Does anyone on here own or have heard a pair of Rega RS5 speakers? Seen them online for a pretty good price, but unable to audition, so curious to know peoples views of them?
As you can see from my signature I have the RS5s.
I find them to have a very well balanced delivery with plenty of snap and deep, tight bass. I can really hear the musicians playing their individual parts but gelling together.
Rega boast about them being flexible enough to be placed close to a back wall and with their front port this is certainly true. However you must give the side firing driver a bit of space or else you'll get some bass colouration. BTW I find the drivers facing out give a much better soundstage.
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I found this to be the best way too, drivers facing outwards on the R3 and R7 was best IME. Both worked really well near rear walls.
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I had the R3's in a small double bedroom, and they were fine. The R7's were used in a long and thin room, around 30m square. I would guess the RS5 and RS3 would work in anything that size or smaller.
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