Originally Posted by HAMP568
Cool, another person who is using the monitor and sub combo. I really didn't know how large the subs were when I ordered them, and then they came, I was thinking 'Oh, Boy, where in the hell am I'm going to put these things'.
I had bought them between leaving my apartment and looking for a new house, and it seems I lucked up with the house I bought.
My RX2's are close to the wall, and I have the back port closed. I seriously doubt I am missing any bass that way. I love the depth from the mid range from the center and RX2's upfront. One example is from any of the Transformers movies, when Optimus speaks.
I wouldn't worry about wanting to upgrade anytime too soon, I'm the opposite of you, I hope mine never gets old, I LOVE EM!!!!
In order for me to upgrade, I would have to go up more than a couple levels, and I don't want to.
Honestly, as much as I love the RX2's, I'm just as proud of the RXFX's for my surrounds. They are incredible, and the reviews are correct when they mention timbre matching all the way around.
Which AVR are you using with your Monitor Audio?
Those subs certainly take up quite a lot of room, but I bet the sound is worth it. My next upgrade may well be the subs, I've had my eye on those sealed Rythmik subs for a long time.
My RX-2s are close to the wall as well, but I haven't noticed much difference between where they are and moving them out a bit. I haven't tried the port plugs, but I may just to see. The midrange quality is definitely what first drew me into the sound with Monitor Audio, and it's funny you mention the Transformer movies: when I went to audition the RX-6s, the newest one is what they used to demo them for HT. The way they resolved everything, especially when there was so much going on in the scene really did it for me. Most speakers just turn those big loud action scenes into mush.
No, I agree, actually. I hope mine never get old either. I'm tired of the always thinking something better might be out there treadmill that I was on. Very pleased with these, even just looking at them. I haven't been able to bring myself to put the grilles on yet!
And I'm with you on upgrading too, I think I'd have to spend $2-3k+ just on speakers before I'd notice much difference, if any and I'm not looking to spend that.
I'm running mine with an HK-3490, which is only stereo, but then I'm only running 2-channel anyway. I have an older HK AVR254 if I get the itch for surround, but I'd probably sell that and get something else if I go down that path, only because it's older and lacks some newer features. I have an Emotiva UPA-2 stashed away as well, but so far haven't felt the need for the extra power. It's only rated at a few more watts than the HK is, and I'm not lacking for volume or headroom as far as I can tell.