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Title: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 19 May 2015, 01:31 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: DaveC113 on 19 May 2015, 03:08 pm
Nice, are those the 8" Alnico hempcones?

I'd move the speakers forward a bit, maybe 1-2'. If you take pics of the entire room folks may be able to offer further suggestions...  :)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: RDavidson on 19 May 2015, 03:16 pm
+1 Get the front baffles beyond the plane of your gear rack, if you can. It should improve imaging and coherence.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 19 May 2015, 03:48 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: milford3 on 19 May 2015, 05:02 pm
 My Hoyt Bedford Type 1.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121352)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: seikosha on 19 May 2015, 05:04 pm
Here are some Super 3XRS's:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z284/wpetew/MusicRoom_zps230a2e21.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 19 May 2015, 05:43 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 19 May 2015, 06:27 pm
Great thread vinagunner.  I hope it gets loaded with great pictures.

My pictures have been posted before, but here they are again.

Main rig: My own audio rack, Music configured MacBook, Resonessence Labs Concero HD DAC, Decware Super Zen Select amp, Omega Super Alnico Monitors on Skylan stands.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121360)

Second rig: Music configured MacBook, Resonessence Labs Herus+ DAC, Temple Audio Bantam Gold amp, Omega Super 7 MK2 Monitors on my own stands.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121361)

Desktop rig: Mac Mini, Audio Sector DAC, Temple Audio Bantam Gold amp, Omega Super 3i Monitors, on my own desk.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121362)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ozoid on 19 May 2015, 06:36 pm
Rob—
Nice rigs, of course. Just wondering about the 3i's on the desk so close to the wall. How do they sound, especially compared to the desktop model?  That kind of installation seems to be exactly the kind of problem the desktop model was designed to solve.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 19 May 2015, 06:49 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 19 May 2015, 07:10 pm
Rob—
Nice rigs, of course. Just wondering about the 3i's on the desk so close to the wall. How do they sound, especially compared to the desktop model?  That kind of installation seems to be exactly the kind of problem the desktop model was designed to solve.
Hi Ozoid,
Ultimately the Super 3 Desktop is the ideal speaker for this environment with it's bottom firing port, not to mention it's more compact dimensions.  I find the 3 Desktop likes to have a small sub under the desk, which really makes the ultimate desktop rig.  Having the 3i on the desktop is a way to have a more fleshed out sound without buying a sub, saving a ton of dough.  Imaging is still insanely good and 3D but obviously the overall sound is not where a 3 Desktop/deepOmega 8 would be, but it's close.  I have the closest corner of the speakers about 2" from the back wall to reinforce the bass which works generally very well.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ozoid on 19 May 2015, 07:32 pm
Thanks, Rob. Your answer is about what I thought, but it's always good to hear someone who know what he's talking about speak from actual experience. I'll file it away; as you can probably tell from the thread I started earlier today, I've embarked on a long process and your thoughts will be useful some day.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 19 May 2015, 08:59 pm
This thread may help me clean up my system area!  Wires and tube boxes abound.  I find taking a photo makes the disarray look even worse than in 3D. 

But I'll never get things as neat looking as Canada Rob has!!  :lol:

......Peter
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 19 May 2015, 09:30 pm
This thread may help me clean up my system area!  Wires and tube boxes abound.  I find taking a photo makes the disarray look even worse than in 3D. 

But I'll never get things as neat looking as Canada Rob has!!  :lol:

......Peter
Thanks Peter,
I'm a minimalist by nature. I guess that's why I'm drawn to this kind of gear.....not to mention the sound.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: DaveC113 on 19 May 2015, 10:01 pm
This thread may help me clean up my system area!  Wires and tube boxes abound.  I find taking a photo makes the disarray look even worse than in 3D. 

But I'll never get things as neat looking as Canada Rob has!!  :lol:

......Peter

Exactly what I was thinking. I'd take a pic, but....  :o
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FireGuy on 19 May 2015, 10:47 pm
Jan 2014 born on date for the Omega Super 5's.  Four feet from the back wall with a trapezoidal ceiling (can't do much about that).  Positioning was ongoing for about 3-4 weeks.  Denon SS amp and hybrid SET (Artel Andrew Audio) prototype.  Staging and imaging best I've heard.  Dual sub config finalizes the sonic beatitude.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121370)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121371)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: DaveC113 on 19 May 2015, 11:16 pm
FireGuy, You could make the other end of that room into a huge multi-cell bass horn.  :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: davidflas on 19 May 2015, 11:41 pm
I ordered a pair of 3i monitors just this past Friday, once I get them, I'll post to this thread. I'm very excited!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: beowulf on 19 May 2015, 11:55 pm
It may not look like it, but the baffle of the speakers are a good 4 feet from the rear wall.  The Omegas are one of my best hi-fi purchases no doubt and still bring a smile to my face!

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/beowulf1966/IMG_1707_zps39a11689.jpg)

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/beowulf1966/IMG_1452_zps1fac6cdd.jpg)

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/beowulf1966/IMG_1451_zps4d6c912c.jpg)

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/beowulf1966/IMG_14524_zpsd666d67f.jpg)

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/beowulf1966/IMG_1334_zpsbfe730d0.jpg)

Rest of the room:
(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/beowulf1966/IMG_1444_zps49b575ff.jpg)

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/beowulf1966/IMG_1433_zps302dcd4a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: milford3 on 20 May 2015, 12:02 am
I ordered a pair of 3i monitors just this past Friday, once I get them, I'll post to this thread. I'm very excited!


Pics when they arrive please.  A note of caution here.  Be prepared for a sonic journey that you have never heard before.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FireGuy on 20 May 2015, 12:12 am
FireGuy, You could make the other end of that room into a huge multi-cell bass horn.  :icon_twisted:

Titanic Suggestion...  :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: DaveC113 on 20 May 2015, 03:35 am
beowulf, a friend of mine shares your taste for interior decor and is into art and collectables from the 60's. He finds stuff and sells it on ebay on and off as a hobby, it's interesting what people will spend their money on...

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 20 May 2015, 05:02 am
OK, here's me, warts and all.  I just took the pic, no prep.  Didn't even straighten that acoustic foam below the screen. 

Lookin' at Omega Super 7 XRS with Alnico drivers and black bases.  The veneer is zebrawood.  The red tube units are Dennis Had's Inspire LP-2 pre and KT-150 amp running KT-77 power tubes.  Most music is streaming from a NAS via a Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6.  A pair of Rythmik F12 subs behind the Omegas.  Bottom left in the center rack is a Crown amp that powers supertweeters made from Yamaha Beryllium drivers.  They are behind the mains facing toward the ceiling (can't see them in the photo).

......Peter


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121400)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ozoid on 20 May 2015, 06:19 am
It may not look like it, but the baffle of the speakers are a good 4 feet from the rear wall.  The Omegas are one of my best hi-fi purchases no doubt and still bring a smile to my face!

(http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj492/beowulf1966/IMG_1707_zps39a11689.jpg)

Great looking room. Is that rug a Miro design?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 20 May 2015, 07:17 am
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: lousyreeds1 on 20 May 2015, 06:02 pm
I'll play.  Super 6 Alnico driven by Red Wine Audio.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121422)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: beowulf on 20 May 2015, 08:45 pm
Great looking room. Is that rug a Miro design?

Thanks ozoid, the rug is made by a company called Safavieh and it's really good quality New Zealand wool.  The design has been around since the early 60's.  I think it was based on some mid century atomic wall paper or something to that effect.

Nice set ups. I'm sure they all sound good :thumb:
What strikes me is the variety of Omega creations. Seems like no one has the same speakers!

Beowulf, you must live in Scandinavia (Denmark?), judged by the interior of your room? Feel free to provide with details of your great rig.


Pretty far from Denmark actually ... I live in San Diego :green:, but I can see how you would think that as I collect and I'm interested in all things mid century modern (40's, 50's and 60's and sometimes referred to as the Atomic Age) from the USA (and Denmark who also had great furniture during that time period).  Some of my favorite designers are Eames, Noguchi, Cherner and Van Der Rohe.

As far as my main rig:

Speakers = Omega - RS7 drivers in a custom cabinet with walnut veneer.
Preamp = McIntosh C220.
Amp = Decware Taboo MK II and Decware Zen Select.
Source 1 = McIntosh D100 DAC.
Source 2 = Rega RP6 TT with Exact Cartridge.
Cables = ZenWave SL 17g Speaker and DD Interconnects, Decware Silver Reference Interconnect and Power Cables, Wireworld USB Cables.

Associated Gear = Asus Vivo PC with Windows 8.1 and JRiver Media Center 20 as my Home Theater/Music/Media front end, that feeds the McIntosh D100 DAC via USB, from media that is stored on a WD My Cloud NAS and I use my 65" Samsung HDTV as my Cable and PC monitor.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dspringham on 20 May 2015, 10:28 pm
My turn...

Super Alnico Monitors w/Skylans recently purchased from Rob at Audio Boutique (Canada). Thanks Rob!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121438)



(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121439)



(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121440)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: beowulf on 21 May 2015, 12:31 am
@ dspringham - beautiful and cozy looking room!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dspringham on 21 May 2015, 01:28 am
Thanks Beowulf.

Closeup of Louis' beautiful workmanship in rich Walnut veneer...


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121448)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: rebbi on 21 May 2015, 01:34 pm
@ dspringham - beautiful and cozy looking room!

Yes, and thanks for the photos. Those are the first ones I've seen that give me a sense of just how large those monitors are.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: guillaume bougard on 21 May 2015, 07:38 pm
@ dspringham - beautiful and cozy looking room!

Those pix are a revelation to me, because these speakers are MUCH bigger than I imagined them from the Omega website. It truly helps to see them "in situ". They must sound gigantic too.

PS = super stereo too!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 21 May 2015, 11:04 pm
Those Alnico Monitors are big but NOT as big as appears in Davids lovely photo.  What makes them look bigger is the fact they are out in front of the of the rest of the gear. 

Comparisons of big monitors:

Omega Super Alnico Monitor ------ 20"H x 11"W x 14"D
Harbeth C7ES-3 -------------------- 20.5"H x 10.7W x 12"D
Harbeth HL5 plus ------------------- 25"H x 12.7W x 11.8D
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Scroof Neachy on 21 May 2015, 11:43 pm
When I think of monitors I usually assume a height of 11"-14". The Alnico does indeed look big when compared to the typical monitor. I like the look (and the size) of the Super 7, but if I were to buy them, I wonder if I would end up wondering if I'd be missing something - like the Alnico.

If only the Alnico would come in the Super 7 size .....
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dspringham on 21 May 2015, 11:49 pm
Rob is absolutely correct - these are not all that big in reality.

In fact, these are the most compact speakers I have had in my room in the recent past. They are certainly smaller than the Harbeth SHL 5's I once owned. The footprint may be similar but the taller stands (ie shorter height of the Alnico's) give the sensation of a smaller package due to the larger amount of open space between the stand pillars.

I find the size perfect for my room with a listening position of about ten feet front baffle to listening position.

Another view with wider room perspective.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121508)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 22 May 2015, 04:40 am
I want to thank Louis for his artistry.  The music was just beautiful tonight!  These speakers have wowed me so much, that I've ordered Alnico Monitors.  It is so great to have such confidence in a purchase.  None of those negative "what if" scenarios running through my head with this one.  A step up to what will likely be my speakers for a long time. 

Until then, it's Super 7 XRS with Alnico drivers:


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121516)


.........Peter
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 24 May 2015, 08:48 am
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 25 May 2015, 02:43 pm
9 rigs, 1725 views, and counting.

Come on folks, don't be shy. Post some pics of your Omega system, please!  :P
Yes, there's lots more out there and we'd love to see them.  Great idea and great thread vinagunner!   :banana piano:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: MarkR7 on 25 May 2015, 02:54 pm
Gimme a couple of weeks!  :icon_lol: :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ju-sa on 25 May 2015, 03:11 pm
Hi All,

Pictures of one Omega set is coming as soon as I will find an decent camera somewhere.

BR,
Jukka
Helsinki, Finland
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 25 May 2015, 04:07 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 25 May 2015, 04:32 pm
Here's another one.  An amazing minimalist entry level system for the iPod, iPhone, iPad owner.  To those (mostly young people) who only listen through earbuds, try this and hear what you've been missing.  Take the torch from us aging baby boomers.

Firestone Big Joe V1.3 gainclone, Pure i20 digital dock, Omega Super 3T.  Sadly, the Big Joe V1.3 is no longer available, but there are other great little amps out there like the Temple and the Trends that are very affordable.  The Super 3i takes the place of the Super 3T.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121679)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ozoid on 25 May 2015, 06:04 pm
This installation is essentially identical to what I'll be dealing with when my Alnicos arrive: speakers sitting on a chest of drawers.

Have you experimented with any kinds of platforms or stands to counteract resonance in the chest? 
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: DaveC113 on 25 May 2015, 07:59 pm
This installation is essentially identical to what I'll be dealing with when my Alnicos arrive: speakers sitting on a chest of drawers.

Have you experimented with any kinds of platforms or stands to counteract resonance in the chest?

Isoacoustics is the best stand I've ever used by far. If you need something lower profile, like a simple pad of material, I'd go with one of Herbie's Audio Lab products.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 25 May 2015, 08:43 pm
This installation is essentially identical to what I'll be dealing with when my Alnicos arrive: speakers sitting on a chest of drawers.

Have you experimented with any kinds of platforms or stands to counteract resonance in the chest?
Mouse pads.  Cheap and readily available.  I generally put two under a speaker with the rubber sides facing each other so I can scoot the speaker around easily to get the optimum positioning.  Likely not going to perform like the IsoAcoustics stands, but better than having the speaker sitting right on the surface with nothing in between.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Flinx99 on 25 May 2015, 11:39 pm
This installation is essentially identical to what I'll be dealing with when my Alnicos arrive: speakers sitting on a chest of drawers.

Have you experimented with any kinds of platforms or stands to counteract resonance in the chest?

I'm experimenting with these for the same reason Canada Rob gave for the mousepads---mobility with a bit of acoustic value.  These have thin layers of cork sandwiching EVA foam.  There are adhesive strips on one side that I haven't taken off, but they should peel right off if you don't want them.  I have a Container Store up the street from me and they were an impulse buy.

http://www.containerstore.com/shop?productId=10025077&N=&Ntt=%22cork+board%22+puzzler

Jim

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: DaveC113 on 26 May 2015, 12:26 am
It's true mousepads or any random material may work well but Herbie's products are screened to make sure they are sonically neutral so they don't add their own flavor to the sound, they are guaranteed to work well. Isoacoustics stands, if you have the vertical space to use them, make a fairy radical improvement in sound vs anything else I have ever tried. As far as random materials you may have lying around the house I remember Steve (Herbie's owner) say rope caulk works well.

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Flinx99 on 26 May 2015, 01:15 am
It's true mousepads or any random material may work well but Herbie's products are screened to make sure they are sonically neutral so they don't add their own flavor to the sound, they are guaranteed to work well. Isoacoustics stands, if you have the vertical space to use them, make a fairy radical improvement in sound vs anything else I have ever tried. As far as random materials you may have lying around the house I remember Steve (Herbie's owner) say rope caulk works well.

I will look at Isoacoustics once I receive my speakers and land on the best positioning.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ozoid on 27 May 2015, 03:48 am
Another question about IsoAcoustics stands:

How stable is the support for Alnicos, for instance, if the speaker is tilted downward, about 4 degrees? Wouldn't want those cabinets sliding off and onto the floor!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 27 May 2015, 04:45 am
Were getting a tad off subject here.  It's pictures the OP wants, and so do I.  Bring em on guys.  DaveC113, we'd love to see yours.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Louis O on 28 May 2015, 07:02 pm
Hi Everyone,

This is a super thread and many thanks for all the wonderful pictures and really cool set ups.

