Very Efficient Bookshelf Speakers with Surprising Sound
12 May 2012
Summary: I've had my RB-61's for about 3 years now and they continue to amaze me. In this time, I've tried several different amp/reciever/pre-amp combinations as well as a couple different subwoofers. So far the worst receiver was a cheap Yamaha RX-V371. My Denon 2307 pairs very well with these speakers, but since I use the speakers primarily for 2.1 music the Denon spends it's days running my Home Theater System in a different location.
Summary: They are a bit overbright in the high tones when they are new and need a break in time. When they have played for some time, the overbright sound is gone. So be patient for a little while. After the break in, you will get: Clean crisp treble with a lot of detail in the music. They can play loud with out loosing the control of the music. There is a good bass, but missing deep bass. Suppley with an active subwoofer and you have a great sound set up.
Summary: After searching for forever to find a suitable speaker to power my low powered valve amplifier I stumbled across these. True sensitivity is around 91-92db. These are perfect for valve/tube amps because they compliment the mellow, smooth sound from them. I would describe the sound as forward, entertaining and peppy ! These are well worth considering due to the great price and size.