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NEW! CG3 Bookshelf Speaker

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NEW! CG3 Bookshelf Speaker

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The NEW CG3 is a boundary breaker. It achieves performance so far beyond the limits that price has established, that the CG3 exists in a class by itself. Designed to master the stringent demands of two-channel, the CG3’s exceptional clarity, remarkable resolution, and spectacular imaging, provides an experience unparalleled in realism. Never before has such a small, modestly-priced speaker sounded so spacious, three-dimensional, and true-to-life. * Place CG3s on top of your old speaker towers and watch the reactions when you tell your friends’ its not the towers they’re listening to…

The newly designed CG3 is now available in both white and black!

$135.00

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NEW! CG3 Bookshelf Speaker

Read Customer Reviews (6)

The NEW CG3 is a boundary breaker. It achieves performance so far beyond the limits that price has established, that the CG3 exists in a class by itself. Designed to master the stringent demands of two-channel, the CG3’s exceptional clarity, remarkable resolution, and spectacular imaging, provides an experience unparalleled in realism. Never before has such a small, modestly-priced speaker sounded so spacious, three-dimensional, and true-to-life. * Place CG3s on top of your old speaker towers and watch the reactions when you tell your friends’ its not the towers they’re listening to…

The newly designed CG3 is now available in both white and black!

$135.00

CG3 BOOKSHELF SPEAKER

SUPERIOR BUILD FROM TOP TO BOTTOM

RSL's Compression Guide Technology

/Removes distortion & boxiness caused by standard enclosures
 

RSL's Compression Guide Technology

RSL'sRemoves distortion & boxiness caused by standard enclosures

Soft Dome Tweeter, Neodymium Magnet

RSL'sSpacious highs, silky smooth even beyond human hearing
 

Soft Dome Tweeter, Neodymium Magnet

SoftSpacious highs, silky smooth even beyond human hearing

Kevlar-Coned, High-Excursion Woofer

SoftRich, detailed, life-like midrange, free of coloration
 

Kevlar-Coned, High-Excursion Woofer

Kevlar-Coned,Rich, detailed, life-like midrange, free of coloration

Premium Air-Core Copper Coil

Kevlar-Coned,Eliminates distortion caused by cheaper iron-core alternatives
 

Premium Air-Core Copper Coil

PremiumEliminates distortion caused by cheaper iron-core alternatives

Premium Polypropylene Capacitors

PremiumReduces distortion, lasts decades longer than cheaper substitutes
 

Premium Polypropylene Capacitors

PremiumReduces distortion, lasts decades longer than cheaper substitutes

Gold-Plated Wire Terminals

Preserves signal purity from amplifier
 

Gold-Plated Wire Terminals

Preserves signal purity from amplifier

UNCONVENTIONAL STANDARDS, UNCONVENTIONALLY GOOD SOUND

Its hard to explain our CG3 and 23 speakers without sounding cliché and typically-hyped. But these speakers (inspired by our ground-breaking CG4 line) are truly sensational. So we’re going to give it a shot.

While our speakers often find themselves in home theater applications, RSL speakers are always designed for 2.1 stereo first. As purists, we take this approach because two-channel is the truest test of a speaker and is far more revealing than surround-sound. Its easy to mask a speaker’s imperfections when there are four, or more, additional speakers providing support. Instead of choosing the path of least resistance, we take the opposite approach to design.

Mastering two-channel calls for a greater level of refinement and fine-tuning. Just two speakers and a single sub must be capable of flawlessly re-creating a live performance. Each speaker needs to paint a sonic picture that’s true-to-life in size and depth – with every instrument clearly distinguishable and correctly positioned. Sound should be rich and natural, without a trace of boxiness or coloration. Vocals should emanate from one precise location between the speakers, creating the feel of the singer standing just feet in front of you. The experience is like having tickets to a private show, and you’re sitting in the sweet spot.

