Zu Audio Omen Def Mk 1B Speaker Pair - Custom Cobalt Blue (now called Electric Blue at Zu Audio). Condition is Used. Note that I purchased these directly from Zu Audio.
Original owner of Omen Def's. Upgraded to MK1B status. Custom auto-shop blue, speakers are mechanically and cosmetically beautiful. Note that the electric blue is not like a "two-stage" automotive paint job - you can see the grain of the wood through the blue which adds to the beauty.
The new Omen Def's sell at $4800 for these speakers. These are, in my opinion, the bargain speaker and will out-play and outperform any $2k speaker out there.
Height: 36” [91.5cm]Footprint: 12 x 12” [30.5 x 30.5cm]Weight: 53 pounds [24kg] each Bandwidth: 35 – 25kHzEfficiency: 97 dB SPL 1W/1mImpedance: 12 ohmPower Amp Range: 4 – 300 watt.
From the O/D1b spec sheet:
Omen Mk.I-B, what’s different?• New nanotech Zu260FRD/ND full-range driver.• ClartiyCap MR capacitor used in the high-pass network.• Revised high-pass network values for better transparency and driver blending.• Much tighter matched pair tolerances on drivers and electrical components.• 600 hours of high intensity factory burn-in.Omen Mk.I-B is the same as the original with a few nice differences and one huge. Mark-onebee is fitted with our nanotech sanctified composite paper cored cone. This new 10” full-range driver uses the same great Zu260 motor assembly, and when combined with these new nanometermaterials and lay up gives the perfect combination of classic Zu tone and resolving transparency.The change in capacitors is also a pretty healthy step forward in treble resolution, switching fromthe PulseX to the ClartiyCap MR. And then the revision in the tweeter high-pass network for bettertransparency and blending of our Omen series nanotech full-range driver and Clartiy Cap MR. Tolerances between matched pair have also tightened up for even better stereophonic realism; now .5% match on driversand 0.1% on all other electrical parts.Omen is a high performance yet affordable loudspeaker that will deliver great sound in almost any spaceand gets along with almost any amplifier or receiver. Omen is also built to last a lifetime: cabinet material,adhesives, driver assemblies; every component is a quality part, creating a loudspeaker system that will continually satisfy and amaze, decade after decade.“The Omen’s [Mk.I-A] have wildly exceeded my expectations. Initially my plan was to have the Omen’s in asecond system. After a week of breaking them in it became apparent they were a very special speaker. I ended up selling my main speakers which were Stereophile B rated speakers featuring tweeter, midrange and threewoofers in each tower.The dynamics and integration of the Omen’s is amazing. In the present system they have a fair bit of power going in. Bryston 4B SST amplifi er bench tested at 324 watts into 8 ohms per channel. The old speakers wentdown to 18 hz and while the Omen’s don’t go that low there seems to be much more bass than the advertised 35hz. I listen to all kinds of music and the Omen’s have been great. Especially noteworthy was the Omen’s onsome Japanese mono Kink’s Pye reissues.” —Bob Fifik
TIPS ON GETTING GREAT SOUND FROM OMEN Omen Mk.I-B loudspeakers get 600 hours of high-intensity factory burn-in to ensure they will sound greatwithin just a week or so of regular play. Nevertheless, if they are transported in cold weather, they take several days to “warm up” and return to giving you their best.Make sure you have 1/4” [6mm] or so gap between the bottom of the loudspeakers and the floor. The fingerports are part of the ZuGriewe box loading technology. They are not ports as used in a bass-reflex design(Helmholtz resonators in all their forms) but the finger ports do need to see the acoustic space of the room.Blocking them turns Omen into an interesting but “sealed” design.Omen has been designed to account for its shorter stature. Placing its full-range 10” driver on top and then time-aligning the super tweeter to “tilt” the sound in a slight upward direction allows Omen to sound larger andtaller than it is. Users can also adjust the feet in the Omen to lean the speaker back, further tailoring the sound and loudspeakers integration with the room.
full spec sheet and ad copy available on Zu's site (still)
Don't have original boxes anymore (cardboard got wet). Have the speaker protective covers for all 4 mid/woofer drivers.
Cash only. No "I'll mail you a cashier's check" nonsense. Can hook up to let you listen before you buy.
Local Pickup Only unless you arrange for shipping. I can obtain boxes from Zu Audio to ship at your cost. Buyer will pay actual shipping plus cost of boxes and insurance.
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