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How much are the mid basses?

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How much are the mid basses?
I will ask about the cost of the Reference Aluminum 6.5" midrange driver - the RBH 165-FPN Cast Aluminum Midrange driver.

Okay, the RBH 165-FPN Cast Al midrange driver is $150 each (MSRP).

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Ouch. $1,075 per speaker + the crossover x 3, 4 mid bass and 3 tweeters per speaker. Am I reading that right?

That will make an expensive update to the speakers. I may need to do them one at a time.

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Ouch. $1,075 per speaker + the crossover x 3, 4 mid bass and 3 tweeters per speaker. Am I reading that right?

That will make an expensive update to the speakers. I may need to do them one at a time.
Yeah, $1075 per speaker.

Looks like $475 (3 tweeters + XO) + $600 (4 mid) = $1075 per speaker.

It seems you don't need XO for the midrange upgrade, but you do need new XO for the tweeters.
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So I finally got around to hooking up my Energy 5.1 system in the basement. Fronts are 2 x RC-30, Center is RC-LCR, and rears are RC-Minis. After setting everything up, I am underwhelmed by the Energy speakers. I used to think they sounded awesome, but these RBH MC-6C bookshelves destroy them.

They have to be the best sounding speaker I have heard.
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So I finally got around to hooking up my Energy 5.1 system in the basement. Fronts are 2 x RC-30, Center is RC-LCR, and rears are RC-Minis. After setting everything up, I am underwhelmed by the Energy speakers. I used to think they sounded awesome, but these RBH MC-6C bookshelves destroy them.

They have to be the best sounding speaker I have heard.
Yeah, I don't it's fair to compare RBH MC series to Energy speakers.

Even the RBH Impression series would be better than Energy.
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Yeah, I don't it's fair to compare RBH MC series to Energy speakers.

Even the RBH Impression series would be better than Energy.
Not even the Veritas?
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Not even the Veritas?
The $1600 Energy Veritas V-6.3 tower vs $1450 RBH MC-6CT tower?

I still think the RBH MC is better than the Energy Veritas.

The RBH Impression series would be better than Energy RC series.
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I agree. RBH make fabulous sounding speakers.
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Thinking about replacing the Energy setup with 4xMC-4C for front and surrounds and 1x MC-414C for a center. Will the sound be improved? This is powered by a Denon 2313CI and a HSU VTF-1 sub.


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Thinking about replacing the Energy setup with 4xMC-4C for front and surrounds and 1x MC-414C for a center. Will the sound be improved? This is powered by a Denon 2313CI and a HSU VTF-1 sub.


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That's always a tricky question to answer b/c this hobby is all about personal preferences.

I feel it may be an improvement, but there is absolutely no guarantee. Even if there were an improvement, the magnitude is equivocal.
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Hello.

I started this thread some time ago, but haven't been around a whole lot.

If like to offer to update the OP...If you believe there is useful RBH info that should be added to the OP, or bad/out of date info that should be removed, let me know and I'll take care of it.

Thanks, and still loving RBH!
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I've either owned speakers or auditioned speakers from most brands and I also still personally love RBH speakers.

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Finish Options?

Hello Everyone,

I just registered and this is my first post.

I’m strongly considering purchasing a 7 channel surround system in the SX/R series from RBH. I’m currently debating the finish. Before I purchase the full set of 7 speakers, I’m going to purchase a set of SX-61/R bookshelves. This will give me a chance to audition them in my home and get my wife to agree to the finish.

Do you guys know if RBH offers the sandalwood finish at the same price as the black? Alternatively, we are considering the tier 1 walnut finish.
rbhsound.com/finishes.php

What are your thoughts and experience with selecting a finish from RBH?
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Hello Everyone,

I just registered and this is my first post.

I’m strongly considering purchasing a 7 channel surround system in the SX/R series from RBH. I’m currently debating the finish. Before I purchase the full set of 7 speakers, I’m going to purchase a set of SX-61/R bookshelves. This will give me a chance to audition them in my home and get my wife to agree to the finish.