Reaching this level of performance requires a greater excellence of parts and construction. As a small, family-run, internet-direct company, we can deliver this kind of quality to our customers for less than larger competing brands. We cut out the middlemen and eliminate the corporate infrastructure; allowing us to provide superior speakers for lower price than our competitors. A price that finally takes the sting out of the term ‘high-end’.

The speakers you’re about to order are a new industry milestone. They’re the finest example of the art and evolution of speaker design. Enjoy the sound audio purists shell out many thousands of dollars for.

BETTER DESIGN & FINISHINGS

Fingerprint-Resistant, Hand-Painted, Gloss Finish

Elegant, premium finish resists fingerprints from handling
 

Fingerprint-Resistant, Hand-Painted, Gloss Finish

Elegant, premium finish resists fingerprints from handling

Essential Front Ported Cabinets

Preserves sound quality for placement near walls & other surfaces
 

Essential Front Ported Cabinets

Preserves sound quality for placement near walls & other surfaces

Acoustically Transparent Grille

Protects drivers & maintains stylish appearance
 

Acoustically Transparent Grille

Protects drivers & maintains stylish appearance

FLEXIBLE MOUNTING SOLUTIONS

Keyhole Mount for CG3

Allows fast, easy mounting without a designated wall-mount
 

Keyhole Mount for CG3

Allows fast, easy mounting without a designated wall-mount

Threaded Insert for CG3

Silky Accommodates 1/4" -20 (3/8" long) screw for use with wall-mounts
 

Threaded Insert for CG3

Silky Accommodates 1/4" -20 (3/8" long) screw for use with wall-mounts

Dual Threaded Inserts for CG23

Accommodates 3/8" -16 (3/8" long) screw for vertical or horizontal mounting with wall-mounts
 

Dual Threaded Inserts for CG23

Accommodates 3/8" -16 (3/8" long) screw for vertical or horizontal mounting with wall-mounts

COMPRESSION GUIDE
TECHNOLOGY

THE ACE UP OUR SLEEVE

Compression Guide technology is the difference between RSL speakers and all other speakers. It’s the secret behind our award-winning sound. It’s why RSL speakers sound so clear and incredibly realistic.

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STANDARD SPEAKERS & SUBWOOFERS

RSL SPEAKERS & SPEEDWOOFERS

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

BY THE MOST DISCERNING AUDIOPHILES

(6) TOTAL REVIEWS
RATING
I have these speakers for a few weeks, use them with a tube amp then soild state amp, big room and small room, music and movies.I mate these speakers with polk audio sub my opinion is they are fantastic speakers. all around speaker I use them in my small man cave. for music the speakers almost disappear movies do not need rear speakers they are that good thank you very much.

jkitching60

July 14th, 2019

RATING
I purchased two CG3 speakers in July of 2017. Now that I've had a little over a year to break them in and get to know these speakers, I'm happy to say that these are indeed in a class by themselves. I am a television editor and listen to expensive studio monitors every day. For the money, I don't think there are ANY other speakers that come anywhere close to these. I have found that they are balanced and while listening to Jazz, Classical, and Rock, voices and instruments are well defined and the sound is clear and never muddy. There is presence and warmth that is surprising for such a small package. Before I purchased them I had several questions so I called and left a message requesting a call back. To my surprise Howard Rodgers himself returned my call. We had a very enjoyable half hour conversation where he explained compression guide technology and talked about the return of RSL. We also reminisced about the original RSL in the 1970s. After he answered my questions, I went ahead and bought the pair to use with my vintage 65 watt per channel Yamaha CA - 810 stereo amplifier that was once connected to RSL 211s - 8" 2 way speakers, I bought from RSL in 1977 or 1978. I loved those speakers! I'm using them with a passive 10" Subwoofer. The crossover hand-off from the CG3s to the Sub is smooth and invisible. My sources are a Teac A-1250S reel to reel tape deck and a Technics SL1800 direct drive manual turntable with Shure M110HE and Ortofon 2M red moving magnet cartridges. I’m excited to own RSL speakers once again! I rate them 5 out of 5 stars. (This is a revised and corrected review)

