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Zu Audio Omen Dirty Weekend Mk.II Loudspeakers

Zu Audio Omen Dirty Weekend Mk.II Loudspeakers

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Zu Omen Dirty Weekend Mk.II is a high performance yet generally affordable, fully U.S. made loudspeaker that will deliver fantastic sound in any living room. Omen is not fussy with placement or with electronics, matching up nicely with most any amplifier or receiver modern or vintage. Omen is also built to last a lifetime, like everything we make—cabinet material, adhesives, driver assemblies… every component is a quality part engineered and built to create a loudspeaker system that will continually satisfy and amaze decade after decade.

OMEN QUICK SPECS

Height: 36” [91.5 cm]
Footprint: 12 x 12” [30.5 x 30.5 cm]
Weight: 54 pounds [24 kg] each
Bandwidth: 35 – 25 kHz
Efficiency: 97 dB-SPL 1W, 1m
Impedance: 12 ohm
Power Amp Range: 4 – 300 watt
Made by us in our home town of Ogden, Utah—U.S.A.

FINISH & COLOR DESCRIPTIONS

RUSTIC HICKORY Real, figured hickory veneer, finished to preserve the natural look and seal it for easy cleanup, durability and UV protection. Smooth to the touch but with natural grain and figure relief. Fingerprints do not show.

WALNUT AMERICAN Real walnut veneer, slightly tinted to bring out the caramel hues. Finished to preserve the natural look of wood yet seal the walnut for easy cleanup, durability and UV protection. Smooth to the touch but with natural grain and figure relief. Fingerprints do not show.

MAPLE NATURAL Real maple veneer, sanded and finished to be grain free and fully sealed. Traditional natural blond maple tones. The multi-process finish system is built on Beckers conversion varnish. The finish is a mirror-flat surface with a satin optical quality. It is a waterproof finish that is quite durable with very high UV protection. Smooth to the touch with minimal fingerprint reveal.

MAPLE GHOST BLACK Real maple veneer, dyed black with Gemini NG, a very high quality and colorfast metal based dye. All the figure and shades remain, ghosting out from the near-black background. Sanded and finished to be grain-free and fully sealed. The multi-process finish system uses top-shelf Beckers conversion varnish. The finish is mirror-flat and has a satin optical quality. It is a waterproof finish that is quite durable with very high UV protection. Smooth to the touch with minimal fingerprint reveal.

ZU260FRD/ND DRIVER AND ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGY

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.

CABINET WORK AND MATERIAL PALLET

Omen is made from North American high density composite wood plate (Comp-60), machined on state-of-the-art CNC mills. Omen uses real wood veneer laid-up and pressed at the plywood factory and not glued after assembly. This ensures your finish will not lift or warp, and it yields the flattest surfaces and tightest seams. For glue, it’s Titebond III, for the highest joint strength and a lifetime of unfailing, moisture-proof service.

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