anyone ever hear of RTR?

Doug Fogle

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I have a pair of RTR 240D's that have been around since at least the 70's.Bought them used a long time ago and on whim recently hooked them up as rears in my system.To my humble ears they sound pretty good,so I thought I would ask-anyone ever heard of this brand of speakers?
 

Chris Tsutsui

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RTR is a term commonly used in the RC community (remote control) which stands for "Ready to Run".

Sorry if this was off topic
 

Walt N

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Yes, RTR made very good speakers at one time. I bought a humongeous pair of RTR Series III speakers around 1980 with each speaker sporting a pair of 10" woofers and a 12" passive radiator. While they didn't deliver the last word in imaging or tonal balance (especially by today's standards), I didn't hear bass like that again until I bought my SVS subs.


You might enjoy this vintage RTR link: http://www.users.bigpond.net.au/unofficialrtr/
 

TanT

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Is this the same company that supplying the drivers for BIC America speakers?
 

David Cohen

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I used to sell these at retail in the early 80's. Some of the models were so big that the boxes they came in were the size of coffins. There was one model with 6 or seven drivers per cabinet. At the time, they were the last word in affordable rock "loud"speakers- with a fairly respected name in the mid-fi community. The company changes hands and soon went out of business- driven out by the like of Cerwin Vega and other affordable "big" speakers. Although never famous for accuracy, they were quite efficient with lot's of ddep bass. Toe them in a little bit for best imaging.
 

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