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Before I purchased the Walsh 2000's I spoke with John at Ohm and went over my setup and he gave me guidelines on positioning. For my room, I found this configuration to be the best. The overall sound for stereo or dolby atmos, no matter what the content is excellent.

For rear surrounds i had my wife's old Walsh 2's upgraded to Walsh 2000's with the omni tweeter. The same for my heights. I believe the "trick" with these speakers is to have the same driver, if you can afford it, for all the speakers in you setup. My center is also a Walsh 2000.

Also wanted to say that at the audio show here in NYC, for the past 2 years that I've attended, as far as for the "normal" speakers, meaning the ones that you don't need a crane to bring them into your house or that you need to use your kids college tuition to buy, the Ohms are one of the best sounding speakers at the show.

And it's also fun to speak to John Strohbeen, he's a living legend from the speaker pioneering days! Evan who works for John is also a great guy with a lot of knowledge about these speakers as well.

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@hingerson ....wow, those are unique as most of the Walsh XXXX models you see are wood grain finished. Its hard to tell but from the picture it looks like you see no wood grain and that the finish is an egshell of low lustre paint of some kind?? Is this correct? Was there an up charge? What size of a room will you have these in? Please post frequent updates on the break in and how they sound...I have Tekton Lores and I've been considering buying a pair of 2000s or Magnepan 1.7i s just for something different.


Yea I'll be posting frequent updates, you can see the wood grain I think it was just the lighting but I love the look of these! I don't have the measurements exactly but the room is medium sized, these absolutely fill it with sound and I'm sure could be used in a larger room.


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Before I purchased the Walsh 2000's I spoke with John at Ohm and went over my setup and he gave me guidelines on positioning. For my room, I found this configuration to be the best. The overall sound for stereo or dolby atmos, no matter what the content is excellent.



For rear surrounds i had my wife's old Walsh 2's upgraded to Walsh 2000's with the omni tweeter. The same for my heights. I believe the "trick" with these speakers is to have the same driver, if you can afford it, for all the speakers in you setup. My center is also a Walsh 2000.



Also wanted to say that at the audio show here in NYC, for the past 2 years that I've attended, as far as for the "normal" speakers, meaning the ones that you don't need a crane to bring them into your house or that you need to use your kids college tuition to buy, the Ohms are one of the best sounding speakers at the show.



And it's also fun to speak to John Strohbeen, he's a living legend from the speaker pioneering days! Evan who works for John is also a great guy with a lot of knowledge about these speakers as well.


What are you powering your speakers with? I'm using a Yamaha receiver but I'm going to order separate's these things deserve a nice amp.


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@jrref ....what size is your room and how far back is your listening position
@hingerson & @jrref ....are either of you using or planning to use a sub/subs?
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@jrref ....what size is your room and how far back is your listening position
@hingerson & @jrref ....are either of you using or planning to use a sub/subs?


For music I just use 2 channel and the ohms do excellent but for home theater i have a rythmik sub.


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My listening position is about 8.5 feet and i'm driving my system with a Marantz 7012 so for music I can use stereo or any other surround mode and for home theater usually dolby Atmos or dolby digital plus with the Atmos emulator.

I also have a sub but I don't use it much since I live in a town home and have neighbors but the Ohm's provide plenty of bass.
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My listening position is about 8.5 feet and i'm driving my system with a Marantz 7012 so for music I can use stereo or any other surround mode and for home theater usually dolby Atmos or dolby digital plus with the Atmos emulator.



I also have a sub but I don't use it much since I live in a town home and have neighbors but the Ohm's provide plenty of bass.


Do you use the room correction software on your Marantz? And if so how do the Ohms respond? I'm thinking of picking up an Anthem receiver and they have the arc software which is regarded as one of the best for room correction so just curious. Thanks

Edit I'm talking for home theatre only.

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My listening position is about 8.5 feet and i'm driving my system with a Marantz 7012 so for music I can use stereo or any other surround mode and for home theater usually dolby Atmos or dolby digital plus with the Atmos emulator.


I also have a sub but I don't use it much since I live in a town home and have neighbors but the Ohm's provide plenty of bass.


Do you use the room correction software on your Marantz? And if so how do the Ohms respond? I'm thinking of picking up an Anthem receiver and they have the arc software which is regarded as one of the best for room correction so just curious. Thanks

Edit I'm talking for home theatre only.

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I use Audyssey and it works perfectly with the Ohms.
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@jjr ef how tall is the center channel? I want to get one but I'm not sure the standard ones they sale will fit in the space I have. I need to measure again but I think 8" high is the room I have from the shelf to the bottom of the TV


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@jjr ef how tall is the center channel? I want to get one but I'm not sure the standard ones they sale will fit in the space I have. I need to measure again but I think 8" high is the room I have from the shelf to the bottom of the TV


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My center channel speaker has a walsh-2000 driver and it's 10 inches high. Best to call John at Ohm and he can customize it for you.

