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    Posted: 21 September 2019 at 8:21pm
Hi folkes,

 I have been wanting to write this for a while now and hoping someone can help me. I'm just trying to find some general history and people with personal experience on this particular brand as it seems to be very elusive and not to mention very interesting (well to myself at least) and rare on the second hand market.

I would love to be educated on Opus Audio soooo...

What have ya got then guys?Wink Thanks in advanceSmile
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Pm forum member Opus Jodey he will educate you in anything you want to know I’m sure. Personally I’ve only had good experiences with Opus myself, never owned any but I’ve listen to lots over the years. 
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Thank you boots-hifi I'll do just that!




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Big, very heavy but essentially a very loud hi-fi!  Heard some really nice sounding Opus rigs but I wouldn't want to tour it!
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giant hifi as said, but lots & lots & lots left going is very tired, cones lost all tightness etc (it was most popular a long time ago), so sorry to say i haven't heard any decent opus since Jodys rig in years. Not very efficient/loud for the size/weight compared to modern offerings either.

that being said, their MP12 wedge/midtop is one of my favourite reflex tops ever made!!
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HB215 is one of the best kick bins I've heard and the AT2000 mid-top is a monster.

I refurbed some HB121's quite a few years ago with monster P-Audio 21" drivers.  They shifted some serious air in stacks of 4.

Shame to hear a lot of what's out there currently doesn't match up to what it was originally capable of.
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I've really really liked everything of theirs I've ever heard. They have a robust design philosophy and don't make cheap bad-sounding things just to get sales. I would really recommend buying Opus if you have the chance :)
I wouldn't worry too much about the old drivers being "tired" - a) I'm not even sure that's a thing and b) They will happily sell you modern replacements or recones, if you feel like you need them.

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Really grateful for all the input peeps. Finding it really interesting and also very valuable.

There does seem to be a prominent fact however that what's remains out there seems to be deteriorating. I remember seeing some monster 3 way mids up on eBay a couple years ago (unaware of model names) they looked insane but in extremely poor condition and yes, very heavy lol...LOL

Edit, I've heard that the amps are extremely heavy also.


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Yes it was the AT2000 I mentioned in my previous comment, that's the one.
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1) ‘what remains out there’ on the second hand market is likely to be pretty old boxes by now, so have lasted a long time which is a testament to the build quality.

Tired drivers is surely the responsibility of the user to get sorted?

2) there have been a fair few people replacing drivers in opus boxes with incorrect cheaper models, which can’t be helped unfortunately.
I’ve seen this plenty of times done to other brands; ASS, Shermann, fk1, d&b, etc.

Is it really a brands product if the internals are different?

3) opus do use neo stuff these days, so the boxes are lighter. Although the amps are still bloody heavy!

4) you can always buy new opus products if you want to hear their latest range. It’s still very good imo!

5) Jodie’s opus(ish) rig is an absolutely pleasure to listen to and mix on! Definitely a system you need to hear at least once if you are an audio nerd 🤓 




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Yes it is the owners responsibility, but alas its a lot of money for people to spend if they a) cant afford too, or b) dont realise.

and yes, drivers are moving parts, they do wear out over time. HF can go dull and lifeless, and drivers can lose their 'tightness', resulting in dull flat output compared to the factory output. It certainly is a thing!
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Originally posted by mk2_ginger_biscuit69 mk2_ginger_biscuit69 wrote:

Yes it is the owners responsibility, but alas its a lot of money for people to spend if they a) cant afford too, or b) dont realise.

and yes, drivers are moving parts, they do wear out over time. HF can go dull and lifeless, and drivers can lose their 'tightness', resulting in dull flat output compared to the factory output. It certainly is a thing!



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