Onix Rockets revisited due to fortuitous circumstances
In 2005 I bought 4 750’s, the Big Foot, and 2 bookshelves. That year I moved to Portland. Rather than move them I sold them to a friend who put them in climate controlledstorage. There they stayed all of theseyears.
Until yesterday. I bought the 2 bookshelves, the Big Foot,and 2 750’s back for a $1000. He’sholding on to the other 2 for me until I have more room – or I may use them forparts if needed.
In the interim I’ve owned Polk Audio Lsi’s, and Boston Acoustic Vision and Sound system. I’dnever forgotten how much I enjoyed the Vifa tweeter.
I was going to buy Polk Lsim’s for the huge 706c center. I wanted improved center channel performance. But the deal fell through.
He drove them over. I’d forgotten how beautiful they are. The veneer work is exceptional. Although the750’s look odd on their stands – they are slim, minimalist, and gorgeous. To me the bookshelves are the sweet spot aesthetically. They are perfectly shaped and look fantastic on the right stands.
The Big Foot – well, I’d forgotten how huge it is. It’s the biggest center I’ve ever seen beforeand since.
I hooked it all up. RanAudyssey – and popped in a Blu-ray. Theseare fantastic speakers. I’d forgotten how smooth they are. They set up is seamless. The Big Foot is remarkable.
I think Mark Shifty came to market with speakers particular to the times. I don’t know if speakers this good could be designed and manufactured at the price point they were at again. The components, the build quality-- I’ve never seen it before or after in the price range I shop in.
Makes me grieve a little what he and his company might have done if he didn’t become corrupted. Anyways, I’m glad to have them back and I think I’ll keep them for a while but I still don’t know where to put the Big Foot.
Last edited by Glashub; 08-03-2015 at 06:02 AM.