If you missed the summer sale from Zu Audio last week, fret not. The “once in a blue moon” opportunity to snag up a pair of this truly great entry level speakers has been extended until this Sunday (8/6/17).
The $1k set of speakers is classic Zu design with a full range driver paired to a high frequency tweeter assembly for just a little sparkle on the top end. The MKII features the new DN260 nanotech for the full range and plenty of interesting finishes to choose from to adorn the retro box shape of the cabinet.
Sean and the team do a pretty outstanding job with the syntax on their website, so for some additional scope please pardon the copy and paste from the Zu landing page:
“Omen, like all Zu products, is built around the critical human voice (A1, 55 Hz, through A6 and all the possible harmonics, to approximately 12 kHz). Serving this critical region of tone is Zu’s Zu260FRD/ND 10.3” [260 mm] nanotech/paper composite full-range driver. In addition to a very large motor assembly and nanotech/paper composite cone, the driver also features a new cast aluminum basket and machined from billet center pole complete with engraved model notation on the face for easy identification. We only use the finest adhesives and binders to ensure consistency, toughness and a very long life; the result of decades of engineering and refinement with roots going back to 1934 and the prolific Harry Olson.
We designed/refined the Omen’s new full-range driver to work within our Zu-Griewe box/acoustic loading technology. With Omen Mk.II you get a loudspeaker that is lightning-quick yet still lays down loads of tone density. The system is consistent and linear in its resolution and dynamic behavior—from bass through treble. Omen Mk.II features revised Zu-Griewe loading and delivers slightly increased efficiency in the bass range and reduces noise and distortion generally. Our technology also reduces internal acoustic noise and couples more tightly the high acoustic impedance of the driver cone to the low acoustic impedance of the room. So you get improved bass drum thwack, techno hit, thunder-broom shove, snare pop, guitar tone, fiddle bite and burnish… and all able to scale and span even the most demanding and complex recordings (particularly when matched with a great bottom active tuned subwoofer like our Undertone). And yeah, voice always sounds human, real and present.”
For some quick impressions of the Dirty Weekend Omen model specifically you can check out PartTimeAudiophile’s observations [here].
In addition to the weekend, Zu is also pushing some other promotional and pre loved items along with the sale, you can check all the bargain opportunities [here].
Sean also has a new big gun coming out soon to replace the Druid, you can hear it all from the man himself in the embed below.
To place an order you can check out all the details on the Zu site or give the shop a call, they usually have a customer service agent available to chat about order details, sales, recommendations etc.