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post #1411 of 1418 Old 08-24-2015, 06:27 AM
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I heard the B&W M-1 today. Nothing to phone home about. Comparison to the Millenia One?
Well, unfortunately I can't. There were no locally available M1's that I could audition as well as the fact that at that time B&W was in the process of modifying the M1 to change the tweeter to improve response. I had to rely on rating reviews to decide not to go to the extra work to get M1's to listen to.


I was able to "borrow" a pair of Millenia Ones from the local distributor and hung them in place of my Mod 2 L&R for about a week. This was sufficient to convince me that it was worth the change although I have to admit I got the set of 5 at a good discount. I have them paired with a SVS SB13 Ultra sub.


I have been happy with the change to the Paradigms. For music are they as good to listen to as my old DCM Time Window 1A's? Well no, but then putting my Time Windows in our living room (small house) was a non-starter. YMMV
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orbs for surrounds in large(r) room

Hi, am replacing my 4 dipoles (surround and rear) for Atmos and adding two ceiling speakers for a total of 6. Am looking at orbs but wondering how they'll be in the room. Room size is about 22' by 22' with listening area roughly in the center. Fronts are Kef monitors with a kef center channel. Am driving with a denon avrx4200w.


Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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How do the orbs work for just rear surrounds? I've got Salk SongTower & center in the front, 2 Epik subs, but my Salk surrounds are too big to wall mount in my room. Thinking about Orbs to round out to 5.2 to get the surround action going. Thoughts or other recommendations?

Also, what do people use to wall mount them? The Orb mounts or an aftermarket alternative?
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How does the NHT SuperZero 2.1 compare to the Orb? I know it's larger but it's in the same ballpark size wise.
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Just looking around and noticing these little guys, and was thinking of the mod2x's for L/R and rears with the 4 for center. From what I was able to tell, it looks like the 2's are 4 ohm but the 4's are 8 ohm. Am I right in what I have found or did I read incorrectly? obviously more speakers make more sound, but 2 speakers being pushed at 4ohms and 4 speakers being moved with a 8ohm load are going have quite a different output.
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I have a same setup mod2 all around and mod 4 for centre which make a difference to the vocal clarity in my opinion. I like the detailed sound they produce hence why I have kept them for so long. And they are small and look good with the rest of the room deco.

TV: Panasonic 55" VT65 Surround: Yamaha RX1073 + Orbs Audio Mod2 7.1 + SVS SB12-NSD Stereo: Yamaha AS500 + Kef Q300 Processor: DVDO Duo + Darbee 5000S + Iscan Mini Players: HDI Dune Solo4K / Nvidia Shield TV / VU+ Duo2 NAS: Qnap 871 Pro i7 16GB Ram
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Orb Super 8

I have an Orb Super 8 that has the blown amplifier problem. I've since replaced it so never got around to trying to fix it or pick up a new amplifier from Orb.


I have no use for it anymore, but aside from the amp problem its in excellent shape and I still have the original box and shipping materials. If you think you'd like to try to fix it or pick up a new amp ($150 I think), you can have it for shipping costs.,


If you're interested please PM me. It may take me a day or two to get back to you.
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Just curious for those who have these. Would you recommend them for a 20x20 room? I was looking at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKO8QRG?...sp_detail_page

But then just today I saw an open box deal for $220 0n these... http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Quinte...ct_top?ie=UTF8

What would you guys recommend?
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