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Randy in Caintuck
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The Plus 8 series of baffles
01/31/21 at 20:01:49

Over the past couple of years, I have received quite a few requests from customers for baffles that would be a bit more "upscale" and fit into the "eye candy" category. There are several hundred pairs of plywood Betsy baffles that shipped to customers since 2015 and they are still making beautiful music for their owners.  I receive emails on a regular basis from customers who enjoy chatting about audio related topics and to let me know that their Betsy baffles are still "singing" .....

I recently decided to start offering the Lii 15 baffles in an upscale version with thicker baffles and rear mounted drivers, but need to update some of the tools in my shop to make that happen ..... hopefully by springtime.

In the meantime, I have built a few pairs of speakers with slightly thicker baffles with the WBAL Betsy and alnico drivers ..... the drivers being rear mounted with a roundover on the front side of the baffle for the driver opening.  They have turned out nicely according to everyone who has seen them.

I have created a new web page for these speakers and am calling them the "Plus-8" series ..... website link.

Here are a few photos of the ones recently completed .....

Two pairs have shipped to customers and one is my personal pair .....

Peruvian walnut / Padauk


Wenge / Padauk

Larger photos here, here and here.

In addition to the Betsy drivers, I will be offering the Lii Audio Fast-8 drivers and the new Lii Audio Silver-8 drivers as an option.

The Silver-8 drivers are really good ..... I took a pair to a small audio get together yesterday and my local audio buddies gave thumbs up all around. A pair of the Silver-8 baffles and a third baffle with a Lii Audio W-15 bass driver or an Alpha bass baffle is a fine sounding full range system .....

Happy listening,

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