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I own a pair of Saadhanas so I'd sure like to hear this one. The price is right and the "augmented full range" is a good concept. Thanks for posting this.
Well the Rethm line has been substantially redesigned and much improved. I should have my personal pair of 102db efficient metallic brown, Sapele Saahanas in November. Will be partnering them with Audio Hungry mono blocks or A50i integrated. Getting excited charles
I'm a big proponent of high efficiency speakers with active bass support. I use a pair of Omega standmounts supplemented by a pair of Rythmik 2x8" servo subwoofers. Removing the need to reproduce the bottom two octaves makes the job of a wide bandwidth driver much easier.
+1Wonder why more single driver speakers are offered that are purposely designed for use with subwoofer(s), especially considering that room location for ideal bass production differs from mids/treble. Something like the Retimes without bass would be way smaller, less expensive, and more flexible. I know subwoofer integration, left to the customer, can be fraught with problems/dissatisfaction, but that's where a "real" dealer should step in to help with selection of sub(s) and installation.
That approach would seem to be the best one, but has its own pitfalls:1. Many of us no longer have access to dealers who stock a reasonable variety of components. I am fortunately to live a short distance from NYC and can audition more than most people, but most hobbyists are now left with Magnolia as their "local" shop. It is far more common now to get recommendations from the Internet and buy online.2. For those trying to squeeze a pair of floorstanders into their living room, an extra pair of subwoofers might be too much. Most of us have to compromise ultimate sound quality for domestic bliss.3. An integrated subwoofer (like in the Rethm's or the Salk Exotica 3) is a space-saving and elegant solution, but locks the user into that combination.I chose a pair of Rythmik F8 dual 8" subwoofers for my application. At 20" x 11" x 15.5", it can function as a speaker stand if needed and will fit into a lot of domestic environments. The lightweight drivers are intended to cross over as high as 200hz, so when used in stereo pairs can smoothly add upper bass weight as well as deep bass.
So many improvements over original it is basically a new design. New 7.5 in. driver, new phaseplug, cabinet, wiring, sub amp to Hypex, bass to 18HZ and more. www.rethm.com. Now it is amp time. Trying Qualiton, as well as Decware, Linear Tube Audio, Welbourne Labs, Loesch & Weisner. Any other suggestions ???charles
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