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RBH Signatures or Special 25 th Edition vs Rockets?


RBH Signatures at: http://www.rbhsound.com/inroad/signatur.htm


In particular I was thinking of using:


Fronts and Center: http://www.rbhsound.com/inroom/signature/661.htm


Sides: http://www.rbhsound.com/inroom/signature/44.htm -But will get the same type but 66E with larger driver to match fronts


Rears: Will use either the http://www.rbhsound.com/inroom/signature/61.htm or RBH in-walls


The 25th Special Edition can be found at http://www.rbhsound.com/25thAnniversary/25thIndex.html , but are double the price of the Signitures. I would probably not consider these unless they where a large improvement over the Signitures.



Does anyone hear own the RBH Signitures? If yes, which models? If you also had a chance to listen to the Rockets - How do they compare?


Also comments by anyone else will also be appreciated.


I am asking this because I am thinking of buying the RBH.


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There is only one that I know of. He goes by the user name Ray. Actually he is a dealer, and I don't think he checks in much. You might try to PM him and see if you get a reply.

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Not sure if you've made your decision yet but I've listened to the RBH 661-SE, 41-SE and 61-SE and the 25th Anniversary Edition 661. They were all auditioned in stereo pairs and not in a 5.1 set up.


I am very impressed with the sound of their Signature Series. Great detail in highs and good midbass capabilities. I would lean towards the 661-SE for front speakers and 61-SE for rears. They have dual binding posts and the aluminum woofers look cool.


The 25th Anniversary Edition 661 uses a crossover and tweeter from their Status Acoustics line. I think that's the major difference. They are cleaner sounding than the Signature Series but not sure if it's worth the price difference unless you are extremely critical about your sound. It is a nice sounding speaker though.


In my system, I use a 661-SE for the center channel and MM4s from their Compact Theater 5.1/7.1 system. My mains are custom built transmission line enclosures using components from RBH's Status Acoustics Decimo line. They are VERY clean sounding with excellent bass capability. I have friends that own SE series speakers but I don't know anyone who owns Decimos. They cost $3500/pair. If I didn't have my customs, I'd have 3 661-SEs across the front. So if your budget allows, you can't go wrong with the 25th Anniversary Series. But for more down to earth spending, my vote is the 661-SE or any from the Signature Series. I'm not sure how you'd go about auditioning RBH speakers since I've never seen them in stores but you can call their 800 number and find out who might distribute them in your area. I was lucky to have a contact at RBH that was able to get me any of their speakers for auditioning. I've not heard of Rockets before.
 
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