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Sounds like a deal to me. I can sometimes get b stock directly from Rbh. But 450 for a complete set. That's a deal.
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I've been considering upgrading some components in our theater and family room. I was looking for specs on what we have installed since it's been over 15 years since we first built the home with the RBH speakers. I was looking through the old receipts from our AV installer, and was trying to cross reference them with the website with no luck. I wish I could pull everything out, but they're all installed behind cabinets which would require some prying apart, and I don't want to damage the finish on anything.

I was wondering if any of you are familiar with these items?

RBH MC-606. Is this an older version of an MC-616?
RBH FS3 subwoofer? I don't see anything like this on the website, but it looks like an in wall 10 inch sub.
RBH MC-8 subwoofer?

I've contacted RBH already, but have not heard back from them.
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Sounds like a deal to me. I can sometimes get b stock directly from Rbh. But 450 for a complete set. That's a deal.
I found out these are the MK1. Not the second generation MC-6C. Still good right?
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Still too new for any solid info. RBH hasn't sent any info to me or to any authorized dealers yet.

But if history is true, I don't think RBH will "phase out" any lines. For example, the old classic series that were available BEFORE the SX series came out is still available today. So the SV series will most likely be ADDED to the Classic series and the SX series.

One thing I will keep an eye on is whether the SV series can be ACTIVELY bi-amped like the current SX towers (6300, 8300, T2). Or will the SV series be more like the EMP series, which cannot be actively bi-amped. Will wait and see.
You will be able to actively bi-amp the SV towers. Should be a nice speaker. It will be later in the year, before these are available.

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Yeah, all personal preference.

There was a time when I didn't want anything black either. I got red mahogany Linkwitz Orion3, mahogany Revel Salon2, Cherry KEF 201/2, red mahogany Philharmonic 3, dual red mahogany Funk Audio 18.0 subs, beige/brighter color Focal and Dynaudio towers. But then my personal preference changed and I got the black B&W 802D2. Then I sold all the speakers (still trying to sell the red Orion) and got all black RBH towers.

Sandalwood does look fancier and prettier. Black finish looks more "classic" and understated to me and blend in with any décor.

I do think that black finish is more popular, so more people end up buying the black color.

So it's all personal preference.

I like black also, but do have a pair of 661SE's in Burled Walnut that sure look nice.

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I'm looking for some feedback on using RBH speakers vs Snell speakers. I'm not personally familiar with the RBH so I thought I'd ask some of the RBH Owners the question.

Here's my thread on the situation:
In-Wall vs. Cabinet speakers for HT
I have been using some of the RBH in-wall speakers (SI-760's) since the 90's. Great product. If you have any questions, give us a call.

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You will be able to actively bi-amp the SV towers. Should be a nice speaker. It will be later in the year, before these are available.
You're probably right.

I read where they said the SV towers could be " bi-amp or bi-wire".

But it didn't actually say "active".

They probably meant "active", but I would like to get a formal answer once it is closer to release.

The RBH website didn't really say the SX-series could be actively bi-amp either. I didn't even know they could be actively bi-amp until I spoke to Shane Rich.
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I found out these are the MK1. Not the second generation MC-6C. Still good right?

Anyone? Major differences between the MKII?


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Sorry. I don't know much about the older RBH generations.

I can only make an educated guess and say any differences may not be very significant in terms of sound quality.
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I finally ran Audyssey setup on my Denon X3000 tonight. I have the MC-6Cs for fronts, 414C center, and TS-10AP sub. Audyssey set the crossover for the fronts and center to 150hz. Doesn't that seem a little high for these large bookshelf speakers?

Temporarily they are sitting on the top of the AV cabinet/entertainment center about 1ft away from the back wall.

Could this be an issue with the receiver?
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I finally ran Audyssey setup on my Denon X3000 tonight. I have the MC-6Cs for fronts, 414C center, and TS-10AP sub. Audyssey set the crossover for the fronts and center to 150hz. Doesn't that seem a little high for these large bookshelf speakers?

Temporarily they are sitting on the top of the AV cabinet/entertainment center about 1ft away from the back wall.

Could this be an issue with the receiver?
The MC-6C bookshelf speaker has a FR of 60Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB, so the 150Hz XO seems kind of high. Apply Audyssey again (make sure totally quiet room). If it still sets XO to 150Hz, then just keep it there for now. Listen to music and watch some movies and see how everything sounds. If it sounds great, then don't worry about it.

I prefer setting my XO higher up around 100Hz, even when Audyssey sets the XO to 40Hz-60Hz.

Bottom line, see how your system sounds. If it sounds great, then it is great and don't worry about it.
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The MC-6C bookshelf speaker has a FR of 60Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB, so the 150Hz XO seems kind of high. Apply Audyssey again (make sure totally quiet room). If it still sets XO to 150Hz, then just keep it there for now. Listen to music and watch some movies and see how everything sounds. If it sounds great, then don't worry about it.

I prefer setting my XO higher up around 100Hz, even when Audyssey sets the XO to 40Hz-60Hz.

Bottom line, see how your system sounds. If it sounds great, then it is great and don't worry about it.
Thanks for responding. I was doing some reading last night it might be a null in the room. I tried my other receiver which also has Audyssey and it set the crossover to 150hz as well. I can't believe both mics are defective.

I am going to try replacing the two fronts with my Energy RC-30 towers to see what they are set at in the room.
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Quick update: Setup two MC-6C speakers and sub in my basement. Concrete block walls and poured slab floor. Placed the setup mic about six to eight feet away. This time Audyssey set the crossover to 100hz.

So it must be something with my room acoustics being open to two other areas of the house plus tile floor.
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Where can I find pricing on RBH gear? I don't see anything on their website.

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Where can I find pricing on RBH gear? I don't see anything on their website.
PM mike with AVS, and acudeftechguy....they'll shoot you pricing on what your interested in.

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PM mike with AVS, and acudeftechguy....they'll shoot you pricing on what your interested in.
Alright cool I can do that, but there's no pricing list of anything anywhere? Just asking cuz it makes things easier when doing your research.

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Alright cool I can do that, but there's no pricing list of anything anywhere? Just asking cuz it makes things easier when doing your research.
The pricing on the RBH website should be coming soon. The free-standing RBH speakers and subs will sold both online and by local dealers.
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The pricing on the RBH website should be coming soon. The free-standing RBH speakers and subs will sold both online and by local dealers.
Alright perfect. Thanks a lot.

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