I wish I could add to it, but I'm in between houses right now and hope to be in my new place mid June. Other than moving I have to set up another listening room. Hopefully it will be an easy set up.

Thanks again,
Louis
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: guillaume bougard on 28 May 2015, 09:05 pm
good luck on your move Master Louis. If we unworthy humans may be of any help, just whistle

May the Omega Force be with you

PS = I LOVE my Omega speakers, thank you, thank you thank you
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Louis O on 29 May 2015, 11:53 pm
Hi guillaume bougard,

Many thanks and I appreciate it. Looks like it will go smooth or I will call in the Force and and get it done.

Very happy about your speakers and thanks for the very kind words.

Louis
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jorgen on 30 May 2015, 11:54 am
Picture is from listening position, about 3 m from speakers. I can easily pull them forward, or back whenever I want to alternate. Find that the sound just changes a little, (position rolling I guess..)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121947)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Flinx99 on 31 May 2015, 12:29 am
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121983)

I received my Super 3is in Mocha Tweed from Louis, yesterday.  Shot is a little blurry because I shot without a flash to try to capture the light as I see it. 

Surface Pro 3 is my source.

Musical Fidelity:
M1 SDAC (preamp and DAC)
2 Class D M1 PWR amps running as monoblocks

Rel T9 sub

Stands are Auralex Mopeds I've had for a few years
Cat sinks on the amps (old CPU heat sinks that prevent my cat from napping on the amps---I figure any true heat sink properties are a bonus)

It has been very interesting to hear the speakers improve throughout the day.  The recent comments about break in have been very useful.  So far, the speakers are blooming and I look forward to hearing the continuing improvement.  They are already very detailed.

Thanks Lou.

Jim
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: RDavidson on 31 May 2015, 01:35 am
Good work Flinx. I know your setup was far from optimal particularly with regard to speaker position and monitors between. It looks MUCH better than before (with your old speakers etc) and I'm sure it sounds MUCH better too.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Flinx99 on 31 May 2015, 04:11 am
Good work Flinx. I know your setup was far from optimal particularly with regard to speaker position and monitors between. It looks MUCH better than before (with your old speakers etc) and I'm sure it sounds MUCH better too.

Thanks.  I am definitely enjoying them and can't wait to hear them after they have settled in.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 1 Jun 2015, 04:52 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jorgen on 1 Jun 2015, 09:25 pm
Hey Vin
You are very welcome. Waiting for the TT to arrive, things will be good I hope. System is basic, streaming Tidal through a dacmagic plus, using Isoda cables of ok quality to upgraded minitori, some pretty good nos tubes, then daves cables to speakers, custom build cab of zebrawood, with 7" alnico. I play around with positioning.
I use Audeze cans when I want more headroom.

Wishlist main system; a good riaa, preferably Decware, and some better IC
Upstairs system will be Omega monitors (ordered), and zen select amp, then cables and Dac and....

I feel the system is pretty good to be honest... I don't feel the urge to upgrade, but I have started to go down the path of simple circuits, and would like the signalpath to be as short as possible containing so few bits and parts as possible.. The amp and speakers have very good synergy, hopefully the TT and riaa will slip right in there. But most of all I need lots and lots of LPs
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 2 Jun 2015, 03:19 am
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121983)
Wow, what an improvement.  Very cool looking system Flinx.  Super 3i and English Class D.  I too am running Super 3i and English Class D and loving it.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 2 Jun 2015, 03:23 am
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=121947)
Jorgen, black and white pictures have always appealed to me.  They bring my artistic juices to the surface.  They also render texture, light, and shadow better than color.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 2 Jun 2015, 04:41 am
Jorgen,

You speakers look so familiar!  Even with the longer grill, they feel like family.  :)

BTW, did you know the King of Norway was in Anchorage last week?  How cool is that?


........Peter
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jorgen on 2 Jun 2015, 04:51 pm
Hi
Peter ; no was not aware, not royalist I guess. They travel a lot, trying to pave the way for international business and keeping up relations.

They should look a little familiar I guess, they are the baby brother aren't they? When will you receive your new pair?

CR, black and white looks good in pictures,  And helps camouflage dust.... But I do think the picture turned out good for a mobile phone camera.   
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 2 Jun 2015, 05:21 pm
They should look a little familiar I guess, they are the baby brother aren't they? When will you receive your new pair?


Still a few weeks.  Louis has made the basic shell thus far.  Still a ways to go.  I told him not to hurry.  I've got great sound now and family coming to visit late June/early July when I will be distracted and travelling within the state.  I'm hoping by mid-July at the latest as a forum member is visiting up here and we hope to have a listen together.

........Peter

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Flinx99 on 2 Jun 2015, 09:12 pm
Wow, what an improvement.  Very cool looking system Flinx.  Super 3i and English Class D.  I too am running Super 3i and English Class D and loving it.

Thanks.  The desk is large enough that I can move the speakers around to change the soundstage.  Without the wall directly behind the speakers, the soundstage seems to open up a bit.  Unfortunately, one of my amps dropped about 5 dB in volume, so I sent it back and need to wait for the exchange.  I tried everything, but only confirmed that there was an issue with the amp.  It certainly answered my question about needing to continue with monoblocks with the overkill in power I now have----I noticed the difference in sound right away.  If I hadn't had two amps already, I would have been completely happy with the soundstage from just one, but having heard two together, I can't wait to get the other one back.   

Jim
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 2 Jun 2015, 10:16 pm
That's one thing (among others) I love about the Super 3i - It's flexability.  Hope you get your other amp back soon.  I'm loving my Class D amp with these speakers.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: MPSchenck on 7 Jun 2015, 01:32 am
I just got my set up to a stopping point and I'm finally able to share.
I'm still messing around with exact placement.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122394)
 

I also wanted to share this thing. I built it myself (even cut the glass). I know it not as nice as the ones you can buy but I like it.
It holds my TT specific headshells and a range of cartridges, plus the extra tonearm counterweight.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122395)
 
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: RDavidson on 7 Jun 2015, 01:36 am
Very cool setup. The cartridge case is great! I love how it displays them like small piece of art.
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Post by: Canada Rob on 7 Jun 2015, 01:53 am
MPSchenck, your entire system is a classic example of what can be done for a relatively small investment, yet end up with sound that no doubt smashes the price/performance barrier.  IMO one of the coolest little systems I've seen.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: DaveC113 on 7 Jun 2015, 02:14 am
Looks great MPS!

My system is part of a Frankenstein experiment right now so I can't share pics... yet.  :wink:
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Post by: MPSchenck on 7 Jun 2015, 02:39 am
Very cool setup. The cartridge case is great! I love how it displays them like small piece of art.

Thanks! I wanted to display them and keep them safe and clean. I looked up a couple of pro made ones after I posted that image above, and was shocked by how unattractive [some] and expensive they [all] are.


MPSchenck, your entire system is a classic example of what can be done for a relatively small investment, yet end up with sound that no doubt smashes the price/performance barrier.  IMO one of the coolest little systems I've seen.

Thanks! I will say that the speakers cost roughly what the all the other equipment combined cost minus the TT cartridge, a Denon DL-110, and "budget" AudioQuest cables.
Somebody looking to save some money wouldn't have to opt for the Omega upgrade finish. Also, there are some really great less expensive cartridges, and everyone says cables are the last thing you should upgrade.

I haven't actually heard any super elite expensive systems, but now I don't really care, mine set up sounds great to me. And really, that's all that matters.   
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Flinx99 on 7 Jun 2015, 04:15 am
I'm continuing to break in the speakers and I'm continuing with tweaking the setup.  I built some 24 in. stands from some spare wood I had in the garage.  I used a 2x12, a 2x4, and a 4x4 to bring them to a height below the level of my desk.  I put the stands behind my desk and used a sandwich of 9 porcelain tiles per stand and Auralex Mopads to bring the speakers up to listening height.  I would like to eventually replace the top set of Mopads with Isoacoutic stands, but that will have to wait a bit.  Having the speakers so close to the wall helps the bass quite a bit---I ended up dialing down the crossover on my sub a bit.

I am very happy with the sound at around 30 hours of runtime. 

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122410)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Flinx99 on 7 Jun 2015, 01:50 pm
I just got my set up to a stopping point and I'm finally able to share.
I'm still messing around with exact placement.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122394)
 

I also wanted to share this thing. I built it myself (even cut the glass). I know it not as nice as the ones you can buy but I like it.
It holds my TT specific headshells and a range of cartridges, plus the extra tonearm counterweight.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122395)

That's a very slick display case.

I received my Super 3i monitors a little over a week after you received yours.  I'm interested to hear how yours develop as they break in.  My set up is on the other end of the spectrum----I'm using a class D amp and all digital sources.  I run mostly Internet streamed music and when I listen to my library, the source is ripped CDs (AIFF and some FLAC) housed on an external HDD in another part of my house.

Jim
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Post by: jimdgoulding on 7 Jun 2015, 02:15 pm
If you listen to a lot of classical music or music made on location in general, to fully appreciate ALL of what the mics captured and able to be revealed, sure do recommend that anybody get their speakers out further into their room.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: MPSchenck on 7 Jun 2015, 02:45 pm
If you listen to a lot of... ...music made on location in general, to fully appreciate ALL of what the mics captured and able to be revealed, sure do recommend that anybody get their speakers out further into their room.

I really like and have a lot of live albums. How far out into the room are we talking?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FullRangeMan on 7 Jun 2015, 02:47 pm
Jim,
Considering the width of your room, as much percent is the speakers spacing you prefer?
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Post by: Flinx99 on 7 Jun 2015, 03:03 pm
If you listen to a lot of classical music or music made on location in general, to fully appreciate ALL of what the mics captured and able to be revealed, sure do recommend that anybody get their speakers out further into their room.

Hi.  Thanks for the info.  Since upgrading my equipment, I've really noticed what you are describing.  Not only am I constrained by time, space (we don't have basements in Houston--- so no chance of a man-cave for me), and budget, I spend a good deal of time in front of my computer for work, news reading, and because I'm an odd duck, relaxation.  Focusing my audio efforts on my computer space just made logical sense for me.  Putting money on equipment out in the family area so that it can play the audio for Frozen just doesn't make sense on my budget.   :D

I have the Super 3i monitors and a small scale listening area (room is large, though, so I try to avoid reflections where ever possible), so I have the flexibility of putting my speakers almost in the center of the room when I have time to focus solely on listening to music.  I don't know that this is ideal, but the soundstage sure opens up.  I dial up the crossover on my sub to compensate for the low end when there's no wall behind the speakers.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122428)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Louis O on 8 Jun 2015, 10:54 pm
Hi Flinx99,

Thanks and the set up looks great. The use of the sub really helps out here as the 3i's are out from the wall behind them. The location of the speakers this way will give you a sense of space in the soundstage. 3i's are like microscopes in regards to up-line gear including cables. It's very easy to hear the differences.

Thanks again,
Louis
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jimdgoulding on 11 Jun 2015, 03:04 pm
Jim,
Considering the width of your room, as much percent is the speakers spacing you prefer?
Hi, FRM, MPS:   My listening room is a rectangular 12'X15'.  The centerpoints of my speaker faces are typically 59" apart, 54" off the wall behind them and 42.5" from side walls, and 72" to my ears tho I can and do move my chair frontward or backward a few inches depending on a particular recording to be nearer the stage or further away.  My ears are typically 48" off the wall behind me with open back record cabinets diffusing reflection off this wall.  Perspective is an important asset to the listening experience for me having attended a lot of club and concert hall dates.

How's about your room?  All ya'll.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FullRangeMan on 11 Jun 2015, 03:42 pm
Thanks Jim for your reply.
My room is small, which seems suited to FR drivers.
If I remember well its 3,15x3,80.
I would like a bigger room w/16m².
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jimdgoulding on 12 Jun 2015, 08:48 pm
Hey, FRM, if I remember right, you are in South America, correct?  Do you mind converting your measurements for me (us) to feet and inches??  Thanks

A small room can play pretty large if your set up allows for it.  At least for the type of speakers I am familiar with.  Walls don't necessarily have to be subjectively confining.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 12 Jun 2015, 10:32 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FullRangeMan on 12 Jun 2015, 10:49 pm
Jim,
I think its 10,5ft width and 12,6ft lenght, real a small room.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jimdgoulding on 14 Jun 2015, 01:18 pm
Any room has potential, at least I think it would have, if the speakers are not overwhelming and set up right.
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Post by: vinagunner on 14 Jun 2015, 01:48 pm
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Post by: Lee_in_Canada on 15 Jun 2015, 06:19 pm
Hi All,

A bit late to the game but here are a few from my room.  Omega super 6.

I stop by the circle regularly to learn from all of your collective input and have had my speakers for about a year.  I really appreciated all the wonderful service received from Rob before during and after my purchase.  For my implementation I found I needed to replace some weaker components and cabling to really make my speakers sing.  Among the choices were the crown xls 1500 and some of Dave's cables after learning from posts here.  Next stop is behind listener room treatments, new stands then speed 12. 

Regards Lee

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122843)
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122844)
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=122845)




Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jorgen on 15 Jun 2015, 08:12 pm
About converting to metric system. A close enough rule of thumb is 3 feet to the meter.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: RDavidson on 15 Jun 2015, 08:51 pm
Nice setup, Lee. Your listening area looks cozy, especially with the natural light coming in from the windows. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: milford3 on 15 Jun 2015, 11:48 pm
I wish I was in that chair.  Very nice. :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: beowulf on 16 Jun 2015, 06:56 am
Hi All,

A bit late to the game but here are a few from my room.  Omega super 6.

I stop by the circle regularly to learn from all of your collective input and have had my speakers for about a year.  I really appreciated all the wonderful service received from Rob before during and after my purchase.  For my implementation I found I needed to replace some weaker components and cabling to really make my speakers sing.  Among the choices were the crown xls 1500 and some of Dave's cables after learning from posts here.  Next stop is behind listener room treatments, new stands then speed 12. 

Regards Lee

Great looking room Lee!  What is the veneer on your speakers?  I like it a lot!
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Post by: vinagunner on 16 Jun 2015, 08:12 am
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Post by: guillaume bougard on 16 Jun 2015, 11:56 am
click on this link to watch what Robbie Shakespeare's bass and Sly Dunbar's drum do to my 3i desktop speaker

https://photos.google.com/u/1/photo/AF1QipPTmg3alrbI9MozcmFAlTzRihxLWcU301kj_aC4

Anybody knows how to embed videos in messages on this forum?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 16 Jun 2015, 03:41 pm
What is the veneer on your speakers?  I like it a lot!
EKO Mahogany, and as good as Lee's picture is, it doesn't do that finish justice.  Better looking than many real veneers I've seen.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 16 Jun 2015, 03:49 pm

But shouldn't the speakers have brass screws?  :?
Quite awhile ago Louis went from brass to stainless and now to black stainless.  Like brass, stainless is still non magnetic.
IMO the black looks the best - totally neutral regardless of finish.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: davidflas on 16 Jun 2015, 11:34 pm
My pair of 3i monitors arrived today and they sound great! However, now I have to track down a hum source that I didn't notice before with my far less sensitive Pioneer speakers. Also, will need to get a bigger desk.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Flinx99 on 16 Jun 2015, 11:51 pm
My pair of 3i monitors arrived today and they sound great! However, now I have to track down a hum source that I didn't notice before with my far less sensitive Pioneer speakers. Also, will need to get a bigger desk.

Hi.  Congrats on the purchase.  If you like them now, you are in for a treat--- they just get better. 

Jim
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ozoid on 17 Jun 2015, 04:41 am
click on this link to watch what Robbie Shakespeare's bass and Sly Dunbar's drum do to my 3i desktop speaker

https://photos.google.com/u/1/photo/AF1QipPTmg3alrbI9MozcmFAlTzRihxLWcU301kj_aC4

Anybody knows how to embed videos in messages on this forum?

