For those curious and able I read another third party will be demo’ing OHMs along with other "affordable" speakers in a gofundme funded penthouse room at RMAF.
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You don't see many omnidirectional or even pseudo omnidirectional designs nowadays, so naturally they look interesting.
They seem to be a modern take on Lincoln Walsh's original 1970s Ohm A design. You can read some more on their website here:
Z Reviews https://youtu.be/Y_8xUDYBgZQ
and Steve Guttenberg both seem very impressed with them, but until recently, for such a radically different approach, they have been ignored by the print media.
I actually liked the ohms at RMAF. I thought they sounded nice. Obviously, set-up wasnt ideal, they were in the corners of the room behind a row of 4 pairs of bookshelf speakers on stands. I thought they were detailed, relaxed, good bass and filled the room evenly. I see why people like them!
The room was actually on the big side as well. It would be comparable to an open floorplan, where a great room is open to a kitchen and dining room, if that makes sense.
Those were Walsh 3000s in the zreview room from what I read.
Probably a good pick but for an open floorplan area like that I would have thrown the big boys, the 5000s with 12" driver and 4 3-way level adjustments if needed at it and be meticulous in placement and setup, maybe not so far apart, but hard to say without being there, especially at a high end audio show. They probably wanted the corner placement to boost the bass in that room.
Also on the 9th floor of the hotel with those floors I would put them on SubDude isolation pads like I do mine to minimize floor interactions especially with the bottom port used in most of the Ohm Walsh speakers. Cleans up the bass and let’s the mids shine through much like when used with subwoofers.
You can see them about 30 seconds in with this video they shot in that room prior to the show opening.
I use my smaller Ohm 100s (8" Driver, between 1000 and 2000 models in current line in size) in a similar size open area at home in my 2nd system in the family room.
@b_limo they sound much like what you describe from the show.