Originally Posted by RobDMB
So the omni 550 are much superior even though they are less expensive? How about the surround and center chanel for the omni speakers. How do they compare to the omnisat v2?
I'll second the Omni-550's being better than the OmniSat v2-FS - dynamic range ability being the biggest difference. The OmniSat v2-FS, while having decent usable bottom end in smaller rooms, really can't compare to the 550's in terms of overall frequency response and output capabilities. This is especially important, in my opinion, when using the speakers for music listening or when setting up the system in a larger room. The OmniSat v2-FS is a really good speaker for what it is though - a form/function, slim-line floorstanding speaker that, thanks to the omniguide, presents a much larger stage than similar speakers. If size is a major concern, or if these speakers are for a smaller room, the v2-FS would be a nice choice. If the room is bigger, added dynamics are preferred, and space requirements aren't an issue than the 550's are a much better option.
As for the center channels for each of these, I also think the Omni-C150 is a better value than the OmniSat v2-CC. The Omni-C150 has better overall clarity and range ability than the smaller v2-CC. The upgrade in clarity mainly due to being a direct radiating design rather than omni reflecting the tweeter and mid. In a system using the Omni-550's and a v2-CC, the v2 really can't keep up with the output of the 550's during dynamic HT scenes. Again, don't get me wrong, the v2-CC is a very good performer, but it really is designed to mate with their smaller speaker designs - OmniSat v2 and v2-FS.
Hope this helps