Samson Technologies Rubicon 6A
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Samson Technologies Rubicon 6A

Rubicon 6A, Monitor Attivo from Samson Technologies in the Rubicon series.

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Audiofanzine FR 10/12/2008

Samson Technologies Rubicon 6A : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)

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(Originally written by jfherts/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
See manufacturer's specs...

Just one thing: I only miss an EQ (at least for the highs).

SOUNDS

Quite linear response... The most linear response I've heard in this price range.

Good stereo imaging, I rediscovered some of my CDs... It's always pleasant to know that you didn't spend your money on nothing :o)

The sound precision could be better. The main value of this speakers is that they allow you to adjust the balance of a mix very precisely and you can rest assured that this balance will be the same in other systems. Con: the ribbon sounds a bit too soft and fuzzy, the transient response is not very accurate. Sometimes I check EQ settings with headphones (for vocals for example). Vocals should be more precise and defined. But don't forget the price!!

The dynamic response is ok, but it lacks a bit of punch!! Nevertheless I was blown away by these small speakers. Their sound is not tiring at all (they sound even too smooth).

OVERALL OPINION

Two years ago... I plan to replace them with something that has more punch and precision but still has a flat response.

In spite of some comments I've heard, I don't think they are perfect.

But it's also a matter of price! For this price, I would definitely buy them again. I tested many speakers before buying them (HS 80: too much highs and too aggressive, KRK: too much high-mids, Alesis: no comments, etc.).

For the price, they are great.

But they are not the best monitors in the world!!! (certain reviews lead you to have a false impression...). You can find much better and more accurate speakers on the market but you'll have to spend twice the money... For this reason, I give them 8/10 in every respect!