- May 26, 2019
I can compare them to box-based speakers of similar design and quality: Aerial Acoustics, KEF, and Dutch & Dutch. There is something very different about the mid- and lower-bass area, and all I can say is that you can tell that there is no box. Rather than a punchy-type sound, the Linkwitz designs make it impossible to locate a box in space. The Dutch have a buttery-smooth response, but I still hear the box. That's even more true with any B&W, including high-end lines, which to my ears sound very "damped."