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Orb Audio Mod4 Speakers Review

by August 08, 2008
Orb Audio Mod4 Speakers

Orb Audio Mod4 Speakers

  • Product Name: Mod4 Speakers with Uber Ten Sub
  • Manufacturer: Orb Audio
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: August 08, 2008 06:25
  • MSRP: $ 2298 ($2778 as reviewed)
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  • Satellites: Magnetically shielded full-range
  • Driver: High-excursion 3" full range polypropylene cone with Santoprene surround
  • Magnet Assembly: Shielded, neodymium magnet with proprietary voice coil
  • Binding Posts: Custom gold-plated brass binding posts (fits up to 14 Ga. wire)
  • Frequency Response: 80Hz - 20,000Hz (120Hz-18,000Hz +/- 3dB)
  • Efficiency: 89dB
  • Impedance (Mod4): 8-ohms
  • Impedance (Mod2): 4-ohms
  • Power Handling: 15 - 110 watts
  • Dimensions (Mod2): 4 3/16" W x 8 7/8" H x 4 7/8" D
  • Dimensions (Mod4): 4 3/16" W x 17 3/4" H x 4 7/8" D
  • Weight (Mod2): ~33 oz.
  • Weight (Mod4): ~33 oz.
  • Construction American carbon steel, assembled in USA
  • Finishes: Metallic Black, Pearl White, Hand Polished Steel, Hand Antiqued Copper, Hand Antiqued Bronze
  • Subwoofer: Ported bass-reflex design
  • Driver: Proprietary High Excursion 10"
  • Frequency Response: 24-160 Hz
  • Power: 300 Watt Custom BASH Hybrid Amplifier (500W peak)
  • Continuously Variable Phase (0-180)
  • Adjustable Crossover (40-180Hz) with defeat
  • Overheat Protection Circuitry
  • Auto On Feature
  • Line Level Input
  • Speaker Level Inputs and Outputs
  • 12dB/Octave Hi-Pass Filter
  • Dimensions: 13.5" W x 17 3/4" H x 13.5" D

Pros

  • Attractive speakers
  • Big sound
  • Excellent tactile bass response

Cons

  • Sub aesthetically mismatched
  • Confusing, complex mounting options
  • Difficult assembly when using HOSS stands

Introduction

Orb Audio has presented a refreshingly contemporary speaker system that somewhat miraculously couples big, expansive sound with a relatively small form factor. The system is almost infinitely expandable and, with the exception of a few ergonomic snafus, seems very well suited for anyone looking to fill a small to medium-sized room with rich, full sound.
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Recent Forum Posts:

BoredSysAdmin posts on August 18, 2008 16:43
Wow, Audioholics reviews tiny, expensive speakers and gave them high marks… Hmmm… Next pick of the week Bose
Davidt1 posts on August 08, 2008 09:54
Wow, a lifestyle speaker system reviewed here! I wonder how the Orb would compare to the KEF 3005. Thanks.
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