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Written by Ben Shyman   
Sunday, 01 January 2006
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The Downside
No system is perfect and, despite how much I enjoyed the Orb Mod2 satellites, they do have drawbacks. There were moments that I yearned for the dynamic characteristics of a larger, more robust system. This was especially true during the peak action of movies. While this may be more a criticism of small satellite speaker systems in general, it is nonetheless an honest appraisal of how I felt during my time with the Orbs. Finally, and this is critical, Orb Audio needs to offer a speaker stand specifically designed for a Mod2 center channel, which allows it to be configured horizontally. This would significantly increase the flexibility of locating the center channel, especially when used in front of a stand-mounted plasma.

Conclusion
The Orb Satellite System is a great product and I enthusiastically recommended it to be included in AVRev.com’s Top 100 Product of the Year. I would describe the Orb system as the ultimate apartment satellite speaker system under $1,000. You do not need a sophisticated ear to quickly conclude that the sound quality is beyond the price. Living in New York City, I know firsthand that people highly value their space. This makes the Orb satellite system an obvious choice if you are building a home theater in modest living quarters but I wouldn't be surprised if they would work well in larger rooms. Available in cool finishes, the Orbs are décor-friendly and can also be cleverly utilized throughout a larger home, such as in a kitchen or bedroom. The Orbs are inexpensive, fun, attractive, functional and will impress you with their bravado, especially for their size.
Manufacturer Orb Audio
Model Mod2 Speaker System
Reviewer Ben Shyman





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