Infinity RSII....??? Any one had ears on them?

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,190
    edited December 2019
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    If you think he's a flipper then definitely haggle on the price. That may help your decision

    Oh yes.... I know the CR Limbo. Lol

    Just finished watching this. If I work 2 months of OT at the border I could have them. These would be my end game speaker.

  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,190
    Edit***** 3 months OT.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    jdjohn wrote: »
    At least go listen to them.

    ^^^ This. ^^^

    Tom

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,797
    Those Infinities are end-game as well.
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,190
    Those Infinities are end-game as well.

    That is what I'm afraid of. If I get them I'll only want to move up in the vintage Infinity's with ribbon mids line. There are so many I can not keep track.

    BTW, these would not replace my RTA12 B. These will be with me until my son is older and has his own place to use them. I absolutely love my 12b.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,139
    edited December 2019
    CH46E wrote: »
    Those Infinities are end-game as well.

    That is what I'm afraid of. If I get them I'll only want to move up in the vintage Infinity's with ribbon mids line. There are so many I can not keep track.

    BTW, these would not replace my RTA12 B. These will be with me until my son is older and has his own place to use them. I absolutely love my 12b.

    I have the little bookie Kappa 5's and they're very good. They showed me depth. Great sounding speakers, I'm sure these are very good. Arnie Nudell knew what he was doing. Dromunds and daddyjt are both very familiar with Infinitys.

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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,487
    CH46E wrote: »
    Those Infinities are end-game as well.

    That is what I'm afraid of. If I get them I'll only want to move up in the vintage Infinity's with ribbon mids line. There are so many I can not keep track.
    That 'move up' would be in multiples of cost, so you might get a very quick reality check, and find yourself quite content with what you have.
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,865
    CH46E wrote: »
    Oh yes.... I know the CR Limbo. Lol

    Just finished watching this. If I work 2 months of OT at the border I could have them. These would be my end game speaker.


    You put that kinda power on those Infinity’s and I think you’d be quite impressed indeed!
  • lawdogglawdogg Posts: 376
    Fwiw - you mentioned the JBL XPL - I also had JBL XPL140 and liked them, unfair comparing them directly to the RSII since the XPL140 are smaller but that Ti dome mid sure is nice!
    <3 my 3.1TLs

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  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,279
    CH46E wrote: »
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    If you think he's a flipper then definitely haggle on the price. That may help your decision

    Oh yes.... I know the CR Limbo. Lol

    Just finished watching this. If I work 2 months of OT at the border I could have them. These would be my end game speaker.


    3 months of OT? Why not just make a run across the border and they're yours?
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,368
    When do you go listen to them? Along with the other amps that folks said, sunfire 600x2 or sunfire sig II 625x2 would have no problem driving them.

    If they can take biwire, one of the sunfire sig HT amps will work and just leave the 5 channel off.
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Good point. I had forgotten that folks do that. TNRabbit (Gary - another person who was taken from this Earth too early) had - Get this - A pair of Original Amazings, a pair of ALIII's and a pair of Platinum's all set up through one of the Sunfire amps.

    What are they going for these days? The sonic signature of the Sunfire's are (to me) much more pleasing than the 7t's or 9t's.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,368
    @treitz3 TNRabbit is the one who told me on the old Carver forum to try a Sunfire sig ht amp when i had Amazings. I would up getting a sig II 625x2 that Craig now owns.
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,190
    edited January 2
    Going to go listen to them on Tuesday. He did not say what amp he had but that it was 600 watts a channel. I'm hoping we can make a deal. If not he does have some JBL S38s and some Paradigms I want. The little Paradigm Cinema speakers would make a great bedroom system.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,190
    edited January 2
    Does anyone know where I can find the room requirements for these? I had to let my SRS2 go because my room ended up to small. I could not get the clearances from the side walls. The vocals always seem to hit me in the right side ear.

    My room is 11.8 wide x 13.8 deep and 10 ft tall. So 11.8 on the front wall where the speakers would have to be positioned.

    I can only bring speaker about 16 inches off the front wall and still have a good seating position in the center.
  • Yamaha mx1 or mx2 can play 1-2ohm speakers no problem.. don't know if any other home audio amps that will be good with low impedances
  • Some flippers can have good deals. Better than from original owners) I bought 4 sda polks from a flipper. 100$ each speaker. Just need to inspect and know what to look for when you buy.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,774
    Yamaha mx1 or mx2 can play 1-2ohm speakers no problem.. don't know if any other home audio amps that will be good with low impedances

    So can Krell, Aragon and a host of others.
  • Didn't know that..but probably very expensive . Havent had a chance to even touch a krell with my hand .
  • lawdogglawdogg Posts: 376
    CH46E wrote: »
    Does anyone know where I can find the room requirements for these? I had to let my SRS2 go because my room ended up to small. I could not get the clearances from the side walls. The vocals always seem to hit me in the right side ear.

    My room is 11.8 wide x 13.8 deep and 10 ft tall. So 11.8 on the front wall where the speakers would have to be positioned.

    I can only bring speaker about 16 inches off the front wall and still have a good seating position in the center.

    I'm not sure but my room (the one in my picture earlier) was close to that or smaller I believe...
    <3 my 3.1TLs

    I will fix your shifted magnets for free. :)
  • msgmsg Posts: 5,763
    Chris, can't you go any sooner than Tuesday? I don't wanna wait that long.
    I disabled signatures.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,190
    Nope. I have to work until tue.
  • HzTweakerHzTweaker Posts: 581
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Yup. My buddy has a set he refurbished. Fresh surrounds and crossovers. They are notorious amp killers so find some high current that can handle low impedance dips.

    I had heard the pair of rsii Russ mentioned before they were updated with new XOs and thought they sounded amazing. I'm book marking this tread and looking forward to your thoughts on these speakers.
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,190
    1 pm tomorrow I'll get to hear them.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,797
    CH46E wrote: »
    1 pm tomorrow I'll get to BUY them.

    Fixed...
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  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,491
    Hope you get them! I'm still eyeing a pair of 2.5's locally. But I bought another "phew phew" a few weeks ago. So funds are limited.

    I heard a pair of Infinity RS V's many many years ago that I'll never forget. I'll never part with my RSIIIa's though.
    --Gary--
    Onkyo Integra M504, Bottlehead Foreplay III, Denon SACD, Thiel CS2.3, NHT VT-2, Infinity RSIIIa, SDA1C and a few dozen other speakers around the house I change in and out.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,190
    Number one on the way home. Have to go back for number 2
  • SchurkeySchurkey Posts: 1,944
    edited January 7
    CH46E wrote: »
    Number one on the way home. Have to go back for number 2
    I use Depends on road trips.
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