DAVID MARK

October 13th, 2018

RATING
I purchased two CG3 speakers in July of 2017. Now that I've had a little over a year to break them in and get to know these speakers, I'm happy to say that these are indeed in a class by themselves. For the money, I don't think there are ANY other speakers that come anywhere close to these. I have found that they are balanced and while listening to Jazz, Classical, and Rock, voices and instruments are well defined and the sound is clear and never muddy. There is presence and warmth that is suprising for such a small package. Before I purchased them I had several questions so I called and left a message requesting a call back. To my surprise Howard Rodgers himself returned my call. We had a very enjoyable half hour conversation where he explained compression guide technology and talked about the return of RSL. We also reminisced about the original RSL in the 1970s. After he answered my questions, I went ahead and bought the pair to use with a passive 10" Subwoofer. The crossover hand-off from the CG3s to the Sub is smooth and invisible. The speakers are connected to my vintage 2 ch. 65 watt per channel Yamaha CA - 810 stereo amplifier that was once connected to RSL 211s - 8" 2 way speakers, I bought from RSL in 1977 or 1978. I loved those speakers! My sources are a Teac A-1250S real to reel tape deck and a Technics SL1800 direct drive manual turntable with Shure M110HE and Ortofon 2M red moving magnet cartridges. I’m excited to own RSL speakers once again! I rate them 5 out of 5 stars.

David

October 13th, 2018

RATING
A friend recommended these speakers to me and after really looking into them, I pulled the trigger and bought them. These speakers live up to the reviews. After the recommended break in period, I put them to the be max and they sound great with zero distortion. Thank you Doug Booth for recommending them and thank you Howard for being so humble. I will be getting more of these speakers.

Randy George

August 11th, 2018

RATING
It has been about 6 months or so since I purchased a pair of CG3 speakers from you and couldn't be happier. As I mentioned when on the phone with Mr. Rodgers, my father owned a pair of RSLs when I was a kid in the 70s there in California and when I discovered the brand had returned nostalgia for the wonderful experiences I remembered from my wouthful exposure to RSL demanded I give them another look. After reading some reviews and speaking with some of your team I made the purchase and am so glad I did. It would not be an exageration at all to say that there have been moments when I have been moved to tears by what I've heard from these wonderful, milk-carton-sized boxes. I have my RSLs hooked up to an inexpensive ($130) Yamaha Bluetooth Receiver at 100 w/ch along with a cheap ($99) Boston Acoustics Sub which is almost off the gain is turned down so low and am presented with an absolutely enveloping wall of sound that has instrumentation and ambience coming at me from all directions--the system is completely transparent. I may not have high-end, exotic equipment (yet), but I still have plenty of imaging, staging, depth, and width--not to mention the profound joy of being able to get lost in the music and forget the system entirely; The music just comes at me from all around me. Fantastic job team! What a privilege it must be to work and create for your brand.

Kenneth

October 26th, 2017

RATING
After talking to Joe, and being between a few brands I decided to go with RSL speakers. I came home from work and there was the box containing the CG3 speakers. I picked them up and was struck by how heavy the package was. I opened up the outer box, and they were packed nicely, and double boxed. I then opened up the 2 individual boxes containing the speakers. The first thing I noticed was how beautifully finished they are, beautifully pained and overall pretty to look at. The next thing I noticed was build quality, and the weight of these babies. They are solid, a few knocks on the cabinet and you will know you have solid speakers and tight cabinet without resonance. You know sometimes by the weight of a speaker of what the quality is and these have that quality feel to them. Then I get out some old banana plugs and wire them up to an older Denon receiver I have, just a plain old 2 channel system for now. Now onto the most important part of a speakers true quality, the sound. The movie Castaway happen to be on at the scene of the plane crash into the Pacific ocean. Well the level of detail, and the size of the sound stage was incredible for such little speakers. I heard every single smash, and breakup of the plane hitting the water. Everything, but only what was intended, nothing added, no coloration at all. Back the the sound stage, its so big from such small speakers that you would think you were listening to towers. Honestly I don't know how they did that. Another movie was on, the animated movie "Monster house" and again the detail of the house coming alive was way beyond what I would have expected. The wide sound stage is astounding but in the end its the level of detail, the nuances that really blows me away. So to say the least I'm very impressed, actually blown away by these speakers. RSL knows what they are doing. The testing, over testing, and the engineering really pays off, because you hear it in the speakers. Many thanks to Joe Rodgers who answered more emails of questions I had a right to be answered. Great customer service goes a long, long way and its just about the best here at RSL.

