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Signature Speaker from RBH
RBH Sound is best-known for its home-theater speakers, but CES saw the Utah-based company launch a "Signature" series of speakers that were demo'd in two-channel systems. I listened to a Telarc Aaron Copland recording on the three-way, sealed-box 8300-SE/R towers ($8449/pair), with a Boulder 1021 CD player and Boulder 860 power amplifier, and was impressed by the natural balance, extended low frequencies, and good dynamics.
RBH's makes all its own lower-frequency drive-units, which exclusively feature aluminum diaphragms, The 8300-SE/R uses upgraded versions of the the RBH 8" and 6.5" drivers, with a liquid-cooled Scanspeak silk-dome tweeter, while its less-expensive sibling, the 8300-SE ($7999/pair) uses a conventional soft-dome tweeter. The new RBH speakers are available in 30 different veneers and finishes and both are expected to begin shipping in April.