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My current home-theater system is made up of nine of the Ohm Walsh 100 S3's (about 12 years old) as fronts (behind a Seymour UF screen), wides, side surrounds, and back surrounds, together with two Ohm Walsh 2XO's (about 30 years old) as front heights and a Submersive F2 + slave. I run things in the older DTS Neo:X 11.1 format (out of an Onkyo 929) because I don't want to give up wides.

I also have 7 other Ohm Walsh speakers (another pair of 2XO's (about 30 years old), a pair Ohm Walsh 4's (about 30 years old), a pair of omnidirectional micro-Walsh's (about 10 years old), and a Walsh center channel (about 10 years old)) spread across three other smaller office and home systems.
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So, I'm going to try some OHM's... and fed ex destroyed my trade

I have some OLD SSC's that I do still enjoy. So, I am going to try some of their new stuff. Was sending in a pair of older speakers to trade in.

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Ohms for Home Theater / Dolby Atmos

I'm curious to see if anyone has used Ohms in a Dolby Atmos setup - mounted on the walls or ceiling? I'm interested in getting the Ohms Walshes (1000 or 2000) for the fronts, center and rears but I'm hesitant on mounting the satellites on the ceiling or wall since I have the option to install in ceiling speakers.

Love to hear more about others Ohm's home theater setups.

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I'm using them in a dolby atmos setup. -> https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...l#post51315617

The only problem with the Ohms is there is no ceiling speaker. I've spoken to John at Ohm and there are some thoughts of mounting an Omni-directional satellite from the ceiling but i'm not sure how good that will look.

That said, I have Ohm Walsh 2000's for front L&R and two Walsh 2000's with the Omni directional driver for the Rears. I also used two Omni directional satellites for front L&R height speakers and a custom Walsh 2000 center.

At the end of the day it works very well because the Omni directional drivers. I can say that it might not be as "good" as having ATmos ceiling speakers but it get's you very close.

You may want to call John and see if they came up with an Atmos ceiling speaker or can customize one for you.
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I'm using them in a dolby atmos setup. -> https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...l#post51315617

The only problem with the Ohms is there is no ceiling speaker. I've spoken to John at Ohm and there are some thoughts of mounting an Omni-directional satellite from the ceiling but i'm not sure how good that will look.

That said, I have Ohm Walsh 2000's for front L&R and two Walsh 2000's with the Omni directional driver for the Rears. I also used two Omni directional satellites for front L&R height speakers and a custom Walsh 2000 center.

At the end of the day it works very well because the Omni directional drivers. I can say that it might not be as "good" as having ATmos ceiling speakers but it get's you very close.

You may want to call John and see if they came up with an Atmos ceiling speaker or can customize one for you.
Thank you John!
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Have just been through this entire thread and surprisingly not a single reference to Ohm E2s. Well that is what I just obtained from an individual who was unfamiliar with the company. So when I saw a reference in CL's free stuff to a reel-to-reel tape deck that turned on but probably needed new belts and that he would "throw in a pair of old Ohm E speakers" I responded. Owner requested a six-pack of Tecate, and because there were two items, I gave him cash to pay for two six-packs. Turns out the speakers are E2, with perfect grilles, and some cosmetic issues on the cabinets that have since been rectified by simply sanding, oiling, and waxing. Speakers work although I have not really listened to them for more than 2 minutes so far.

In doing the cabinet restoration, I discovered there was something rolling around inside one of the cabinets. Could not tell what it was and thought initially it might be a marble that some child had put down the front vent. So I contacted Ohm and asked if it might be some part that had come loose and how I might check. Evan responded within 30 minutes and to two subsequent questions on a Monday morning. (Have you tried recently to obtain customer or support services on a Monday morning?) I had read somewhere about Ohm's support for legacy products but was amazed nonetheless by their responsiveness.

One other item for anyone who might be interested. There is a thread on another audio website in which readers/participants were asked to name the top three speakers they had ever owned. For a very small company, Ohm speakers were listed frequently. (Not my E2s but the higher end models.) Here is the link to those posts if interested:



http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.p...=post&o=date&c[thread]=224310


I will post pictures of my humble E2s in a couple days.

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Thanks for sharing your story. Evan is excellent and we are looking forward to seeing pictures of your speakers!

