Gainphile: S11 OB - Bookshelf open baffle with Seas 8" and Tangband Full-range

image Gainphile is working very hard just now, It does not seem that long since I blogged about his Open baffle floor standing speakers and here we are again looking at beautiful set of Bookshelves.

For the uninitiated, open baffle loudspeakers offer a different way of reproducing sound and they have some very dedicated fans amongst home builders.  Instead of using a box to help in the reproduction of the music with all the design problems that creates, Flat boards are used as baffles. 

This of course has its own design issues, the speaker cones are no longer damped by the air pressure in an enclosure and drivers have to be chosen that are suited to this use.  Gainphile chose Seas L21RNXP & Tang Band W3-1346s for this set of speakers. 

His blog details his listening impressions.. 

Gainphile: S11 OB - Bookshelf open baffle with Seas 8" and Tangband Full-range