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Grimani Systems Rixos-L Review (Active DSP Speaker)

Rate this speaker:

  • 1. Poor (headless panther)

    Votes: 12 7.1%
  • 2. Not terrible (postman panther)

    Votes: 50 29.4%
  • 3. Fine (happy panther

    Votes: 87 51.2%
  • 4. Great (golfing panther)

    Votes: 21 12.4%

  • Total voters
    170

hmt

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I bet that 2% HD (in this case mostly 2. order HD) is inaudible. BTW HD is generally overrated plus we don't know if there will be resonances once the speaker is mounted in a wall.
 

nathan

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As a purpose built speaker for a particular kind of application and a particular kind of installation, I'd love to see this segment of the market mature and offer something that competes with these.

But near as I can tell, in the form factor, output, and design criteria, this is just about the only offering around. As with all CI gear, the MSRP is just to have a fancy line item on the overall build sheet, and clients that care are likely to get a substantial discount....but we are still talking about six figure theater builds, so getting a 30% discount on a 500k theater is....well, it's way above my pay grade!
 

Everett T

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As a purpose built speaker for a particular kind of application and a particular kind of installation, I'd love to see this segment of the market mature and offer something that competes with these.

But near as I can tell, in the form factor, output, and design criteria, this is just about the only offering around. As with all CI gear, the MSRP is just to have a fancy line item on the overall build sheet, and clients that care are likely to get a substantial discount....but we are still talking about six figure theater builds, so getting a 30% discount on a 500k theater is....well, it's way above my pay grade!
Back in the early 2000s I worked with custom home builder in South Florida doing automation and media rooms for his builds and not once did anyone ask for a discount. It was a great gig to roll into retirement :cool:

You're right that at this price point and goals, people just want results not "value".
 

Bartl007

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As a purpose built speaker for a particular kind of application and a particular kind of installation, I'd love to see this segment of the market mature and offer something that competes with these.

But near as I can tell, in the form factor, output, and design criteria, this is just about the only offering around. As with all CI gear, the MSRP is just to have a fancy line item on the overall build sheet, and clients that care are likely to get a substantial discount....but we are still talking about six figure theater builds, so getting a 30% discount on a 500k theater is....well, it's way above my pay grade!
I would say ascendo and pro audio technology compete pretty well and have similar offerings when all design criteria are considered.

I haven't seen CEA 2034 data for pro audio tech, but ascendo has theirs posted on the website.
 

nathan

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Point taken. I was limiting my thinking to the brands people were mentioning and getting fixated on how these were just a different type of transducer built for a different market and different set of requirements.

But I think your point is well made: These aren't competing with the usual suspects one finds in the pages of Stereophile --or ASR or AVS. These are in different company and they fit that different market (one specific piece of a whole solution) very well.
 

Scrappy

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Greay write-up. I like HT, tho I’m not in the $8k range for mains for HT alone, ha.. I test a lot of amps for touring audio, and that trace for the horn looks veeery similiar to what I see for front fill boxes.
 
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