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Eosone RFS 1000


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#1 of 16 powerlord

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Posted December 15 2006 - 03:36 PM

I'm going to look at a pair of these tomorrow,I've read reviews and they seem to be good ones,could use some more opinions on them though,he wants 500 for the pair and they are in very good shape from the pics he sent.I have a Pioneer Elite 07TX reciever and I am always looking for a good reason not to have to run a seperate sub,and I saw these and thought hell,with two sets of powered tens in each that should take care of the bass.What should I expect? Thanks in advance!
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Posted December 16 2006 - 06:05 AM

Ok for future reference,since nobody seems to know about these here,they are monsters!They aren't far from 5ft. tall and after hearing these in a living room 15x17 ft. I can't believe I got them for 500.00 and the bass is alot tighter than I expected after reviews saying they were boomy.I didn't think my Elite would be enough for them and I can see they could use more clean power.These are my first so called high end speakers,I've owned infinity reference speakers,DCM's,JBL,and Cerwin Vega's,But these are beautiful sounding.I think I'll buy another pair.Posted Image
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Posted December 18 2006 - 03:29 AM

Glad to hear you like your RSF 1000's. I have a pair of their smaller siblings, the RSF 400's. I have had them for 8 years, and have really enjoyed them. I also have the matching center channel. I would have pulled the trigger on the 1000's back then if I could have afforded them.

#4 of 16 LanceJ

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Posted December 18 2006 - 08:40 PM

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I didn't think my Elite would be enough for them and I can see they could use more clean power.
Those are nice speakers! But since the woofers are self-powered, unless that big Elite is really underpowered it should be able to operate the rest of the drivers with no problems unless the speakers are placed in a huge room (if they're in that 15X17ft room, I definitely wouldn't worry about this issue!).

btw: I'll bet the "boominess" issue came up because they weren't placed well or the woofers' level controls were set too high.

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Posted December 23 2006 - 05:43 PM

Your right Lance,the Elite has no problem.Do you guys know where i might find an owners manual for these?
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Posted January 10 2007 - 01:30 AM

Where did you find them? I've been loooking for a pair myself near the D/FW area.

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Posted January 12 2007 - 04:14 AM

I found mine here local,and there was a pair that just sold for 499.00 on ebay in mississippi.I have a whole set now and I love them,they deliver with authority now with my Marantz SR-18 which is a beast to say the least.I found all the replacement speakers and amps on ebay so I have a set of Eosones for life now.Don't really see a reason to upgrade with my budget.When you think about it though price wise this speaker system new would have been close to 4500.00.If you find some RSF1000's don't think,jump!
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Posted January 12 2007 - 04:20 AM

I might know where to get a set of RSF600's which are the 8in. version of the 1000's
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Posted January 15 2007 - 07:30 AM

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I might know where to get a set of RSF600's which are the 8in. version of the 1000's

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out on ebay. I currently have a pair of the RSF600's, but I'd like to own a pair of the 1000's. I couldn't afford the 1000's when Best Buy had them 9-10 years ago.

#10 of 16 powerlord

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Posted January 15 2007 - 05:23 PM

How do you like your 600's? Eosones are hard to find,all owners must love them because you never see them for sale.I've been trying different speakers to see what sounds comparable to the 1000's and I'd put them up against any pair in the $2500.00 price range.I have all the replacement drivers and amps for mine and I plan on keeping these new for a long time.Your 600's should be real close to being as brutal as the 1000's.I'll keep my eyes open for you on the 1000's.
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#11 of 16 eao

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Posted January 16 2007 - 06:41 AM

I like the 600's a lot, but the speakers have to be cranked up a little loud to get loud bass. I really liked how the 1000's sounded, but couldn't afford them back when Best Buy sold them. I could have gotten them back then for around $1100 on discount, but that was too much $$ for me at the time. So I had to settle for the 600's, which were about 1/2 that price of the 1000's.

They seem really well built and I haven't had any problems w/ them at all.

Thanks

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Posted January 16 2007 - 10:57 AM

The old Eosone speakers were some value killers. They were designed by none other than Arnie Nudell. I don't recall exactly, but I believe that Mr. Schifter of AV123 had a hand in bringing those to life (manufacturing) as an exclusive line/brand for Best Buy. Small world indeed...
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#13 of 16 powerlord

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Posted January 16 2007 - 12:37 PM

I read the history of Eosone and Polk and it's quite interesting.Seems the Eosone towers were priced to high for average everyday Best buy consumers so they were discontinued.Then due to lengthy lawsuits by Polk against copyright infringement companies they dug a grave for the specialty speakers which in many peoples opinion might have grown to a real strong reference series audiophile grade speaker.They are excellent for HT.You can get floor shaking bass from the RSF1000's by themselves.They are a little bright up top though.
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#14 of 16 powerlord

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Posted January 18 2007 - 10:25 AM

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Where did you find them? I've been loooking for a pair myself near the D/FW area.

You have a PM,I found a pair on ebay right now!
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Posted January 19 2007 - 05:28 AM

I remember hearing those years ago and liking them a lot. Its been too long to compare them to speakers I've listened to lately but at the time I was very impressed. Especially when you compared them to everything else at BB at the time.
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Posted November 22 2007 - 05:52 PM

hello there!! just reading the eosone forum here, and have one important question...WHERE CAN I FIND REPLACEMENT DRIVERS???

I accidentally popped a hole in my front 8" driver in the 600's, and can't find replacements anywhere


thanks for your help!

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