Do you guys know if RBH offers the sandalwood finish at the same price as the black? Alternatively, we are considering the tier 1 walnut finish.
rbhsound.com/finishes.php

What are your thoughts and experience with selecting a finish from RBH?
Black & Sandalwood are same price (MSRP $1900/PR). Other finishes cost extra.
Tier 1: $2380/PR MSRP

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RBH vs episode

Hey guys,

I am putting in ceiling speakers throughout the house (preferred by the wife for aesthetics). The two options I was given for speakers were RBH VF-615 (6.5") or Episode sig 1700T (6"). What do you guys think? Are these any good? Is one better than the other? Should I ask for 8" instead? Thanks for your help.
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Hey guys,

I am putting in ceiling speakers throughout the house (preferred by the wife for aesthetics). The two options I was given for speakers were RBH VF-615 (6.5") or Episode sig 1700T (6"). What do you guys think? Are these any good? Is one better than the other? Should I ask for 8" instead? Thanks for your help.
I'm going with 8" in-ceilings (RBH VA-815 & RBH A-815) for my new custom house.
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looking for 7.1 setup

I have Dynaudio Audience 72[/URL] floor speakers and would like to compliment with other RBH speakers.

What do you recommend for center+Surround+Rear=Sub?

Thanks for your time.
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I have Dynaudio Audience 72[/URL] floor speakers and would like to compliment with other RBH speakers.

What do you recommend for center+Surround+Rear=Sub?

Thanks for your time.
Audience 72: 1" tweeter, 6.5" woofers, 86-87dB/2.83V/m.

Rule of thumb is try to keep driver sizes the same - 1" tweeter & 6.5" woofers.

RBH MC-6C for Surrounds & Rears: 1" tweeter, 6.5" woofer, 86dB/2.83V/m

RBH MC-616C for Center: 1" tweeter, 6.5" woofers X 2, 89dB/2.83V/m

For RBH subwoofer, I would get the SX-1010 or SX-1212 depending on room size & budget. I love passive subs because I like to use my own amp. You can also buy a Crown XLS 1000 amp for the sub for $179. Or you could also buy the RBH SA sub amps.

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[QUOTE=

RBH MC-6C for Surrounds & Rears: 1" tweeter, 6.5" woofer, 86dB/2.83V/m

RBH MC-616C for Center: 1" tweeter, 6.5" woofers X 2, 89dB/2.83V/m

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Thank You.

Please educate me of why you did not recommend ON-WALL SURROUND SPEAKERS. I thought they are the best for Surround?
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Thank You.

Please educate me of why you did not recommend ON-WALL SURROUND SPEAKERS. I thought they are the best for Surround?
I don't think anything is UNEQUIVOCALLY the BEST for everyone and every room. On-walls, In-walls, In-ceilings would all work for surround speakers.

The RBH Ultra-1 On-wall would be great, probably better than in-wall and in-ceiling.

I think free-standing speakers would sound the best for any application. On-wall would be 2nd, follow by In-wall then In-ceiling.
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Does anyone know how the SX-8300 compares to the Philharmonic 3 or Aerial 7t in overall balance, clarity, vocal reproduction and resolution?

At some point, I would like to have a nice 2 ch. setup for music. My preference would be for speakers close to full range (f6 25htz), measure well, have accurate vocal and instrument reproduction, balanced, revealing/detailed, dynamic and affordable (under 10k). I listen to most types of music.

I think it's safe to assume that the SX-8300 will have the most bass due to the design, but is the bass boomy or well integrated and detailed? Can you hear subtle differences in bass notes/frequencies?

The Aerial 7t is more expensive than I would Like, but all of the reviews I've read are extremely positive. Especially in regards to overall balance, quality of midrange/vocal reproduction and dynamics. Plus they have a nicest looking cabinet of the 3, which I'm sure is directly related to the additional cost.

Has anyone listened to or have compared all 3?
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Thinking of putting together RBH home theater (Starting out with front, left, right channels) I already have dual subs; What do you suggest in the sub 7500 price for RBH?
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Thinking of putting together RBH home theater (Starting out with front, left, right channels) I already have dual subs; What do you suggest in the sub 7500 price for RBH?
1 option:
Front: RBH SV-6500 or SV-6500/R
Center: RBH SV-661C or SV-661C/R
Surround: RBH SV-61 or SV-61/R
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Front: RBH SV-6500 or SV-6500/R
Center: RBH SV-661C or SV-661C/R
Surround: RBH SV-61 or SV-61/R
I want a very good quality center that can handle anything. Im not sure the RBH SV-661C can accomplish this.
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I want a very good quality center that can handle anything. Im not sure the RBH SV-661C can accomplish this.
3 x SX-T1 (L/C/R)

Or

2 x SV-831 (L/R) + SV821C (Center)


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Which speaker is that located at the bottom, the one with a black piano gloss?
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Which speaker is that located at the bottom, the one with a black piano gloss?
The SV-821C Center speaker
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