Vinnie R. :
I plan to spend more time listening over the weekend and I'll update my findings on this thread. [/list:u]
Thanks Vinnie ! Since you have heard the new "Hemp" speaker , do you think you can compare the two(Hemp vs B200), and relate what differences you hear ? Thanks !!! [/list:u]
It is hard to give a good apples-to-apples comparison on the B200s vs. HempTones because I have not heard the HempTones in my listening room. However, I was able to hear them both in the Omega Room (for a limited listening session), so I'll comment on that:
1) Both speakers are in the same sized enclsoure, but the enclosure type is different (sealed aperiod vs. bass reflex). The HempTone is a little bit more efficient.
2) The B200s are tighter, faster (the tightest, fastest box speaker I've heard to date!) and easier to place in a room, while the HempTones have more bass output and slam factor, but need more care in placing them because they are rear-ported.
3) Both have excellent treble extension. The Hemptone uses an Omega custom modified whizzer, while the B200 uses no whizzer at all.
4) The HempTones seemed to have a little more richness to the midrange, but also had a lot more break-in on the driver.
Again, I really need to hear the broken-in HempTones in my house to get a better comparsion to my now well broken in B200s. Louis will make the trip up one of these days. Now that I have become familiar with my B200s in my listening room, it will be easier to detect the differences between the two speakers once I hear HempTones over here. Both are fantastic sounding speakers, and IMO, the creme of the crop of Omegas!