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Thanks for sharing your story. Evan is excellent and we are looking forward to seeing pictures of your speakers!
Well these are pretty crappy pics. But that's all I got, and did not take pics prior to re-doing the cabs. Only sanded lightly, two coats of lemon oil, and one coat of briwax. Note in the last pic, that is the "fake marble" chunk that was loose inside the one cabinet.

Hooked them up today in a secondary system and for the short amount of time I listened (less than an hour), they sounded every bit as good as the entry-level B&W towers (330i) they replaced temporarily. The B&W were from the same era. So now will be testing the Ohms in another room as a true bookshelf speaker (sideways) and comparing them to a nice JBL set that is there currently. We'll see.
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Wow you have some of the originals. Surprised that the speaker material is still good!

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OHM Center Channel speaker for sale

1000 series Ohm center channel speaker for sale. Purchased from John at Ohm.
Made changes to my system & now use a 2000 series center customized to fit my location

speaker is in Perfect condition
Cherrywood


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I also have a Denon 3311CI for sale
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1000 series Ohm center channel speaker for sale. Purchased from John at Ohm.
Made changes to my system & now use a 2000 series center customized to fit my location

speaker is in Perfect condition
Cherrywood


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I also have a Denon 3311CI for sale
Sorry I forgot the prices

OHM Center Channel Speaker $100.00 plus shipping

Denon 3311 CI $250.00 plus Shipping


Or pickup in New Jersey
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Hi, I am contemplating switching to Ohm from my B&Ws. Have listened to a pair of 1000 for a while, and like it very much. Use case is a mix of stereo music, multichannel music (all classical) and home theater. I thought about a pair of 2000 tall for the mains, a MicroWalsh Tall Center and 2 surrounds. For the latter I am not sure what is better: a pair of MicroWalsh tall or a pair of Surround Omni in the shelf. I attach a photo of the momentary situation with a pair of bookshelf speakers as surrounds. The MicroWalsh tall would be standing at the base of the shelf. I am a bit concerned that they would be not high enough, since surround speakers should be installed higher than the heads as far as I know. Would that be a problem? Would the Surround Omni be the better solution? Thanks for all input!
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Has anyone used the SATellite Model 4 speakers?

I'm thinking of buying them for 7.1.4 surrounds but unsure. I don't own any Ohm speakers to date but am 90% sure I will buy the tall 2s or 3s...probably 2s due to budget. It's for a dedicated theater setup in my basement and my space options for surrounds aren't great so I'm thinking of mounting the surrounds on or close to the ceiling. It's an open area so I don't have an side or back walls.
This i would also be interested in. Any opinions?
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Hi, I am contemplating switching to Ohm from my B&Ws. Have listened to a pair of 1000 for a while, and like it very much. Use case is a mix of stereo music, multichannel music (all classical) and home theater. I thought about a pair of 2000 tall for the mains, a MicroWalsh Tall Center and 2 surrounds. For the latter I am not sure what is better: a pair of MicroWalsh tall or a pair of Surround Omni in the shelf. I attach a photo of the momentary situation with a pair of bookshelf speakers as surrounds. The MicroWalsh tall would be standing at the base of the shelf. I am a bit concerned that they would be not high enough, since surround speakers should be installed higher than the heads as far as I know. Would that be a problem? Would the Surround Omni be the better solution? Thanks for all input!
Here is my setup. -> https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...l#post51315617
All Walsh 2000's. Works great!

But if you want something custom, just call John at Ohm and i'm sure he will be able to make something work for your room.

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So I finally got around to posting updated pics. The center channel and new Ohm Omni surround speakers, absolutely love these.
Nice setup! I had an entertainment system similar in design as shape as yours but removed the top pieces because my center section would not accommodate a 70' TV but the bottom section is totally usable. I have been experimenting with speaker placement recently, the attached photos are the current configuration which is a 5.1 setup. My Arcam support 7.1 with Height/Atmos which I will be putting in the height channels this weekend I am not going to use Ohm speakers for surrounds or height right now being I am experimenting with some new Dayton Audio 6.5" coaxial pendant speakers for Atmos which I am hoping do the job and have thus far been utilizing my old Klipsch bookshelves with 8" drivers for rear surround. Mainly for budget for now. Being this is a great room about 34 foot deep with vaulted ceilings I mounted the rears on a rear soffit 9' off the floor tilted towards the listening area and wasn't really sure if higher end speakers for rears and Atmos are really necessary .

I was using in a different configuration with a wider spread of the L&R on the outside of my subs and a very good sounding old Klipsch Center where my receiver is right now. The Klipsch center channel actually worked very well with the Ohm 3000's per timber matching surprisingly. I have read that many have eliminated the center channel in their HT being the image of the Ohms do such a great job creating center voicing so well. Thus I am going to watch some Blue Ray Movies and see how it works in the current configuration without the center. I will let you all know.

