Drivers: 3" polypropylene driver Efficiency: 89db Power Handling: 15 - 110 watts Maximum SPL: >115dB Frequency Response: 80Hz - 20 kHz Impedance: 8ohms per sphere Construction Materials: American carbon steel, assembled in USA Dimensions: Mod2 On Desk Stand: 4 3/16" W x 9 1/2" H x 4 7/8" D Weight: 33 oz
Type: High-performance ported bass-reflex design. Port: Precision-tuned flared snorkel port. Driver: Super long-throw 8" high-performance driver with composite paper/high density ABS cone. Amp: 150 cont/400 max AB, <.1%thd, S/N >95db Efficiency: 89db Power Handling: 15 -110 watts Maximum SPL: 111dB (107dB continuous) Frequency Response: 28Hz -180Hz Dimensions: 12" H x 11 3/4" D x 11 1/2" W
Excellent Sound Quality
Super high WAF (small and cute)
Better than expected low end range
Distorts at higher volumes
Unusual wire connection points (bare wire only)
May not be suitable for larger rooms
Not all of us have the luxury or the ability to spend thousands of dollars on high priced, high performing, extremely accurate but outrageously ugly speaker systems. And those of us that have that ability may often have to deal with a "significant other" whose love of feng shui may be as strong as our love for tight, accurate, and heart stopping bass. All of a sudden, we have to explain why small, cute speakers are simply inadequate for producing the type of sound quality that an audiophile in training longs to possess. And for the most part, this is true until now. Enter Orb Audio. Sold online though their website only, Orbs are offered in a variety of packages: Single Orbs (Mod 1), double Orbs (Mod 2), or any combination you want including mixing and matching the four available finishes (white, black, hand polished steel, and hand antiqued copper).
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