This is from the first review of the new Thousand Series Ohm Walsh speakers.
"To my ears the Ohm Walsh speakers combine the transparency and transient ability of exotic speakers like electrostatics, but without the drawbacks of directionality, limited dynamic range, and limited bass response. They have excellent stereo imaging along with a spacious, enveloping sound, well-rendered fine detail, and faithfulness to the recording. The Walsh 3000 ups the ante over its predecessors with even more detail, a crisper midrange and smoother response throughout the tonal range with taut, defined bass. They are full, transparent, and effortlessly natural, adapting easily to the requirements of the music from reproducing the most delicate notes of a flute or piano to the full impact of an orchestral crescendo. You just sit back and listen and melt into the music. What’s more, they sound great with any program material, from instrument solos to action movies. Certain speakers are said to be “good rock speakers” or “good jazz speakers,” etc… truly great speakers sound good no matter what you play through them. Vocals are extremely natural, a hallmark of Walsh speakers, and sometimes you can even hear the performers taking in breath between verses.
They way they effortless float sonic images in the air really adds to the experience. "
Don Lindich's Sound Advice Blog
Read the complete review here: http://www.soundadviceblog.com/recommended-speakers/
The Thousand Series is in production. The new styling has been finalized with a softer, gentler, more graceful look:
- All will have rounded vertical edges, rounded plinths, and rounded grills.
- All veneer choices are at no extra cost.
- Each cabinet gets at least two additional coats of hand-rubbed finish.
Walsh 5000/4000 (rosewood), 3000 (cherry), 2000 (oak), 1000 (maple) MicroWalsh SE (buginga)
The recommended room sizes (width x length x height) have been finalized:
|| ROOM SIZE (volume)
|| PRICE (per pair) |
| MicroWalsh SE
|| 600-1000 cu.ft
|| US$ 1400|
|| 800-1600 cu.ft
|| 1300-3000 cu.ft
|| 2400-5400 cu.ft
|| 4500-8500 cu.ft
|| 800-8500 cu.ft
|| 6500 |
These prices are for the floor-standing, full range versions. We will also be offering versions for Home Theater applications (center, sides and rears) in both floor and wall mounted styles. Matching powered subwoofers will be available to provide systems providing both audiophile music reproduction and dramatic movie effects.
SALE: Shipping & Handling in the lower 48 states is only $50/pair thru Aug '12.
They all come with our 120-Day Home trial.
"My wife and I were listening to Bach's The Art of the Fugue last night (as performed by the Emerson String Quartet). Glorious! ...My wife loves the white finish. ...(She's already talking about another pair!) Again, thanks." Daniel M, NYC
The MicroWalsh speakers are smaller versions of our Walsh product line. These are 6" x 6" columns either 23" or 35" tall. They use the smallest Walsh driver we have ever mass produced. As The New York Times said of an earlier Walsh, "...they create a reach-out-and-touch-it realism..." These are full range systems for small to medium rooms.
Don Lindish at Sound Advise said, "If you have the budget for these, they are my top pick under $1,000" Read the complete recommendation at http://www.donlindich.com/recommendedspeakers.html
John Potis at 6moons.com has posted a review of the MicroWalsh Talls. The last paragraph of his Conclusion said, "The Ohm Acoustics Micros are superb speakers and class-leaders. By combining excellent sonics and a most room-friendly size and appearance with what Ohm refers to as Full Room Stereo, Ohm Acoustics has produced a superb example of state-of-the-art budget speaker design. As a reviewer accustomed to gear costing multiples of what Ohm Acoustics asks for the Micros, it is my greatest pleasure to borrow our Editor's blue seal and bestow onto them 6moons' Blue Moon Award for transcending class and expectations in the $1000 loudspeaker category.
For the complete review go to: http://6moons.com/audioreviews/walsh/micro.html
Jeff Dorgay in Audiophile Audition reviewed the MicroWalshs and said, “What impressed me the most of these speakers, being a confessed panel lover, was how open and transparent they are.
“…They have a very neutral/natural tonal character and thanks to a very simple crossover are not only very transparent but very easy to drive as well.
…Bottom line, if you have a small room and you value quality over quantity of sound, the Ohm Micro Walsh is recommended. Ohm has other, larger models as well as subwoofers if your room requirements are larger. With their excellent in-home audition program, I don’t see how you can go wrong.” Read the entire review here.
The HI-FI reader reviewed the MicroWalsh Talls in February.
“So, after all the lugging, titling, reversing and breaking-in – how did the speakers sound? Really good. Really good but especially good considering how small they are. In another review I read how the reviewer was amazed at the amount and quality of the bass that the little Ohm’s were able to generate and I’ll admit that I agree.”
“Bass aside, I found the Ohm’s to be incredibly revealing and perhaps the most revealing speakers I have ever spent a long period of time with….this is obviously a good thing in that it shows the ability of the Ohm’s to serve the music.
The fact that I found them so revealing further contributed to the ability of them to portray various tonal colors and shades of instrument and voices.”
“Yes, the Ohm’s soundstage incredibly well. Their ability to disappear and create a tangible 3D soundstage was among the best I have hear. In terms of this quality, the Ohms served all music I played through them well. But recordings that utilize the studio as an instrument were especially fun. Anything that had artificial sounds or sounds created virtually worked really well."
“So if I had to describe the qualities of the Ohm MicroWalsh Tall in a few words I would say that they are a small speaker that delivers a big sound. They soundstage very well and play deeper than I would have expected. The mids are tangible and the highs sweet – but are contingent on how you place them in your room (like any speaker I guess). I felt that the Ohm’s were very musical and had no problem keeping everything together in terms of pacing and rhythm. Dynamics were also exceptional. Overall, the little Ohm’s do a very good job of balancing out all of their positive qualities with an end result of a very agreeable sonic presentation. And in all honesty, though I love how well they soundstage, I would still favor them even if they did this not quite as well as they do. Don’t go away from this thinking that is all they are good at.”
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With more than one listener/viewer, each will enjoy a stereo image that is firm and precise due to the widest Sweet-Sweep of any speaker available. Because of the exceptional naturalness, voices sound like people -- not speakers -- and movie dialog is completely intelligible. The Tall MicroWalshs are used for main front speakers $1000-$1400/pair, depending on your veneer choice and style. The Short MicroWalshs and Wall are $850-$1200/pair for real wood veneered cabinets. They are usually used in a full-omni design for rear/side speakers. The Center Channel versions are $500-$700 each.
The frequency response is 47-20,000 Hz +/- 3.5 dB for towers; 80-20,000 Hz +/- 3.5 dB for center
Recommended amplifier 20-150 watts per channel
Subwoofer recommended in home theater systems, optional in music only
Most Ohm Speakers are custom-made
in your choice of color or wood veneer.
Click here to view veneer samples.
Please call me personally to discuss your needs and options.
John Strohbeen, President, 800-783-1553