Outlaw Audio home shop products hideout news support about
Topic Options
#70025 - 05/31/06 06:11 PM What sub would be better?????
titleist Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 05/28/06
Posts: 65
I'll also put this in the sub section but I wanted to get everyones opinion. I am going to be getting the 1070 and hooking up orb speakers. Orb Mod 2 for the front channel and mod 1 for the other 5. Should I get the Orb Super 8 sub or the the LFM2. No real price diff. I don't know what would match up better receiver and sub or speakers and sub.

Top
#70026 - 05/31/06 06:30 PM Re: What sub would be better?????
gonk Offline
Desperado

Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 14054
Loc: Memphis, TN USA
They both use an 8" driver and a 150W amp. The Super 8 is smaller (12"x12"x12" enclosure rather than the 17"x11.25"x16.5" of the LFM-2). The LFM-2 is a bit heavier at 37lbs versus 31lbs (which could suggest greater rigidity and resistance to movement when you're pushing it real hard). The LFM-2 costs $100 less (not counting any package discounts that might be available). Output and frequency response are basically the same. I think both would match up with the Orb speakers equally well, and the Model 1070 will work fine with both.

I can think of a few questions that might help you decide. Can you get the Super 8 for the $300 that the LFM-2 sells for? How do you feel about the looks of the two? (The round gray grille on the Super 8 doesn't do a lot for me, but personal taste is big when it comes to speaker aesthetics.)
_________________________
gonk
HT Basics | HDMI FAQ | Pics | Remote Files | Art Show
Reviews: Index | 990 | speakers | BDP-93

Top
#70027 - 05/31/06 07:38 PM Re: What sub would be better?????
titleist Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 05/28/06
Posts: 65
Gonk, looks like you were right on the money...No pun intended. Orb Audio did offer a discount when you bought the package w/the sub..1014.00 ...979.00 without. So with the 300.00 savings I can buy an extra speaker or 2 or feel better about purchasing a 900.00 receiver...Was initially looking at something around 500.00. Thanks for your input

Top
#70028 - 06/01/06 06:37 AM Re: What sub would be better?????
sb-avnut Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 05/09/06
Posts: 99
Loc: Chicago - W. Suburbs, IL
Titleist:

Good choice of Receiver and Speakers. You will be amazed by the Orbs - recently helped a friend install them - we did Mod 2 for the center and 4 Mod 1s (90/10 movie/music). Once calibrated properly with a decent sub, the ORBs SING!!!!

For the sub, could also look here:
http://www.av123.com/products_product.php?section=subwoofers&product=12.1

I read a lot about both the Onix X-Sub and the Outlaw LFM-2 - finally settled on the X-Sub recently.

Main reason - similar spec and reviews - X-sub is $100 cheaper. The only problem would be availability. I lucked out - called tAV123 and they had a B-stock unit for $179 (no 30 day trial on that). Love the sub, but am sure that LFM-2 is equally good.

Good Luck.

SB
_________________________
BSMNT HT - Oppo DV-970HD,Tos HD-A2,Emo LMC-1/Onkyo TX-SR705, Outlaw 7125,PSB Image 4T 8C 10S, Outlaw LFM-1+,Panny PT-AE900U, DIY 106" fixed screen

LIVRM 2ch - Philips 963SA,Lexicon DC-1,Carver AV-505,Von Schweikert VR-2,Sony KDF-E42A10

Top
#70029 - 07/02/06 01:43 PM Re: What sub would be better?????
golgi Offline
Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 04/10/06
Posts: 6
Would you mind posting what settings and calibration you set for the orbs? I have set up 7.1 system with 5 mod 2's and 2 mod 1's. Right now I do not think they sound very good. Movies sound better than music does. I have the 990/7125 combo and a dt power cube II for a sub.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Ted

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 222 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
jamescuz, Zilla8d3, waferman, picnicjc, Hedoboy
8709 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Forum Stats
8,709 Registered Members
88 Forums
11,327 Topics
98,693 Posts

Most users ever online: 476 @ 12/28/22 08:54 PM