I'm getting a 404 Error message when I click on the link.
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Post by: vinagunner on 17 Jun 2015, 06:34 pm
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Post by: FireGuy on 17 Jun 2015, 07:40 pm
Ah, I see. Me I prefer brass as it match the spikes very well  8)

But more pictures, please!  :thumb:

I'm liking the brass look as well.  I just may replace the SS with brass... easy enough.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 19 Jun 2015, 12:25 am
The picture below is a much better shot of the Super 3i's on my desktop.  The desktop picture doesn't show them off like this shot does.  I saw them in a cell phone picture Louis sent me of a bunch of speakers waiting for drivers, later to be put up in the store.  I fell instantly in love, and now they have been on my desktop for the last few months.  Bleached Tweed baffle and back with the rest in real Zebrawood.  I love the fishscale grill that Louis went to for the smaller speakers.

My current desktop system, as far as my memory goes is the best I've had, or at least as good as the best I've had.  When I play it I'm amazed.  All types of music I've tried are handled wonderfully and I don't crave a sub.  The RS5 (and all Omegas for that matter) are very sensitive to what is in front of them.  My Audio Sector NOS DAC (built by Peter Daniel himself) really packs a punch in a desktop system, and coupled with the Temple Bantam Gold and the 3i's the synergy is amazing - lots of punch and weight to the music yet quick and light on it's feet at the same time. 

Soundstage?  Jaw dropping.  Detail, almost like headphones, but no harshness whatsoever unless it's on the recording which any really good system will not gloss over.

With any transparent speaker, the better the upline components, the better the results, and having the Temple amp and Audio Sector NOS DAC definitely play a big part.  Every system I've fronted with that DAC has sounded terrific and I highly recommend one if you can find a used one as they sadly are no longer made.  Frankly, with the advent of streaming services like Tidal I think A NOS 16/44,48 DAC makes alot of sense, and I've yet to hear a digital source that can beat this DAC on CD quality. 
(Yep, I know, a little off subject, but I'm exited).   :banana piano:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=123037)
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Post by: vinagunner on 21 Jun 2015, 11:46 pm
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Post by: guillaume bougard on 22 Jun 2015, 06:51 am
finally got around to uploading the short video of 3i desktop blasting some heavy drum and bass by Sly & Robbie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NhjgDnjS5Y
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Post by: oskar on 22 Jun 2015, 12:56 pm
So where are all the pix?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ju-sa on 14 Jul 2015, 01:11 pm
Finally, requested pictures from my Omega set-up:

- CD player: Densen B410 Plus
- Vinyl gear: Rega RP3 with Elys2, Rega TTPSU and Trigon Vanguard phonopreamp
- Tuner: Denon TU-215RD
- Amp: RWA Signature 16
- Speakers: Omega XRS6 Alnico

My listening spot is a part of the living room of ca 430 square feet, listening takes place in equilateral triangle of 6,5 ft.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=124599)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=124600)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=124601)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=124603)


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Post by: DBC on 14 Jul 2015, 02:08 pm
Very Nice.

What finish is that on the Omegas?

Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ju-sa on 14 Jul 2015, 02:37 pm
Very Nice.

What finish is that on the Omegas?

Thanks for sharing


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=124605)

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Post by: vinagunner on 14 Jul 2015, 06:51 pm
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Post by: ju-sa on 14 Jul 2015, 07:17 pm
Very nice, ju-sa. Beautiful speakers! RWA has always been an interesting option with Omega. Have you compared the Sig 16 with other (tube) amps. I love SET, but have to admit the heat of tubes can be annoying with small children around.

Before RWA I had Luxman N100 tube amp (http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/luxman3/100.html) and Iiked it a lot. Even EL84's ain't expensive tubes (excl. some NOS tubes) I noticed when the amp is running even 14 hours per day that will cause some additional expences in terms of tube replacement. While RWA can be operated by batterys or mains current those expenses can be minimised. However, the batteries must be replaced sometimes but I listen (background music or radio) using mains current and when a more concentrated time for music is available I switch to batteries. I also tested briefly the Densen B200 and B300 combo but IMO it was not meant for Omegas.

In regard to sound, Luxman and RWA are different, I cannot conclude which one is better. As you know, it depends on ...

One day when I get older I may consider acquiring a B300 or 2A3 based tube amp for those late evenings when nobody tells be what to do (i.e. the rest of the family is away or sleeping).

Br. Jukka
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Post by: vinagunner on 14 Jul 2015, 07:29 pm
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Post by: ju-sa on 14 Jul 2015, 07:40 pm

(Mind you, the kind of output tubes alone don't determine the sound of an amp)

That's correct, and not all the B300's or 2A3's sound the same, no surprise to anyone who has even as little experience as I have with tube amps.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 12 Oct 2015, 09:51 pm
I think vinagunner has started a great thing here and I hope it continues as long as is humanly possible, so I've made it a sticky.  :thumb:

I also want to add a picture of a system that surprised the daylights out of me.  The system is comprised of: Firestone Big Joe V1.3 8w/ch gain clone, Pure i20 digital iPod/iPhone dock, 6Gen iPod Nano, and just acquired Omega Super 3U's in real Walnut (love the Walnut, never had it before).

My first Omega speaker was the predecessor of the Super 3U, the Super 5 Monitor (with 4.5" HempCone driver) about 6 years ago.  They are what converted me to single driver speakers right out of the box, and they were my reference for close to 2 years.  When the RS5 driver came along I brought in the Super 3T, Super 3i, Super 3 Desktop, and the Super 3XRS, but not the Super 3U.  Did I ever miss the boat on that one. :scratch: 
The RS5 Super 3i captivated me so much with it's sound and versatility that I felt a bigger version of it (the Super 3U) would be almost redundant and not as versatile. :duh:

The Super 3U is not a bigger Super 3i - it's a totally different animal.  It has the same cabinet volume and tuning as the giant killing Super 3XRS, and sounds every bit as good quantitatively albeit with a slightly different sound signature.  The main differences (from memory) are: tone is virtually identical, soundstage is not quite as wide as the 3XRS, but deeper and higher up.  Masters of gorgeous midrange.

Currently they're hooked up to a humble front end (haven't tried tubes yet) and I'm quite shocked at the sound.  The midrange and sense of space reminds me of the Alnico Monitors in some ways.  It makes me think of the 500, 1000, and 1500 dollar systems that were shown at RMAF recently.  This system would fit into the $1500 dollar category price wise, but into the $10,000 category performance wise.

Addendum: Strange; I forgot a very interesting aspect of this system - it's low level dynamics are off the charts.  I was listening to some choral music at low volume and noticed no loss of detail, dynamics, imaging, texture, fullness, focus,  and sense of space than at higher volumes, and how well controlled the dynamic swings were.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=129559)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: beowulf on 12 Oct 2015, 10:59 pm
Nice write up CR!  The Walnut is great looking ... that doesn't look as dark as the Walnut that are on my Omega's.  Is this a new veneer?  Any chance of getting a close up in natural light?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 13 Oct 2015, 12:58 am
Thanks beowulf,

The picture isn't the greatest.  They're actually very dark - darker than the sample on the Omega website.  About the color of 50% dark chocolate.
I've never had walnut in before, and just love it's cooler tone.  The silver of the screws and the silver of the logo go so well with the cool tone of the Walnut.  Louis, as usual did a great job.  BTW, even though the Super 3U is not on the website, Louis will still build them.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 13 Oct 2015, 12:24 pm
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Post by: Canada Rob on 13 Oct 2015, 08:36 pm
Clever move, CR. Let's hope this is one of those never-ending-thread :thumb:

Nice system you've got there. I like the style of the (former) Omega badge in the picture, it matches the logo of Omega watches, as I wear Omega wrist watch myself   :icon_lol:

Thanks vinagunner,

The Super 3U (and the Super 5 before it) are/were favorites of mine.  It's fun to play them for someone and then see the surprise on their face when I pull the grills off and they see that tiny driver (which sounds so huge).  I personally love the minimalist asymetrical look of these speakers with their grills off.  Louis said the driver offset aids in imaging.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Vlad on 29 Oct 2015, 12:00 am
Hi Rob,

Is Super 3S model still available? It is not listed on the website.
Can somebody post a picture of 3S please?

Thanks,
Vlad
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 29 Oct 2015, 12:08 am
Hi Rob,

Is Super 3S model still available? It is not listed on the website.
Can somebody post a picture of 3S please?

Thanks,
Vlad
Hi Vlad,

The Super 3S is long gone.  The Super 3XRS is what holds the position the Super 3s held in the 3 series lineup.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FireGuy on 4 Dec 2015, 09:04 pm
One good thing about buying yourself Xmas gifts is that you can control when you open them.  Case in point, new flat panel stand I put together with gear transfer.  Seven + hours.  Can't hurry this up too much.  Here's a result of that work.  Super 5's now are  more open from the new config as well as improved off axis.  Omega's are simply too good to be true.  Astounding in all respects.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=132967)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: milford3 on 5 Dec 2015, 01:14 am
One good thing about buying yourself Xmas gifts is that you can control when you open them.  Case in point, new flat panel stand I put together with gear transfer.  Seven + hours.  Can't hurry this up too much.  Here's a result of that work.  Super 5's now are  more open from the new config as well as improved off axis.  Omega's are simply too good to be true.  Astounding in all respects.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=132967)


Outstanding FireGuy!  The Super 5's will sound even better now.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FireGuy on 5 Dec 2015, 04:25 am
Thanks Milford3.  Previous config was more adhoc and speaker placement was not optimized.  This has now changed for the better.
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Post by: vinagunner on 11 Dec 2015, 10:28 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 12 Dec 2015, 01:36 am
Nice!

The pics seem to dry up here?  :|

 :thumb:

(http://i.imgur.com/16iduwp.jpg)
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Post by: guillaume bougard on 12 Dec 2015, 10:10 am
Nice
what do the marble slabs on top of the speakers do?
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Post by: pstrisik on 12 Dec 2015, 03:59 pm
Nice
what do the marble slabs on top of the speakers do?

They are both part of the aesthetic design plan and very heavy to help with damping.  They look a bit odd as is with the stand arrangement but, when I get the woofers from Louis, they should look something like this:


(http://i.imgur.com/NWDxqFU.jpg)



Not marble but petrified wood embedded in hardened sediment (as hard and heavy as granite):

(http://i.imgur.com/bOHe8ok.jpg)


The overall plan is here:
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=134489.0

I'm having fun!   :D

............Peter
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Post by: rajacat on 12 Dec 2015, 05:34 pm
What material did you use between the petrified wood and the cabinet? Also what material will be under the Super Alnico Monitors to dampen the midwoofers?
Where did you source the petrified wood?

Thanks,

Roy
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 12 Dec 2015, 06:01 pm
What material did you use between the petrified wood and the cabinet? Also what material will be under the Super Alnico Monitors to dampen the midwoofers?
Where did you source the petrified wood?

Thanks,

Roy

Roy.....  Using, and will use, Herbie's fat dots.  The slabs were remnants from a countertop shop.  They cut  to size and polished the edges for me.

.........Peter
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: SSM on 22 Jan 2016, 07:47 pm
Not that keen about sharing panoramic shots of my home with the world wide web, so this simple snap will suffice.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/ausitalien/SSM-Alnico-3i-Sun2A3_zpsivry5rjl.jpg)

A double-Omegian am I 8), and I think a third could be on its way in 2016 :o :lol:

My Super Alnico and Super 3i monitors with my customized Sun Audio 25th Anniversary 2A3 SET amp. Fed by a conrad-johnson ET3SE preamplifier and a Primare DAC30.

Words fail to express the joy this system has given to my music-loving soul. :D

Special thanks to Rob for helping nudge me towards purchasing the Super Alnico with his informative posts. :notworthy:


SS




Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 22 Jan 2016, 08:08 pm
You are most welcome SS.  Nice gear you have there.  I too have the same speakers as you do and love them.  My Alnicos are powered with a Decware Super Zen Select and my Super 3i's with a Wolf Ear Kitoki.  :thumb:
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Post by: SSM on 22 Jan 2016, 08:22 pm
Touche. :wink:

I was initially sceptical about several of your posts comparing the 3i with the Super Alnicos, but now having owned both speakers, I'll say your comments are quite free of hyperbole. The 3i is one kind of fabulous, the Super Alnico is fabulous on another planetary level. The 3i is like Mercury, the Alnico is Jupiter. :thumb: And their magic is dependent on my Sun. :green:

If the stars align this year, I would be having a customized type 45 triode SET amp driving a pair of Omegas nearing 98dB sensitivity which hopefully Lord Louis can rummage up in his workshop. :)


cheerSS
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ozoid on 23 Jan 2016, 05:25 am
Seems as though you have an eminently musical collection of gear.

When do you hookup the 3is and when do you go with the alnico's?

And what do you expect to gain from the 45 amp compared to the 2A3?

I'm digging on tunes through the Decware 84UFO and wide baffle alnico minitorss and I'm always interested in other's takes on how to get the most of the alnicos, which I find to be glorious across a wide spectrum of music.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: SSM on 23 Jan 2016, 04:16 pm
They don't take turns to sip from the 2A3 SET. :P I have got two more single-ended power amps, an EL84 and a 6V6 (it also accepts KT88 & KT90, re: my avatar). They are the ones taking turns to drive the 3i in another room. The Alnico and 3i were briefly reunited for a photo op during the festive season, to show their relative scale.

What am I expecting from a 45 triode SET? A beautiful looking amp, first of all, to satiate my collector's lust for lovely tube amps.:lol: Ideally, it will provide yet another different perspective when I listen to my music to it through the Alnico and 3i. The Alnico lets me experience familiar music through different 'sound worlds' depending on the output valve. Of the five I tried, the one that reigns supreme is the exquisite 2A3. There's something to be said for a true triode SET amp. :inlove:

I'll be interested to see how the 45 stacks up against the 2A3, later this year.

SS

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: tlarwa on 24 Jan 2016, 06:17 am


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=135800)

I had to share ...

My Aperiodic 8's with Hempcone drivers.  The tweeters on the top are Vifa ring radiators crossed at about 4500Hz.  Attenuated way down, there to add a little "sparkle".  The subs are DIY 8" Triska designs, run in stereo.  They really do a nice job filling out the low end.  The stands are Skylan.  Running a RWA Signature 30.2 LFP-V, through a fully-modded Khozmo passive preamp, which gives me 3 inputs.  Analog front end is an upgraded Jolida JD9 and a Marantz (Clearaudio) TT15S1 table with an AT OC9/MLII LOMC cartridge.  This is my dedicated listening room, which was purpose-built a couple years back, and is my "haven".  Every home should have one  :D

I have really enjoyed the Omega's, which have fully replaced my Klipsch Forte IIs and Mark Audio 12p Super Pensils (which I built and were really terrific floorstanders).  But what everyone says about the Omega/RWA synergy is true!

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: roscoe65 on 24 Jan 2016, 01:27 pm
SS,

Is that a Dennis Had amp in your avatar?

Rosco

They don't take turns to sip from the 2A3 SET. :P I have got two more single-ended power amps, an EL84 and a 6V6 (it also accepts KT88 & KT90, re: my avatar). They are the ones taking turns to drive the 3i in another room. The Alnico and 3i were briefly reunited for a photo op during the festive season, to show their relative scale.

What am I expecting from a 45 triode SET? A beautiful looking amp, first of all, to satiate my collector's lust for lovely tube amps.:lol: Ideally, it will provide yet another different perspective when I listen to my music to it through the Alnico and 3i. The Alnico lets me experience familiar music through different 'sound worlds' depending on the output valve. Of the five I tried, the one that reigns supreme is the exquisite 2A3. There's something to be said for a true triode SET amp. :inlove:

I'll be interested to see how the 45 stacks up against the 2A3, later this year.

SS
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FireGuy on 24 Jan 2016, 01:42 pm
Very nice rig.  I'm Heading out for a two-week hiatus with limited access to email and the web.  I think I can do it. 

