OK, so Yesterday Wayne and Lou came by to pick up the Ulysses from my house. I told Lou I would give a little blurb about what I thought about the experience. I plan on doing a more full review later, but for now I just want to say a few things.
For one, I have always been and continue to be amazed at how damned efficient these speakers are. No horns, no trick cabinet loading, no giant baffles or other 'tricks', but 97 dB efficiency from a 3 way speaker... That's incredible. I have been driving them with a 5 watt SET amp that by all rights doesn't belong with a speaker of this complexity. I use the very same amp to run JUST the midrange section in my speakers. Yet the Ulysses can honestly and effectively be run with 5 watts assuming you don't want ridiculous SPL you will never feel cheated.
The Ulysses have the most amazing cabinet work I have ever seen in any speaker period. Lou is a master craftsman. If you're at RMAF you owe it to yourself to just get a glimpse of them. No one else at the show comes close in my experience.
The sound- Dark, very rich... Very VERY full sounding. The balance of these speakers are, in a word, bold. There's no other way to describe the voicing. They are not afraid to present a wonderfully full, and confident sound that most manufacturers shy away from in fear of such a sound exposing flaws or inabilities within the speaker. Not the Ulysses.
Any way it is my experience every single year I go to RMAF that at least one of the rooms that Daedalus is present in is among the top 5 in sound quality. I am looking forward to hearing them all this year!