Ohm Walsh F Floorstanding Speakers

4.71/5 (31 Reviews)


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Walsh Speaker


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Submitted by gail summers a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2017

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I had worked in a high end Audio store in Manhassat, Long Island, NY for many years since 1975. The OHM-F's were simply the best speakers you could buy... bar none. I never heard of any complaints like the "audio dealer" represented below. Never heard any complaints with customers or our service dept. For many years after dozens of customers had asked about this speaker remembering as the fineat they ever heard. They were always front and center in our listening showroom. My opinion is , if it weren't for the rubber seals drying out over time, they would still be unmatched even up against todays 2017 speakers... In fact especially up against todays newer "speakers". German Physics sells a updated version of the OHM-F today for $33,000 per pair!

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Submitted by musicmasters a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2015

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10 years later and my Sophia's have been moved to another room after owning the Ohh F

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Submitted by vintagfan12 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2015

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I have been a Hi/Fi dealer for a little over 35 years and have never come across a pair of speakers at any price that can do "certain" thing the ohm F can do..Peter Aczel had very little to do with the Ohm F and was all Marty Gerstan thank goodness..The quad ESL is nowhere as special as the the Ohm F...the Fs draw back were you need the correct gear and specs..the voice coil needed to be improved and even held back the speaker for even more performance....always good to pickup a spare set of drivers/voice coils and enjoy

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Submitted by Robert Bashaw a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2015

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I was an audio dealer for about 20 years (please don't hold that against me). Intensive therapy has allowed me to reenter the land of the living even so you may find it strange that I still love music and usually listen daily.
The Ohm F is one of those unique audio products that defines the notion of a contradiction in terms. Lincoln Walsh (a really brilliant guy) envisioned a speaker that would operate full range using a single driver. In his design,a voice coil energized a precise crafted vertically positioned cone so that sound waves would travel down the sides of the cone and be emitted at a right angle to the listener.(so far so good) But as the driver (a rather heavy affair) tried to go into it's the bass range it started to bounce up and down (much like the old jet action washers of my youth). This cone having a fair amount of mass, rang like a bell modulating both the low and high frequencies alike. Peter Aczel ( of the Audio Critic) admitted he was invovled in the design of the speaker, and stated that the designers tried to reduce the problem by cutting horizontal slits in the bottom half of the cone, thus calming things down a bit. Alas it didn't work. If you want to look at the diametrically opposite of this speaker look to the original Quad Electrostatic, a work of considerable brilliance by Peter Walker, that succeeds in almost all areas. ( I never heard the Ohm A, but it may have been even worse since it's cone was even larger). I repeatedly had to deal with this speaker (the F) and always walked away dismayed. I think only the Yamaha 1000's were as bad with it's beryllium dome midrange and tweeter!

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Submitted by DJGonzo a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2012

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First heard these 30 years ago, and never forgot them, have had a good pair for 15 years and tried many many dozens of other speakers against them

I agree with all of the reviews about these speakers, they need a good 4 ohm amp, they are heavy, they have to be moved around a bit to find the sweet spot..................but once you do.

Your search for speakers will have ended as the OHM-F's are still simply among the best in the world.

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