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=135818)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: SSM on 24 Jan 2016, 04:34 pm
SS,

Is that a Dennis Had amp in your avatar?

Yes. :)
Wonderful man, wonderful amp designer. He knows how to turn out a great single-ended 6V6. :thumb:

SS
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 13 Feb 2016, 10:04 pm
Here's my latest room system.  Details here: http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=140245.0 (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=140245.0)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=137131)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 13 Feb 2016, 10:08 pm
Latest Desktop system.  Details here (scroll down): http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=139891.0 (http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=139891.0)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=137132)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 15 Feb 2016, 09:30 pm
Let's see some pictures of Omega desktop systems too.  With the amount of time people spend at their computers, it amazes me this area of audio doesn't get more serious attention, especially with the likes of Tidal and Spotify to listen to.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 15 Feb 2016, 10:11 pm
Let's see some pictures of Omega desktop systems too.  With the amount of time people spend at their computers, it amazes me this area of audio doesn't get more serious attention, especially with the likes of Tidal and Spotify to listen to.

Cuz my desk at home is in my theater room!   :thumb:


........Peter
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jorgen on 15 Feb 2016, 10:18 pm
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=135799)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=135800)

I had to share ...

My Aperiodic 8's with Hempcone drivers.  The tweeters on the top are Vifa ring radiators crossed at about 4500Hz.  Attenuated way down, there to add a little "sparkle".  The subs are DIY 8" Triska designs, run in stereo.  They really do a nice job filling out the low end.  The stands are Skylan.  Running a RWA Signature 30.2 LFP-V, through a fully-modded Khozmo passive preamp, which gives me 3 inputs.  Analog front end is an upgraded Jolida JD9 and a Marantz (Clearaudio) TT15S1 table with an AT OC9/MLII LOMC cartridge.  This is my dedicated listening room, which was purpose-built a couple years back, and is my "haven".  Every home should have one  :D

I have really enjoyed the Omega's, which have fully replaced my Klipsch Forte IIs and Mark Audio 12p Super Pensils (which I built and were really terrific floorstanders).  But what everyone says about the Omega/RWA synergy is true!

Very nice room, and you are probably stating the obvious, everyone should a dedicated room ( add aswell as..)
i like your setup as well, seems like you developed according to a plan. Again, very nice
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: vinagunner on 19 Feb 2016, 09:28 pm
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Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: davidflas on 23 Apr 2016, 05:54 pm
I've had my Super 3i Monitors for almost a year now, and I'm finally getting around to posting a picture of them. As you can see, I like things nice an cluttered. So, here it goes:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1710/26532502961_2d25a30390_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GqA1KB)DSC_8748 (https://flic.kr/p/GqA1KB) by davidflas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/60761183@N06/), on Flickr

Here's a close up of the associated gear:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1592/26532503851_1662d8fef5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GqA21X)DSC_8752 (https://flic.kr/p/GqA21X) by davidflas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/60761183@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 23 Apr 2016, 08:45 pm
Nice desktop system davidflas.  The Super 3i is one of my all time favorite desktop speakers - they're incredible in a room setting too.  Went to your Flickr page and it appears you have a Sure TPA 3116 in that wood box.  I have a stock red board in a Hammond cast case and quite like it.  Is yours stock, and how do you like the sound with the Super 3i?  Your Schiit front end is a winner.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: davidflas on 23 Apr 2016, 09:07 pm
Rob,

The TPA3116 amp that I'm using is a completely stock version of the Sure board. It's one of the early ones where they reversed the silk screening on speaker terminals labels. Once I figured that out, I've been very happy with the sound of the amp with my Omegas. I also have a YJ copy of the Audiobah Green Board running stock in my main two channel rig, but have not a/b test the two amps against each other.

What actually made the biggest difference in my system has been the swapping of a Bifrost Uber for a Sigma Delta Gungnir. A lot of people online say that the Bifrost and Gungnir sound the same(or nearly the same) from the single-ended outputs, but in my case that couldn't be further from the truth. With the Gungnir in the system, I know enjoy a much more authoritative low-end, plus a noticeably wider and deeper soundstage. Once I finish scraping my pennies together, I'm going to see what a the multi-bit upgrade does for my 3i's.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: gstitt on 24 Apr 2016, 01:07 pm
Hi davidflas,

Was your Bifrost Uber the upgraded Multi-bit version? Love the look of your setup!  :thumb:

Greg
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: syzygy on 24 Apr 2016, 02:05 pm

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=141840)

Where I draw on evenings and weekends. It ain't pretty, but it.s a great place to listen to music (and maybe get some work done).
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: davidflas on 24 Apr 2016, 03:37 pm
Hi davidflas,

Was your Bifrost Uber the upgraded Multi-bit version? Love the look of your setup!  :thumb:

Greg

Thank you for the compliment about the look of my setup! Just to be clear, both the Gungnir and the Bifrost Uber that I have are Sigma Delta, not multi-bit. I see that I made a typing error in my original post, perhaps brought on by wishful thinking. I hope to upgrade both to multi-bit, but just need to raise the funds to do so.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: gstitt on 24 Apr 2016, 08:24 pm
Thanks for the clarification. If you do upgrade both to multi-bit would love to hear an update on differences between the two.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 25 Apr 2016, 06:51 pm
Nice setup.  The drafting table brings back memories of my pre-CAD drafting days.  With a rig like yours I would have had a hard time getting any work done.  Thorens TD-160 TT and Scott 222D amp?  Years ago I had a Thorens TD-160 with Empire cartridge and loved it.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: syzygy on 25 Apr 2016, 06:57 pm
Nice setup.  The drafting table brings back memories of my pre-CAD drafting days.  With a rig like yours I would have had a hard time getting any work done.  Thorens TD-160 TT and Scott 222D amp?  Years ago I had a Thorens TD-160 with Empire cartridge and loved it.

Yeah, drawing-wise I'm strictly analog. I hope that I get used to this system soon - I keep leaning back and listening.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Sense63 on 3 May 2016, 01:45 am
I thought I would share a picture of my Super Alnico Monitors in real Ebony with R compound and custom stands.  They are one of the best speakers I've ever heard, but I have a surprise coming from Louis that might take the performance up a couple of notches......more to come.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=142329)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 3 May 2016, 03:36 am
Sense63,

Wow, nice and clean.  Very tastefully done.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Sense63 on 3 May 2016, 01:33 pm
Thank you Canada Rob for the nice comments.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Bill O'Connell on 3 May 2016, 05:09 pm
Nice setup, I bet it has a wonderfully deep soundstage :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Sense63 on 3 May 2016, 05:29 pm
Yes, the soundstage is pretty deep.  My side walls are the problem as I wish I had another couple feet to work with on each side.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Jjshin23 on 6 May 2016, 11:11 pm
Very nice
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ihor on 23 May 2016, 01:25 pm
MY rig.  Background:  Got my SAMs in January 2016 I walnut.  Much darker than I was envisioning.  Louis was kind enough to provide replacement cabinets in cherry.  Swapping out the drivers was easy.  The SAMs seemed a bit sibilant upon hook up, but steadily improved with break-in.  I kept close track on hrs and they really seemed to settle in at 75hr, and by 100 hrs they were fantastic.

As you can see from the pics, the cherry finish is outstanding - they look just beautiful in real life.  They are on Skylan stands.  Rest of system consists of original Unison Unico hybrid integrated amp ('dynamic' Class A mosfet output  [80 watts/ch], Class A input  using 2 Seimans 12au7s [fantastic tube with this amp]), TEAC PD-H600 cd player, TEAC T-H500 tuner, an REL-T5 sub, Blue Jean BJC10 speaker cables, Audioquest interconnects.

You may notice speakers behind the SAMs - these are the Spendor S5e's which the SAM's replaced.  I have a small house and haven't figured out where to put them - wonderful speakers in their own right, but bested by the SAMs.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143467)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143468)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143469)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=143470)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 23 May 2016, 03:10 pm
Very nice system.  The cherry really goes with the rest of your room.  I could see how the walnut wouldn't have worked as well.  The cherry has a nice silky look to it.

That Unison amp looks interesting.  I've not heard of them before.  Reminds me of the 60's KLH look.


........Peter
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ihor on 23 May 2016, 03:34 pm
Peter,

Mine is the original version.  When it came out, it was Component of the Year on 6Moons (http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/unisonresearch/unico.html), and  Sam Tellig at Stereophile ID'd it as his component of the year as well.  I love this integrated amp, especially with the Seimens 12au7 tubes.  Have done a bit of tube rolling (Mullard [several], RCA Clear Top, Seimens) and the Seimens just makes the amp sing!  Still manufactured by Unison, but slightly different -12ax7 tubes, a bit more power.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 23 May 2016, 03:46 pm
Lovely system ihor.  Really nice integration into the rest of your decor.  I've never heard a Unison amp but hear/read nothing but good about them, not to mention yours is one of the best looking integrated amps I've seen.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ihor on 23 May 2016, 04:53 pm
Thank you Canada Rob.  I am really happy with how well the entire system integrates, and the cherry cabinets are gorgeous.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Beatlebum on 23 May 2016, 06:29 pm
Ihor,

Which Skylan stands did you purchase?

TIA,

Tim
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ihor on 23 May 2016, 07:28 pm
I got the 20" stands after talking with Noel Nolan at Skylan.  A wonderful individual to talk to and was a real pleasure doing business with him.  The stands went together exactly as described in the instruction, and I filled them with clumping cat litter rather than rice as I've seen some folks do.  As you can see, they really compliment the SAMs.

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: spwath on 30 Aug 2016, 04:03 am
My system is a bit cramped.

Omega Mini Me's in an excellent looking finish. Homemade speaker stands.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=149347)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=149348)


Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 30 Aug 2016, 03:52 pm
Cool looking setup spwath.  Love the old Apple iMac and the (eMac?) facia on the wall.  The Mini Me's are even from around that era.
Pretty finish on the speakers.  I've never heard the Mini Me but hear they are very good speakers.  Imaging should be great.  What are you running for amp and DAC?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: spwath on 30 Aug 2016, 04:07 pm
Cool looking setup spwath.  Love the old Apple iMac and the (eMac?) facia on the wall.  The Mini Me's are even from around that era.
Pretty finish on the speakers.  I've never heard the Mini Me but hear they are very good speakers.  Imaging should be great.  What are you running for amp and DAC?
eMac, yes. I got 10 free emacs on craigslist.

And you should see the other side of my room. Contains- Ibook g4, powermac g4, another imac g4, 2 emacs, and a powermac g4 cube.

They are quite nice. Im thinking about upgrading to the super 3 desktop, but im not sure if that would be an upgrade.

I am using a Denon AVR-590. Thinking about getting something nicer though.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: OzarkTom on 30 Aug 2016, 04:41 pm
I just got a pair of the Super 3i monitors in. I will try and fire them up tonight. :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: TEA FOR ONE on 18 Sep 2016, 04:03 pm
Hey spwath,
   
     I'm glad to see that you are enjoying the Mini Me's!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 27 Sep 2016, 04:06 pm
Never tried this exact combo before.  Wolf Ear Audio Kitoki, my trusty Audio Sector DAC, and Super 3i.  This system is on the long wall in my listening room and I have never had a better listening spot in my life.  The bass I'm getting from these little speakers is amazing (no sub in the system), not to mention all the other things they do incredibly well.  I've always leaned toward low powered, simple systems because I find them more musical and this one fits the bill perfectly, not to mention the price of a system like this is so reasonable.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=150952)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: mrvco on 2 Oct 2016, 10:07 pm
Finally got an Omega thumper to complete the family photo:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=151322)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Rextang on 3 Oct 2016, 05:37 am
Never tried this exact combo before.  Wolf Ear Audio Kitoki, my trusty Audio Sector DAC, and Super 3i.  This system is on the long wall in my listening room and I have never had a better listening spot in my life.  The bass I'm getting from these little speakers is amazing (no sub in the system), not to mention all the other things they do incredibly well.  I've always leaned toward low powered, simple systems because I find them more musical and this one fits the bill perfectly, not to mention the price of a system like this is so reasonable.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=150952)

Rob, beautiful setup. I'm curious to know which output taps are you using on the Wolf Ear, the 4 or 8ohm? 
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 4 Oct 2016, 10:08 pm
Thanks Rextang,

I'm using the 8 ohm taps.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: slefley on 5 Oct 2016, 01:37 am
Rob, how far are your 3i's from the back wall?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 6 Oct 2016, 09:56 pm
Hi slefley,

About 2 feet out from the wall.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ryanmartinson on 17 Oct 2016, 09:50 pm
Huge thanks to Louis for making my Custom Super 7 Omni Monitors in real Teak veneer for my living room system. They sound incredible and I couldn't be happier!

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=152187)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=152188)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=152189)

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=152190)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Wolf Ear Audio on 17 Oct 2016, 10:11 pm
Huge thanks to Louis for making my Custom Super 7 Omni Monitors in real Teak veneer for my living room system. They sound incredible and I couldn't be happier!

Very nice looking!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ryanmartinson on 17 Oct 2016, 10:26 pm
Very nice looking!

Thanks a lot! The Teak finish is beautiful...dark and rich with some nice, subtle variations.

-Ryan
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 18 Oct 2016, 05:37 pm
I love it Ryan.  So tastefully done. 
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ryanmartinson on 18 Oct 2016, 06:22 pm
I love it Ryan.  So tastefully done.

Thanks a lot Rob!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: HiFiJeff on 14 Dec 2016, 05:00 pm
Never tried this exact combo before.  Wolf Ear Audio Kitoki, my trusty Audio Sector DAC, and Super 3i.  This system is on the long wall in my listening room and I have never had a better listening spot in my life.  The bass I'm getting from these little speakers is amazing (no sub in the system), not to mention all the other things they do incredibly well.  I've always leaned toward low powered, simple systems because I find them more musical and this one fits the bill perfectly, not to mention the price of a system like this is so reasonable.

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=150952)

I couldn't agree with you more. The simpler I have made my system the better it has ended up sounding.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dapoun on 26 Dec 2016, 05:27 pm
Took delivery of my Super 3xrs this past August. With well over 100 hours of breaking time, I'm really happy with the way they are sounding. In a way, they remind me of my Magnepan 1.6 which excelled in delivering spooky imaging, and lightning fast delivery. The Super 3xrs are very detailed, but never etched. At first, they sounded quite bright to me,part of the breaking process I guess. I even called Louis, and he told me "no worries they'll settle down". Settled they did, and managing to sound quite natural.

Since the introduction of a Gallo sub borrowed from a buddy of mine, I'm enjoying them even more. To be honest, I can't really go back and listen to the Super 3s without the aid of a sub. Already told Louis, when possible, sub me up!!!

In the mean time, I'm a happy camper.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=155421)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: tdogzthmn on 9 Jan 2017, 02:30 am
Took delivery of my Super 3xrs this past August. With well over 100 hours of breaking time, I'm really happy with the way they are sounding. In a way, they remind me of my Magnepan 1.6 which excelled in delivering spooky imaging, and lightning fast delivery. The Super 3xrs are very detailed, but never etched. At first, they sounded quite bright to me,part of the breaking process I guess. I even called Louis, and he told me "no worries they'll settle down". Settled they did, and managing to sound quite natural.

Since the introduction of a Gallo sub borrowed from a buddy of mine, I'm enjoying them even more. To be honest, I can't really go back and listen to the Super 3s without the aid of a sub. Already told Louis, when possible, sub me up!!!

In the mean time, I'm a happy camper.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=155421)

They look lovely!  Which finish did you go with?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dapoun on 9 Jan 2017, 02:29 pm
Thank you tdogzthmn. The finish is Eko Mahogany, which Louis recommended. I didn't want a dark finish, or too light, but something rich. Depending on the lighting, you can detect nuances of reds, browns.... hard to believe this is a laminate finish. It's exquisite! Louis does great work.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: sunnydaze on 9 Jan 2017, 02:50 pm
.......It's exquisite! Louis does grey work.