cavallaro65

May 5th, 2017

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RATING
I have these speakers for a few weeks, use them with a tube amp then soild state amp, big room and small room, music and movies.I mate these speakers with polk audio sub my opinion is they are fantastic speakers. all around speaker I use them in my small man cave. for music the speakers almost disappear movies do not need rear speakers they are that good thank you very much.

jkitching60

July 14th, 2019

RATING
I purchased two CG3 speakers in July of 2017. Now that I've had a little over a year to break them in and get to know these speakers, I'm happy to say that these are indeed in a class by themselves. I am a television editor and listen to expensive studio monitors every day. For the money, I don't think there are ANY other speakers that come anywhere close to these. I have found that they are balanced and while listening to Jazz, Classical, and Rock, voices and instruments are well defined and the sound is clear and never muddy. There is presence and warmth that is surprising for such a small package. Before I purchased them I had several questions so I called and left a message requesting a call back. To my surprise Howard Rodgers himself returned my call. We had a very enjoyable half hour conversation where he explained compression guide technology and talked about the return of RSL. We also reminisced about the original RSL in the 1970s. After he answered my questions, I went ahead and bought the pair to use with my vintage 65 watt per channel Yamaha CA - 810 stereo amplifier that was once connected to RSL 211s - 8" 2 way speakers, I bought from RSL in 1977 or 1978. I loved those speakers! I'm using them with a passive 10" Subwoofer. The crossover hand-off from the CG3s to the Sub is smooth and invisible. My sources are a Teac A-1250S reel to reel tape deck and a Technics SL1800 direct drive manual turntable with Shure M110HE and Ortofon 2M red moving magnet cartridges. I’m excited to own RSL speakers once again! I rate them 5 out of 5 stars. (This is a revised and corrected review)

DAVID MARK

October 13th, 2018

RATING
I purchased two CG3 speakers in July of 2017. Now that I've had a little over a year to break them in and get to know these speakers, I'm happy to say that these are indeed in a class by themselves. For the money, I don't think there are ANY other speakers that come anywhere close to these. I have found that they are balanced and while listening to Jazz, Classical, and Rock, voices and instruments are well defined and the sound is clear and never muddy. There is presence and warmth that is suprising for such a small package. Before I purchased them I had several questions so I called and left a message requesting a call back. To my surprise Howard Rodgers himself returned my call. We had a very enjoyable half hour conversation where he explained compression guide technology and talked about the return of RSL. We also reminisced about the original RSL in the 1970s. After he answered my questions, I went ahead and bought the pair to use with a passive 10" Subwoofer. The crossover hand-off from the CG3s to the Sub is smooth and invisible. The speakers are connected to my vintage 2 ch. 65 watt per channel Yamaha CA - 810 stereo amplifier that was once connected to RSL 211s - 8" 2 way speakers, I bought from RSL in 1977 or 1978. I loved those speakers! My sources are a Teac A-1250S real to reel tape deck and a Technics SL1800 direct drive manual turntable with Shure M110HE and Ortofon 2M red moving magnet cartridges. I’m excited to own RSL speakers once again! I rate them 5 out of 5 stars.

