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Ohm MicroWalsh Shorts
2 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  850.00
Description: Available in most real wood veneered cabinets


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Buzz Roll a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

Bottom Line:   
These are great speakers. The Walshes are often known for the their soundstage, and these speakers disappear better than most speakers at any price. Compared to some more expensive speakers, the Ohms don't image quite as succinctly, but I'll forgo some overdone slicing and dicing of the mix/performance for the nice open sound (there's still some detail in there).

Although the soundstage is the big difference vs. most other designs, it's the the tonal balance that was the biggest surprise. The tweeter doesn't come in until 8K so the mids have such a smooth and natural sound (no hyped frequencies).

In my room, I'm directly comparing to a pair of psb Image 4t floorstanders and Sequerra Met 7 MkIV Studio Monitors. The Ohms are closer in sound to the monitors but with much more bass. The psbs, sound bright, compressed and the bass is boomy. The bass response on the Ohms is excellent, it's detailed, and only gets a little overwhelmed in a very few low-mid situations. Overall, these seem like a great way to get the clean and accurate sound of mini monitors, but with the nice clean bass of a more expensive floorstander.

Equipment used:
McIntosh MA-6200 Inegrated
Sony DVP-NS500V SACD Player
Rega Planar 2 Turntable
Analysis Plus Oval One/Oval 12 cables

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Direct

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

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have been using the Short MicroWalshes in my home office, a fairly long room. They are at the opposite end of the long size. The small size makes them extremely inobtrusive. The sound, however gets them noticed! They sound is unbelievably full and balanced from top to bottom, as well as crisp and defined. They become noticeably better after about ten hours of break-in. As they break in, they sound smoother and warmer. Of all the speakers I have tried (PSB, Monitor, Polk) the Ohms sound more like music than a speaker. They do not have a real sonic signature of their own. With a four-month home trial, you really can't make a wrong move with these. If anyone ever returns a pair of these, I want to know what they are getting that sounds as good for $750!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Direct from Ohm

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