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post #271 of 322
Anybody have any experience with the RS in walls/ in ceiling speakers ?
post #272 of 322
There is an RS in wall speaker?
post #273 of 322
Just got rid of my S8's which i was very satisfied with but saw and heard the RS8 at a friend of mine. Some say only the cabinet is different but this is absolutly not true.
The RS8 has more bass then the S8. In smaller rooms this can be a problem. The port-plug will solve the bass problem but at cost of transperency. Overall the RS8 sound a bit warmer then the S8. So for those of you considering the RS8, keep in mind your room size and also consider the RS6.

With the RS8 a sub, in my point of view, is useless.
post #274 of 322
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Originally Posted by SilverRS8 View Post

The RS8 has more bass then the S8. In smaller rooms this can be a problem. ...Overall the RS8 sound a bit warmer then the S8. So for those of you considering the RS8, keep in mind your room size and also consider the RS6.

Funny. My opinion is exactly the opposite. I commented on the S8's sounding lower and warmer in the store... and the store salesman responded by saying that the RS8's were brand new and needed to be broken in to sound like the well broken in S8s. 8 months later... they sound exactly the same.

Now that I have read your comment, I am now willing to say that perhaps its rooms dependent. (the s8's and rs8's were in different rooms.) Indeed this is true when placing my 8's in the bedroom. The lower frequencies are muddied and unattractive. But in the living room... non-existant.

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Originally Posted by SilverRS8 View Post

With the RS8 a sub, in my point of view, is useless.

because the aforementioned opinion, I must disagree again and say that MA's speakers need a subwoorfer.

And since we are mutually qualified to make such a blanket statement, I must say that it is up to the listener. As always
post #275 of 322
You are probable right also. But room acoustics have a very large effect om how a speaker performs which people tend to forget.

Hmmm I got two very nice links I would like to share but can only post them after five messages. So i will split by post. (the links are worth it I think)
post #276 of 322
The s8's were more critical to speaker placement and had to be toed in pointing almost directly to you as listener. If not there was an inconsistent mid-range at the sweetspot. The RS8 doesn't have this problem though.
post #277 of 322
I'd have to agree with rpgonzalez if you heard the speakers in different rooms then you can't really tell if it's the room, placement or the speakers. I've heard the S8 and RS8 in the same room and they sounded the same to me. I wanted more bass so I went with the S10.
post #278 of 322
I'm a newbie, I've owned the S10 for two years. I just upgraded from a 95 w/ channel into 8ohms yammi rxv650, to a marantz 8500 at 110 w/ channel into 8ohms, and 160 w/ channel into 6 ohms.

And yes the S10 sounds much better. The Bass has definetly gone from mushy to tighter. The Dacs on the the Marantz make the sound fields a lot clearer than on the low end Yammi. I don't know how the hi end Yammi's like the 2600 sound compared to the Marantz. But I do know that even at low volume I'm getting a lot more sound out of my S10.

I agree that room placement has a lot to do w/ the sound out of the S10 and I do have my s10's towed in towared me. i don't use the plugs because I do like deep bass. My sub woofer sucks and will be replacing it with probably an SVS or a HSU pretty soon.

My center sucks too, I'll probably replace it w/ a LCR. However I read where someon on this forum wanted to split a S1 and use the S1 as the center. I also heard but dont know that the SRLCR is better than the SLCR, due to porting in the former?

Peace out
post #279 of 322
I recently upgraded from S8 and SLCR to the new RS8 and RSLCR and I find the new center absolutly improved. I don't know if is due to the newly introduced port but sound is much fuller.

B.t.w. Take a look at www.mafocus.com for very nice pictures and brochures of Monitor Audio.
post #280 of 322
hey guys i have read this entire blog and havnt found really any good info on weather rsfx, rs1 or rslcr is the ideal choice for rears. My room is 18x12 and seating will be about 4-5 feet from rear wall.

If the rsfx do i run them bi pole and why.
are the rear corners the best location?

i am also considering a hsu vtf 3 hk2 sub
post #281 of 322
Are you considering 5.1 or 7.1? If 7.1, I would use the RSfx as my sides and RS1 for my rears.
post #282 of 322
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I'm a newbie, I've owned the S10 for two years. I just upgraded from a 95 w/ channel into 8ohms yammi rxv650, to a marantz 8500 at 110 w/ channel into 8ohms, and 160 w/ channel into 6 ohms.

And yes the S10 sounds much better. The Bass has definetly gone from mushy to tighter. The Dacs on the the Marantz make the sound fields a lot clearer than on the low end Yammi. I don't know how the hi end Yammi's like the 2600 sound compared to the Marantz. But I do know that even at low volume I'm getting a lot more sound out of my S10.

I use a Rotel RMP 1095(200 wpc 8 ohms & 250 wpc 6 ohms) with my S10 and I've tried them with with my old Denon 3300 (105 wpc 8 ohms) and the real difference I noticed even at low volume levels was the bass. With the Denon the bass was muddy, but with more power the bass was a lot tighter and has punchy feel to it. With the Denon it's as thought the drivers aren't as quick and controlled. The S10 bass just reacts better to more power.
post #283 of 322
i will be doing 5.1
post #284 of 322
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Originally Posted by nuczn View Post

hey guys i have read this entire blog and havnt found really any good info on weather rsfx, rs1 or rslcr is the ideal choice for rears. My room is 18x12 and seating will be about 4-5 feet from rear wall.

If the rsfx do i run them bi pole and why.
are the rear corners the best location?

i am also considering a hsu vtf 3 hk2 sub

If it is for a 5.1 system, and you listen to DVD -A SACD etc .the RSLCR is my choice.

