Optimus Pro X77 Floorstanding Speakers

4.65/5 (20 Reviews)


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

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Some of you need to differentiate between the speakers you have and the speaker model under review here. There were 2 different speaker models released under the Optimus name, the PRO 77 and the PRO X77. There is a significant difference between the two--the PRO 77's used a silk dome tweeter while the X77's used the Linaeum tweeter. I have not heard the PRO 77's but HAVE heard the PRO X77's. The X77's sound very good for a speaker their size, no one would confuse them with $1000 Viennas or VMPS speakers but they sound very good for what they are and what the setup they are intended for, as well as making any mid-fi to lower end hi-fi system sound good.
I would appreciate anyone who has the PRO 77's to differentiate between those and the X77's as the overall score of the X77's cannot be rendered accurately due to the misrepresentation on here.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill K Davis a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Remarkable small speakers. Perfect for home t heater mains . Just hook up an old reciever and you are set. They are a nice easy alternative to my elaborate setup. Don't buy a boombox for your home. These speakers kill any boombox.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   church rummage sale



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

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have just finish my bedroom setup using four of these Pro 77's and a passive sub. The 77's work great as the ones I have hook up downstairs as surrounds. And that is why I picked up the other pairs for the bedroom. For the most bang for your buck I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND these.

Bedroom setup:
Pioneer VSX 309
Fronts Pro 77's
Rears Pro 77's
Sub Optimus Pro 110 Passive
T.V. Philips 19"
VCR Philips HiFi
Have a bid on a Pioneer DV 333

Downstairs:
Mits 55805 widescreen
Mits VCR HiFi
Pioneer VSX Elite 26TX
Pioneer Elite PD53 CD
Pioneer DV 525
Pioneer Casette Deck M66R
Fronts Optimus LS30's
Rears Optimus Pro 77's
Sub Optimus Pro SW200 powered

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
My dad has had these beauties for years... I was looking into getting some surrounds about 6-8 months ago and wanted to check out the reviews on these awesome sounding speakers. Finding nothing but praise, I decided to take the plunge and was able to pick a set up on eBay for $36 after S&H!!!!

Needless to say, the performance was even better than I expected. I'm only now writing this review because I've discovered the effect of doubling these up... I've stuck one pair on top of the other at 45 degree angle (facing outward) and the gain in imaging has been amazing. This may not work for everyone - but I find it perfect, and hazard to say it sounds even better than my LX10s (except for the high volume distortion). As a no brainer, I plan on purchasing even more in the future :)

Oh and by the way, if you see any on eBay keep you grimy mitts off... THEY'RE MINE!!! :)

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $36.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Adriel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
The Pro X77 does not have the optimal design of the Minimus 7. It has 5 inch woofers, while the original Minimus 7 had 4 inch woofers. A closer match to the original Minimus 7s would be the Optimux Pro 7, which is discontinued but lives on as the Pro X44AV.

"The Optimus Pro-7 features a ported, 4" driver and 1" dome tweeter....It was found during a study by JBL sound that specifically this size driver provides optimum reproduction and sonic dispersion of voice frequencies."

http://www.hard-core-dx.com/swb/1427.pdf

The X44AV doesn't have as high a rating on audioreview as the larger X77 though. Interesting how all the Pro satellites are on sale while the X44AV isn't.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000




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