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Thread: OSD Rock Speakers - just got em hooked up today

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    OSD Rock Speakers - just got em hooked up today

    I bought 3 OSD (outdoor speaker depot) speakers to add to 2 outdoor B&W WM6 speakers.

    Two RS820OM 360 degree units
    One RS850

    The RS850 is pretty good. Nice bass extension, reasonable highs, pretty linear. About as good as a $200 pair of your average entry point monitors.

    The RS820OMs are pretty much terrible. Very muddy, compressed, and highs and low are non existent. I plan to return them if the shipping is not too much.

    Overall, wish I had gone with Paradigms.
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    Re: OSD Rock Speakers - just got em hooked up today

    Thanks for posting. Did you boost your signal in anyway? I want to install outside speakers on my zone 2 but can't imagine a 200 foot run of speaker wire is ideal.

    And have you heard Paradigms or just going on others feedback?
    Thanks
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    Re: OSD Rock Speakers - just got em hooked up today

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxrken
    Thanks for posting. Did you boost your signal in anyway? I want to install outside speakers on my zone 2 but can't imagine a 200 foot run of speaker wire is ideal.

    And have you heard Paradigms or just going on others feedback?
    Thanks
    I checked the impedance on the run (about 125ft) with the speaker attached. It was 7.5Ohms for the 820s and 6.4 for the 850. The amp is only 65w x 12, but seems to work fine. I may add a subwoofer inline with one of the speakers and run on a bridged (150w) channel.

    In my house all A/V in centralized into one closet. Most speaker runs are at least 50ft. I have no issues, even with your basic <$1000 receiver running a 5 channel surround system.

    I have not heard the paradigms, but I hear really good things about them. The down side is that they do not make a 360 degree model, which, with my backyard layout, is ideal. They use metal domes instead of the crappy plastic/mylar units virtually all other rock speakers use. Much more expensive though - about 2x the price of the OSD 850s.
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