Originally Posted by KenM10759
Which finish did you have in the Q900 and which do you have with your new-to-you R900?
Do tell, what are the things that hit you first about the R900? Which amp/receiver and sources have you tried them with?
I have found with the R series that the better your "upstream" equipment, the better the speaker sound.
My q900's were black and the R-900 are piano black.
Currently I am using a sony ubpx800 connected to a onkyo tx-nr838 via hdmi cable. I am using the onkyo as a pre-amp to a Nuprime mch-k38 which is bridged. (I am the middle of researching for a dedicated pre-amp)
There were many things that jumped out at me with the speakers.
First the bass, there is more of it, Its deeper, its more accurate, it has more kick and way less boomy when pushed.
The r-900's more accurately do all vocals, the q900's would do deeper male vocals well but there always seemed to be somthing missing with a lot of voices, for example they never did Lindsey Buckingham's voice very well, it seemed buried in the music.
Another big thing that hit me was how the r-900's highs don't get piercing as easy like the they do with the q900's.
It was funny I was able to put more power into the r-900's and to me they sounded quieter but my spl meter said they were 4-5db louder.
I did try both speakers with my emotiva xpa2 gen 2 but compared to the nuprime it sounds like crap.
This is just what jumped out at me in the first hour.