Just got these RTA 12B’s.

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,780
    Somebody get this man a rake! :p
  • invalid
    invalid Posts: 652
    We use leaf blowers in 2020
  • They are too far away from the walls . OMG man!
    George / NJ

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  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,324
    edited November 2020
    Harv2002 wrote: »
    I think the Banana song in Beetlejuice is going to sound good tonight.
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    So.... how did they sound out there? Was there enough bass?
  • Got lots of compliments from our guests. I was surprised how much bass there was.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,324
    Have you out them inside and listened to them??? Impressions?
  • CH46E wrote: »
    Have you out them inside and listened to them??? Impressions?

    I have, they are quite nice. Especially acoustic stuff. Wood Brothers, Chet, Mark Knopler etc. I’m thinking they are lacking in the low end. However it could be something else in my setup. I’m playing them through an Adcom 5503 using the pre out from my Denon home theater receiver.

    I’m not convinced I have the receiver set up correctly for pure 2ch listening. Movies however are fantastic.

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  • drumminman
    drumminman Posts: 3,396
    edited January 2
    These speakers have a great tonal balance with very good imaging and bass response. They do not lack in the low end.
    Be sure you have them hooked up correctly. Also these are specific left & right speakers; swap them laterally to see what effect that has.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills/jantzen inductors, Gimpod's boards, Lg Solen SDA inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR BP's, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheet strips, interior of cabinets sealed with Loctite Power Grab, AI-1 interface with 1000VA A-L transformer
  • DaveHo
    DaveHo Posts: 3,102
    Check your speaker settings on the Demon. The fronts may not be receiving a full range signal. They should not be lacking in the bass department.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,324
    edited January 4
    What model Denon? You may have the speaker set to "small". I should be able to walk you through the menu based on memory of my past Denon HTRs. If you need help.
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,324
    The RTA12B should have absolutely 💯 % non-issue with bass.
  • soundfreak1
    soundfreak1 Posts: 2,890
    Harv good taste in speakers but I love your taste in cars.
    Main Rig:
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  • Harv2002
    Harv2002 Posts: 56
    Harv good taste in speakers but I love your taste in cars.

    Thanks!

    I’m sorry that I haven’t responded to this thread lately. Life, you know. Then the holidays etc. now trying to get in some skiing in Ma. (Berkshires). I’ll definitely check the receiver settings when I get a chance.

    John
  • Harv2002
    Harv2002 Posts: 56
    Harv good taste in speakers but I love your taste in cars.

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    John
  • soundfreak1
    soundfreak1 Posts: 2,890
    Is that a Tii??
    Main Rig:
    Krell KAV 250a biamped to mid/highs
    Parasound HCA1500A biamped to lows
    Nakamichi EC100 Active xover
    MIT exp 1 ic's
    Perreaux SA33 class A preamp
    AQ kingcobra ic's
    OPPO 83 CDP
    Lehmann audio black cube SE phono pre, Audioquest phono wire (ITA1/1)
    Denon DP-1200 TT. AToc9ML MC cart.
    Monster HTS 3600 power conditioner
    ADS L1590/2 Biamped
    MIT exps2 speaker cable
  • Harv2002
    Harv2002 Posts: 56
    SL2000’s are way cool. I used to AutoX a Volvo 242 and 142 in the Central FL region. There were two brothers Harvey (no relation to me) that ran one in two different classes with a change of tires. It was fast.

    John
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,324
    Harv2002 wrote: »
    SL2000’s are way cool. I used to AutoX a Volvo 242 and 142 in the Central FL region. There were two brothers Harvey (no relation to me) that ran one in two different classes with a change of tires. It was fast.

    John

    Most prefer the RD0194's. Wait, what?

    Not in the 12B they don"t. :D
  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,543
    edited January 18
    Here's my thread on RTA-12C listening expression and comparison eight years ago in March 2013.
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/1896008

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  • Mystery
    Mystery Posts: 2,543
    Oopsie... posted wrong thread. That was about the monitor 12's.
    Here's the one for RTA-12C.
    https://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/comment/1830999

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  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,324
    edited January 31
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    Harv2002 wrote: »
    SL2000’s are way cool. I used to AutoX a Volvo 242 and 142 in the Central FL region. There were two brothers Harvey (no relation to me) that ran one in two different classes with a change of tires. It was fast.

    John

    I love me some Volvo too. rwcl9krvp63t.jpg


    My old 2005 S60R. Inline 5cyl turbo awd, 6 speed manual with a Evolve tune @ 340 hp was so fun to drive.


    This was a little 0 to 90 or 100 mph. sprint video.

  • Harv2002
    Harv2002 Posts: 56
    Oh man!
    Volvos.
    I've had 8.

    My last one.

    John


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  • tonyp063
    tonyp063 Posts: 885
    I'll bet that surprised a few people when you pushed the button.
  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,326
    Always liked those, I remember when they came out. Poor marketing
  • Harv2002
    Harv2002 Posts: 56
    Very cool!

    John