Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Prairieville, La
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Orb sent me a revised Uber 10 and it arrived yesterday. The finish is slightly different, the cover fits more snug and the 10" driver is different.
At typical volumes, the old and new Uber 10 sounded exactly the same as the Super 8. I could watch movies like Iron Man and Transformers with my receiver set to -43db without issue. If I hit -42db the Super 8 would begin to distort out, just sound weird. My original Uber 10 allowed for a 7 to 8 db increase in volume from the receiver (-36db) before I would hear a form of distortion. This new Uber 10 allows a full 17 db (-26db) increase over the Super 8.
Kudos to Orb for WONDERFUL customer service and improvements to their product. I am now wondering if Orb has upgraded the Super 8 for 2009. They may have made BASH amplifier improvements as well, who knows.
I upgraded to the Uber 10 as the Super 8 was impressive, but unable to "pressurize" my living room. At Higher volumes, I could hear what sounded like air from inside the box was pushing against the driver. The Uber 10 for double the price only allowed for an approximate of a 15% increase in volume before the same thing occured, so I figured it was a design flaw...maybe. With the new Uber 10 giving nearly a 40% boost in usable volume I am truely satisfied with the difference in price. I am certain Orb will tell me nothing is different, but the "visual" changes I noted above are infact VERY noticeable.
Thank you Orb!!!