(February 11, 2020) Phrases like “limited edition” and “white glove” are often used loosely and frequently fail to satisfy their implied meanings. But when it comes to RBH Sound’s newly launched 45th Anniversary SVTRS speaker system, they provide an excellent descriptive foundation for the company’s latest release.
Priced at $44,995, the SVTRS Limited Edition Speaker System demands as much from the wallet as we suspect owners will demand from its performance capabilities. To put it simply: it’s not cheap, but what do you expect from speakers that weigh 310 pounds each?
Yes, folks, standing at 92” high (and some 15” wide and 22” deep), the SVTRS towers aren’t something you throw in your cart at the local Best Buy. They’re hulking beasts sold as three-piece module speakers – one SV-831R stacked in between two SV-212NR subwoofers. The SV-831R carries three 8” aluminum cone woofers and a single Aurum Cantus AMT tweeter, while both SV-1212R sub module houses dual proprietary 12” long-throw aluminum core drivers. When combined as a trio, the modules possess a sensitivity of 94dB and a frequency response of 17Hz-35kHz.
In a word: powerful
The rest of the “system” is just as impressive. Power is sourced from an RBH 6α six-channel Class D amplifier. This amp pumps out two channels at 250 watts (for tweeters), two channels at 500 Watts (8” drivers), and two more channels at 1,500 watts (12” drivers), and can be substituted for an RBH 8α eight-channel amp if a matching SV-821CR center channel is incorporated in the system.
Processing is handled by Marani’s flagship DSP speaker management processor. Of note, the combination of the Marani processor and 6α amp allows the system to operate without any passive crossover components, opening access to a tunable digital crossover network designed to deliver exacting audio precision.
If you’re wondering how words such as “limited” and “white glove” fit into the picture, consider this: RBH is only producing 20 of these systems, all of which include delivery, setup, and onsite calibration by a member of RBH’s staff. If those facts fail to satisfy your expectations, then perhaps it’s time to begin exploring custom build options.
For more information about the SVTRS Limited Edition Speaker System, contact your local RBH dealer or visit the company online at www.rbhsound.com.