Omega speakers good for low volume listening?

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kenk

Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« on: 30 Jul 2020, 10:54 pm »
Hi All,

I am searching for a new pair of speakers that sound good at late night listening.  I am wondering if Omega speakers are good at that?  I am listening mostly to pop and jazz etc, no rap. 

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: 31 Jul 2020, 09:31 pm by kenk »

roscoe65

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Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #1 on: 30 Jul 2020, 10:59 pm »
Yes.

guf

Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #2 on: 31 Jul 2020, 12:26 am »
yes

RDavidson

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Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #3 on: 31 Jul 2020, 03:17 am »
Yes. In fact they excell at low volumes. I sold off KEF LS50's when I got my first pair of Omegas several years ago. The LS50's are horrid speakers at low volumes.

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Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #4 on: 31 Jul 2020, 03:46 am »
Yes. In fact they excell at low volumes. I sold off KEF LS50's when I got my first pair of Omegas several years ago. The LS50's are horrid speakers at low volumes.

Absolutely! I have two systems in one room. And for late night or early morning listening, or for just some kick back and listen to some jazz, female vocals and so on, it's mainly on the Omega's. Probably one of the best low level listening speakers I've ever heard.

SET Man

Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #5 on: 31 Jul 2020, 04:14 am »
Hi All,

I am search for a new pair of speakers that sound good at late night listening.  I am wondering if Omega speakers are good at that?  I am listening mostly to pop and jazz etc, no rap. 

Thanks in advance.

Hey!

     Yes. This is pretty much go with most high efficiency speakers. And with single driver speaker, you'll love jazz through them. Also, I absolutely love female vocal through a good pair of single driver speaker.

Buddy

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Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #6 on: 31 Jul 2020, 03:32 pm »
Hey!

     Yes. This is pretty much go with most high efficiency speakers. And with single driver speaker, you'll love jazz through them. Also, I absolutely love female vocal through a good pair of single driver speaker.

Buddy

Yeah, I was listening to my high efficiency ZU's last night at low volumes and was amazed the little details and nuances I was hearing in the music, plus the dynamics were all there without having to be loud.
But the Omega's are even better at low listening levels. Amazing speakers. I am still trying to get the amplification synergy right, but in the meantime, I can hear what a lot of people have raved about with these speakers.

Female vocals are ridiculously great with the Omega's.  A wine and dine, intimate experience!

justforfun

Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #7 on: 31 Jul 2020, 04:19 pm »
AvsFan,
You've got the Super 3 model or similar with the small RS5 driver?

opnly bafld

Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #8 on: 31 Jul 2020, 05:39 pm »
AvsFan,
You've got the Super 3 model or similar with the small RS5 driver?

https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=171406.0

justforfun

Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #9 on: 31 Jul 2020, 06:23 pm »
I'm must be confused then, looks like he's selling them but also looking for a good amp to pair with them?

Anyway, Louis gave me a pair of Super 3 HO XRS to play with prior to ordering mine. I kind of had a love hate relationship with them. With some music they were simply stunning....best I've ever heard, and others not really to my liking. I tried a Class A Threshold, Prima Luna tube and a Parasound amp. That's just me and my ears, not saying they weren't great! I still took a leap of faith in him and ordered my Modern CAMs and absolutely love them...on everything.

I guess my point is if amp pairing is proving to be frustrating it may just be that speaker. Another of his models might just be the perfect match for you like it was for me.

kenk

Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #10 on: 2 Aug 2020, 02:49 am »
thanks for all the inputs.   :thumb:

I will do a little more research first as there is no in-home trial.

AvsFan

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Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #11 on: 2 Aug 2020, 04:22 pm »
thanks for all the inputs.   :thumb:

I will do a little more research first as there is no in-home trial.

No in home trial?

Omega gives you 30 days.

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Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #12 on: 13 Aug 2020, 03:26 pm »
Never heard the HO’s but all the single driver Omegas I’ve had over the years have been excellent at low level dynamics, but the amp is just as important.  As a general rule of thumb, SET, SEP, and Class D work well.  Other posters on here no doubt have great results with other amp types.  I speak only from my personal experience.

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Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #13 on: 13 Aug 2020, 08:59 pm »
Omega's are great for low level listening.  I have only heard the Super 3xrs HO version. 

I don't own any at the moment but after hearing them at low levels at another forum members place I am sold on their performance for late night listening sessions. 

I want to get a pair of their alnico drivers.  I haven't heard them, but they have captured my imagination!


kenk

Re: Omega speakers good for low volume listening?
« Reply #14 on: 13 Aug 2020, 11:58 pm »
I just purchased a used SAM locally to try out.  As the speakers are relatively new I think they are not even burn in yet so i am playing bass sweep test tone when i am home (face to face out of phase).  Based on my initial impression they are very clear at low volume so i am happy. :D  I am hoping they can open up in the bass area after burn in.  For amp, I am using a small 6w SEP amp and not sure if those decware amp is a good match.