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Old 01-25-2016, 04:18 PM
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The SV-821C Center speaker
That looks HUGE! Better than the SX 6100/R?

What about a 3-way center will give a much better sound stage?

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That looks HUGE! Better than the SX 6100/R?

What about a 3-way center will give a much better sound stage?
It is huge. It looks as big as the SV-1212 subwoofer!

The SV-821C is the flagship center.

IMO, the SX-T1 & SV-821C are the ultimate Centers.
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Those are some impressive looking speakers, the ribbon tweeter is new right? Have you heard these compared to the older ones?

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Those are some impressive looking speakers, the ribbon tweeter is new right? Have you heard these compared to the older ones?
Yes, the SV-831 will be the new flagship with the ribbon tweeter. It is not even available for shipping yet for another 2 or 3 months. I have not heard them.

The only 2 ribbons I've heard are the Philharmonic 3, which I owned for a couple of years, and the Funk Audio monitor.

IMO, ribbons do sound great, but not any greater than the Silk Dome tweeter of the SX-8300 or SX-T1. I don't hear any more "air" or "extension" or "smoothness" of the treble from ribbons than from the fantastic silk dome.
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Yes, the SV-831 will be the new flagship with the ribbon tweeter. It is not even available for shipping yet for another 2 or 3 months. I have not heard them.

The only 2 ribbons I've heard are the Philharmonic 3, which I owned for a couple of years, and the Funk Audio monitor.

IMO, ribbons do sound great, but not any greater than the Silk Dome tweeter of the SX-8300 or SX-T1. I don't hear any more "air" or "extension" or "smoothness" of the treble from ribbons than from the fantastic silk dome.
They definitely have a tough act to follow as the new flagship, will be interesting to see how they implement the ribbon.

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Are the Towers Ribbon Tweeters? How will center go with the towers?
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Are the Towers Ribbon Tweeters? How will center go with the towers?
The SV-831 & SV-821C both have Ribbon Tweeters.

The SV-831 is about 36" tall "Monitor". Although it is as big as some towers and wider and deeper than many towers, it is considered a "monitor". The SV-831 monitor is the size of the SV-1212 Subwoofer (dual 12" subs).

When you add the SV-1212 subwoofer to the SV-831, they "transform" (like Transformers ) into a modular tower, called the SV-831/SV-1212 modular tower (top & bottom cabinets). With the metal Jumpers connected, it functions as a passive tower just like any other passive tower. With the Jumpers removed, the bass cabinet can be ACTIVELY bi-amped or powered like any active Subwoofer.

The SV-6500 is a single cabinet tower with silk dome tweeter, not ribbon.

In my current system (5 x SX-T2), I leave the Jumpers off and power all five bottom subs with a separate ATI AT3005 amp. So the top cabinet gets one amp, bottom cabinet gets one amp.

You could do the same with the SV-831/1212 tower. With jumpers on, one amp is needed to passively power the modular tower. Without jumpers, two amps are required to Actively bi-amp the modular tower.

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AcuDefTechGuy, just ball park number if you can, but what would a front stage of the SV-831 & SV-821C set a guy back? More than 5 grand?

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AcuDefTechGuy, just ball park number if you can, but what would a front stage of the SV-831 & SV-821C set a guy back? More than 5 grand?
MSRP for the 3 speakers is $6935 MSRP.
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The SV-831 & SV-821C both have Ribbon Tweeters.

The SV-831 is about 36" tall "Monitor". Although it is as big as some towers and wider and deeper than many towers, it is considered a "monitor". The SV-831 monitor is the size of the SV-1212 Subwoofer (dual 12" subs).

When you add the SV-1212 subwoofer to the SV-831, they "transform" (like Transformers ) into a modular tower, called the SV-831/SV-1212 modular tower (top & bottom cabinets). With the metal Jumpers connected, it functions as a passive tower just like any other passive tower. With the Jumpers removed, the bass cabinet can be ACTIVELY bi-amped or powered like any active Subwoofer.

The SV-6500 is a single cabinet tower with silk dome tweeter, not ribbon.

In my current system (5 x SX-T2), I leave the Jumpers off and power all five bottom subs with a separate ATI AT3005 amp. So the top cabinet gets one amp, bottom cabinet gets one amp.

You could do the same with the SV-831/1212 tower. With jumpers on, one amp is needed to passively power the modular tower. Without jumpers, two amps are required to Actively bi-amp the modular tower.
Whats the SX t2 cost?
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I'm working on my basement theater and thought you all might like to see the RBH speakers going in. I'm going with a 5.2.4 system. I'm also an RBH dealer and will use this as my show room. I will be able to switch the mains between SI-760's behind an AT screen or the SV-6500's so I can show customers both options in one area.

In case your wondering about the new SV series, I just got in an SV-1212 for use/demo. The finish looks amazing and the curved cabinet helps make it appear smaller and sleeker than you might expect. I'm very impressed with the sound so far. I'm using it upstairs until the basement theater is finished.

Edit - You will notice that I'm using clamps to temporarily hold the SI-744 surround speakers in place. RBH recommends placing two screws into the studs and letting the cabinet rest on those while you permanently attach it in place. I find that the two clamps work much better.
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New RBH SV series in stock here and are AMAZING

I am Jay Morgan of Dragon Acoustics and Morgan Audio, I have the SV series in stock and have had a couple of weeks to break in and demo. I am extremely impressed in the very open soundstage and detail that will run with ANY speaker costing 3 to 4 times the cost

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I'm working on my basement theater and thought you all might like to see the RBH speakers going in. I'm going with a 5.2.4 system. I'm also an RBH dealer and will use this as my show room. I will be able to switch the mains between SI-760's behind an AT screen or the SV-6500's so I can show customers both options in one area.

In case your wondering about the new SV series, I just got in an SV-1212 for use/demo. The finish looks amazing and the curved cabinet helps make it appear smaller and sleeker than you might expect. I'm very impressed with the sound so far. I'm using it upstairs until the basement theater is finished.

Edit - You will notice that I'm using clamps to temporarily hold the SI-744 surround speakers in place. RBH recommends placing two screws into the studs and letting the cabinet rest on those while you permanently attach it in place. I find that the two clamps work much better.

Please contact me sir - Jay Morgan 404///388///1553
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I thought you all might like to see some pictures of the RBH SI-760 in-wall speaker. It's one serious speaker. High quality crossover, cast basket, vented pole piece, big magnet, thick MDF baffle.
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RBH had the new SV line playing at CEDIA last year. I thought these speakers were very good sounding speakers. In this thread it was posted that the SV line uses a ribbon tweeter. That is not correct. They use an AMT tweeter. An AMT has sound quality like a ribbon, but can provide SPL close to a compression driver. That is why an AMT is my favorite tweeter for HT. Looking forward to hearing these again this CEDIA.

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RBH is running a special on the A-609 in wall speaker. Call for details.
https://rbhsound.com/a609.php

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