hey, the new Linkwitz OB’s, I’m a big fan of his work from way back, super excited to hear these babies. They are certainly one of the most intricate cabinets we’ve seen and the aesthetic is very cool!
Sibelius – Ah, open and spacious. Captures a ton of emotion in her playing.
Mahler 6 – Yes, room filling sound! Dynamics? Check. Scale up very nicely to the huge orchestra at full forte. Really good detail detail on the cellos and double basses. In fact, most detailed bass at the show so far.
Tom Waits – Big, big sound. And Tom sounds properly gravelly and life-weary. OK, I’ll say it flat out – this is the best the LW room has sounded, period. These new speakers are a huge breakthrough compared to the past, and compared to pretty much every other OB setup I’ve heard.
Natalie Merchant – I’m shocked how smooth the sound is that they are getting without any room treatments. I think having them pulled out in the room a bit and having and OB side null really helps. And the bass PUNCHES. Usually bass punch is a weakness of OB speakers, but not here!Jason’s Notes
Ok the speakers look like a garage project IMO. I don't usually comment on the way gear looks unless it's stellar but these are pretty damn ugly.
Sibelius sounds pretty nice. Lovely violin. And I like the balance of the orchestra behind the lead.
Mahler another great dynamic setup. Nice nice
Tom waits wow HUGE imaging. Voice overloads the room a bit. No treatments. Not the most detailed sound I've heard but pleasant for sure.
Merchant deep male voices sound a bit disembodied but Natalie sounds nice and full.
Overall these ugly ducklings sing like a swan... Well maybe not a swan, a song bird of some sort with ugly plumage but beautiful song... You get the idea.