Originally Posted by Pure-Evil
Just wondering as they look pretty cool and I've never heard of them. any owners out there?
I don't think you will find too many owners here, but I have Zu speakers in two of my setups. I have a music only setup in my bedroom with Zu Omens paired with a 10 wpc Jolida FX10 integrated tube amp and a Jolida 100 tube cd player, and I am in the process of setting up a 75% music/25% HT setup with Zu Omen Defs as FR/FL in my basement. I currently own the Omen Defs with an Omen center on order.
The Zu's are a great match to tube amps as they don't need much power to drive them. They are very detailed, bass is quite good even without a subwoofer. They disappear into the room, and you just hear the music.
They are not really a HT oriented company. In full disclosure, I have a 5.0 speaker system on order from Salk for 50/50 HT/music in my family room. In fact, except for the Omen's, none of their higher models even have a center channel speaker.
They are a great company to deal with. I bought the Omen Defs in an Ebay auction that they held for a pair they used as a demo and needed fast delivery because I was leaving for vacation. I called them the next day and Sean, the company founder, answered the phone and personally expedited my delivery because Gerrtit, their go to guy, was out sick.
They pack the speakers extremely well, even Fedex ground from Utah to the east coast didn't manage to harm them. Great audition policy - 60 days with free shipping both ways.
There was a long discussion on Audio Circle's "Cheap and Cheerful Hifi" thread recently http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=86177.0
If you have any specific questions that I can answer I would be happy to do so.