Orb Audio clearly subscribes to the "do it right the first time" school of thought: Since 2003 it has released exactly one product, the Mod1 speaker. That changes today, because the funky modular audio system is getting both a refresh, and pair of subwoofers to celebrate the firm's 10-year anniversary. The Mod1X satellites sport a new aluminum driver the company says can handle higher power and has improved midrange and high frequency performance. For aesthetics, they're available in black, white, "hammered Earth," polished steel and antiqued copper and bronze finishes.
If you like your bass down low, Orb has you covered here too. The subONE is a 200-watt subwoofer squeezed into a cabinet measuring less than 12 inches on each side, and it features anti-clipping and thermal overload circuits as well as auto voltage-sensing tech -- just in case you use it abroad. A small room doesn't mean you don't need big sound, so it's nice to see Orb address that with the 100-watt subMINI that's tucked into a dual ported 9-inch cabinet. Sure, an $889 starting price for surround sound is a little pricey, but, unlike other aspects of your home theater, good speakers can last a lifetime.
Orb Audio Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Release Of Redesigned Home Theater and Stereo Speaker Systems
Compact Design Outperforms Larger Home Audio Systems
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 – Orb Audio, maker of award-winning compact, high fidelity home theater and stereo speaker systems, today announced the launch of a new line of speaker systems to mark the company's 10th anniversary. These systems feature newly designed Mod1X, Mod2X and Mod4X speakers and two new compact subwoofer models - subMINI and subONE. They are available now at www.orbaudio.com. These are the first new speakers released by Orb Audio since the company began selling audio systems in 2003.
Featuring updated technology and improved audio performance, a 5.1 channel home theater system featuring the new speakers and subwoofers starts at $889. Redesigned stereo speaker and mini amplifier packages are also available and range from $249 - $488 to fit all living space and sound requirements. Orb is also offering wireless subwoofer options for the first time.
Orb Audio's distinctive spherical speakers deliver big, accurate sound in a small, stylish package. They have been upgraded with an all new aluminum driver that delivers improved midrange and high frequency performance and provides higher power handling capabilities.
Orb speakers are unique because they are modular. Audiophiles can customize each speaker to consist of one, two or four Orbs (Mod1X, Mod2X and Mod4X), depending on their budget and sound requirements, and the system can be reconfigured at any time. Customers moving the system to a bigger room can simply add an additional Orb to some or all of their speakers for more output.
Likewise, customers on a tight budget can start with an affordable audiophile system and build it up over time, instead of wasting money on a cheap system that will never sound good and will ultimately be discarded and replaced.
While these speakers feature improved technology and performance, they retain the stylish design that launched their popularity. All speakers are constructed with American carbon steel and are available in a Metallic Black and Pearl White powder coated finishes, as well as optional Hammered Earth, Hand Antiqued Copper, Hand Antiqued Bronze and Hand Polished Steel.
Orb Audio is also introducing two completely redesigned subwoofer models: subONE and subMINI. The new subONE features a new 200-watt amplifier and delivers improved low bass performance and accuracy. This high performance sound is packed into a cabinet smaller than 12 inches on each side, and is available in a furniture quality walnut finish for the first time. The subONE also features new anti-clipping and thermal overload circuits as well as auto-voltage sensing technology so that it can be used anywhere in the world.
The subMINI is an all-new ultra-compact subwoofer ideal for customers who want to fill a smaller living space with deep, full sound, whether from a television, computer or mobile device. The budget and decor-friendly subwoofer features a 100-watt amplifier in a tiny nine-inch cabinet that can bring impressive bass to even the most limited spaces. The subMINI also features a dual port design for the best balance of bass performance and output volume.
Both the subONE and subMINI are available with wireless options.
"Ten years ago, we launched a new company based on the idea that by selling directly to customers, we could eliminate markups and offer top quality systems and high-end design at a lower price," said Ethan Siegel, co-founder and CEO of Orb Audio. "Our success over the past decade shows that the demand for superior performance and craftsmanship and modern styling is strong. By selling direct, we can spend a lot more on product components, design and support, and still keep our prices very competitive. Our direct business model has certainly been responsible for our success, and it is almost hard to believe that most people were still unwilling to enter their credit card online when we started our company."
Orb is also offering a trade in program for existing customers. To learn more about Orb Audio and its complete line of home theater and stereo speaker systems, please visit www.orbaudio.com or call (877) ORB-AUDIO (877-672-2834).