Orpheus 808 loudspeaker Specifications

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Description: Three-way, reflex-loaded, floor-standing loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1.1" soft-dome tweeter, two 8" polypropylene-cone woofers (one rolling off above 100Hz), 12" polypropylene-cone passive radiator. Crossover frequencies: 100Hz, 2kHz. Frequency range: 28Hz-22kHz ±3dB. Sensitivity: 86dB/W/m. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Amplifier requirements: 25–200W.
Dimensions: 44.5" H by 15.5" W by 8.5" D (173/8" with bases attached). Weight: 63 lb each.
Price: $1400/pair (1988); no longer available (2022). Approximate number of dealers: sold factory-direct.
Manufacturer: Orpheus, 87 South Sixth Street, Locust Valley, New York 11560 (1988); company no longer in existence (2022).

Company no longer in existence (2022)

Glotz's picture

Not all reviews were positive in the old days! Stereophile tells the truth, and fortunately most, if not almost all audio products are now tonally accurate and do most things right vs. wrong.

There were many other reviews of speakers that were not recommended, as well as amps and sources... so many more from a ratio standpoint vs. today. The overall level of product quality has created that reality, IMO.

runningupthathill's picture

I've never read a single review in Stereophile before this that's honest about a product's weaknesses, and it was published years ago!

Has editorial and journalistic integrity declined?