Angstrom Omega 26 Floorstanding Speakers

4.44/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

2-way, 2x 6.5" woofer, 1" tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mhaw2001 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Canadian's build the best speakers in the industry. The Angstrom Omega 26's are no exception. These are fabulous monitors. The sound is beyond what you would expect in the midrange playing field of $500-1000 speakers. The speakers are unique. To their small and slender shape to the beautiful shine from the copper woofers the speakers stand on their own. The sound is detailed with excellent highs and no signs of compression and distortion by bi-wiring them to a Kenwood VR-6070 THX surround recevier in Pure Stereo mode. DVD-Audio sounds fantastic with a full Angstrom setup. I have Omega 26 fronts, Omega 5C Center (VERY unique!- triangle sides with a SINGLE 5" woofer and Dual tweeters) and two pairs of Omega 5's for side and rear surrounds for THX-EX processing. I use a Paradigm PW-2200 to fill in the bottom end. These speakers need the grills removed and the cabinet tilted up so you can get the glorious and wide soundstage I experience everyday. This is a must. The speakers take on a very different sonic character with the grills and and the whole speaker flat on the floor. The speakers are unfortunately too short so the speaker NEEDS to be tilted up! Bass is somewhat lacking due to a 40Hz bottom end but Angstrom does their homework. Just by reading their pages and pages of speaker design philosphy and testing on their website at angtromspeakers.com, you can't help but give them credit. Angstrom and Paradigm are probably one of the few manufactuers that give proper specs above the board. The Sensitivty ratings are done at ANECHOIC levels and not the industry standard IN-ROOM response. 90db Anechoic = 93db In-room. The also give proper power response in Wattage Amplifier Power clipping 10% of the time with musical signal. The 26's are a real world proper 100W.
Build quality is excellent. 3/4" MDF with real wood laminar veneer. Anyways, check out these Angstroms at any Leon's Fine Furniature or local high-end hi-fi shop. There is a list on the Angstrom website. You can't go wrong with Angstroms *10 YEAR* warranty.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Leon's Orillia



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sideshow885 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
At first out of the box they seemed a little small,with basic styling. I then noticed a heavy set of duel binding post indacating bi wireing. I recomined anyone owing thies to bi wirire it does make a difference. I enjoyed the style of the duel 6.5s the were very pleasing to the eye,in there copper coloured drivers. After a little time setting them up about 20 min and running acoustic research master series cable i was in business. I first noticed that the speakers needed a little time to work in so i allowed this before my judgment on them. I slightley angled the cabnets back because of ther small size. I started with a anamated movie Titan A E
Bam The sound was right in my face and diolag was clear and strong,the music was as it should of been intence and enterting. In the terms of two channel audo provited by Onkyo 196khz 24bt in pcm
was clean and detaled, but i noticed it lacked a little bottom end but most og use a sub anyway and i recomend one with thies speakes. The build quality was at par with speakers in twice ther price. In all they are a grate product and I have no desire to reinvest an any loudspeakers and would recomined them to any one with a small to med room thanks Angstrom

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $920.00

Purchased At:   Leons



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sideshow885 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
At first out of the box they seemed a little small,with basic styling. I then noticed a heavy set of duel binding post indacating bi wireing. I recomined anyone owing thies to bi wirire it does make a difference. I enjoyed the style of the duel 6.5s the were very pleasing to the eye,in there copper coloured drivers. After a little time setting them up about 20 min and running acoustic research master series cable i was in business. I first noticed that the speakers needed a little time to work in so i allowed this before my judgment on them. I slightley angled the cabnets back because of ther small size. I started with a anamated movie Titan A E
Bam The sound was right in my face and diolag was clear and strong,the music was as it should of been intence and enterting. In the terms of two channel audo provited by Onkyo 196khz 24bt in pcm
was clean and detaled, but i noticed it lacked a little bottom end but most og use a sub anyway and i recomend one with thies speakes. The build quality was at par with speakers in twice ther price. In all they are a grate product and I have no desire to reinvest an any loudspeakers and would recomined them to any one with a small to med room thanks Angstrom

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $920.00

Purchased At:   Leons



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by birdseye a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I just picked these speakers up used from Oz Enterprises, (excellent service and shipping) and am pleased with them over all. I am trying out speakers to replace my old Mission 770's and these have much better bass and seem to present a larger soundstage. I do find them to be somewhat veiled in the midrange, everything sounds warmer but a bit less precise that I would like. They excel at rock/pop electric type music but in my opinion fall a bit short with acoustic music as the detail suffers somewhat. I would say that they are an excellent value at this price.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Oz Enterprises



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Omer a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I like supporting Canadian product, especially when you gaet a LOT more for your money than you expect. You simply cannot do bettre than these speakers for about $500. Biwireable/biamplable, they really sing when wired this way. Imaging is rock solid, so good in fact that I don't even use a center channel in my home theater anymore. The bass is smooth without being thumpy and unpleasant. Metallica sounds just as good as Diana Krall. Highs are smooth and extended without harshness. They play just as well loud with no sign of compression as the do low for those candle-lit dinners. The only thing is the finish - the built quality is excellent, but I wish they were offered in a birch or rosewood instead of basic black.
I highly recommend these Canadian monitors, espeically if you're considering the higher priced competition.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $520.00




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