The Geddes line of loudspeakers is the product of years of intensive research into loudspeakers, room acoustics, and
psychoacoustics. This research has led to a rather unique approach to
an optimum sound playback system for a small room. The speakers shown here represent the current state-of-the-art in loudspeaker design using the highly acclaimed waveguides that have been developed by Dr. Geddes over
more than thirty years. A white paper is available
that highlights Dr. Geddes approach to systems design. This approach is based on his years of research into the problems of audio playback in small rooms and this paper defines the design principles that go into each of Geddes products.
Dr. Geddes has added a comprehensive paper on directivity. The need for this paper was highlighted by the number of questions that are received about directivity - What is
it? What is good or bad directivity?
There is also a paper on "What
is a Waveguide".
For those curious about Geddes "Multiple
Sub" technique view this
The multiple sub setup is supplied free
to any customer who buys two or more subs. The setup is now
available as a stand alone service. The fee is $200 for Geddes
Speakers (non-sub) owners (of record) and $400 for non-owners.
The manual for doing this is
Several reviews of Geddes Loudspeakers are available. These reviews testify to the correctness of Dr. Geddes's
unique approach. It should be noted that these aren't select reviews, taken from a variety of various reviews, these are all of the reviews that have been
received. None have been left out.
There is now an option for using an active filter (supplied). The
current pricing is the same for active or passive for the Abbey and a
small differential for the others. The active
crossover is supplied by a pre-programmed MiniDSP module.
The price has been reduced for the Nathan 10C.
The Geddes product line currently consists of five models, three are also available in kit form. This product line is:
Polar data program
Room Response program
This software is in development. To start select loudspeaker and
then change the window size to show data. Click in room to move
Which model to buy?
The Summa Cum Laude offered maximum performance but at a considerably higher cost, volume and weight
(currently unavailable); the Abbey is less expensive, smaller and much lighter, but gives up very little performance; the Nathan is a substantial performer in a very reasonable size, weight, and cost, and finally the Harper is small, lightweight, and
inexpensive and yet maintains much of the superior quality of its heftier siblings.
|Current Pricing (Mar.
|Baffle + drivers
+ crossover (active or passive)
|All parts - adds polyurethane side panels and MDF/CLD back panel
||Fully assembled and tested,
Assembled tested and finished (1)
||800 (850 Active)
||675 (800 Active)
|12" PR Sub
|12" closed box sub
|10" closed box sub
Please note that prices are per
speaker, in US$ and exclude shipping and handling charges
"Baffle" includes constrained layer damped baffle
with resin cast waveguide, compression driver mounting
plate and custom fit foam plug. A set of cabinet drawings and a schematic are
included. Videos of assembly will be made available. It is required that
the front baffle edges be routed after
assembly of the enclosure. This requires a router and a 3/4 to 1-1/4" bit
depending on model and ability. The larger the radius the better, however,
a Harper is limited to 1" and Nathans and Abbeys to 1-1/4". The larger
radii require a shaper as a router cannot handle these larger bits.
"Drivers" are the drivers appropriate for the design.
"Crossover" contains all electronic parts or a
preprogrammed DSP box for active filter usage, but does not include a CLD back
All prices are FOB my workshop. Packing for shipping and
shipping costs are extra. Assembled speakers will not be shipped with the
woofers installed as too much damage potential in shipping results. They will be finished and tested but then
the woofers removed
for shipping. The woofers are sent separately and must be reinstalled by
the customer upon arrival.
1) Black, white and red in a satin finish are
standard. Other colors and finishes
(high gloss) are available on request
and priced accordingly.
A fully refundable deposit of 1/2 total purchase must be made to get in the delivery queue,
which also fixes the price - please use www.Paypal.com
and account - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deposit is not fully refundable once the order build has been started.
Changes to content can be made at the discretion of the manufacturer and options can be eliminated at any time.