While there are a number of choices in this price range, the Orcas and Dungeness from Blumenstein Audio are fantastic, doing so many things incredibly well. If you’re looking for a small speaker system that not only plays way bigger than its size suggests, but one that truly captures the tonal richness locked away in your favorite recordings, you need to give these a listen.
— Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio Magazine

Our cabinet designs for the 3" Orca family of speakers go back nearly a decade and are the heart and soul of the business. Every speaker in this line is artisan quality, and truly one of a kind. We have shipped Orca speakers to all seven continents (including Antarctica!).

Designed in Seattle. Built in Seattle. Shipped to you.


Orca Mini
from 399.00

The "Mini' is the culmination of years of R&D and is the smallest, lightest, most technologically advanced speaker that we offer.  The Mini redefines the expression of three dimensional sound.  The perfect desktop speaker, or compact speakers for any space, the Orca Mini boasts our flattest frequency response within their range and blurs the line between speaker and musical instrument.

  • 4" x 6" x 10"
  • 8 ohms, 90hz-35khz
  • Efficiency: 88 dB
  • Price is for a pair

 

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Orca Classic
from 499.00

The Orca Classics, our most established design with over eight years of refinement, are the original groundbreaking music makers. Combining the traditional look and sound with the technological advancements of the Orca Minis, the latest version of the Classics are perfect social "living room" bookshelf speakers. 

  • 5.5" x 8" x 11.25"
  • 8 ohms, 75hz-35khz
  • Efficiency: 89 dB
  • Price is for a pair
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Orca Deluxe
from 799.00

The Orca Deluxe is our ultimate compact high efficiency speaker, benefiting from thicker 3/4" architectural-grade bamboo ply, advanced cabinet tuning, and wider, curved baffles. This provides the Deluxe with superior control, detailed upper bass, and even clearer high frequencies. This mass loaded, extremely strong construction makes the Orca Deluxe our most efficient 3" full range model, capable of extracting every last ounce of subtlety and nuance from low power SET (Single Ended Triode) amplification.

  • 6" x 8.5" x 11.25"
  • 8 ohms, 75hz-35khz
  • Efficiency: 89 dB
  • Price is for a pair
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Orca Center Channel
from 149.00

The Orca Center Channel construction is identical to our normal Orca enclosures but are given a centered driver, bass reflex port, and binding posts so that they can be laid down on their side, making the Orca Center Channel ideal for use in a home theater setup. 

  • 8 ohms, 75hz-35khz
  • Price is a for a single speaker
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Features

With their unconventionally wide high frequency dispersion angle, the virtual point source fullrange drivers of the Orcas produce a clear and unwavering presentation of the actual space a recording was made in and produce satisfying bass at high or low volume levels, with or without their matching subwoofer, the Dungeness.

  • Abaca paper cone 3" fullrange driver with rubberized cloth surround and large magnetic circuit yields high efficiency, excellent detail retrieval, and powerful room presence. 
  • Drivers are hand tuned and mechanically isolated from the enclosure. This critical step gives them their authentic high frequency reproduction without any edge, bite, or raggedness from driver frame resonances. 
  • Heavy-duty gold plated binding posts for good connection quality and longevity.
  • Cabinets are carefully glued by hand with optimal clamp tension to ensure the ideal final tone is developed, critical in an enclosure with no stuffing to sound this completely unstressed and balanced.
  • Solid wood flared bass reflex ports (not plastic) are polished on the inside to eliminate turbulence. This is the key to the unexpectedly powerful bass and lower mid-range presence for a speaker of this size.
  • Low resistance internal wiring yields the maximum potential for bass output from any amplifier.
  • Instead of resorting to the use of efficiency robbing acoustic stuffing material, bracing pieces are instead carefully added to the cabinet walls in order to control resonances in a more uniform way.
  • Finished with hand-rubbed non-toxic, food-grade linseed oil. This finish, unlike paint or lacquer, is easy to maintain by the customer for years to come.

Reviews & Testimonials

Listening to these little speakers extremely near field, the soundstage is encapsulating – sorry, headphones just don’t do this.

CSN’s ‘Helplessly Hoping’ is magnificent, with all three vocalists clearly delineated, floating in front of my head – totally trippy. Crowded House’s “Whispers and Moans” is equally lush, with the speakers disappearing in a three-dimensional presentation that is totally stealthy.
— TONEAudio Magazine, March 2014