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 Post subject: REGA RS-10s
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:41 am 
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Anybody here own a pair or ever auditioned one in decent conditions?

I think Rega tried to play out of its league on their way more expensive models of the recent past. Any comments on Rega's foray?

Any comments on that BMR driver used in the R-10s?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: REGA RS-10s
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:43 am 
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With the REGA Osiris and Isis combo ..... fantastic.... full stop.

They are very revealing and uber- engaging in the "right" system, so if you don't have the necessary top shelf electronics (amp AND source) upstream, you will be both disappointed and also wasting your money.

The biggest mistake one can make is to pair these up with anything other than top-tier electronics and hope that thy can be a magic wand to somehow save the performance in a mediocre system. They will graphically expose all the warts and shortcomings upstream in any mediocre amp and source system.

The BMR driver is not unique to REGA ..... REGA is certainly not playing out of its league, but rather they offered up a top-tier elite system contender: this is no pretender.


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 Post subject: Re: REGA RS-10s
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:36 am 
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PBB wrote:
Anybody here own a pair or ever auditioned one in decent conditions?

I think Rega tried to play out of its league on their way more expensive models of the recent past. Any comments on Rega's foray?

Any comments on that BMR driver used in the R-10s?

Thanks.


Accurate observation: "I think Rega tried to play out of its league on their way more expensive models .... " ......INCLUDING TODAY.

Rega has some really nice SOUNDING (low-mid-priced) loudspeakers. Construction quality is almost laughable at +$2K/pr. Look elsewhere.

At $9K/pair retail, listen to what KEF has accomplished with their REF 1's -a great loudspeaker.
(Used $5-$6K. Bargain. Superior stands required. Yes, it's a large, 3-way stand-mount.)

One listen -a few notes actually- and you'll realize just how much better these are -than 95% of what you have heard. Incredible really.

pj

-- 12 Sep 2017 19:49 --

Gunner wrote:
With the REGA Osiris and Isis combo ..... fantastic.... full stop.

They are very revealing and uber- engaging in the "right" system, so if you don't have the necessary top shelf electronics (amp AND source) upstream, you will be both disappointed and also wasting your money.

The biggest mistake one can make is to pair these up with anything other than top-tier electronics and hope that thy can be a magic wand to somehow save the performance in a mediocre system. They will graphically expose all the warts and shortcomings upstream in any mediocre amp and source system.

The BMR driver is not unique to REGA ..... REGA is certainly not playing out of its league, but rather they offered up a top-tier elite system contender: this is no pretender.


No pretender: 1" (25mm) enclosure construction, 38-kg/83-lb. (per speaker weight) ... yeah, top-end stuff for sure. Did I see/read a $13K/pr. pricing (US$, CA$?) ! Gimme a break.

...Oh man, just check out the spec's (and Gandy's humor) both none-too impressive ...

Crossover:

Multiple high voltage parallel polypropylene capacitors
with iron dust and air core inductors.
Average impedance 6 Ohms

Crossover frequencies:

Bass to Mid 300Hz
Mid to High Frequency 6KHz
ZRR-10 tweeter unit sensitivity 88dB
8 layer 125mm bass drive unit - 75Hz
8 layer 200mm bass drive unit - 40Hz
Bi-wireable / Bi-ampable - Yes

Cabinet construction and finish:

Available in High gloss Cherry or Walnut 25mm thick high density cabinet 1/4 wave transmission line design

Cabinet dimensions:

Height 1005mm
Depth 440mm
Width 200mm
(300 mm foot print)

Weight per speaker 38Kg

Power handling figures are quoted as a guide.

Amplification between 30w and 500w can be used safely depending on the quality of amplification.

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The current Bryston 3B-3 (in fact the SST's) would pummel these things beyond its mechanical and electrical limits.
If you think these can compare to KEF REF-1's, or REF-3's ... good luck with that.

pj


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 Post subject: Re: REGA RS-10s
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Does anyone with actual listening experience have feedback to provide? I am pretty curious about these as well.


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 Post subject: Re: REGA RS-10s
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:34 pm 
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Allhifi,

Have you heard the Rega's in question?


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