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Speedwoofer 10S

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 The Best High-Performance

Subwoofer… Under $800!

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“Even when we pitted it against much more expensive models, it emerged as the top pick in our listening tests.”

“The Speedwoofer 10S offers an ideal blend of bass power and finesse, in a compact and affordable package.”

“It sounds great with both music and movies.”

“Despite being half the price of the most expensive model we tested, the Speedwoofer 10S delivered a clear, precise, full sound that made it the favorite in our blind listening tests…”

“It has more deep-bass output than the best budget (and some not-so-budget) subwoofers we’ve tried.”

CG5 Line

AudioholicsNovember 2019

RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review

While RSL Speakers might not be a household name, audio enthusiasts who stay on top of noteworthy brands will certainly know about RSL speakers due to their reputation among hobbyists and the general acclaim they receive from the audio community. RSL has been gathering a reputation as a source of affordable yet high-fidelity loudspeakers that have accrued an online buzz due to a plethora of positive remarks from professional reviewers and customer testimonials alike. Audioholic’s own encounters with RSL products have found them to be a solid brand, so we were excited to see them enter a higher price bracket when we did a preview article on the recent release of their CG5 and CG25 product line. These are the products that we are going to look at in today’s review where we ask if RSL can maintain the same scale of value and performance while entering a higher price point with their latest offerings. Read Full Review >

James Larson

AVS ForumJuly 2019

RSL CG5, CG25 & SpeedWoofer 10S System Review

The subject of this review is a 5.2 system from RSL Speakers (Rogersound Lab) consisting of their CG5 bookshelf speakers, CG25 center channel and a pair of SpeedWoofer 10S subwoofers. The CG5 uses a 5.25″ midrange driver with a cone made from aramid fiber coupled with a 1″ silk dome tweeter motivated by a neodymium magnet. They measure 12 5/8″ x 7 5/8″ x 11 1/2″ (HWD), weigh 16 pounds, have a stated frequency response of 54-35,000 Hz ± 3dB and have an 86dB sensitivity rating. Note that 35kHz is not a typo. The CG25 uses the same tweeter along with a pair of midrange drivers arranged in the ubiquitous MTM alignment (midrange-tweeter-midrange). Dimensions are 8 1/2″ x 19″ x 9 3/4″ (HWD), weight is 23 pounds, they have a frequency response of 51-35,000 Hz ± 3dB and are a click above the CG5 at 88dB sensitivity. Read Full Review >

Jim Wilson

Home Theater Review June 2019

RSL CG5 Bookshelf and CG25 Monitor/Center Channel Reviewed

For the past two years, I’ve lived with RSL’s CG3 5.2 Home Theater Speaker System on pretty much a daily basis. With most of the Atmos-based AV receivers I’ve reviewed, this rocking little system has served as the bed (augmented by a quartet of GoldenEar SuperSat 3s affixed to the ceiling for overhead duties). When I wasn’t reviewing an Atmos system, the CG3 package has been the alpha and omega of my bedroom home theater speaker system.

All of that is simply to say that pulling the company’s new CG5 out of the box was a bit of a shock for me. The CG5 is big. And not just bigger than the CG3, or the larger (now discontinued) CG4 that we reviewed a while back. It’s a beefy beast of a bookshelf speaker, measuring in at over 12.5 inches tall, over 7.5 inches wide, and 10.75 inches deep, and tipping the scales at 16 pounds. Read Full Review >

Dennis Burger

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CG3 Line

Sound and VisionMarch 2017

RSL Speakers CG3 5.1 Speaker System Review

When it comes to loudspeakers, how big is big enough? How small is too small? What size is j-u-u-ust right? Speaker buyers have been asking these questions, and speaker makers have been answering them, ever since a certain Brand B shook the world years ago with micro-sized satellites employing 2.5-inch drivers that struggled to reach down to 200 hertz, mated with similarly challenged Lilliputian subs. Physics notwithstanding, buyers took to them in droves—and since then, the race to the bottom, cubicvolume-wise, has been on.

RSL Speakers, no stranger to the trend (though with a history of fine results), has debuted their most recent answer in the form of a new, compact design, the CG3. RSL, originally known as Rogersound Labs, was reborn a few years back with the introduction of the CG4, a small bookshelf design that was met with wide approval at Sound & Vision, including from me. The CG3 is slightly smaller and (at an individual price of $135) substantially cheaper than the CG4 ($250), employing a samedimensioned but visibly different (and presumably less costly) driver complement: 4-inch woofer and 1-inch soft-dome tweeter. Like its predecessor, the CG3 exploits the California firm’s proprietary, labyrinth-like “compression guide” enclosure to reach a claimed –3 decibel point of 100 Hz—pretty good for a speaker that’s sized like a portly half-gallon milk carton. The new model also shares the same “upside-down” tweeter-underwoofer layout, engineered in part to accommodate the diagonal plenum inside that bifurcates the internal volume to create the compression guide and feed the slot-shaped port on the bottom. You can see more about how and why this works on RSL’s website. Read Full Review >

Daniel Kumin