Hsu VTF 3 MK II is a great sub.(I'm saying this a a VTF 3 MK II owner)
post #285 of 322
thanks bmo for the positive feed back on the sub!
but not quite sure what you meant in the first part "dvd -a sacd"
post #286 of 322
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Originally Posted by nuczn View Post

"dvd -a sacd"

dvd audio and super audio from sony. Its multichannel music... if you have dvd-a and/or sacd player.
post #287 of 322
With DVD -A ( audio) the closer your surrounds match your fronts the better off you are. Much of the music will have Percussion on one channel,guitar on another, keyboard on another,vocals, etc. It sounds like your sitting in the center of a band as they are performing as if in a circle arround you.
Cd's can sound lackluster after listening to DVD-A IMO
I have no firsthand knowledge of SACD, but understand it's the same.

As for the vtf 3 mk II, I live in a log home.( 2 story) All the logs are 12" dia. or more.The room the sub sits in is 33' X 50. The VTF 3 will vibrate, shake and shutter the whole darn house durring movies.( down stairs and upstairs) Wife has literaly jumped out of her chair and screamed durring LFE on some movies.For that reason alone the vtf 3 has paid for itself many X over.
post #288 of 322
On most universal players there is no Bass management for DVD-A but there is so for SACD.
SACD therefore sound better - that doesn't say the quality is better though - because you can set the type for each speaker (small or large) and the distances. These value do not apply when playing DVD-A and default values are used.
post #289 of 322
The Cambrige Audio 540D lets you set speakers and delays,w/bass management for dvd-a
I do not know what the crossover is set at though.I have heard 100hz.
post #290 of 322
well im prety much 80% movies. I decided to go with the rs1 speakers for the rears i will add the rsfx for sides for 7.1 later. i see most people dont use lcr for the surrounds
post #291 of 322
What is a good source to buy a pair of RS 1 speakers?
post #292 of 322
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Originally Posted by saukriver View Post

What is a good source to buy a pair of RS 1 speakers?

Try sending a PM to this authorized dealer.
post #293 of 322
Anyone have a reccomendation for a subwoofer with the RS 1 Silver set from Monitor Audio?
post #294 of 322
I have a pair of the RS6 and I've heard people taking off the black grill over the tweeters. Does anyone have experience with this and is there any difference in the sound?
I'm also running an upgraded Bryston 4B to those speakers with an HK635 as my 'pre/pro'. I'm enjoying the results but it may be a little on the bright side. I was wondering if anyone could confirm what I am hearing. I'm fairly new at this and I alway second guess what I think I hear. I'm planning on building some acoustic panels soon to try and calm them down and focus the image better. Otherwise I love the set up and the RS6's are a thing of beauty.
post #295 of 322
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Originally Posted by Mike N Ike View Post

Try sending a PM to this authorized dealer.


Seconded
post #296 of 322
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Originally Posted by saukriver View Post

Anyone have a reccomendation for a subwoofer with the RS 1 Silver set from Monitor Audio?

The RS 1 diffenatly need a sub.There are many subs that would help them out.
I have a Hsu ( VTF 3) sub that I am very pleased with. If your looking for a smaller sub ( size) Rocket has some small cubes that impress me, the ULW-10 or a step up to the UFW serries.They don't have the exstension or output of the SVS ,Hsu or Axiom subs, but for price and smallish size I am amazed.
post #297 of 322
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Originally Posted by Spydah View Post

I have a pair of the RS6 and I've heard people taking off the black grill over the tweeters. Does anyone have experience with this and is there any difference in the sound?

I personally have the RS8/RSFX/RSLCR and SVS 2039PCI here. I took the grill off mainly because I find them unattractive. Soundwise, to me, there is very little difference with the grill on.

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Originally Posted by Spydah View Post

I'm also running an upgraded Bryston 4B to those speakers with an HK635 as my 'pre/pro'. I'm enjoying the results but it may be a little on the bright side. I was wondering if anyone could confirm what I am hearing. I'm fairly new at this and I alway second guess what I think I hear. I'm planning on building some acoustic panels soon to try and calm them down and focus the image better. Otherwise I love the set up and the RS6's are a thing of beauty.

The RS series are very analythical speakers and tend to emphasise the highs quite a lot (they have very good bass performance too though!).
Therefore, special care should be taken when partnering them to an amp/av receiver (taming the brightness). I auditioned with Yamaha rxv1600, Pioneer ax4, Denon 3805, Marantz and Sherwood R965 at the time. Ultimately the latter was retained. Arcam also seems to be quite a popular match with RS.
When looking at the stereo side only, you'll find that Musical Fidelity, Primare and Arcam seem to be very popular choices.
post #298 of 322
Anyone mate the RS6 with a HK 635? I have heard that the RS6s sound the best with Marantz receivers, but I've already got a 635 and was wondering if it were worth to change them with a budget of roughly $600 for a receiver.

Thanks in advance.
post #299 of 322
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Originally Posted by badassfajita View Post

Anyone mate the RS6 with a HK 635? I have heard that the RS6s sound the best with Marantz receivers, but I've already got a 635 and was wondering if it were worth to change them with a budget of roughly $600 for a receiver.

Thanks in advance.


I dont have experience with the Monitor Audio RS6 but I use my hk635 with Monitor Audio S10 which are bigger than the RS6 and I like it very much, very musical combination.
post #300 of 322
There are a few people who use the HK 635 with MA's. I use a 635 with GR-20's and RS 8's.I do not feel they are overly bright, nor has anyone listening to this set up. I also hear, although I know not firsthand, that Marantz is also a nice match.
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