And sometimes, he does "great" work!       :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dapoun on 9 Jan 2017, 03:00 pm
sunnydaze, "thank you for the correction" :lol: have you introduced the second sub with your Omega Super 7's yet?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: sunnydaze on 9 Jan 2017, 06:31 pm
sunnydaze, "thank you for the correction" :lol: have you introduced the second sub with your Omega Super 7's yet?

Not yet.....don't wanna disrupt the mojo.     8)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Snoflo on 19 Jan 2017, 04:58 am
Hi everybody, new member and newish Omega recruit here. I bought the Super 3i's in 2015 and they are temporarily stationed in a nondescript basement in the Caribbean! Great experience buying from Louis. 

I ordinarily run the Omegas with a Sun Audio 2A3 SET but it developed a problem in the left channel, so it's being looked at right now. In its stead is a Miniwatt handling duties. The Omegas are augmented by a sealed SVS sub. The dark blob in the left picture corner is a Sonus faber Liuto Monitor that, believe it or not, the little Omegas have replaced after much comparison. I hopefully will be ordering the Super Alnico Monitor later this year: depends whether I will have to buy a new amp or not. Thanks for accommodating my pic, everyone!

(http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k532/moobie1/omega1_zpse7echqb8.jpg) (http://s1114.photobucket.com/user/moobie1/media/omega1_zpse7echqb8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: sunnydaze on 19 Jan 2017, 02:52 pm
The SF's are 86 db, hopefully you fed them more power than your 2A3.  Otherwise, they likely didn't reach full potential.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Snoflo on 19 Jan 2017, 04:15 pm
Thanks sunny, yes the SFs were previously run on a McIntosh MC150, and afterwards a Conrad Johnson MV-60SE. They sounded best with the 3W SET which resulted in me selling off all the other gear. These particular Sonus fabers seem to present an easy load for the SET.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 19 Jan 2017, 05:51 pm
Thanks for the picture Snoflo,

I had a similar experience with a pair of (sadly discontinued) 85dB Angstrom Pochetto II monitors and a 2w/ch Decware SE84C+.  They worked well together in a small room at medium volumes.  I spoke to the designer of the speakers and he said he designed the crossover to be tube friendly.

A couple of years later I had a pair of of (sadly discontinued) 86dB RBH MC-6C monitors which sounded incredible with 50w/ch RMS Parasound Zamp SS pre/power.  When hooked up to a 2 watt Decware, the amp clipped as soon as the soprano hit a high note.

"Efficiency" specs can only be used as a general guideline.  As in the case of the Pochettos and your Sonus Fabers there can be surprises.  All current Omegas are a stellar match for any good flea powered SET, not to mention a host of other amp types and powers.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Snoflo on 19 Jan 2017, 06:12 pm
Thanks Rob! Yes, this has been exactly my experience. The Sonus faber Auditor Cremona M (a friend's loudspeaker) was terrible on the SET. I guess you never know till you try, even if it looks on paper to be a bad match. The Liuto has a benign impedance curve at 8 ohms so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. Thank you for the anecdotes again!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: ousi on 9 May 2017, 08:02 am
Took delivery of my Super 3 HO monitor last Saturday.

Here's a quick snap of how the system look like. My setup is a multipurpose rig for TV/Movie/Game and 2 channel. I hope to move to a bigger place so that I can have a dedicated room for audio.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=161976)

First off - the craftsmanship is top-notch. Packaging is nice and easy to take out, and they arrived unscathed through FedEx.
Still breaking them in. Excellent handling time too (took around 4 weeks)

Some early impression - they sound super transparent. Although it sounds so "cliche" to say "I heard something I didn't notice before", well actually it did happen to me. There are details that I supposed are lost in crossover of my previous speakers, and now these reappear in a more apparent way. It was simply startling... I used to have speakers ranging from budget Polk Audio all the way to Focal Aria 936, as well as KEF LS50 and KEF R500. Recently went through downsizing and was using a pair of Sony SS-HA1 (300USD from eBay, excellent I would say for that price point). However, the bass sounds a bit polite compared to the other speakers I used, it's opening up though.

There's also something I noticed. Be very careful about the noise in your equipment, these monitor will amplify it without mercy. At 97dB you are going to hear the buzz/hiss from the equipment. All previous speakers I had are not efficient, and they are dead quiet. However, the Super 3 HO revealed that I do have some 60Hz buzz and some hiss from some equipment. Took me a couple hours to nail down to a overly long RCA interconnect. And one of the channels of my amp is having some 60Hz buzz (very low level, couldn't even hear it on other speakers). After swapping power cables it goes to a very minimum level.

Will be trying out with a pair of custom-ordered 10W Class-A Amp, and maybe throw in a separate Stereo preamp with HT bypass later. Currently the signal chain is:
Sony SCD-XA5400ES / Sony HAP-Z1ES / Intel NUC via HDMI -> Yamaha RX-A1060 -> NuForce STA200 (Front L/R) -> Super 3 HO

Will report back when I have more time to spend with the new setup.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: HiFiJeff on 12 May 2017, 02:39 pm
Took delivery of my Super 3 HO monitor last Saturday.

Here's a quick snap of how the system look like. My setup is a multipurpose rig for TV/Movie/Game and 2 channel. I hope to move to a bigger place so that I can have a dedicated room for audio.
(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=161976)

First off - the craftsmanship is top-notch. Packaging is nice and easy to take out, and they arrived unscathed through FedEx.
Still breaking them in. Excellent handling time too (took around 4 weeks)

Some early impression - they sound super transparent. Although it sounds so "cliche" to say "I heard something I didn't notice before", well actually it did happen to me. There are details that I supposed are lost in crossover of my previous speakers, and now these reappear in a more apparent way. It was simply startling... I used to have speakers ranging from budget Polk Audio all the way to Focal Aria 936, as well as KEF LS50 and KEF R500. Recently went through downsizing and was using a pair of Sony SS-HA1 (300USD from eBay, excellent I would say for that price point). However, the bass sounds a bit polite compared to the other speakers I used, it's opening up though.

There's also something I noticed. Be very careful about the noise in your equipment, these monitor will amplify it without mercy. At 97dB you are going to hear the buzz/hiss from the equipment. All previous speakers I had are not efficient, and they are dead quiet. However, the Super 3 HO revealed that I do have some 60Hz buzz and some hiss from some equipment. Took me a couple hours to nail down to a overly long RCA interconnect. And one of the channels of my amp is having some 60Hz buzz (very low level, couldn't even hear it on other speakers). After swapping power cables it goes to a very minimum level.

Will be trying out with a pair of custom-ordered 10W Class-A Amp, and maybe throw in a separate Stereo preamp with HT bypass later. Currently the signal chain is:
Sony SCD-XA5400ES / Sony HAP-Z1ES / Intel NUC via HDMI -> Yamaha RX-A1060 -> NuForce STA200 (Front L/R) -> Super 3 HO

Will report back when I have more time to spend with the new setup.

Nice speakers! The bass will for sure come around with some more time on them so give that some time. Especially due to the fact they are HO speakers. But you may still want to compliment them with a good subwoofer. I saw one in the corner of your room, what is it? The 8incher Louis makes is a perfect blend for the RS5's. You might want to check that out. I had the Super 3XRS's with built in active 8inch subs and they were amazing.

Also, if you are only doing two channel, ditch the Yamaha AVR, get an inexpensive dac from Schiit Audio or somewhere else that has multiple digital inputs and get yourself a SET amp from Decware or someone else, Kitoki maybe and believe me, your system will sound AMAZING! I had the Decware SE84 UFO powering my Omega's and was simply in awe of what I heard. Synergy is amazing with the Omega's. And the Decware was dead silent. I heard absolutely no hiss or buzz whatsoever.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 12 May 2017, 03:50 pm
HiFiJeff's advice is right on.  A good DAC, a good SET, and you will be amazed.  :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: restrav on 12 May 2017, 04:52 pm
Finally got an Omega thumper to complete the family photo:

(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=151322)

pure sex appeal <3
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 12 May 2017, 05:46 pm
Very nice looking system.  Looks like a Rogue Audio Sphinx doing the amp honors.  Curious as to how well it works with the Omegas.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: tdogzthmn on 8 Jul 2017, 09:11 pm
Very nice looking system.  Looks like a Rogue Audio Sphinx doing the amp honors.  Curious as to how well it works with the Omegas.

I sold my Rogue Sphinx before getting my Omega's but it would have been nice to give the combo a try.  I did use the Sphinx mostly with Blumenstein Tritons and found the sphinx to sounds very authoritative and powerful.  Ended up getting a Fleawatt amp which was so close in performance I decided to sell the Sphinx and try out a vintage Sansui AU517 which I ended up liking a lot.  I do miss tube amps but the Sansui seems to have some of the tube magic with all the power and features I could need.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Beatlebum on 8 Jul 2017, 09:50 pm
Current rig. I'm really impressed with the Super Alnico HO monitors! Cheers to Louis! Dennis Had's Inspire Fire-Bottle amp is a fine match. Not having a crossover really lets the properties of my system come through.


(http://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=165200)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jorgen on 2 Aug 2017, 09:08 am
http://www.stereopluss.no/hjemme-hos-joergen-roerende-lekkert.6017028.html


I know most of you don't understand the language and I will translate and add the text one of these days when I have less work and more spare time.
This isn't a review of any part of the system or an in depth analysis of what the systems strong or weaker sides. It's more like a presentation of system which contains products not commonly used in Norway and the path that led me to Omega and Decware.

The journalist is experienced in HiFi and is used to listening to highend systems in  ++150 000$

He writes; one would have to made out of stone both from the neck up and down not to moved by the way this system sound.

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: DaveC113 on 2 Aug 2017, 04:02 pm
Great article, Jorgen!  :thumb:   I think it conveys the experience very well.

I read it using Google translate, it makes a lot of mistakes but it's not hard to decipher the meaning.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: charmerci on 2 Aug 2017, 05:23 pm
Great article, Jorgen!  :thumb:   I think it conveys the experience very well.

I read it using Google translate, it makes a lot of mistakes but it's not hard to decipher the meaning.


It did have mistakes - but damn, it was pretty good for me!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jorgen on 2 Aug 2017, 07:34 pm
The chapter at the end called "Slik lyder det" ( This is how it sounds) is a description of the sound. It's a bit difficult to translate because he uses wordplay. Rørende lekkert, is an example. Tubes are called "rør" in Norwegian, but "rørende" also has a meaning that would translate to something that gives an emotional experience. Maybe tubealiscius (not a word I guess) would be the best way to translate his meaning
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Cheese-burger on 2 Jun 2018, 07:18 am
Took delivery of my SAM last month after an excruciating 10 weeks wait. What else can I say except it is worth every minute of wait.

My setup is SoTM SMS-200 > Chord Qutest > LTA MZ-2 > First Watt F7 > SAM

(http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/joe-siow/Omega%20SAM/04_4.jpg) (http://s1234.photobucket.com/user/joe-siow/media/Omega%20SAM/04_4.jpg.html)

(http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/joe-siow/20180524_134329_resized.jpg) (http://s1234.photobucket.com/user/joe-siow/media/20180524_134329_resized.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: roscoe65 on 2 Jun 2018, 01:37 pm
Beautiful Cheeseburger!

There are a number of Omega owners who gravitate toward the same equipment brands.  Chord, LTA, and Firstwatt seem to be among them.  Peter is now running a Firstwatt J2 into SAM’s.  I own a pair of SAM’s that are near-identical to yours (except in Zebrawood, which is gorgeous but not as gorgeous as your Ebony), a Firstwatt F3 Clone, and one of my DAC’s is a Chord Mojo (absolute giant killer.  Anyone who wants to start building a system on a budget should start with this as a DAC/HP AMP/Preamp and build from there).

The SAM really punches above its weight.  While I am driving mine with either Firstwatt designs or single ended tubes (Dennis Had or custom 421A) right now, news about Chord’s upcoming Hugo TT2 may have me rethinking my system architecture.  We’ve read about the headphone guys using SAM’s or CAM’s driven directly from the Dave or Hugo2 with great success.  The Dave puts out about 2 wpc while the Hugo 2 puts out about half that.  The new Hugo TT 2 combines the Hugo2 architecture with a new capacitor power supply and outputs d7.5 wpc!  Estimated street price is north of $4,000. 
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: hibuckhobby on 2 Jun 2018, 06:31 pm
Get behind me Satan! :lol:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jmolsberg on 28 Jun 2018, 12:10 am
Thought I'd share a few pics of my setup. Happy listening



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=184554)



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=183276)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=183277)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181913)





Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dapoun on 28 Jun 2018, 09:03 pm
Took delivery of my SAMs a few weeks ago. I was very fortunate because, Louis delivered them himself. Surprisingly large for a monitor, but nonetheless gorgeous! The finish is hand rubbed natural cherry.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181934)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181703)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181702)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pursuitofnow on 29 Jun 2018, 12:44 am
Love all these new posts! Some great looking and I'm sure sounding setups. Here is a pic of my new speakers I received about a month ago. Absolutely love them!

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181938)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: guf on 29 Jun 2018, 01:35 am
OK I'll play. Here's my new to me 3i in my desktop system. I've been talking to Louis about building a desktop speaker but then these came up in the used section. I had to get them. My fourth pair of Omegas but 2nd in my home now. I love them. I need all of them. :)
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181943)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: peckjed on 29 Jun 2018, 01:56 am
Took delivery of my SAMs a few weeks ago. I was very fortunate because, Louis delivered them himself. Surprisingly large for a monitor, but nonetheless gorgeous! The finish is hand rubbed natural cherry.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181934)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181703)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181702)

I believe I heard those last time I was at his shop - great sounding speakers! Did you get the sound anchors through him as well? I've got SAM HO's with sound anchor type stands as well.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: tdogzthmn on 29 Jun 2018, 02:36 am
Evening session with the Junior 8's.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181944)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Cheese-burger on 29 Jun 2018, 09:01 am
Made an change in amp for the SAM. Sold the MicroZOTL & F7 combo and got meself a Leben CS300XS
Source is still an SoTM SMS-200 into Chord Qutest

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181946)


Christmas came early when a friend carted his EAR V12 and Air Tight ATC-2 preamp and ATM-1S power amp to try with the SAM
We were very pleasantly surprised how well the SAM scaled with both the EAR and Air Tight combo. Louis definitely makes some amazing speakers

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181950)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181948)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181949)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jmolsberg on 29 Jun 2018, 11:35 am
Evening session with the Junior 8's.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181944)

what a great album! i've probably spun it 1000 times  :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: oskar on 29 Jun 2018, 01:31 pm
And what album is it?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: uncola on 29 Jun 2018, 03:22 pm
Radiohead king of limbs.  Surprised you sold the microzotl and f7 combo..  that sounds like a good setup
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Cheese-burger on 30 Jun 2018, 01:27 am
Radiohead king of limbs.  Surprised you sold the microzotl and f7 combo..  that sounds like a good setup

It sounded good but something was missing. The combo was a little to illuminated and slightly thin for me.
It was not till a friend brought his Leben over did I know what I was missing. Finally understood why so many Omega owners pair them with tube amps.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: RDavidson on 30 Jun 2018, 02:27 am
I have found, generally, that Omegas sound best with single ended class A amps (both solid state and tubes). Not making a blanket statement, just my observation. The F7 is push pull class A (I owned this amp, among about a dozen other Pass & First Watt amps over the last 4-5 years). It's a wonderful amp, but perhaps has too much grip for speakers that are benign loads (like Omegas). My favorites, among Nelson's creations are the F3, J2, XA25, and XA30.8. The F3 and J2 are both single ended class A all the way. With Pass amps, the first few watts (depending on model) are single ended class A, then push pull after that, then slide to class A/B under more extreme conditions. Sorry, didn't mean to derail the thread, but couldn't help joining the conversation regarding the F7.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: uncola on 30 Jun 2018, 08:43 am
I too had the f7 and it was the best amp I had for mids and treble..  so sweet sounding.  but something about the bass or Dynamics was missing..  I'm used to more powerful class ab or class d amps..  but my speakers were only 85 db sensitive.  I assumed a more sensitive speaker like the SAM wouldn't have that issue with it.  Maybe it's a class a or low power amp issue in general..  if only I had unlimited funds to experiment and find out for sure.  Just need to borrow a 100 watt fully class a pass labs or krell amp to know for sure :)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: timind on 30 Jun 2018, 10:55 am
OK I'll play. Here's my new to me 3i in my desktop system. I've been talking to Louis about building a desktop speaker but then these came up in the used section. I had to get them. My fourth pair of Omegas but 2nd in my home now. I love them. I need all of them. :)
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=181943)

Lookin good. What is the amp below the desk?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: roscoe65 on 30 Jun 2018, 12:38 pm
I have found, generally, that Omegas sound best with single ended class A amps (both solid state and tubes). Not making a blanket statement, just my observation. The F7 is push pull class A (I owned this amp, among about a dozen other Pass & First Watt amps over the last 4-5 years). It's a wonderful amp, but perhaps has too much grip for speakers that are benign loads (like Omegas). My favorites, among Nelson's creations are the F3, J2, XA25, and XA30.8. The F3 and J2 are both single ended class A all the way. With Pass amps, the first few watts (depending on model) are single ended class A, then push pull after that, then slide to class A/B under more extreme conditions. Sorry, didn't mean to derail the thread, but couldn't help joining the conversation regarding the F7.

