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  • #16
    Originally posted by turn2 View Post
    Kit builders generally don't measure. I'm speaking from personal experience, so YMMV. So it makes we wonder if these kits serve...uh, some purpose.
    But kit designers do. If there wasn't a purpose I don't think PE would advertise them even with a poor choice of names...


    • #17
      Originally posted by davidroberts View Post

      But kit designers do. If there wasn't a purpose I don't think PE would advertise them even with a poor choice of names...
      If you had an inventory of drivers that don't measure alike how would YOU unload them?


      • #18
        The new name is just as blatant. I think at this point re-evaluating how PE is naming speaker kits is in order.
        Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.


        • #19
          Link is broken, they appear to be respelled to Orian.

          Orian 3-way High Output Bookshelf Speaker Kit Pair With Knock Down EnclosuresOrian 3-way High Output Bookshelf Speaker Kit Pair With Knock Down EnclosuresThe Orian High Output Bookshelf Speaker Kit's unique design delivers SPL levels you would normally only expect from larger tower speakers, while creating a spacious soundstage that will put you in the center of the performance. This speaker kit defines "big sound from small package". With an open back midrange enclosure, the Orian takes advantage of reflected sound to produce room filling output for a remarkably wide soundstage with no boxy coloration caused by standing waves. An 8" long throw woofer provides powerful low frequency output with useful in-room response to less than 30 Hz, making this system ideal for use without the need for a separate subwoofer. The coaxially mounted 1" silk dome tweeter provides natural but accurate response with almost perfect time alignment and phase interaction to the midrange. Whether you need high output to fill a large space or accurate response for critical studio playback, the Orian Speaker Kit is the perfect choice. Note: In smaller rooms, or reverberant spaces, the open baffle configuration may be undesirable due to excess reflected sound. In these cases, the Orian Speaker Kit includes everything you need for a damped rear chamber configuration in order to reduce the rear radiation. In addition, the damped rear chamber configuration will deliver more precise imaging that may be desirable in some situations.The DriversMidrange and high frequencies are handled by the Dayton Audio CX150-8 which features a 5" curvilinear poly cone woofer mated with a 1” silk dome tweeter. The poly cone woofer provides a good balance between stiffness, low mass and damping, making for a very natural sounding driver with a smooth frequency response. The silk dome tweeter provides detailed and clear high frequencies with minimal distortion. In addition, the optimized tweeter placement and flaring reduces the phase issues with the woofer that is commonplace with many coaxial drivers. Dayton Audio's DCS205-4 8" Classic Series Subwoofer was chosen to handle the low frequencies because of its excellent price to performance ratio. This rugged long throw driver has been proven to offer excellent low frequency capability, low distortion, and incredible reliability. In order to handle high power consistently, this driver features a vented, bumped back plate, Kevlar reinforced cone, rubber half-roll surround, and a high-temperature 4-layer copper voice coil on a polyimide former. Also, a copper cap on the pole piece helps to minimize stored energy helping to further minimize distortion even when pushed to its limit. The CrossoverDividing the frequencies between the drivers is a 15 component 3-way crossover network. Polypropylene caps, air core inductors, and ultra-low inductance resistors are used in the critical midrange/tweeter signal path allowing this network to pass audio with minimal effect to the original signal. Crossover frequencies of 500 and 4,500 Hz let the drivers perform in their optimal range for low distortion and consistent off-axis performance. Due to the number of components the Orian kit includes a custom dual-sided printed circuit board, making the crossover assembly and installation easier than ever. The EnclosureThe rigid 3/4" MDF enclosure panels are all CNC milled for tight tolerances ensuring easy enclosure assembly. The vented enclosure is optimized to give extended low-frequency response while controlling excursion to allow high output and power handling. All double rabbeted and dadoed joints make assembly almost effortless, requiring only a few clamps for a perfect fit. Recesses for flush mounting the midrange/tweeter and woofer are pre-cut, making installation a snap.Note: This kit comes with everything required to build a pair of Orian Bookshelf Speakers. Including: Knock-down enclosure, drivers, crossover components, damping material, binding posts, screws, and wire.Specifications• Power handling: 150 watts RMS/200 watts max • Frequency response: ±3 dB from 37-20,000 Hz (±6 dB from 30- 20,000 Hz) • Impedance: 4 ohms • Sensitivity: 83 dB 1W/1m • Dimensions: 21" H x 11" W x 13" DOn Axis Frequency ResponseDayton Audio CX150-8 Specifications:Midrange:• Power handling: 80 watts RMS/160 watts max • VCdia: 1.5" • Le: 1.03 mH • Impedance: 8 ohms • Re: 6.12 ohms • Frequency response: 60-5,500 Hz • Fs: 63.9 Hz • SPL: 88.8 dB 2.83V/1m • Vas: 0.34 cu. ft. (9.57 liters) • Qms: 5.38 • Qes: 0.51 • Qts: 0.46• Xmax: 5.0 mm Tweeter:• Power handling: 30 watts RMS/60 watts max • VCdia: 1" • Le: 0.04 mH @ 10 kHz • Impedance: 8 ohms • Re: 5.5 ohms • Frequency response: 3,500-20,000 Hz • Fs: 1940 Hz • SPL: 91.1 dB 2.83V/1m • Qms: 2.28 • Qes: 3.86 • Qts: 1.43Dayton Audio DCS205-4 Specifications:• Power handling: 150 watts RMS/300 watts max • VCdia: 1.5" • Le: 1.78 mH • Impedance: 4 ohms • Re: 3.9 ohms • Frequency response: 30 to 600 Hz • Fs: 32.3 Hz • SPL: 88.6 dB 2.83V/1m • Vas: 0.95 cu. ft. ( liters) • Qms: 6.28 • Qes: 0.4 • Qts: 0.37 • Xmax: 8.8 mm SpecificationsQ&AReviewsManuals & Resources

          looks like a cool concept of a speaker.


          • djg
            djg commented
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            They could add an apostrophe and go Irish.

          • Steve Lee
            Steve Lee commented
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            I like it, djg!

            O' ryan . . .

        • #20
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