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Ohm Walsh 2

Specifications
Production Period
1982-1989
Nationally Advertised Price
originally $650 - $795 per pair
Dimensions
11x11x32
Amplifiers Recommended
125 watts
Impedance (typical)
4 ohms Ω
Frequency Response
42 - 17,000 Hz
Sensitivity @2.8 Volts
88 dB
Recommended Room Sizes
up to 400 sq.ft.
Purchase Options Price Order
Low Repair
If there is very little sound and it is scratchy, buzzy, or it rattles in the low frequency range, then a low repair is necessary. We must receive both speakers from you so that we can match them both to the good one.
$200
High Repair
When the system is very dull sounding but most of the sound is acceptable, it usually indicates that a high repair is necessary. Sometimes this is only noticed when one speaker is compared to another. We must receive both of your drivers so that we can match them both to the good one.
$100
Metal Can
The metal can is the protective cover enclosing the driver. This should not be removed except at the Ohm factory. If repairs are attempted, the final repair cost will be higher to fix whatever additional damage is done. However, a small cosmetic dent in the area opposite the wires will have no affect on the sound.These are only sold and installed at the factory after the drivers have been tested and found to be working properly.
$30
Grill

The grill is the cloth and frame used to cosmetically conceal the drivers without affecting the sound. Ohm now uses black grills in almost all cases. In the past, brown and brown/black mixes were used; but every ''brown'' turned out differently. Now they are all black (except on some current white speakers, we have white as an option).

$120 4
Total Driver
The total driver is the perforated metal can including all its internal parts.
$495
Upgrade to Super Walsh 2.100-S3

The system is upgraded with the driver from the Walsh 100-S3, new input terminals with gold-plated binding posts and 12 gauge OFC internal wire. This allows for deeper bass and wider dispersion of the high treble. Best for rooms under 1600 cu.ft. This is half the price of completely new Walsh 1000s.

$1,000 1,4
Crossover repair /each
The crossover is the electrical circuit that protects the tweeters from the low frequency energy that is reproduced by the main drivers. This can only fail, in rare instances, from overdriving the speakers. This repair must be done at the factory. We need just the cabinet -- no driver or grill.
$175
Upgrade to SW2.2000

The system is upgraded with the driver from the Walsh 2000, new input terminals with gold-plated binding posts and 12 gauge OFC internal wire. This allows for deeper bass and wider dispersion of the high treble. Best for rooms from 1300 to 3000 cu.ft. This is half the price of completely new Walsh 2000s.

Kurt G. wrote to us and said, "Well, it has been 2 months since I upgraded my original 31 year old Walsh 2 speakers to the new Walsh 2000 drivers (the cabinet is the only part reused from the originals). So I now have a wonderful pair of Walsh 2.2000's and all I can say is "WOW!". Within the first ten seconds of listening to them, without exaggeration, my jaw literally dropped open at the gorgeous sound coming from my new speakers. And my appreciation of them has only grown in the last two months! I also have a pair of FRS11's (1989) and a pair of Walsh Super 2's (2007), and as good as these sound, the Walsh2.2000's really are a BIG step forward. Thank You Mr. John Strohbeen and Ohm Acoustics - Good Listening indeed!"

$1,400 1,4
(1) With the return of the original part for recycling within 60 days.
(2) With the return of the original part for recycling before the shipment of the new part.
(3) Recycled, repaired and tested.
(4) Per pair.

The Walsh 2 is the all-time, most popular Walsh speaker. It received over a dozen positive reviews including being named ''Speaker of the Year''. The New York Times said ''...it creates a reach-out-and-touch-it realism...''

It had real wood veneer cabinets with an Ohm logo in the upper corner and a Walsh 2 logo next to it on the next side. There were two controls on the bottom, one to match the bass response to your room size (down for small rooms, up for large rooms and in the middle for middle sized rooms.) 

For peak performance the speakers should be set up so the Ohm logo is on the front of the left speaker and the Walsh 2 logo on the front of the right speaker. Placed 6 to 10 feet apart and about 1 foot from the wall gave the smoothest bass and best imaging.

Upgrade Options

The driver can be upgraded to the new Walsh 2000 which allows for the bass to be extended down and the treble to have wider dispersion. All necessary parts can be installed with a screwdriver, hammer and hot-melt gun. The process takes about 30 minutes. The upgrade comes with a 3 Year Limited Parts & Labor Warranty, assuring you of years of listening pleasure.

Note: Most Ohm upgrades require no specialized knowledge and are easily completed completed by any person. It takes less time to install your own upgrade than it does to package and return ship your speakers to the factory, therefore, we recommend you save time and money by doing this yourself. We ship the upgrade to your door with clear, easy instructions. If for any reason you prefer to have the factory complete your upgrade installation, we will be happy to do this for free, however, you will be responsible for shipping and handling costs each way.

Trade In Options

Ohm allows up to $795 for the return of a complete undamaged pair of Ohm 2s toward 25% of the purchase price of new Ohm speakers.

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