I will concur with RDavidson in my limited experience.  I own Omega speakers in three different configurations, and they all favor a similar type of amplifier:  single ended.  I’ve used Tripath (upgraded Sonic Impact), PP Class A/B (Redwine Audio), SET/SEP (Dennis Had and Oliver Sayes), and SS SE (DIY FIrstwatt).  Power has ranged from 4wpc to 32wpc.  With all speakers, I had more power than I needed.

In order of sound preference in my system:

1.  Dennis Had Inspire PSE amp.  This is a little unfair, since this is a pretty special piece of gear.  This is a parallel SEP amp that will run just about any Pentode or Beam Power tube you can fit into (or adapt to) the sockets, plug and play.  The amp has tremendous grip in the bass without sacrificing SE magic.  It is also very tunable by swapping output tubes.  Right now I am rotating sets of 6F6 (10wpc) and KT77 (20wpc) tubes.

2.  Oliver Sayes 421A SET.  Again, this isn’t really fair since this is a custom build of Don Garber’s 421A circuit by a talented custom builder with a great ear.  This amp puts out 4.5wpc and with an input sensitivity of 0.65V it can be run directly from just about any source.  It has an Alps pot and single input and vintage Jensen PIO coupling caps.

3.  DIYAudio/Nelson Pass Amp Camp Amp (kit).  This one is a no-brainer.  This kit sells out almost immediately when it becomes available and is very easy to build.  It is a SE MOSFET stereo amp that outputs 8wpc with the 24V PS.  This amp gives an insight into the more expensive Pass/Firstwatt offerings and is better than most amps on the Omega’s.  A great “entry level” system is a Amp Camp Amp ($325), Chord Mojo ($579) and Omega Super # Monitors ($695).

4.  Tripath Amp.  This is the slight more upscale Sonic Impact Deluxe from Parts Express.  It’s still a cheap ($50) amp that sound surprisingly good.  I haven’t put in any effort to improving this amp, though it responds well to reasonable upgrades (mostly PS).  It was a little tizzy with my Omega Super 3’s when they had the Foster drivers, but actually sounds good with the RS5 drivers.

4.  Class A/B Amp.  Redwine Audio Signature 16.  This is a beautifully built amp that sounds great, just mot with Omega speakers.  It is battery powered, tube-buffered, with a class A/B amp putting out 16wpc into 8 ohms or 32wpc into 4 ohms.  This amp had the worst match with my Super 3 HO monitors.  I think the slightly lower impedance in the bass range actually gave me too much midbass power.  I think the rising impedance of single drivers is also not well-suited to this amp, producing a rolled off top end.  I do think this amp would sound good with my Yamaha NS-690’s, but at this point in life I am running out of time and space to test different configurations.

Other thoughts:  I also own a DIY Firstwatt F3 “kit” that remains unassembled.  It is a bit more daunting than the Amp Camp kit, since it comprises USA boards and parts.  This is alleged to be one of the best sounding of the Firstwatt amps within its power limitations.  Others seem to gravitate to the J2 for Omega’s.  I would imagine the SIT series might be the best of the lot for these speakers.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: guf on 30 Jun 2018, 02:04 pm
Lookin good. What is the amp below the desk?
Its a 45 Korneff, built by sonic_oil. It's perfect for my situation.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Delta77 on 30 Jun 2018, 03:43 pm
Which model of Omega speakers would you pair with my equipment.??
I have Tekton speakers, but will be changing / upgrading my speakers next year..(hopefully)..?
Having purchased some Decware equipment, it would be silly of me not to consider Omega speakers..
I’m still new to Tubes and enjoy seeing everyone’s systems, learning a lot..Thanks for posting your pics.!
Here is where I’m at :

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=182020)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=182019)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=182018)


OPPO 205 / Decware (CPS3)  / Decware (Zen Mystery Amp)  /  Omega’s (?) / Cullencable Loom..


jmolsberg and pursuitornow :
I Totally dig your systems ..!!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jmolsberg on 30 Jun 2018, 06:38 pm
^ call Louis
I am very pleased with his recommendation for me  :D
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: RDavidson on 30 Jun 2018, 09:14 pm
I too had the f7 and it was the best amp I had for mids and treble..  so sweet sounding.  but something about the bass or Dynamics was missing..  I'm used to more powerful class ab or class d amps..  but my speakers were only 85 db sensitive.  I assumed a more sensitive speaker like the SAM wouldn't have that issue with it.  Maybe it's a class a or low power amp issue in general..  if only I had unlimited funds to experiment and find out for sure.  Just need to borrow a 100 watt fully class a pass labs or krell amp to know for sure :)

As Omegas are so easy to drive, they can also be easy to over damp. Tube amps, especially small SET / SEP types,  have very little damping factor if any at all. This can help allow the lower mid-range and bass to fill out. It's all about finding the best electrical / mechanical synergy between amp and speakers (regardless of brand or type) to suit your sonic preferences, listening room, etc. etc. In one case you were likely running out of steam with the F7. In the other case you likely had too much steam. It's definitely a balancing act that can be difficult to dial-in...and yes, trial and error can be expensive. If you can afford some trial and error, you will be rewarded with a better understanding of what works for you and what doesn't. Otherwise, it may be safest to stick to time tested revolving themes that seem to work well for many, such as Decware + Omega, Inspire / Dennis Had + Omega, and a few others. :D
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: roscoe65 on 30 Jun 2018, 10:54 pm
Its a 45 Korneff, built by sonic_oil. It's perfect for my situation.

Hey Guf,

I may have almost bought that amp in the past.  Instead I bought one of Oliver’s other amps: A 421A SET built on the Don Garber (FI) circuit.  It has Hashomoto outputs, vintage Jensen PIO coupling caps, and an Alps Blue Velvet input pot.  I could upgrade a couple of parts but it sounds so great with such tremendous bass with my Super 3 HO monitors I don’t want to change anything.  This amp is also so sensitive (0.65V input sensitivity) I can run Tidal right off the MQA DAC in my phone.  I’m embarrassed to say how little I paid for the amp.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Broadway90 on 9 Sep 2018, 07:05 pm
My SAM’s driven by Sophia Electric 91-01-300b’s
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=184277)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=184278)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Folsom on 9 Sep 2018, 09:55 pm
What is that turntable?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Broadway90 on 9 Sep 2018, 11:03 pm
That’s a vpi TNT HR5 with 3D arm, rim drive and custom brass cone feet. Grado statement 2 cartridge.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Slam on 15 Nov 2018, 03:14 pm
Omega Super 3 XRS Multipoint with a pair of open baffle Eminence 15” subwoofers. Amps are Sonic Oli 45 and Crown XLS 1000, Belles preamp, Marantz CD player, and Clearaudio Concept turntable.

Getting a very nice sound from this setup

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=186806)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Folsom on 15 Nov 2018, 05:41 pm
That is a nice little setup, will it ever get to unfold its wrings into a room so it's setup a bit more? I know, I know... easier said than done.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Slam on 15 Nov 2018, 07:24 pm
That is a nice little setup, will it ever get to unfold its wrings into a room so it's setup a bit more? I know, I know... easier said than done.

Probably not. This is about the best I can do in this room. Still sounds very musical though
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Folsom on 15 Nov 2018, 11:51 pm
I'm not a strict audiophile placement person. It's nice to have a room dominated by a stereo setup "perfect", but if you're enjoying it then that's enough for me, too. I listen a lot not in-room, myself.  I don't know how long you planned your setup, but it sure seems like you did it smart.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: odonata on 2 Dec 2018, 05:28 pm
A system for a small one-bedroom apartment:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187511)

Furman Elite-15 PFI
Teddy Pardo 19/3 Linear PSU
Intel NUC with Ubuntu 18.04 & Roon Server
Mojo Audio Mystique V2 SE DAC
Pass Labs HPA-1 headphone preamp
First Watt SIT-3 amplifier
Omega Super Alnico High Output Monitors
Audio rack & speaker stands built by me

A work in progress but it's nice to finally have everything in place to start configuring, improving & tweaking. It was getting old having everything sitting on top of the boxes it shipped in and using bar stools to block me from doing something stupid like tripping over a speaker cable & ripping out a binding post.  :)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Cheese-burger on 3 Dec 2018, 03:27 am
A system for a small one-bedroom apartment:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187511)

Furman Elite-15 PFI
Teddy Pardo 19/3 Linear PSU
Intel NUC with Ubuntu 18.04 & Roon Server
Mojo Audio Mystique V2 SE DAC
Pass Labs HPA-1 headphone preamp
First Watt SIT-3 amplifier
Omega Super Alnico High Output Monitors
Audio rack & speaker stands built by me

A work in progress but it's nice to finally have everything in place to start configuring, improving & tweaking. It was getting old having everything sitting on top of the boxes it shipped in and using bar stools to block me from doing something stupid like tripping over a speaker cable & ripping out a binding post.  :)

Hi! Your setup looks gorgeous. May I know how the SIT-3 pairs with your HO?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dburna on 3 Dec 2018, 04:09 am
A system for a small one-bedroom apartment:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187511)

Furman Elite-15 PFI
Teddy Pardo 19/3 Linear PSU
Intel NUC with Ubuntu 18.04 & Roon Server
Mojo Audio Mystique V2 SE DAC
Pass Labs HPA-1 headphone preamp
First Watt SIT-3 amplifier
Omega Super Alnico High Output Monitors
Audio rack & speaker stands built by me

A work in progress but it's nice to finally have everything in place to start configuring, improving & tweaking. It was getting old having everything sitting on top of the boxes it shipped in and using bar stools to block me from doing something stupid like tripping over a speaker cable & ripping out a binding post.  :)

Seriously nice set-up. Clean, well-appointed, top-notch gear, and nice decor to match. Well done.

Bet it sounds as good as it looks.

-dGB
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: odonata on 3 Dec 2018, 01:37 pm
Hi! Your setup looks gorgeous. May I know how the SIT-3 pairs with your HO?

The short answer to your question is I think it's a great pairing. On a lot of the music I listen to it simply sounds outstanding. Obviously anything that favors the midrange is especially good.

I took this picture a few minutes after getting it into place because I was so glad to finally have everything where I wanted it. This has been a fun slow project that started back in May when I decided to buy a nice stereo. My daughter had gone off to college and I gave her the four chairs in my living room intending to replace them. After thinking about it for a while, I decided I'd rather have a stereo than too many places for one guy to sit. So I flipped the couch out into the room and put the wall to better use. I'm just beginning to get it configured and to see what it's capable of.

One of the priorities I set was I wanted to have great clarity. Because I share a wall, a floor & a ceiling with three other people, deep rumbling bass (while nice) was something I was willing to give up to prevent having the cops knocking on my door. Excessive power and volume were simply not a good idea. Inside the apartment, the music sounds lively & dynamic. Outside in the breezeway or along the front/back sidewalk, it's barely audible. So I think I hit my primary objective about as good as a newbie can. My biggest concern was sound radiating through the floor because the person below me has their bedroom directly below my living room. I don't know if it was necessary but I decided to forgo floor standing speakers and use the monitors on stands to try to minimize it. The stands are white oak filled with 50# of lead & sand. Nobody's complained yet when I've cranked up the volume a bit. We'll see if that holds up when I decide to air guitar "Money for Nothing" after a couple of beers.

Because there are no audio stores where I live and most large cities are 5+ hours away, I don't have a lot of other high end systems to compare this to. All I know is that it sounds way better than anything I've ever had before and I'm really happy with the simplicity of it (basically a big volume knob & a button to toggle from headphones to speakers).

Thanks for the kind words about the setup. I had a lot of fun poring over all of the available options & I think I was able to cobble together a system that works really well for my specific needs.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: odonata on 3 Dec 2018, 01:49 pm
Seriously nice set-up. Clean, well-appointed, top-notch gear, and nice decor to match. Well done.

Bet it sounds as good as it looks.

-dGB

Thanks a lot. I'm glad you like it. I, like you, enjoy looking at other people's setups. It's interesting how every one of them is different and a reflection of the owner. After years of living in a big rambling Victorian house, I like my small mid century modern apartment much better. Way less effort to maintain and more time to do fun stuff.

I never turn my tv on any more. I just sit and listen to music. What's been interesting is finding out how much more I like some albums after hearing them on this system. A few that I thought were okay-ish are ranked a bit higher now that I can hear a lot of the details better. I'm really pleased with how this turned out.

Come on IRS refund! I need some good headphones (that's what the blank spot on the top shelf is for).
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 5 Dec 2018, 04:32 am
This is my favourite thread on the Omega AC (with over 83,000 views) and I love looking at the cool systems that are posted here.  My system is a little off the beaten track, for me at least.

For years I've wanted a "lifestyle" stereo system that could be in our main living area where everyone could enjoy the music, but always ended up with my system(s) in a man cave somewhere else in the house.  Don't get me wrong, it would be nice to have both, but tight finances preclude that option for me.  When we think of "lifestyle stereo" we think often of something that has tiny plastic satellites and a cheap "subwoofer" that makes background music at best, or a boom box for iPhone/iPod - good enough for most, but not me.  I wanted my cake and eat it too, and with this system that's exactly what I got.  A near live performance while we sit in the living room or at the dining table, from a system that's totally out of the way with a front end (TPA3116 amp in Hammond case, Schiit Modi 2 DAC, and iPhone) that's just about as simple as it gets.  I repurposed an orphan target speaker stand and 2" thick MDF subwoofer base for a stereo stand. 

The CAMs sound gorgeous, so much texture and layering to the music, even with this humble front end and unconventional setup; and I fully realize these speakers are probably running at nowhere near their full capacity (think Decware Zen Anniversary and Border Patrol NOS DAC, or the like).  The CAMs have no problem filling the 16' x 19' room they're in, which doesn't include the dining area off to the right in the picture.  Even with the speakers almost touching the wall behind them imaging is still really good and the bass isn't bloated.  As the speakers loosen up (they only have a few hours on them) the bass may get bloated, but so far so good.  My setup also shows how versatile and easy to set up Louis' speakers are.


