Our Most Popular Home Theater Speaker System. The People's Choice speaker system gives you our highest performance Mod2X speakers for your critical front speakers and the compact Mod1X single sphere speakers for your rear channels. It is our most popular system and it is a great combination of price and performance. It is appropriate for medium and large sized rooms and for those individuals looking to get the best performance without breaking the bank. If you like balancing the cost and benefits of your audio purchases, we've done the math and this is probably the system for you. It excels at both music and home theater applications, and will provide an immersive surround sound experience.
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What You Get. The People's Choice system features three of our exclusive Mod2X satellite speakers for your front left, center and right audio channels. You can customize the system with two, three or four Mod1X speakers for your rear channels, so the system is compatible with all 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 receivers. When you combine our custom subONE or Uber Ten subwoofer with our Mod2X satellites in each front channel, you achieve an imersive, high quality experience. The People's Choice Home Theater Speaker System can outperform most $3,000+ subwoofer/satellite systems and would have a base price of $2,500 if it were sold through traditional retail channels. That means you can have the highest expectations for sound quality, craftsmanship and service. This system also compares quite positively with many high quality floorstanding speakers, and many of our clients choose the Mod2X when they have to replace larger speakers due to space constraints or design considerations.
The People's Choice system is rated at over 125W power handling and is compatible with all home theater receivers. The Mod1X and Mod2X satellites feature a totally new aluminum driver design, gold plated binding posts, high-power neodymium magnets and oxygen-free internal wire. They are assembled in the United States by skilled craftspeople with years of experience in electronics assembly. The Mod2 satellites are backed by a five year limited warranty, as well as a 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee. Please see our FAQ for further details and the links throughout this site. Our products are very high quality and labor intensive and we are quite proud of them.
Base Price: $1,198. Available in Metallic Gloss Black, Pearl White, Hammered Earth ($120 option) Hand Polished Steel ($240 option), Hand Antiqued Copper ($240 option) and Hand Antiqued Bronze ($240 option). The Mod1X and Mod2X speakers are also a perfect match with our optional HOSS designer floor stands and TOSS floor stands, so check them out. They are also compatible with our BOSS desk stands, which are a sturdy, beautiful way to present your Mod1X and Mod2X speakers. We also have a variety of wall mounts. All speakers that are not being wall mounted or placed on BOSS or HOSS stands will receive a free basic steel desk stand.
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Our Mod1X and Mod2X satellites are constructed with a new custom-designed, full-range 3" aluminum driver, set in our exclusive 4 3/16" steel sphere enclosure. They will work with all of the popular home theater receivers on the market rated up to 120-140 watts. If your receiver has more than 115 watts of power, basic care should be exercised. The Mod1X and Mod2X satellites feature gold-plated binding posts, high-power neodymium magnets and oxygen-free internal wire. They are assembled in the United States by skilled craftspeople with years of experience in electronics assembly.
A Mod2X is simply two Mod1X connected together. It is capable of louder output and also has a slightly extended frequency range. This makes the People's Choice a great system, because it has a Mod2X center channel to enhance dialogue in movies, and Mod2X left and right front speakers for maximum music performance.
Additionally, if you have a 6 channel or 7 channel home theater system, you can purchase one or two additional satellites to fill out your system. Simply select the appropriate 6.1 or 7.1 upgrade from the drop down menu. The People's Choice Home Theater Speaker System is available in Metallic Black Gloss finish and Pearl White for a base price of $1,198, and you may select optional Hammered Earth, Hand Polished Steel , Hand Antiqued Copper or Hand Antiqued Bronze as well. These custom finishes are extremely labor intensive and would not even be possible if we were mass producing our speakers.
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You can configure your system with one of our custom designed audiophile subwoofers, the 200 watt subONE and the 300 watt Uber Ten. Both subwoofers offer best in class performance and provide deep, accurate bass that will satisfy the most discerning listener. Like all Orb Audio products, our direct business model allows us to provide more for your money than almost any other brand, and both of these subwoofers outperform similar models that cost twice as much in stores. Forget the muddy, boomy bass that plagues many systems...these subs are clean, deep and accurate and are great for both music and movies.
The subONE is a new design to mark our 10th anniversary selling speakers. It is acoustically matched to our new Mod1X and Mod2X satellites and is included in most of our speaker systems. It is the right subwoofer for almost all of our customers, the perfect combination of performance, size and price. The subONE's critically acclaimed predessor, the Super Eight, won many rave reviews and was considered to achieve the most bass possible from such a compact enclosure. The subONE builds on this success and features even better low bass performance, enhanced thermal and signal overload protection circuits, and auto-voltage detection. It is also our first subwoofer available in furniture quality walnut veneer and our first subwoofer with a wireless option.
The subONE features a high quality 200 watt hybrid amplifier that is conservatively rated to peak at over 400 watts, a super high excursion 8" (200mm) woofer and a very high-power magnet. The subONE achieves the output usually reserved for much larger designs. Any company can get bass out of a big, ugly box. Most retail brands are forced to do it this way because their products are subject to multiple layers of markups and the products must have a low component cost. Our direct business model allows us to achieve fantastic performance from a smaller cabinet by spending more on the amplifier, driver and quality of the cabinet. We have the luxury of using better components and keeping our subwoofers as slim and stylish as our speakers. It's not rocket science, but it's still science.
The Uber Ten is our answer to your requests over the last few years for a "cost is no object" design. Of course, cost is always important, and we did not ignore it. However, our primary design criteria was high performance, and the Uber Ten will blow your socks off. It features a 300W hybrid amplifier, a proprietary high-excursion 10" (250mm) driver and it packs all of the punch of much bigger subwoofers. We made the cabinet 1 1/2 inches larger (12" on the subONE v. 13.5" on the Uber Ten) for maximum performance while still preserving the compact nature of all Orb products. Anyone can make a deep, high power subwoofer that is great at explosions and not much else, but that just didn't cut it for us. We weren't looking for a sub that was just louder and deeper, we also wanted it to retain the musicality, snappiness and accuracy that has made our products famous. To accomplish this, you basically need world class, audiophile components, and we designed every piece of the Uber Ten in this manner.
To be clear, though, the subONE is the right subwoofer for most of our customers. The Uber Ten is purely for those that have the extra budget and desire for bass beyond what is considered normal to most people. If you have an especially large room, or just prefer your bass to be as deep as possible and don't mind the extra 1.5" of cabinet space, consider the Uber Ten. Otherwise, put it out of your mind and go with the subONE.
All home theater systems ship with free attractive matching steel desk stands. Our HOSS floor stands are a great addition to our speaker systems, ultimately stylish and handcrafted in the United States from polished steel. Our TOSS floor stands, are another great option. Our handcraftedBOSS desk stands allow you to upgrade your desk stands to a stylish stainless steel design that is simply stunning (or you can use the desk stands that are included with the speakers and pictured throughout the site). Additionally, we have a variety of wall and ceiling mounts to attach our speakers in almost any situation. For a limited time, speaker wire and audio video cables are on sale for up to 70% off in this package.
As always, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email us or call us at 877-ORB-AUDIO (877-672-2834) if we can be of any assistance.