I finished a pair of Ellam XT's the day before yesterday and after the
first few hours of listening I really have to say - wow!!
I'm honestly surprised - I didn't expect such a large stage sound with
such an extended and clean bass performance from such a small driver &
As my main speakers are self built modified Orions (floorstanding
dipoles made available from Siegfried Linkwitz), I expected a rather
large difference to these and I'm really surprised to hear that so far
I'm not missing anything not even bass quantity nor quality. It might be
that the sound stage is not that huge compared to the Orions but I've to
listen more to be sure of that.
As I'm also using a truly fine solid state power amp with the Ellam XT
(which is rather impractical with the Orion given that it needs at least
6 channels worth of power) this combination shines with a sparkle that I
miss from my modified Orion.
I really like this combination a lot and I'm looking forward to many
hours of joy.
Many thanks for making your great designs available!
All the best, Hannes
PS: I built the cabinet using plum and walnut wood and can send you a
photo in case you're interested.