Hi, guys, I am actually waiting to do a two-fer for you guys. The SECOND speaker pair may be more impressive than the Maggie LRS speakers. I am in the process of finishing up a pair of Pass / Linkwitz SLOB's - that is Slot-Loaded bass augmented Open Baffles. This speaker design combines a full-range 8" Cube Audio driver set in a 20"W x 40"T open baffle and a 15" Eminence super woofer which propagates through a 3"T x 16"W slot just below the baffle board. This is Pass's reference speaker and only about 2 pairs exist - Herb Reichert of Stereophile heard it about 8 months ago in Sea Ranch, CA and said it was the best audio transducer he has ever heard.
Here are some pics of the cabinets which master carpenter Jeff McCabe is finishing for me, and the drivers. The speaker is bi-amped using a Pass Aleph 5 on the bottom, and a First Watt J2 SIT amp on the top. I will receive the cabinets from Jeff in about 1 week. The only change I made from Pass's design is the use of a 1/2" thick piece of clear acrylic instead of 3/4" birch plywood. (The acrylic has a much higher density but lower modulus - great for damping.) The crossover is under construction at Casa de la Binger and should be ready in a couple weeks. It includes equalization to flatten the driver response out to +/- a couple dB from 40Hz to 20KHz.
I am also looking at adding a dipole set of Coles Supertweeters at 8Khz and up to improve the Cube Audio driver's high frequency polar response. The last picture is a 2001: a space odyssey
inspired layout of the drivers. I expect to be ready for an audition by about Thanksgiving time. I will set a date (probably a Sat. afternoon / evening) in about 1 week.