I have a couple questions, that I hope are best suited for this thread. I am seriously considering purchasing a trio of Mod2 speakers (for front L/C/R) for the new system I am setting up. The background: the Orbs would be paired with a Onkyo TX-SR606 set up for 5.1 surround, and the main use will be for viewing films and gaming. I am moving into an apartment in NYC, so form factor may be in an issue (it already is with the girlfriend, and I haven't even bought them yet...). The room they will be in will be around 12'x14'.
So, the questions:
1) From personal experience, do the Orb Mod2s cohabitate well with TX-SR606 receivers (or girlfriends ha ha ha)?
2) Since I am considering the Mod2's, and already swaying towards speakers that are nearly the same size as bookshelf speakers, what is the performance difference between Mod2's and bookshelf speakers that are similarly priced (~$500/pair)? Are they equal, or would I be sacrificing some level of performance by going with the Orb Mod2?
3) Since the room is relatively small, in you personal opinions, should I be more seriously considering Mod1's? If so, how do the Mod1's compare to similarly priced bookshelf speakers (~$250/pair)?
4) And I have to ask, anyone have any used Orbs they might like to sell?