Originally Posted by MV_Cinema
I was checking RBH more seriosly...WHAT IS THIS? 500WATTS PER CHANNEL???
Didn't know this brand, and speakers look so nice, specially the "Towers" WOW
They work as a normal speaker right? You spoke about the speaker being "non-powered", i don't understand...
First, I want to reiterate about auditioning first before buying.
RBH is made-in-USA B&M brand. Their flagship is the 8T "towers". Next one down is their $20K+ SX-T3P/R and $10K+ SX-T2P/R.
They are modular tower designs. Basically the concept is that single cabinet towers cannot compete w/ dedicated subs regarding bass. So some companies turn to modular design, which incorporates a real dedicated subwoofer cabinet with a midrange-treble cabinet.
You know how most people XO their subs @ 80Hz? The $180K Focal Grande Utopia uses a large "Sat" atop a 16" "Sub" & XO @ 80Hz just like you would with any sub.
Anyway, the RBH modular towers work two ways - as a regular tower system or as a sat + sub system. I prefer the Sat + Sub setup. So five T2 towers would literally be having 5 subs. Or 4 T4 would be having 4 subs.
The SX-T1 sat are very dynamic and can play extremely loud & accurate. There's also the SX-T1/R, which stands for Reference. They have a sensitivity of 92dB/2.83v/m, so they can output a lot. Well, just look the picture for the SX-T2 tower and you will see how big they are.
Right now I actually have 5 RBH SX-1010 subs. I place my 5 KEF 201/2 on stands atop each RBH SX-1010. But if I ever sell all my speakers, I would just get 5 RBH SX-T1 & place them on my 5 SX-1010 subs.
When I auditioned the T2 speakers, I thought they sounded phenomenal. But at that time, the SX-series were not yet released. The old box-shaped series looked kind of ugly.
But the SX's curved cabinets look great to me.
Okay, about powered (P) versus non-powered (N) & Signature (SX) versus Reference (SX/R).
Powered means the SX-1010P sub has built-in amp. Non-powered means the SX-1010N does NOT have built-in amp; you need to use your own amps. I use my ATI amps to power all my speakers & all my subs.
I hate subs and speakers w/ built-in amps. I prefer to use my own cool amps.
Yeah, I like ATI amps. They are stable down to 2 ohms (Audio Critic tested the AT6012). And they are dead silent. And made in the USA. Of course, they sound awesome. Yes, I am too smug to own Emotiva. You kidding me?
Other people can own EMO, I'll stick to ATI thank you very much.
You know ATI makes some amps for Mark Levinson, Lexicon, JBL Synthesis, Cary Audio, Theta Digital, B&K.
Oh, yeah, the SX-Reference line is supposed to be a little bit higher quality, but I can't hear any difference at all, so I am perfectly happy w/ the SX-line. See, I'm not THAT smug.