Hello. I work for the company that manufactures and distributes Onsia Concealed Sound Solutions. Onsia is a brand new product that was officially launched in February at the 2008 International Builder Show in Orlando, FL. It was received with rave reviews at the show. Please see the following link: chandlerdesignbuild.blogspot.com/2008/02/michaels-picks-from-ibs_25.html
. We will also be displayed at the 2008 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) in Chicago, IL.
I'm sorry to hear that aba had a bad experience with our speakers. But as aba mentioned in his post, the speakers have to be installed in order to achieve the optimum speaker performance and sound quality. It is stated very clearly in the install instructions that are included with each speaker that a free air or uninstalled speaker will have compromised performance and quality. Onsia speakers are reverse engineered from the final application. The In-Wall application is designed to be fastened to the studs in a wall and covered with 0.125 to 0.25 inches of joint compound. When installed, you will experience full radiant sound. To reduce sound transfer into adjoining rooms, we recommend adding insulation behind the speaker. Also, we recommend adding a subwoofer if the user desires deep, window rattling bass.
I have two 5.1 systems in my houseone is downstairs utilizing Mirage speakers and the other is upstairs utilizing Onsia speakers. Everyone that comes to my house expects to hear surround sound downstairs because there are visible speakers mounted to the walls and on speaker stands. When I take people upstairs, all they see is a 45 flat panel TV mounted to the wall. Then I put in a movie (like Star Wars) and they are blown away that there is an incredible surround sound system installed in the walls and absolutely no visible sign of speakers.
I guess my point is that you have to trust that Onsia's quality will amaze you once the speakers are correctly installed. To prove my point, I'd like aba to go back to Lowe's and purchase and install the five Onsia speakers. Add a subwoofer if you prefer deep bass. If aba is still not satisfied with Onsia, we will refund 100% of his Onsia purchase. Aba, please email me prior to repurchasing Onsia so I can get your information and follow-up on your progress.
Please visit onsiaideas.com
for more information on Onsia and its transducer technology. We also have contact info posted on the site if you have questions for our customer service team.