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post #481 of 528
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Originally Posted by SunCom View Post

IMHO I feel that there is a substantial difference between SE and /R. The best way to describe it it you is the same jump in quality from the MC Series Freestanding to the SE is what you get when you go from SE to /R. I hope that makes sense. Another example is my wife. When I sat her down and had her listen to both, she immediately recognized that the /R was the better sounding speaker.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

It's very-very tempting indeed
post #482 of 528
Has anyone compared RBH to paradigm?

I have: studio 60 v3, 570-cc and apd-590's

If I sell my adps I can get about 1000, maybe 700 for the studio 60's and 500 for the center. Would that budget be worth switching to RBH for movie usage?
post #483 of 528
I have been listening to RBH and really like the sound of the T2's fantastic presence and great clarity. I have an 11' by 18' room and am doing an AT screen with inwalls behind my main viewing distance will be at about 11' from the screen for the first row. I am looking at the SI-6100/R for lcr's but haven't heard them. I assume they sound very similar to the T2's. I am concerned that because they are inline speakers and are about 45" tall That my first set of ears at about 11 feet will get the sound from the bottom speakers before the top speakers with a negative effect on the sound. Is my concern justified? Should I go for a smaller speaker?
Thanks
post #484 of 528
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Originally Posted by reedwards View Post

I have been listening to RBH and really like the sound of the T2's fantastic presence and great clarity. I have an 11' by 18' room and am doing an AT screen with inwalls behind my main viewing distance will be at about 11' from the screen for the first row. I am looking at the SI-6100/R for lcr's but haven't heard them. I assume they sound very similar to the T2's. I am concerned that because they are inline speakers and are about 45" tall That my first set of ears at about 11 feet will get the sound from the bottom speakers before the top speakers with a negative effect on the sound. Is my concern justified? Should I go for a smaller speaker?
Thanks

I don't think your concern is justified, personally. Plus, wouldn't you have the speaker vertically-centered to your ears at the primary listening position? You'd ordinarily center the tweeter, but since this a mtmtmtm design, I'd just center it. My two cents.

Nice choice by the way. I love my SI-760s.
post #485 of 528
The speakers being so tall are being centered on the screen. Eye height is about 3/4's of the way down the screen. That's where my worry comes from. My ear level would be at the level of the bottom tweeter. I could step down to the SI-6000/R, but doing so would put the single tweeter further above ear level. The SI-6000/R seems it would be unbalanced as well with only one tweeter.
post #486 of 528
I've been searching for rbh speakers for some time, without success, other than the sites noted on rbh's website as disreputable (superior hifi and the like). When making queries directly to the rbh site to locate a dealer, they are non-responsive. BTW, I'm searching from Canada, but surely they are represented somewhere in this country... no?

From what I understand, their "brand" is based on quality sound for reasonable prices, not exclusivity (at least not entirely). Do they not want to sell product?

Any suggestions out there from those of you who have successfully completed the long hard trek to ownership?
post #487 of 528
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Originally Posted by kla129 View Post

I've been searching for rbh speakers for some time, without success, other than the sites noted on rbh's website as disreputable (superior hifi and the like). When making queries directly to the rbh site to locate a dealer, they are non-responsive. BTW, I'm searching from Canada, but surely they are represented somewhere in this country... no?

From what I understand, their "brand" is based on quality sound for reasonable prices, not exclusivity (at least not entirely). Do they not want to sell product?

Any suggestions out there from those of you who have successfully completed the long hard trek to ownership?

I would call them directly. I think you could talk to John Fenn, Customer Service, real nice guy. He has helped me on many occasions. 801-543-2200.
post #488 of 528
Curious if anyone had the opportunity to compare the T-2's with something like the B&W 802D's?
post #489 of 528
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Originally Posted by thrang View Post

Curious if anyone had the opportunity to compare the T-2's with something like the B&W 802D's?

I will be hitting up a b&w dealer within the next two weekends. I don't know what they have is stock but would be happy to post my impressions between the two. btw I really like the sound of the T-2R's.
post #490 of 528
Please do post your impressions. Thanks! BTW, you currently own the T-2R's?
post #491 of 528
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Originally Posted by Squire.10 View Post

Please do post your impressions. Thanks! BTW, you currently own the T-2R's?

