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SV-661C Reviews?

Other than RBH's own product announcements and another popular audio/video site's "preview," I have been unable to locate any independent reviews on RBH's Signature SV series. I am specifically looking for any feedback, good, bad, or indifferent, on the SV-661C. If you can point me in that direction...

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If your local dealer isn't responsive, you can give RBH a call. Shane Rich is their head engineer. He could tell you anything you need to know about the sub and how it would pair with that amp.

RBH uses a 500w RMS amp with the reference version of that sub, and from what I hear, it can handle more than that. Audioholics has a review of the 10" powered/reference version of what you're looking at. You can get an idea of the driver, cabinet, and crossover quality your dealing with in that review. http://www.audioholics.com/subwoofer...-sx10r-and-s10

As for sound quality, have no concerns there. It's not like speakers where people tend to like certain curves and you need to demo a bunch of models/brands. If there's one criticism, it's that RBH subs roll off more quickly than they need to so they don't play as low as they could. That doesn't bother me too much, as I'd rather have a quicker/steeper roll-off than hear distortion.

I'm not sure where you could find a similar passive sub from a brick and mortar manufacturer. It's pretty unique than you can order powered/passive and standard/reference versions of each of their subs.
I called RBH directly and told them that the dealer was not responding to my email. Next thing someone from RBH calls me and we have a discussion about the speakers and he was very nice. Bought the speakers and he processed it himself. Painless. I bought 2 towers and their center speaker.
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I called RBH directly and told them that the dealer was not responding to my email. Next thing someone from RBH calls me and we have a discussion about the speakers and he was very nice. Bought the speakers and he processed it himself. Painless. I bought 2 towers and their center speaker.
I'd love to hear your opinion on how the center speaker sounds. Did you buy the SV-661C? I've had the SV-6500 pair for about a month and am very pleased with the sound (hello articulate mid- and mid-lower range with impeccable crossover to my LM subwoofers) and the South American Rosewood is beautiful.
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I love rbh Customer Service. Love that I live 10 miles from their HQ if I have any questions.

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I'd love to hear your opinion on how the center speaker sounds. Did you buy the SV-661C? I've had the SV-6500 pair for about a month and am very pleased with the sound (hello articulate mid- and mid-lower range with impeccable crossover to my LM subwoofers) and the South American Rosewood is beautiful.
I bought the R56Ci which is a beast of a center, so since the SV is the higher tier, it might have some difference for sure. Hopefully I will get them next week.
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Not sure how happy you'd be with the R5Bi's on their own without a sub. It's going to depend very much on your sensitivity to deeper bass. For the news and stuff like that certainly, and for some casual music they are probably fine too, but they won't ave much bass below 60hz. There will be a good amount of midbass though.
I dunno, to my ears the R5Bi sounded like their roll off was more like 70Hz or even 80Hz. I pushed them within 2" in front of a wall and there was never any boominess or congestion despite being rear-ported, which to me is another indicator of very little mid-bass output.

Loved them as soon as I turned on my sub, but would never recommend them for anyone without a sub.

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i gave my emp towers and big center to my parents. they like them but didnt use them much.

i took the subwoofer away and set them to large. now they listen to the speakers all the time. i guess older people dont like the boom boom.

they sound pretty good without a sub. really good
they dont watch action movies so i think this is a perfect set for them. not too bright, not boomy, everything is balanced

im taking the surrounds as well.

should i run audyssey again?

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i gave my emp towers and big center to my parents. they like them but didnt use them much. i took the subwoofer away and set them to large. now they listen to the speakers all the time. i guess older people dont like the boom boom. they sound pretty good without a sub. really good. they dont watch action movies so i think this is a perfect set for them. not too bright, not boomy, everything is balanced
im taking the surrounds as well.
should i run audyssey again?
Damn, you're making me really want to order a pair of R55s myself!

Sure, no harm running audyssey but don't assume it will necessarily sound "better"---there is a significant chance it may sound worse. Ideal would be if the AVR has a one button "Audyssey off" and "Audyssey on" with last settings saved, so you can compare directly. Coin toss which would be the winner, IMO.

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I dunno, to my ears the R5Bi sounded like their roll off was more like 70Hz or even 80Hz. I pushed them within 2" in front of a wall and there was never any boominess or congestion despite being rear-ported, which to me is another indicator of very little mid-bass output.

Loved them as soon as I turned on my sub, but would never recommend them for anyone without a sub.
My audition of them was a while back and not under particularly controlled conditions, so I'd trust your assessment better than mine.
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Just received a partial order today. Got the center speaker, goodness that thing is a beast. Getting my towers tomorrow.


Love that shiny black finish.
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