current model : RX1
prior model : RS1 or R1
They all all designed to operate close to a back wall and the tall have OEM wallmount brackets as accessories
The Rega R1 becomes my new budget reference speaker. In addition of its ability to get the fundamentals of music right, it adds clarity and resolution, and an ability to lay out a vivid and coherent 3-dimensional stereo image. In small room applications, what more could you want?...”
The cabinet is an internally braced MDF design that is relatively narrow, but fairly deep. It is augmented by a rear bass port, but this doesn’t seem to produce much in the way of air movement and the cabinet seems content to be placed in close proximity to rear walls if you need to do so, and Rega makes a wall bracket for it, which is usually a good sign that walls aren’t much of an issue.
The manual suggests experiment with positioning, so we begin testing with them toed in, a metre or two from surrounding walls.
However, even in our generously-sized test room, we end up with them close to the back wall and square to it. Ideal, then, for those with limited space.Highly recommended