Nope, Roger and I have a mutual friend who introduced us. I am in the market though and the T-2R's are on the short list.
post #492 of 528
I had the chance to go listen to some B&W speakers over the weekend. Unfortunately the highest model on display was the CM9's. In addition I wasn't able to have a back-to-back listen between them and the RBH T2/R's. The cm9's definitely had a full sound with a fantastic midrange, and punchy lows. The highs seemed a little bright compared to the somewhat smoother, more airy highs of the T2/R’s. After about 1.5hr of heavy listening we did feel a bit fatigued. I would say the highs were the culprit. We did listen to some very demanding music, including 1812 Overture, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Apocolyptica, Assad Bros and others.
The T2’s soundstage was bigger, and simply seemed more realistic. It doesn’t hurt that the T2’s just begged to be turned up with a seemingly endless dynamic range, and a more real transparency. My wife and I both agreed that we liked the sound of the T2’s better. She even said that the B&W’s sounded more like “speakers”, meaning that they sounded more like the real thing and less like speakers (our current speakers definitely sound like “speakers” compared to either of these).
I would imagine that the new 800 series with the diamond tweeter would sound better in the highs though, and would most likely compare more favorably.
We listened to some Wilson Sasha’s. To keep it short and simple they sounded fantastic. Everything we listened to was reproduced faithfully and felt like the real thing. My wife actually still liked the T2/R’s more, saying they had more of a presence while still retaining 90 percent of the purity of sound of the Sasha. Again, we didn’t listen back to back, which might have something to do with that.
post #493 of 528
Hey,

Sorry for bumping an old post but figured it's better than making a new thread and there are obviously a lot of knowledgeable people here.

I've found a pair of RBH- MC-6CT speakers on craigslist and am wondering if they are any good? I've found some stellar reviews of them, but most reviews are about a decade old. How do these speakers hold up and is there anything in particular I should be looking for? They were originally listed for a few hundred, but are now at $50 for both so how can I go wrong?? They are listed to be in good condition with only a few cosmetic scratches

Considering that these originally sold for over $1000, I'm almost thinking this may be too good to be true.

Thanks,
Lazer
post #494 of 528
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Originally Posted by Lazerboy2000 View Post

Hey,

Sorry for bumping an old post but figured it's better than making a new thread and there are obviously a lot of knowledgeable people here.

I've found a pair of RBH- MC-6CT speakers on craigslist and am wondering if they are any good? I've found some stellar reviews of them, but most reviews are about a decade old. How do these speakers hold up and is there anything in particular I should be looking for? They were originally listed for a few hundred, but are now at $50 for both so how can I go wrong?? They are listed to be in good condition with only a few cosmetic scratches

Considering that these originally sold for over $1000, I'm almost thinking this may be too good to be true.

Thanks,
Lazer

I would check it out for $50, but I would want to meet somewhere in the open so that doesn't turn into a robbery. Also, if some of the drivers are blown, RBH coluld replace the drivers for not too much, I think, I would call them and find out what the cost would be to replace those drivers, so that you know what you are in for up front, rather than after you jumped in. RBHs sound great. I heard these, but ended up going with the signature line. Good luck. Keep us posted.

If you aren't interested, let us out here know of the ad and maybe one of us could pick up on it.
post #495 of 528
I got all my RBHs through Ebay or Craigslist and got extremely low prices on all. RBH just doesn't have much cache despite being high quality product. Hype sells and as you see, RBH hasn't done much to increase their profile in the market.

Go for it. $50, who cares. Bring a multimeter and test the leads if a blown speaker is a concern.....I doubt you'll have issues.
post #496 of 528
for those interested, a very good deal on my T-1/Reference LCR and 1010-SEN/Reference dual subwoofer setup -

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/vbcla...do=ad&id=14211
post #497 of 528
trying to keep this thread alive....


I've had RBH since 2005. I'm using a 5.1 setup with elemental designs subs.
1266se / 661se / 61se setup. I have been most impressed with how neutral and uncolored the sound it. Very dynamic and lifelike. broken glass sounds like broken glass. people speaking sounds like they are in the room, etc...

I agree with others who say this is an unknown brand for most audiophiles. RBH is a hidden gem.

I also have some av123 REF3 for comparison. Side by side, there is no comparison. The RBH hit harder, are more dynamic and more accurate. Having said that, I am still liking my av123 but the RBH more so.

I have the standard black finish, so they are not very wife friendly, but as far as sound quality, they are hard to beat.
post #498 of 528
This should keep this thread alive nicely: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...g/rbh-sound-sx

Spoke w/Brian from RBH and should be ready for order early 2011 if not sooner; and I'll be ordering the SX/R [8300] series for sure, to replace my SE Series.

