Originally Posted by Slickman
Do you guys think the Classic 2 bookshelves and Classic 2 center would blend well with Absolute Towers? Also, do you think these speakers would be an upgrade over what I have now which is the Mirage OMD speakers? Thanks
Personally, I like the Absolute Zero better than the OMD-5 and the TwoC better than the OMD-C1. The NHT speakers just sound more balanced to me. The OMD-5 and OMD-C1 are a little thin sounding in comparison... although I do still like the OMD-5, even if it is really bass shy.
For some reason, I never really like the sound of the C1. I love how it was almost impossible to localize as a source, and it made dialogue really seem to emanate from the screen in a way no other monopole center I've owned, including the TwoC, has done... but the sound was never quite rite for me.
The Absolute Towers are really nice as well, and I feel a big step up over the Absolute Zero. I prefer the Three's over the Towers though. I haven't heard the OMD-15 though, so I don't know how those would compare.
One thing to note is that the Towers and Two's are not as easy to drive as the OMD-15 and OMD-5. What AVR would you be driving them with?
As far as them blending, I think the Towers and TwoC blend just fine. I might recommend getting the Absolute Zero's as surrounds (or Absolute On-Wall if you want wall mounting) to save some cash. As surrounds, I don't see any point in getting the Two's. The Absolute Zero is already has more low end than the OMD-5, and as a surround speaker would be perfectly fine with 80-90Hz xover.