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Subjective evaluation of one of Don Barringer’s ASP mods

I’ve spent some time listening to Don Barringer’s change to the midrange low pass filter (3.3.1.SN). The effect is both very subtle and very worthwhile. I may try the other filters, but I reverted to 3.2.1 after trying 3.3.1 so … Continue reading

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Remote control for everything

Ever since building the LCDuino-1 remote controlled passive preamp, I’ve wanted to control some filter parameters in the Orion ASP via remote too. Specifically, I want to be able to change a capacitor (C7) on the fly to alter a … Continue reading

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Tinkerer’s Rules

I saw this the other day and thought I should pass it on.

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Jim Hall – Concierto

One great jazz album is Concierto by Jim Hall. It was recorded in 1975 and released on CTI. Paul Desmond, Chet Baker, Rolland Hanna, Ron Carter, and Steve Gadd put in beautiful, driving performances. Side 2 is a single cut … Continue reading

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Subwoofer EQ

A friend and I thoroughly and painstakingly auditioned various Emotiva multi-channel amps several years ago for our Orions. My reason for selecting the combination we ended up with was that the bass had a cleaner and more discrete character than … Continue reading

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Ton Koopman and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at Flint Center

We attended a concert of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra guest conducted by Ton Koopman at the Flint Center at De Anza college in Cupertino a few weeks ago. This was the first time we have been in this hall. … Continue reading

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Linkwitz on developing 3.0 and 3.2

Siegfried publicly announced the details of the change from Orion+ (2.0) to Revision 3.0 at the end of July. By mid September, he released the details for 3.2 and then posted a minor change affecting the bass response in October, … Continue reading

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Orions verified by live music once again

We attended a concert by Hélène Grimaud and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at Davies Hall this afternoon, Kirill Karabits conducting. About the sound: 100dB peaks in the nose-bleed section on Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. The Schumann piano concerto barely hit … Continue reading

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Cool blog. Keep it up!

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Why a blog on the Orions? Is this about the Orions anyways?

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