Originally Posted by Montucky
Actually it was the other way around. I took MY 6500s to the church to let them hear it in there. They ended up ordering a pair for themselves to replace their old self powered Mackie monitors. Obviously no comparison. Haha.
I believe mine retailed around $4K for the reference models, but that was over a year ago. Absurdly good value for both build and sound quality. I'm powering mine with a Yamaha A-S1100 amp which has proved ample with plenty of headroom to spare. Looking at the specs for your Denon, with 2 channels driven, it should have PLENTY of power for these puppies, especially since it's rated at 150W/channel at 2 channels driven with an 8-ohm load. 190W/channel at 6-ohms. According to Denon's website, it can do up to like 260W/channel and can also safely accommodate 4 ohm loads. Yeah, you'll be fine. That is one powerful receiver!!!
Montucky, I'll be in the market for towers very soon and I've been eyeing the RBH signature/reference line for months now.
On paper these speakers seem perfect and the very few hands
on reviews have been stellar to say the least.
The pictures of the rosewood cabinets look exactly like what I'm looking for.
I also like the idea of someday adding additional speakers from the same
family in the same rosewood finish, (center channel, subwoofer, surrounds).
The problem is, I live in NC and I've had a very hard time finding anyone in my area with the SV-6500 or SV-6500R in rosewood and in stock.
My local city dealer has none. I even contacted RBH directly, but they said the closest dealer to me was over 4 hours away in Georgia.
Thats 4 hours one way, not including the 1-2 hours to audition, plus another 4+ hours back home. 10 hours just to audition some speakers?
Given the price of these speakers, I really need to see and hear what I'm buying before pulling the trigger.
Any advise for someone like me? Anyone? If anyone can advise, I would deeply appreciate.