Omen Dirty Weekend [Mk.II]
Omen Dirty Weekend [Mk.II]
The penny drops
- Omen Dirty Weekend now features the same nanotech full-range driver and super-tweeter as the standard Omen Mk.II (and they are not refurbished drivers). This new mark-two version of Omen Dirty Weekend will only be offered as production allows, two or three times per year.
- One year 100% trade-in allowance.
- 60-day 100% satisfaction guarantee and we pay return shipping.
- Flat-rate $80 UPS Ground shipping within the contiguous U.S.
If you have been eying a set of Zu speakers, maybe this promo will bump your brain (your penny drops). Hear what you have been missing.
Dirty Weekend version, until now, was built to order and only when refurbish drivers were available. Omen Dirty Weekend Mk.II is based on the Omen Mk.II, sans a few of the fancy bits to get the price down yet keep performance up. See the Comparo list at the bottom for details.
Production is now underway with these new Omen DW Mk.II—complete with a nice selection of finish options. (Due to the finish options, production lead time will vary, two–three weeks being average.)
The Omen loudspeaker is our hook—especially the Dirty Weekend version—the best we can do without making regrettable compromises in performance or materials. We think Omen DW Mk.II really delivers on the performance all that exotic driver goodness and premium cabinetry suggest, but only you know the sound you are looking for, everyone has their own sense tone and all of us have different tastes in music. Our in-home trial lets you play your music in your own space with your own electronics, free of some sales guy with bad breath hovering over you. So find out if Omen DW Mk.II floats your boat, without getting soaked, our 60-days satisfaction guarantee makes it possible and we coordinate and pay return shipping if they don’t do it for you.
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.
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.
Tips On Getting Great Sound From Omen
Make sure you have 1/4” [6 mm] or so gap between the bottom of the Omen loudspeakers and the floor. The finger ports are part of the Zu-Griewe box loading technology. They are not ports as used in a bass-reflex design but the finger ports do need to see the acoustic impedance of the room to function; blocking them turns Omen into an interesting but sealed design.
Omen is designed to account for its shortish stature. Placing its full-range 10” driver on top and then time-aligning the super tweeter to “tilt” the sound in a slight upward direction causes Omen to sound larger and taller than it is. Users can increase this effect by adjust the feet so as to lean the speaker back, further tailoring the sound of the loudspeaker’s integration with the room and the humans in it.