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lion320
02-14-2007, 11:42 PM
I have pretty much narrowed my next set of components down to these two. Just wondering if anyone has had experience with both sets? If so can you give your opinion on the detail of the midrange and tweeters in respect to both sets?

Thanks

ent3rdadragon
02-15-2007, 02:22 AM
I havn't heard the polks but I hear they are excellent on reviews. But I have heard and own the oz's. The mids are awesome. Excellent response. Tight punchy bass and the tweets are pretty nice. Havn't been able to test it against any high end tweets but it works for me. But either way you should be satisfied with either set.

Dozy_production
02-15-2007, 02:32 AM
Used to own the OZ's and let me tell you. They are very smooth tweeters. Actually some would say too smooth. It get loud and will never fatigue your ears :) The mids give brilliant mid range performance. Honestly both have pretty "silky" tweeters but the OZ's are just a step up in performance comparing to the polk's. I think the SR's would be more comparable to the OZ's

jdohman
02-22-2007, 02:44 PM
I have never tested the OZ's but I will tell you that you will not be disapointed with the polks..

WhoSayWho?
02-22-2007, 06:13 PM
I think Oz is updating the 180's -- anyone heard te new ones?

lion320
02-22-2007, 11:01 PM
Well I called their customer relations line and the woman stated they would be adding a 3-way component set to the matrix line. I beleive she said all cone and tweeter materials would remain the same, but looking at there website they appear to be different??? Guess Ill just have to wait.

tankertoad
02-27-2007, 07:20 PM
I've had two separate installers remark that the newer 180s are not as good as the prior version (they changed the cone material) from a year or two ago. But they said the older version was fantastic.

WhoSayWho?
02-28-2007, 12:38 AM
I've had two separate installers remark that the newer 180s are not as good as the prior version (they changed the cone material) from a year or two ago. But they said the older version was fantastic.

I don't know, I saw something recently that indicated that Oz was going to change the 180 cs -- for the first time in a decade. Not saying you are wrong, but that is what Oz said -- wish I could find that again.

Echo42987
02-28-2007, 02:57 AM
Polk hands down, no comparison

-Nick-

DejaWiz
02-28-2007, 12:01 PM
I auditioned the SR a couple months ago. Pure audible sechs.

To quote a famous line from a while ago that I think fits the description of the SR's perfectly:



chuck norris shat them out one day after eating an orchestra.


And some reviews for you to check out:
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=160077

http://www.audiogroupforum.com/csforum/showthread.php?t=61620

tankertoad
02-28-2007, 08:26 PM
BTW, for those who had the 180s, did you have them off axis/in door? If so, how did they do?

Dozy_production
02-28-2007, 10:22 PM
had them off axis. Not as great off but still loud and clear.