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187631)



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187628)



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187629)



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187630)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Doodlebum on 5 Dec 2018, 09:07 pm
Nice compact setup. I have a Modi 2 also but never got it to work with my Iphone.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 5 Dec 2018, 11:49 pm
Thanks Doodlebum,

I'm using an iPhone 5c with Spotify Premium.  I go online to download (in their highest resolution possible) a bunch of albums, turn all wireless off, and listen offline.
The Modi 2 needs more power than the iPhone can provide on its own, so I use the USB camera adapter, USB A to Lightning charge cord, and a 5V power block.
If I want higher resolution than Spotify then I can load my own music on to the iPhone or go with Tidal.  I like Spotify for their huge selection of Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 6 Dec 2018, 12:10 am
A system for a small one-bedroom apartment:

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187511)

Furman Elite-15 PFI
Teddy Pardo 19/3 Linear PSU
Intel NUC with Ubuntu 18.04 & Roon Server
Mojo Audio Mystique V2 SE DAC
Pass Labs HPA-1 headphone preamp
First Watt SIT-3 amplifier
Omega Super Alnico High Output Monitors
Audio rack & speaker stands built by me

A work in progress but it's nice to finally have everything in place to start configuring, improving & tweaking. It was getting old having everything sitting on top of the boxes it shipped in and using bar stools to block me from doing something stupid like tripping over a speaker cable & ripping out a binding post.  :)

Very nice and tastefully done.  I love the way the different lamps and the different figures in the painting break up the symmetry of the setup.  There must be some artist in you.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: timbley on 6 Dec 2018, 03:05 am
Wow, a lot of elegant setups on this thread! Great looking stuff. I'm sure it sounds great too.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: odonata on 6 Dec 2018, 03:53 am
Very nice and tastefully done.  I love the way the different lamps and the different figures in the painting break up the symmetry of the setup.  There must be some artist in you.

I appreciate the compliment but I'm afraid you're giving me way too much credit.  :)

Whenever I go on vacation, I always gravitate towards art museums because I'm impressed by people who have a talent that I lack (think poorly executed stick figures).

The lamps are by Isama Noguchi (https://shop.noguchi.org/tablelamps.html) and have been handmade in Gifu, Japan since 1951. I really like them a lot. He's actually more famous for the coffee table (http://www.dwr.com/living-accent-coffee-tables/noguchi-table/6115.html?lang=en_US) he designed and people are more familiar with it. I stumbled across one of his sculptures while wandering around the Crystal Bridges museum last year. They're sitting on a pair of tables by Grete Jalk (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grete_Jalk).

I really liked the painting because it reminded me of our family farm in Kentwood, Louisiana that I used to run around on when I was a kid. A solitary farmhouse, fields, pecan trees and a fishing pond. It's a painting by Galya Popova (http://galyapopova.ru/paintings/) of her family's dacha outside of Moscow. Opposite side of the planet but a lot of similarities that I could identify with. I like listening to tunes & looking at it. A big glass of red wine doesn't hurt.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Canada Rob on 6 Dec 2018, 07:09 pm
Thank you odonata for the links.  Lamps, tables, art, all very beautiful.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dapoun on 12 Dec 2018, 05:53 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187814)

This is my current system. New room and bigger than my previous one allowing for a larger spread for my SAMs, close to a 10' spread. Newly installed Dynavector DV20XL yielding greater detail and resolution over my previous Soundsmith Carmen. The addition of 2 GIK panels, courtesy of a local buddy, elevated my enjoyment of this system even more.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: sunnydaze on 12 Dec 2018, 09:56 pm
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187814)

This is my current system. New room and bigger than my previous one allowing for a larger spread for my SAMs, close to a 10' spread. Newly installed Dynavector DV20XL yielding greater detail and resolution over my previous Soundsmith Carmen. The addition of 2 GIK panels, courtesy of a local buddy, elevated my enjoyment of this system even more.

Sweet!   :thumb:

I've enjoyed this setup a few times -- sounds even better than it looks.  See my recent comments on it here (Reply #5):

https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=160304.msg1714222#msg1714222
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: roscoe65 on 12 Dec 2018, 10:42 pm
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=187814)

This is my current system. New room and bigger than my previous one allowing for a larger spread for my SAMs, close to a 10' spread. Newly installed Dynavector DV20XL yielding greater detail and resolution over my previous Soundsmith Carmen. The addition of 2 GIK panels, courtesy of a local buddy, elevated my enjoyment of this system even more.

Are you still selling the SAMs?  I just sold my pair (I'm local to you - 11746) not because I didn't love the sound but because they were too big for the space I wanted to use them in.  I'm currently without an alnico Omega (I do have pairs of Super 3 and Super 3HO monitors), though I will likely go for a CAM at a later point.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dapoun on 13 Dec 2018, 02:41 pm
Although the ad is still up, the SAMs are not going anywhere. This is by far, the most enjoyable system I have ever owned. Natural and involving!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: sunnydaze on 13 Dec 2018, 05:20 pm
Although the ad is still up, the SAMs are not going anywhere. This is by far, the most enjoyable system I have ever owned. Natural and involving!

Smart move......and I agree!     :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Dynamite on 13 Jan 2019, 05:13 pm
Still work in progress as I'm transitioning from a HT setup





(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=189027)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=189028)



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=189029)



(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=189030)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: BryanNguyen on 20 Jan 2019, 07:57 am

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=189357)
My beautiful SAMs (thanks Louis for perfect walnut veneer) driven by woo tube headphone amps.
My SET amp couldnt arrive soon enough.

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Cheese-burger on 1 May 2019, 10:34 am
Made some recent upgrades to my power and added footers beneath the SAM and DAC

Changed the wall receptacle from standard UK to Furutech GTX-D Rhodium US, and added an Uptone JS-2 to power the SoTM SMS-200 and Chord Qutest
Also got meself a Plixir power conditioner

Effect was a blacker background with improved dimensionality and depth

(https://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/joe-siow/1_1.jpeg)

(https://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff408/joe-siow/2_2.jpeg)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: krisgel on 29 Aug 2019, 10:51 am
I don't have a full system pic, but here is a few pics of my Omega speakers.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=197960)


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=197961)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: krisgel on 29 Aug 2019, 10:54 am
One more view...

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=197962)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Doody on 29 Aug 2019, 02:31 pm
Wanted to share my Omega setup in my home-office/listening-room/man-cave.

This is my standing desk, with a pair of Omega Compact Alnico Monitors in quartered macassar ebony on Auralex MOPADs (angling them down by -4 degrees). On the floor is an Omega DeepHemp 8 sub in matching finish on an Auralex SubDude-II.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=197966)

The setup is driven by a Roon server feeding a Chord Hugo M Scaler upscaler, outputting to a Chord Hugo 2 DAC, which is driving the system directly (no other amplification on the CAMs).

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=197967)

I've totally drunk the kool-aid on getting amplifiers out of the mix if/when possible. Can't recommend the digital Chord products highly enough. And it goes without saying - but I'll say it anyway - that I can't recommend Omega products highly enough!

Yes, the wiring needs some cleanup. ;-)

While I have considered an upgrade to SAMs (I'd move these CAMs from my home in Boston to my apartment in NYC - the Hugo 2 already travels with me back and forth), the SAMs just won't fit on the desk (you can see that the CAMs barely fit).

Doody
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: FormerLS50 on 29 Aug 2019, 02:45 pm
Well, I just got some two toned Makore/Cherry Omega Super 3i.  I used to have Kef LS50, which I really liked. I went through a hi powered Yamaha AV Receiver, then Peachtree iNova, then Roksan Kandy, then finally the Nuprime ida 8. Then moved and sold them. Now in a very small apartment and got a small Marantz NR1403 slimline Receiver....with Dynaudio Xeo 2s for a small 5.1 setup. Great sound with the Xeos for Movie and Music.  WAF is very important, no speakers can be visible by TV... needed a non powered speaker to make things easier for wife to control setup and still image well being inside the cabinet. Thought of buying Kefs again, but realized the small Marantz would not have the power for the LS50. So got the Omegas after confirming with Louis that they will sound ok placed horizontally. Louis was quite helpful! Media Cabinet doors have speaker grill cloth that replaced the glass.
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=197969)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=197970)

This is my first post, please be merciful if there are any flaws in my post. Thanks
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: mdss68 on 4 Nov 2019, 01:30 pm
Super 6 XRS Alnico's; New to me a few months ago, but previously living in Italy for about ten years.....Paired with an AudioNote Oto SE they make truly wonderful music!!

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=200485)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Tori3 on 25 Nov 2019, 08:12 pm
Been cruising this forum for a while. These Omega Super 3 XRSs are really something - great looking, too! If interested, more information can be found through Audiogon’s Virtual Systems: https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8057 (https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8057)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=201366)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=201367)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=201368)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: opnly bafld on 25 Nov 2019, 11:10 pm
Been cruising this forum for a while. These Omega Super 3 XRSs are really something - great looking, too! If interested, more information can be found through Audiogon’s Virtual Systems: https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8057 (https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8057)


Nice looking setup.  8)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: jtcf on 26 Nov 2019, 05:01 am
Beautiful room.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Tomy2Tone on 26 Nov 2019, 05:36 am
Very nice Tori3!

How do you like that Kingko amp?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Tori3 on 26 Nov 2019, 07:51 pm
Appreciate the compliments, guys. The Kingko is a great little amp. I bought this amp direct from the designer/owner, King, prior to a US dealer being identified. With shipping and currency exchange I was right around $830. With the most recent version, Kingko KA-101 Pro, plus the US dealer it’s going for an introductory special of $1100 (I think). I’d be curious to know where the price eventually lands. IMO it pushes way above its weight class with its versatility, fit and finish, and sound it produces.

For some history, I actually cancelled my order of a Decware Select Zen Triode that I had been waiting for, for the Kingko. Fortunately I haven’t had any regrets, but I’m still intrigued by what I’ll find with a small SET amp matched with the Omegas. At the end of the day and to answer your question more precisely about the Kingko, this small PP matches great and still surprises me.

In an ideal world in the future I’d love to have a small SET housed directly next to the Kingko on that credenza - how cool would that be!?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: gstitt on 28 Nov 2019, 02:17 pm
Appreciate the compliments, guys. The Kingko is a great little amp. I bought this amp direct from the designer/owner, King, prior to a US dealer being identified. With shipping and currency exchange I was right around $830. With the most recent version, Kingko KA-101 Pro, plus the US dealer it’s going for an introductory special of $1100 (I think). I’d be curious to know where the price eventually lands. IMO it pushes way above its weight class with its versatility, fit and finish, and sound it produces.

For some history, I actually cancelled my order of a Decware Select Zen Triode that I had been waiting for, for the Kingko. Fortunately I haven’t had any regrets, but I’m still intrigued by what I’ll find with a small SET amp matched with the Omegas. At the end of the day and to answer your question more precisely about the Kingko, this small PP matches great and still surprises me.

In an ideal world in the future I’d love to have a small SET housed directly next to the Kingko on that credenza - how cool would that be!?

I think well implemented EL84 amps, either PP or SE, are a great choice for Omegas!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: thebiglebowski on 31 Dec 2019, 05:03 pm
First post here so hello all  :)

Just got some new (arrived today) Omega CAM and already sounding great after just one hour.

System is:

Omega CAM speakers
Border Patrol SE300B amp
Kondo M7 phono preamp (in for work so currently using an SJS Arcadia Model 7)
Thorens TD124 mk2
Fidelity Research FR64s
Audio Note Io Gold
Audio Note AN-S8 step up
Audio Note 2.1x Signature DAC
Intel NUC running ROON ROCK > USB > Audiophilleo converter.


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=202698)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Jolly on 8 Jan 2020, 03:15 pm
 Very nice looking system! How is it breaking in?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: mpv on 10 Mar 2020, 12:17 am
Omega Super 3 XRS,single ended Glow Amp One,RME-ADI-2 dac with SOtM 200 streamer.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=205749)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: TWINSKI66 on 14 Mar 2020, 09:56 pm
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=205914)

PC>Audiophilleo 1 USB/SPDIF converter>LTA MZ3 preamp>Schiit Aegir amp
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: stlrman on 15 Mar 2020, 11:52 pm
MPV , you must get a deeeep soundstage?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Kray on 3 Apr 2020, 01:35 am
Had my Super 6 Alnico XRS bottom ported with upgraded binding posts for about a month now. Think they are breaking in nicely. Still can’t believe the big sound these puppies put out


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=206774)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: woodnaudio on 27 Apr 2020, 03:54 pm
These are Junior 8 XRS Alnico. I've had the Omegas for a few months now, but various parts of the system (including the room treatment) have just come together over the last few weeks. I am supremely happy with the way this system portrays recordings both in terms of tone as well as the sense of instruments and people in a space that it creates.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=207929)

Pictured:
Omega Junior 8 XRS w/Alnico drivers, birds eye maple fronts with walnut sides and backs
Triode Lab EL84TT mk. ii integrated amp configured in "push-pull triode" mode (5w / chan)
Chord Qutest fed by a Raspberry Pi running Squeezelite
GIK Acoustics 244s, 242, CT Alphas, and Tri-Traps (w/scatter plates)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Kray on 27 Apr 2020, 06:54 pm
These are Junior 8 XRS Alnico. I've had the Omegas for a few months now, but various parts of the system (including the room treatment) have just come together over the last few weeks. I am supremely happy with the way this system portrays recordings both in terms of tone as well as the sense of instruments and people in a space that it creates.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=207929)

Pictured:
Omega Junior 8 XRS w/Alnico drivers, birds eye maple fronts with walnut sides and backs
Triode Lab EL84TT mk. ii integrated amp configured in "push-pull triode" mode (5w / chan)
Chord Qutest fed by a Raspberry Pi running Squeezelite
GIK Acoustics 244s, 242, CT Alphas, and Tri-Traps (w/scatter plates)

Nice! What were the effects of the room treatments? Thinking those are next for me.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: woodnaudio on 27 Apr 2020, 08:19 pm
Nice! What were the effects of the room treatments? Thinking those are next for me.

The corner traps had the biggest noticeable effect. Specifically, I heard more focus in bass notes / lines. What had previously been a muddy hint of bass became much more distinct. Instruments like cymbals also started sound much more metallic. I also thought I heard a bit more specificity in where sounds were coming from.

The effect of adding 244s to the sidewall first reflection points was much more subtle. The soundstage widened a bit on some recordings. After listening for an hour or so, I also noticed that sounds seemed a bit less tied to the speakers. This is when I realized that I was perceiving more sense of space.

Front wall 244s didn't seem to do much

The 242 on the ceiling helped with imaging focus ... marginally. I'm still not sure I could put my finger on exactly what.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: guillaume bougard on 28 Apr 2020, 06:47 am
Can't help noticing how tidy and orderly everyone is in this forum. Not a speck of dust, not a record left out there with no sleeve (because the sleeve is lost somewhere in the sofa or has been used to clean some weed), all the carpets look freshly vacuumed, etc... How do you guys do it??? I am so intimidated by these photographs that I don't dare posting mine!!!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: woodnaudio on 28 Apr 2020, 02:41 pm
How do you guys do it??? I am so intimidated by these photographs that I don't dare posting mine!!!

Camera angle and tidying up before ;-)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: NickMimi on 20 Jun 2020, 09:50 pm
New to me Super 6 XRS Alnico’s in cherry wood. System 1 pushes with an Exogal ION powerdac combo. System 2 uses Parasound Halo 5 DAC/pre-amp with either a Glow audio 2 or Line Magnetic mini 218IA amp combo. Some days, depending on my mood I add subwoofers.


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=210677)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dcmdord on 22 Jun 2020, 04:12 pm
This is my first post and hello from Maryland.  I'd like to thank this AudioCircle for providing useful information while I was considering Omega Speakers.  After a couple nights of scrolling through topics (search restriction stinks for would-be owners), I decided that Omegas would be perfect for classical music.  Louis was obviously very helpful and communicative, even though he was in the middle of his move.

