Orb Audio People’s Choice Speaker System Specs

Specs

Speaker: Mod2
Type: Satellite
Full-Range Driver (size in inches, type): 3, polypropylene (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 4
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 15-115
Available Finishes: Metallic Black, Pearl White
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 4.19 x 8.88 x 4.88
Weight (pounds): 33
Price: $449/pair

Speaker: Mod1
Type: Satellite
Full-Range Driver (size in inches, type): 3, polypropylene (1)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 15-115
Available Finishes: Metallic Black, Pearl White
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 4.19 x 4.19 x 4.88
Weight (pounds): 17
Price: $239/pair

Super Eight Subwoofer
Enclosure Type: Vented
Woofer (size in inches, type): 8, composite paper/ABS
Rated Power (watts): 200 continuous, 400 peak, BASH
Connections: Line-level mono in, RCA; speaker-level stereo in/out
Crossover Bypass: Switchable
Available Finishes: Black
Dimensions (W x H x D, inches): 11.5 x 12 x 11.75
Weight (pounds): 26

Company Info
Orb Audio
(877) 672-2834
orbaudio.com

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COMMENTS
TheMattGosselin's picture

Both the Nucleus and the A'Diva (either in regular or Ti) use a single full-range driver, either conventional plastic or made from titanium.

thelrdintexas's picture

With my Onkyo receiver Audyssey set the crossover frequency at 150 and I had the subwoofer's crossover disabled because of that. Your review suggests to me that I am slightly confused over this issue.

thelrdintexas

For the last two years I have used the Orbs with 4 mods for center channel, 2 mods eacg for left and right front, 2 mods each for rear and 1 mod each for front high, right and left.

I have been very pleased with their sound.

Rob Sabin's picture
Mark usually sets the crossover in his receiver rather than in the subwoofer, but it's not really relevant whether you do it in the receiver or the sub. If you do it in the AVR, you should indeed set the subwoofer to bypass or crank it wide open. As for the crossover point, this is always a judgement call based on your room and the subwoofer placement. Crossover with small satellites like these should be set to optimize two sometimes opposing goals: insuring that there is no obvious, audible frequency gap between the sub and the satellies (which often suggests a higher crossover frequency) and having a low enough crossover point so that the sub gets a minimum of upper bass frequencies that could make it easier to localize. This will be affected by where the sub is located in your room and the effect of boundaries and furnishings, in addition to how low the satellites go. 125-150 Hz is by no means an unreasonable crossover for such tiny satellites, but you can only tell what sounds best by listening in your room.

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