David

October 13th, 2018

RATING
A friend recommended these speakers to me and after really looking into them, I pulled the trigger and bought them. These speakers live up to the reviews. After the recommended break in period, I put them to the be max and they sound great with zero distortion. Thank you Doug Booth for recommending them and thank you Howard for being so humble. I will be getting more of these speakers.

Randy George

August 11th, 2018

RATING
It has been about 6 months or so since I purchased a pair of CG3 speakers from you and couldn't be happier. As I mentioned when on the phone with Mr. Rodgers, my father owned a pair of RSLs when I was a kid in the 70s there in California and when I discovered the brand had returned nostalgia for the wonderful experiences I remembered from my wouthful exposure to RSL demanded I give them another look. After reading some reviews and speaking with some of your team I made the purchase and am so glad I did. It would not be an exageration at all to say that there have been moments when I have been moved to tears by what I've heard from these wonderful, milk-carton-sized boxes. I have my RSLs hooked up to an inexpensive ($130) Yamaha Bluetooth Receiver at 100 w/ch along with a cheap ($99) Boston Acoustics Sub which is almost off the gain is turned down so low and am presented with an absolutely enveloping wall of sound that has instrumentation and ambience coming at me from all directions--the system is completely transparent. I may not have high-end, exotic equipment (yet), but I still have plenty of imaging, staging, depth, and width--not to mention the profound joy of being able to get lost in the music and forget the system entirely; The music just comes at me from all around me. Fantastic job team! What a privilege it must be to work and create for your brand.

Kenneth

October 26th, 2017

RATING
After talking to Joe, and being between a few brands I decided to go with RSL speakers. I came home from work and there was the box containing the CG3 speakers. I picked them up and was struck by how heavy the package was. I opened up the outer box, and they were packed nicely, and double boxed. I then opened up the 2 individual boxes containing the speakers. The first thing I noticed was how beautifully finished they are, beautifully pained and overall pretty to look at. The next thing I noticed was build quality, and the weight of these babies. They are solid, a few knocks on the cabinet and you will know you have solid speakers and tight cabinet without resonance. You know sometimes by the weight of a speaker of what the quality is and these have that quality feel to them. Then I get out some old banana plugs and wire them up to an older Denon receiver I have, just a plain old 2 channel system for now. Now onto the most important part of a speakers true quality, the sound. The movie Castaway happen to be on at the scene of the plane crash into the Pacific ocean. Well the level of detail, and the size of the sound stage was incredible for such little speakers. I heard every single smash, and breakup of the plane hitting the water. Everything, but only what was intended, nothing added, no coloration at all. Back the the sound stage, its so big from such small speakers that you would think you were listening to towers. Honestly I don't know how they did that. Another movie was on, the animated movie "Monster house" and again the detail of the house coming alive was way beyond what I would have expected. The wide sound stage is astounding but in the end its the level of detail, the nuances that really blows me away. So to say the least I'm very impressed, actually blown away by these speakers. RSL knows what they are doing. The testing, over testing, and the engineering really pays off, because you hear it in the speakers. Many thanks to Joe Rodgers who answered more emails of questions I had a right to be answered. Great customer service goes a long, long way and its just about the best here at RSL.

cavallaro65

May 5th, 2017

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SPECIFICATIONS

RSL CG3 Speaker
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Woofer: 4” with Ferrite Magnet, Kevlar Cone
Tweeter: 1” Silk Dome, Neodymium Magnet
Frequency Response: 100-20,000 Hz ± 3db
Recommended Impedance setting for amplifiers: 6 or 8 ohms (whichever is higher)
Sensitivity: 87 db SPL @ 1 watt, 1 meter distance
Recommended Power: 25-125 watts
Crossover Frequency: 2,500 Hz
Crossover Slope: 12 db/octave
Crossover Parts: Air core coil, Polypropylene capacitors, Gold Plated binding posts
Tuning Method: Compression Guide™
System Resonance: 87 Hz
Weight: 6 lbs.
Dimensions: H: 9 1/2” W: 5 1/16” D: 6 3/8 “(Without grille 6”)

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