Louis completed these Junior 8 AlNiCo XRS towers at the end of April.  They are wonderful.  As I waited for them to be crafted, I admit I was apprehensive after reading other forum posts discussing full-range drivers' ability to handle "complex" music.  Rest assured, the Omegas sound great, especially with modest support from the REL subwoofer.

They pair well with the 20-watt Linear Tube Audio amp and preamp.  The music gets plenty loud.  The preamp's stepped attenuator allows for 100 volume positions, but currently, I rarely turn the knob past 10. With the added gain from balanced XLR connections and the 95 dB sensitive Omegas, I will need to lower the gain of the preamp by swapping out 12AT7 tubes for 12AU7s. 

I have another set of Omega Super 3 Wide Baffle Monitors in curly walnut in the basement.  Despite the smaller driver, they also sound good (supported by a subwoofer) with classical music.

Thanks again to the forum for being an excellent resource.

System:

Omega Speakers Junior 8 AlNiCo XRS in Zebrawood
Linear Tube Audio Ultralinear Amp (20 watts per channel in preproduction chassis)
Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL Preamp
Aqua La Voce S3 DAC
Musical Fidelity M3scd CD Player
REL T/5i Subwoofer

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=210728)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=210729)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: justforfun on 9 Jul 2020, 06:01 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=211619)

Sorry...I'm trying to get used to this forum. Can you edit/delete posts?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: AvsFan on 9 Jul 2020, 08:20 pm
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=211619)

Sorry...I'm trying to get used to this forum. Can you edit/delete posts?

Awwwweee.....


The 50 watt per channel Class A/B guy driving his Omega's! And they say SS doesn't work well with Omega's.  :lol:

Yes. Just hit the modify tab. See, I am modifying my own post about modifying. LOL It's the tab right next to the quote tab at the top right of the post.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: screener on 9 Jul 2020, 08:52 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=211620)

Super Alnico High Output XRS
Modwright Sony 5400 ES
Don Sachs Kootenay 120 amp
Don Sachs SP14 linestage

I took a chance with these speakers a few years ago. They have served me well!

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: justforfun on 9 Jul 2020, 09:09 pm
Nice Screener!! The Super Alnico High Output XRS is what I really wanted....ahhh save my pennies.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: AvsFan on 9 Jul 2020, 09:18 pm
Nice Screener!! The Super Alnico High Output XRS is what I really wanted....ahhh save my pennies.

Spoke with Louis today, and after I told him my needs, he suggested the dual RS8 driver floor standers. 8 week turn around. Thankfully I have some dual RS5 driver HO's that will keep me occupied while I wait.

I was really interested in the Super Alnico's too, but Louis felt the 8XRS's were more for me. Who am I to argue with the owner, designer and builder?  :D
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: screener on 9 Jul 2020, 09:22 pm
Thanks justforfun.
I happened to find a used pair for a fair price. Soon these will be up for sale. Down sizing is approaching soon!


Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: justforfun on 9 Jul 2020, 09:30 pm
Louis had his shop just a mile or two from my office. He dropped off a pair of loaner speakers to play around with and was super helpful in my choice of the ones I ordered. What a nice guy!! I hope he's all settled in after his move.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: justforfun on 9 Jul 2020, 09:31 pm
Screener....I'll trade you for my custom Cams  :D
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: justforfun on 9 Jul 2020, 09:35 pm
AVSFAN, so you're getting Junior or Super 8 XRS in high output config?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: TWINSKI66 on 12 Jul 2020, 01:49 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=211721)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=211722)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: justforfun on 13 Jul 2020, 12:58 pm
TWINSKI66 that's a killer little rig you got. I love dual mini ports in front. You loving that Aegir?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: NoDisco on 15 Jul 2020, 09:07 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=200792)

My setup. I’m happy.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: AvsFan on 15 Jul 2020, 10:21 pm
AVSFAN, so you're getting Junior or Super 8 XRS in high output config?

Exactly.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: curiousgeorgenz on 16 Aug 2020, 09:23 pm
Had my Super 6 Alnico XRS bottom ported with upgraded binding posts for about a month now. Think they are breaking in nicely. Still can’t believe the big sound these puppies put out


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=206774)

I'm considering these speakers.  Do the speakers have factory outriggers with the bottom port?  Which binding posts did you use?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: curiousgeorgenz on 16 Aug 2020, 09:27 pm
This is my first post and hello from Maryland.  I'd like to thank this AudioCircle for providing useful information while I was considering Omega Speakers.  After a couple nights of scrolling through topics (search restriction stinks for would-be owners), I decided that Omegas would be perfect for classical music.  Louis was obviously very helpful and communicative, even though he was in the middle of his move.

Louis completed these Junior 8 AlNiCo XRS towers at the end of April.  They are wonderful.  As I waited for them to be crafted, I admit I was apprehensive after reading other forum posts discussing full-range drivers' ability to handle "complex" music.  Rest assured, the Omegas sound great, especially with modest support from the REL subwoofer.

They pair well with the 20-watt Linear Tube Audio amp and preamp.  The music gets plenty loud.  The preamp's stepped attenuator allows for 100 volume positions, but currently, I rarely turn the knob past 10. With the added gain from balanced XLR connections and the 95 dB sensitive Omegas, I will need to lower the gain of the preamp by swapping out 12AT7 tubes for 12AU7s. 

I have another set of Omega Super 3 Wide Baffle Monitors in curly walnut in the basement.  Despite the smaller driver, they also sound good (supported by a subwoofer) with classical music.

Thanks again to the forum for being an excellent resource.

System:

Omega Speakers Junior 8 AlNiCo XRS in Zebrawood
Linear Tube Audio Ultralinear Amp (20 watts per channel in preproduction chassis)
Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL Preamp
Aqua La Voce S3 DAC
Musical Fidelity M3scd CD Player
REL T/5i Subwoofer

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=210728)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=210729)

I notice you have them quite close to the rear was.  I assume they're rear ported (as standard) - how do they perform close to the rear wall?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dcmdord on 18 Aug 2020, 02:52 am
Yes, the Junior AlNiCos are rear ported.  The cabinet profile is 7 inches deep, which is shallower than most tower speakers.  That allows me to position them about 12 inches away from the front wall.

You remind me that I should take time to compare stealing a little more space away from the wall, maybe 6 inches, with their current location to see if I can hear a difference.  I should slide them out for critical listening sessions.

That said, the bass sounds good to me.  I don't find the bass booming or cancelled out.  I've been happy with them for the past 5 months.

I wish I could have them further from the wall, but alas, because they are in the living room, it's a compromise.

Thanks for your question and I hope it helps.  I'll post the results of my listening trials.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: curiousgeorgenz on 20 Aug 2020, 01:40 am
Yes, the Junior AlNiCos are rear ported.  The cabinet profile is 7 inches deep, which is shallower than most tower speakers.  That allows me to position them about 12 inches away from the front wall.

You remind me that I should take time to compare stealing a little more space away from the wall, maybe 6 inches, with their current location to see if I can hear a difference.  I should slide them out for critical listening sessions.

That said, the bass sounds good to me.  I don't find the bass booming or cancelled out.  I've been happy with them for the past 5 months.

I wish I could have them further from the wall, but alas, because they are in the living room, it's a compromise.

Thanks for your question and I hope it helps.  I'll post the results of my listening trials.

Is the driver the 6" Alnico HempCone?  Great looking speaker.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dcmdord on 20 Aug 2020, 10:27 pm
Is the driver the 6" Alnico HempCone?  Great looking speaker.

Yes, the speakers have the "full-range 6.5" driver with felt diffraction ring and 25mm voice coil."

Louis suggested zebrawood as a contrast to the walnut in the room.  The zebrawood is holding up well, but it darkens slightly in the sunlight.  It's not noticeable, but I left the grills on for the first couple of months or so and a halo developed where the grills attached becuase that area was protected from sunlight.  I took them off and the halo around the drivers disappeared within a couple weeks.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: efyoung4321 on 25 Dec 2020, 04:49 pm
Hello from Boston,
Posting in an effort to engage with a seller on the trading post, the Omega Forum seemed an ideal place to start.  I’ve used them with everything from high powered solid state and tube amps to flea powered 2A3 and 300B.  I love them the latter.  Was, until a recent move, using a pair of Super 8 XRS with matching subs.  The new place can’t accommodate the floor standers. 
So, in addition to the introduction, I’ll likely be posting the Omegas for sale when I’m able to do so.
Thanks!

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=218744)

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: BryanNguyen on 26 Jan 2021, 03:12 am
Hello from Irivne,

I have had the SAM for about a year and the half already, they are wonderful. However i recently purchased a pair of skylans stands for them. Not only the stands help improve the sound but also improve the looks of these. Very happy

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=219949)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: GeAllan70 on 26 Jan 2021, 02:34 pm
^^^

Super Nice!!

 :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Kray on 26 Jan 2021, 05:50 pm
@efyoung4321
@BryanNguyen

Great setups! I think my next purchase is a matching Omega sub like Bryan has
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Doug_K_2021 on 5 Mar 2021, 02:01 pm
Hello, new forum member here, just wanted to post pictures of my new SAM speakers in Flame Red Birch.
Sound is phenomenal, even with just about 10 hours on them, and they are gorgeous!

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221577)

Turntable: Rega P3 with Gem Dandy turntable mat
Phono: Moon 110lp v2
DAC/Streamer: Denon DNP-800NE
Integrated Amp: Vista Audio Spark v2
Speakers: Super Alnico Monitors - Flame Red Birch
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Doug_K_2021 on 5 Mar 2021, 02:04 pm
Just look at the gorgeous finish on these monitors! Pictures don't do them justice.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221579)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: RonN5 on 5 Mar 2021, 03:03 pm
+1 times 10
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: opnly bafld on 5 Mar 2021, 03:24 pm
Just look at the gorgeous finish on these monitors! Pictures don't do them justice.

 :thumb:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Kray on 5 Mar 2021, 04:06 pm
Just look at the gorgeous finish on these monitors! Pictures don't do them justice.

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=221579)

Looks beautiful!!
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pstrisik on 5 Mar 2021, 04:45 pm
They are gorgeous, congratulations!   :drool:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: screener on 5 Mar 2021, 04:52 pm
Perfection! They look great in your room.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: bakufu on 19 Mar 2021, 04:36 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=222191)
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=222190)

omega super alnico high output XRS's, beautifully executed in rosewood.

associated equipment: line magnetic as-125 integrated amplifier, line magnetic 502 ca dac/benchmark 3b dac, duelund cabling throughout.  (ps audio stellar p3 regenerator, mac airbook roon endpoint).

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: opnly bafld on 19 Mar 2021, 06:00 pm
omega super alnico high output XRS's, beautifully executed in rosewood.

associated equipment: line magnetic as-125 integrated amplifier, line magnetic 502 ca dac/benchmark 3b dac, duelund cabling throughout.  (ps audio stellar p3 regenerator, mac airbook roon endpoint).

Very nice system.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Kray on 19 Mar 2021, 09:01 pm

omega super alnico high output XRS's, beautifully executed in rosewood.

associated equipment: line magnetic as-125 integrated amplifier, line magnetic 502 ca dac/benchmark 3b dac, duelund cabling throughout.  (ps audio stellar p3 regenerator, mac airbook roon endpoint).

Beautiful! How long have you had them? I’m seriously considering upgrading from Super Alnico XRS to the HO XRS
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: screener on 19 Mar 2021, 10:01 pm

Great looking set up. I'm sure it sounds sweet. Enjoying my Super Alnico High Output XRS.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Keywestjimmy on 1 Apr 2021, 12:55 am
How do you like your PS regenerator? I'd imagine w these speakers you'd notice a difference with and without it.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Dako on 2 Apr 2021, 12:17 am
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=222797)

Small almost square room....ugh   :(
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: opnly bafld on 2 Apr 2021, 01:31 am
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=222797)

Small almost square room....ugh   :(

 8)

Good news is you didn't try to stuff 5 way speakers with multiple large woofers in there.  :wink:
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Dako on 3 Apr 2021, 01:10 pm
Lol. I did have Legacy Signature SE’s in there and they sounded pretty darn good. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to them. But, these Omegas are in a another class when it comes to detail. I’m still breaking them in but they are sounding pretty sweet. I miss the punch and fuller sound of the Legacy’s, but the detail of the Omegas more than makes up for what I am missing. Surprisingly, the bass is also very good. Much better than what I was expecting.

Someday when lumber costs come down, I may take the plunge and build a more appropriate sized room in my basement.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: opnly bafld on 3 Apr 2021, 02:29 pm
Lol. I did have Legacy Signature SE’s in there and they sounded pretty darn good. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to them. But, these Omegas are in a another class when it comes to detail. I’m still breaking them in but they are sounding pretty sweet. I miss the punch and fuller sound of the Legacy’s, but the detail of the Omegas more than makes up for what I am missing. Surprisingly, the bass is also very good. Much better than what I was expecting.

Someday when lumber costs come down, I may take the plunge and build a more appropriate sized room in my basement.

Add a couple of subs to get the slam back, worked for me after going to smaller speakers on stands.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: kingcrowing on 8 Apr 2021, 06:45 pm
Has anyone here used an Omega center channel?
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: Nocturne79 on 8 Apr 2021, 11:46 pm
I have an omega rs5 HO bookshelf as my center.  I love it!  crystal clear sound for movies.  my speaker is just placed sideways is all.  I do have matching rs5 HO monitors for left and right channels,.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: pathmark on 13 Apr 2021, 02:53 am
Just landed in Japan, my Omega Speakers have traveled from US --> Mexico --> US --> France --> Japan!


(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=223266)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: bobski on 18 Apr 2021, 02:52 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=223484)
Hello everyone

This is finally my first post, as I've been lurking for a while. Sorry that it's not a great looking picture but I assure you, the system sounds great to me.

Got Omega Super 3 XRS a couple months ago and I've never heard anything so transparent.
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: NoDisco on 21 Jun 2021, 07:46 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=225853)










My setup rearranged. No more desk between the speakers, and the speakers are out of the corners. Still hooking up wires. It’s just like getting a new piece of gear!

Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: dcmdord on 6 Aug 2021, 02:11 pm
The Mini Alnico Towers in flame red birch arrived 1 month ago and as with the two other sets of Omega speakers I own (Junior Alnico XRS Towers in the main system & Wide Baffle Super 3s for home theater), I'm enjoying their sonic and aesthetic beauty.

Like the Junior Alnicos, the mid and high frequencies are silky smooth.  The bass has impressed me the most.  Although a REL Tzero MkIII is supplementing the sub-bass, if I had not found an "open box" deal for the small REL, a subwoofer is not necessary.  This set-up is perfect for classical music, which is the only genre of music I listen to.

I now feel content with my systems and am happy I found Louis and Omega.  They all look and sound beautiful.  I know they will give me joy for a long time.

Thanks again to this forum for educating me about full-range speakers and writing about your experiences with your beautiful Omegas.

Speakers: Omega Mini Alnico Towers
Subwoofer: REL Tzero MkIII
Integrated Amplifier: Yamaha A-S1200
CD & DAC: Rega Apollo & Chord 2Qute
CD Player: Naim CD 5si
Streamer: Chord 2Go + 2Yu

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=227815)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=227816)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: bobski on 25 Aug 2021, 10:51 pm
Upgraded the speakers...and the streamer   8)
Omega super XRS 8 and Auralic Altair G1
(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=228873)
Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: bakufu on 12 Sep 2021, 01:28 pm

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=229562)

(https://www.audiocircle.com/image.php?id=229563)


Title: Re: Pictures of my rig with Omega Speakers
Post by: SuperXRSSeattle on 19 Sep 2021, 06:49 pm
Wow, bakufu. too many questions but what speaker wire? I was just going to order more Supra. What do you like on your setup? is that iso feet on the bench, and the speakers?  :o
(I think I have the same bench, good stuff)

Regal looking K-9  8)