The new looks is fantastic IMO; XS8300/R pictured: http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...sound-sx/image
post #499 of 528
The new series looks nice. I'm thinking of updating the drivers in my T2 system.
post #500 of 528
Thread Starter 
Still running my RBH setup and loving it.

Got a new receiver this week (Pioneer VSX-1020-K) and am amazed at how much it has brought out in my RBH setup that I didn't know I was missing. Makes me wonder what would happen if I had $1K to spend on a receiver instead of $350.
post #501 of 528
I have a pair of 1266-lse's and want to know if anyone has experience with them?
post #502 of 528
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Originally Posted by Parrish37 View Post

I have a pair of 1266-lse's and want to know if anyone has experience with them?

Yes, I've had both the standard 1266 SE and the LSE models. How do you like them?
post #503 of 528
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Originally Posted by Parrish37 View Post

I have a pair of 1266-lse's and want to know if anyone has experience with them?

I used to own the Status Acoustics Atlas which is the same speaker in a different cabinet material. I sure do miss 'em!
I'm rockin' the 8300 SE/R's now and I'm also quite happy with their performance.
Do you have a question on 1266's?
post #504 of 528
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Originally Posted by bigpimpin View Post

I used to own the Status Acoustics Atlas which is the same speaker in a different cabinet material. I sure do miss 'em!
I'm rockin' the 8300 SE/R's now and I'm also quite happy with their performance.
Do you have a question on 1266's?

Yeah, I've got a pair of Atlas' as well. Used to have a full T2 & T1 system but have never owned the 8300's although I've listened to them a few times. How do you like them vs the Atlas?
post #505 of 528
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Originally Posted by FraggleRock View Post

Yeah, I've got a pair of Atlas' as well. Used to have a full T2 & T1 system but have never owned the 8300's although I've listened to them a few times. How do you like them vs the Atlas?

Boy...hard to say, both speakers sound pretty amazing. At times I kick myself for giving up my Atlas. I was putting together an 11.2 theater and it would have been nearly impossible to acquire all the matching Status speakers (Mediette & Decimos); they can be hard to find. As a result, I gave them up for the Signature Reference Series and landed the 8300's. I'm pretty pleased with their performance. I don't think you can go wrong with either speaker.
post #506 of 528
I'd like to upgrade my old Cambridge surrounds to match my front LCR RBH 661 SE's. I'm kinda stuck with what size I can accommodate and would like to find the best match. Even the in wall RBH wouldn't work in my situation that I can tell. How are the in ceilings? Should I consider another brand? Would prefer monopole... thanks!
post #507 of 528
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Originally Posted by shamus View Post

I'd like to upgrade my old Cambridge surrounds to match my front LCR RBH 661 SE's. I'm kinda stuck with what size I can accommodate and would like to find the best match. Even the in wall RBH wouldn't work in my situation that I can tell. How are the in ceilings? Should I consider another brand? Would prefer monopole... thanks!

IMO...the best match (timbre) would be more 661-SE's. If not possible, I would then consider 61-SE's, and if those still don't work, consider the 41-SE's. AFAIK, RBH doesn't offer a matching in-ceiling. I would try and keep all the speakers in the same family with the same cone size all around.

Don't hesitate to call RBH for some advice. They're a great bunch of guys that will listen to your objectives and steer you in the right direction. Contact information is on their site: www.rbhsound.com
post #508 of 528
thanks!
post #509 of 528
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Originally Posted by shamus View Post

I'd like to upgrade my old Cambridge surrounds to match my front LCR RBH 661 SE's. I'm kinda stuck with what size I can accommodate and would like to find the best match. Even the in wall RBH wouldn't work in my situation that I can tell. How are the in ceilings? Should I consider another brand? Would prefer monopole... thanks!

As bigpimpin said, try the 61-SE's. They should match up well with the 661-SE's. In my family room, I am using 661-SE center, SI-760 for mains, 661-SE for left and right surround and SI760 for rear surround speakers. I can't tell a difference between the in-wall version and the in room version. They all sound good.

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post #510 of 528
Unfortunately with my low ceiling I need the speakers to fit on an 8 inch beam running down one of the sides of the HT. I have researched the 661's in wall, but way to wide. I also looked at the 41's, but no in wall alternative. I also talked to RBH a couple years ago on the matter with no luck (they are very willing to help). Just checking in to see if anything popped up.... I fear my only alternative would be an RBH in ceiling or another brand...
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