Probably not - Rogers Sound Lab was a retail chain in California many years back. They made a proprietary line of speakers, many of which were very good. But the sound is a lot more old school JBL then traditional British
No. Rogersound Labs was a Southern California based speaker manufacturer that manufactured pretty good mid-fi speakers. They then got into equipment sales, expanded too fast, took on too much debt and went under. They were not related to Rogers.
No it isn't. Rogers Sound Labs was a small chain of stores in so. cal a few years back. I remember them selling a lot of refurbished items.
I owned Rogersound Lab Monitors. Loved them. They rocked. They were a three way design that had tweeter and midrange adjustments so you could tailor the sound to your liking.
Wife disliked how they looked...so away they went. That started the whole insane audiophile journey that I find myself on today. I have never been as satisfied with the sound of my system as when I owned the RLS monitors and a Kenwood integrated amp from the late 1980s.
You could probably find just those units on eBay, Grant. Why not? See if you can get the satisfaction back!
I think a lot of us are searching for a sound we once had with much more modest systems. On the other hand, as they say, things aren't as good as they used to be...and they never were. :-)
Dan, I get more satisfaction from my wife than any loudspeaker. The grass is not greener, and it was never as green as we remember it to be...or so I've been told.
Ahh the good old days when all of the SoCal players had their own house brands, University Stereo, Pacific Stereo, Cal Stereo. The RSL speakers were probably the best of this lot of underachievers though.
It's interesting that, though all of these house brands are very colored, they were designed for very high sensitivity, so they would sound loudest when the salesperson switched them on from the comparitor board. Strangely enough, this makes many of them sound really good with small push-pull and SE tube amps. Go figure.
Another sidelight of the era is that Upscale Audio was the high-end branch of Rogersound Labs.
Dan, I get more satisfaction from my wife than any loudspeaker.
You wouldn't be saying that if you had a pair of Zu's!
Dan, you're beginning to scare me.
Ahh Zu, the new DK Design Group; glad I didn't miss the Zu thread of the day.
Macrojack appeared in my dreams last night. When I woke this morning, there was a large pod by the bed, a pair of Druids in the living room, and Warrenh was fixing me a breakfast of scrambled tympanics.
Jut kidding, fellas!
I just got a pair of vintage RSL 3300, and they are as good as Tvad says!!!
I'm running them with an Accuphase stack. They're bitchin!
Bought the 3600s, a good JBL4311 copy. Dome tweeter, level controls, ported with typical midbass bump.
Reasonably sensitive, easy on amps and would play pretty loud.
If I found some today, in good shape, they make fine speakers in the '2nd string system'....with a Vintage Sansui amp and a Dual TT........
I'm not getting any mid bass hump with the 3300's and the Accuphase combo. I like that I can turn down the mids too.
I've ordered a Dayton 30watt T-amp their $99 winsome mouse type amp, I'm excited to hear it with the RSL speakers.
They're not the end all be all, but there good, I think way better than the JBL 100's I had, more balanced and detailed.
They might like a good tube pre too.
All ported speakers have a double hump.
I once had an equalizer with cal'd mic and a warble tone generator. Had to turn down either the 60 or 125hz with my 3600s and it helped a LOT.
Room has bunches to do with what you hear, of course. If you got lucky and have a room and a listening postion which eats that frequency, so much the better. I was never quite so lucky.
My RSL speakers had tweeter and midrange attenuators on the front baffle. If your model has these, then use them to adjust for your room, speaker placement and personal preference.