any eosone fans?


Ok...these were a joint venture by Polk and Infinity founder Arnie Nell in the 90s...and gasp...they were made exclusively for Best Buy...with their flagship rsf 1000 model being close to 1k msrp...then heavily discounted....I have the much smaller rsf 400...3 way tower...with rear firing tweeter and open back midrange...which was unusual for this price point...and yes...in strict audiophile terms of detail,nuetrality, transparency, etc they don't excel...however...what they do well...big, fairly open, spacious presentation is commendable...they create a very convincing wall of sound...albeit with slightly diffused imaging...and the bass...well a touch colored...is surprisingly musical...any thoughts?
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It's actually Arnie Nudell, but hey, you were close.
No, but I always wondered what those things sounded like. They were around in my pre-audiophile days.
I heard those speakers in Best Buy in my pre audiophile days and I really liked them. Couldn't afford them and didn't have enough room. But back then, what did I know about quality home audio reproduction, not much, but I enjoyed them in the showroom.
Can you still find them around. I never heard or saw them but I was busy doing other things in the 90s. I will check e-Bay.
Rsf 1000 was closer to 2k msrp...with built in subs...my rsf 400s are much smaller and less complex...but they have a big, commanding presence...they are fairly nuetral until bottom octaves...which can sound a touch warm...but this is very recording dependent...and can be pleasing on rock tracks...as the touch of color adds some nice fullness...imaging/ separation of instruments is very good...but not outstanding...at times a bit "boxy"...and the midrange lacks some realism...but for a speaker that retailed for $800 15 years ago...there are many things going right here...and they definitely sound as if they belong in that range...albeit probably not a class leader...but a steal on the used market...and one of better sleeper finds...ssshhh...don't tell anybody...