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Home of the Betsy and Lii 15 open baffle loudspeakers


Cherry Betsy


Stereo Times review of the Betsy baffles


Stereo Times 2016 Most Wanted Components List


Six Moons review of the Betsy baffles



Decware Audio Betsy baffle forum



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Caintuck Audio Open Baffle Loudspeakers


Based on interest from music lovers who have visited my home listening room, as well as a
 very favorable response from attendees of the 2014 through 2019 Decware Zen Fests and the 2015
Capital Audio Fest ..... I am now offering my custom built open baffle loudspeakers to the public.

Available are several versions of the low profile "barrel" shaped speakers

The standard dimensions of the speakers are 22 1/2" high and 18" wide - the base is rear mounted and 12" deep

They are light in weight with rear mounted handles, making them easy to move when not in use

The speakers are extremely efficient, having no crossover components - minimum 
92.4 DB efficiency
The dipole configuration increases the perceived sensitivity allowing the speakers
to work extremely well with low powered amplification

They can be powered with any high quality stereo amplifier of 2 watts per channel or greater



The low profile of the baffles allows the speakers to pull a wonderful "disappearing act"
producing a holographic sound stage
that "floats" above the baffles ..... extending into the
listening room, behind the front wall and past the side walls



*  As of June 1st, 2020 all new speaker orders will be constructed from solid hardwoods  *

The quality of available plywood has deteriorated and I will no longer be offering plywood baffles


* Please note that there is a variation in hue and grain patterns in all real wood products *

The photos on this website are representative of the hardwood species used, but some variation is to be expected



Prices starting at $ 549.00 per pair for finished speakers


Caintuck Audio Price List



The Lii 15 Baffle


The Lii 15 bass baffle


The Lii 12 Baffle

Alnico magnet Betsy baffles




Questions about the Betsy Baffle loudspeakers



 
Shipping and handling charges


Return policy




Audition Sites for Caintuck Audio loudspeakers







Current Inventory

Speakers currently in stock and ready to ship


Partially completed speakers with driver options







Photo Gallery

Some recent projects .....


Wenge 15Padauk Betsy

Wenge hardwood Lii 15 baffle


Padauk hardwood Betsy baffle



CAF display

Demo room at 2015 Capital Audio Fest

* In 2015, I was adding a "super tweeter" to the Betsy baffles *

* I no longer offer this because the Wild Burro Audio Labs Betsy driver sounds just fine without one *




Flat Pack Baffle Kits

I am no longer offering flat pack baffles
Only complete speakers are currently available





The excellent Flea Watt amplifiers sound great with Caintuck Audio speakers


Flea Watt amp


The Flea Watt website




The loudspeakers also work very well with vacuum tube amplifiers


I can highly recommend the "Spud" amplifier ..... available as a kit or prebuilt


Spud  Amplifier


The Spud website




I also highly recommend the Decware line of vacuum tube amplifiers


Several models are available, all sound wonderful


Zen Amplifier


Decware website






Caintuck Audio Price List



Please feel free to email me with any questions

Caintuck.OB@outlook.com


859 620-7274

Please leave a call back number if you wish to reach me via telephone

Telemarketers are driving me crazy and I don't answer any numbers that I don't recognize .....  Grin

*  Before contacting me via telephone, please note that I have a pretty severe speech impediment  *

Because of that, I prefer email correspondence ..... lengthy emails are welcome



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