Evan and John at Ohm are top notch for advise and I am so glad I went with these great speakers. Evan was kind enough and is working on a new designed 2000 center for this system being I am still leery on not having one and thought the 2000 would bring more to the experience than the Klipsch or not having a center at all. It might be a mental thing, LOL, or maybe it is best for Blue Ray to utilize a center. Any input on this please chime in. Anyhow I am hoping the new Ohm 2000 center with my 3000's will provide an"Oh My!" experience. Attached are some photos. Let me know your thoughts and or suggestions!
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Picked up a clean set of Walsh Twos at a neighborhood garage sale $15. Best speakers I have ever owned, still using them in one of my 2 channel systems.
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[QUOTE= I have read that many have eliminated the center channel in their HT being the image of the Ohms do such a great job creating center voicing so well. Thus I am going to watch some Blue Ray Movies and see how it works in the current configuration without the center. I will let you all know. QUOTE]


Hi Gary thanks for comment Your setup looks very nice, those SVS's are awesome! BTW I no longer own Ohm speakers (decided to go in another direction) however from what I remember I tried both no center channel and a center channel, The bottom line is personal preference, I didn't find anything wrong with either choice I ultimately ended up using a center channel as I felt vocals were a bit more focused and sharp with one than without. In hind sight I probably could have addressed that concern with some form of DSP/PEQ processing had I decided to go without a center channel.

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Originally Posted by I have read that many have eliminated the center channel in their HT being the image of the Ohms do such a great job creating center voicing so well. Thus I am going to watch some Blue Ray Movies and see how it works in the current configuration without the center. I will let you all know. QUOTE


Hi Gary thanks for comment Your setup looks very nice, those SVS's are awesome! BTW I no longer own Ohm speakers (decided to go in another direction) however from what I remember I tried both no center channel and a center channel, The bottom line is personal preference, I didn't find anything wrong with either choice I ultimately ended up using a center channel as I felt vocals were a bit more focused and sharp with one than without. In hind sight I probably could have addressed that concern with some form of DSP/PEQ processing had I decided to go without a center channel.
I agree, I had John make me a center with a Walsh2000 driver to match the rest of my system and the difference in quality was immediate. I think I was the first person to ask for this but with Atmos, there can be full spectrum content at times for the center channel. Best decision I ever made.
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Originally Posted by I have read that many have eliminated the center channel in their HT being the image of the Ohms do such a great job creating center voicing so well. Thus I am going to watch some Blue Ray Movies and see how it works in the current configuration without the center. I will let you all know. QUOTE


Hi Gary thanks for comment Your setup looks very nice, those SVS's are awesome! BTW I no longer own Ohm speakers (decided to go in another direction) however from what I remember I tried both no center channel and a center channel, The bottom line is personal preference, I didn't find anything wrong with either choice I ultimately ended up using a center channel as I felt vocals were a bit more focused and sharp with one than without. In hind sight I probably could have addressed that concern with some form of DSP/PEQ processing had I decided to go without a center channel.
It does work but I still think for Blue Ray content you can't beat a true surround system with a center. Mainly because one it designed as so, and two the work load for center relieves the work to the L&R channels so they can provide more detail supporting the LCR design of the mix from the movie. For news, and local broadcast in Surround it seems fine using the center or not. But for a true great movie experience I think it is still better to use a center channel.

I was curious what you replaced your Ohms with and why? I actually am still in the 120 day trial period and am going to order another set of speakers to compare them with. Love them but at 4K a pair I think I owe it to myself to look at other speakers and A/B compare. Considering ordering a pair of Klipsch RP 8000F or even their RF 7 III's. Both less money and seem to get amazing reviews.

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Finally picked up some Walsh 5000's, also picked up some of the mini-me micro's for rears. 3000 center being built.

Honestly, I really, really like the 5000's. I've had a number of nice speakers. Recently had some DynAudio contour 60's. They were good.

I like these better, a lot better which surprises me because I think the Esotar tweeter is spectacular.

The Dyn's build quality was on a different level, but these sound great. The Dyn's were among the best built speakers I have owned along with Salk Soundscape 8's.

The 5000's do so much of what I was looking for. Huge soundstage, excellent bass, coherent from top to bottom. They image quite well also. The Dyn's and Salks in particular probably imaged front to back a slight bit better.

But as a package, I really dig these. The other speaker I recently demo'd that I loved was the Vandersteen Quattro CT, but man those are pricey! The Ohm 5000's are very similar in many ways to the Quattro CT at about 10k less MSRP.

I would have no qualms recommending them sound quality and service wise.
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