Home Theater MagConclusion
It’s not always safe to assume that a company with a grand reputation will deliver on it with each and every product. At the same time, it’ll probably surprise no one that the R Series is worthy of its audiophile lineage. The series is beyond excellent, moving aggressively into I-could-live-this territory. I’m struck by how much this system excelled in the human dimension—that is, the reproduction of speaking and singing voices, although it also handled pretty much all instruments and effects with aplomb. And unlike a lot of audiophile speakers, these are no challenge for a decent-quality AVR to run at a variety of levels, from coherent whisper to rambunctiously rockin’. These are simply extraordinary loudspeakers.