December 10, 2010
| by Grant Clauser
Some readers may recall a Southern Californian speaker company known as RSL who’s products sold through the company’s own stores, Rogersound Labs, in the region. The company faded into history, but the speaker’s reputation stuck with a loyal following of listeners.
Now Howard Rogers and his son Joseph are bringing their name back to the audio world with a line home theater and studio monitor speakers. The new speakers take advantage of the company’s patented Compression Guide Technology which aims to enhance both clarity and dynamic range. The company says the result is significant bass extension with less “boominess and overhang.”
The new speakers will start out with a compact 2-way model and a 375-watt analog Speedwoofer subwoofer. The sub includes a remote for adjusting volume and crossover frequency. A studio monitor, which can function as a center channel, will also be available. All the speaker cabinets will be finished in high-gloss piano black. In-wall and in-ceiling speakers will follow in late January 2011.
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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