Thanks everyone to for commenting my story.
JLM, nice to notice that the world is a small place! You are kind of glimsing back to after 35 years.
I do think that since the time you were here the Finnish Hifi seene has developed quite a bit. We're not such backcountry any more. Today we have much more (also high end) equipment avaiable for us - in good and bad. You're asking why the interest in 10" speakers... well, in Finland we have a saying that 'you get hungryer when you eat' meaning you always want more.
A 10" driver with a supertweeter could be nice.
- here's free advice for Louis's together with his hundreds of other projects.
Tony, again the world is small and I have visited your web site. I am happy to note thet you have a well selected epuipment sortiment, stuff you know are good and trust, not just a bundle of everything possible. I have also heard the Omega and the RWA combination and can confirm they go together extreamly well. Nice also to hear your experience's with people awakening to the Omega's sound. My experience can confirm this also. And also you are right in the fact that people should more oppenly listen to non-mainstream stuff - they'd be much happier.
According to my experience the Omega 8 inchies take some what more work to be placed correctly. Could this, and the fact that they are quit a bit more expensive, be the reason why there isn't any more conversasion about them on these forum. But when you get/find the right placement, then - voila!, what a beutifull sound. Looking forward to here from the Omega speaker reviews. Take care and keep the good work going!
Still as a finale here I would like to add that I may have given an over siplyfied picture of how I ended up with the Omegas Super 8's. I did listen to the other Omegas also at the retailer here in Finland. But after listening to the Super Monitor 8's for the first time (Jouni's previously owned speakers), they left me wanting - you could say they were calling out my name!
. I drove on several weekends (250km) to the retailer to listen/confirm that I was hearing untill I had to buy them. With my previous speakers, the Zu Druids, I couldn't quite settled in, some communication was missing. But the Omega Super Monitors to me are very communicative and wonderfull to listen to with the right setup. Now still after listening to the Stick 6's, I consider the Super Monitors 8" to be king of the hill.
I could have also took the 8XSR but my listening room fits better to the Monitors. And also in front of the speakers is our dog's (labrador Sunny
) sleeping place, so I feel it might have interfierd with the bass response of the 8XRS speakers. Sunny is very happy with this arrangment and usually dominates the best listening place.
Jouni, I do stand behind my words that you have been a huge influence in bringing the Omegas to Finland, you're the man - rest in peace!
Still troubled with the DeepHemp?
My inspiring setup: Reimyo CDT-777 transport, Reimyo DAP-777, Shindo Aurieges and Montille, Omega 8" Super Monitor and Sunny the dog (cables: Shindo, Harmonix and Auditorium 23)
Louis, take care and also keep up the good work!