"Best Buy" - Hi-fi Choice Magazine
"Beautifully Coherent and Exceptionally Informative"
Rega's RS1 loudspeaker offers exceptional sound quality and value for money. Its accurate low frequency and very even extended high quality treble generate a well balanced and enjoyable performance. These attributes set the RS1 apart from the competition, producing an extremely versatile, dynamic and musical sound.
Hi-fi Choice magazine for April 2009 awarded the RS1 "Best Buy" honors and praised it as "a beautifully coherent and exceptionally informative speakerů the RS1's bottom end is very clean and agile, delivering an impressive amount of musical detail."
Hand-Assembled Driver Units
The RS1 uses a cast-alloy chassis 5.5" unit with a solid central phase plug and a 3.5" paper cone, driven from a .75" voice coil. This unit offers excellent damping of resonances, and a unique paper cone. The RR125 has a smooth response, which aids seamless bass driver integration and exceptional timing.
The driver is hand assembled, in house, to Rega's exact specifications. This gives the company enormous flexibility in design and ensures Rega speakers produce a unique sound compared to OEM drivers purchased 'off the shelf.'
The RS1 also uses Rega's new HF20-ZRR high frequency unit which is uniquely designed by Rega. By removing unwanted rear reflection the design of the ZRR tweeter helps maintain a distortion free response. This is a .75" fabric dome tweeter driven from a .75" voice coil.
Pride in Simplicity
The drive units in the RS5 have been designed with great care. The crossover needs no additional filter networks to work with the drive units. Unlike most manufacturers who boast about the complexity of their crossovers, Rega is proud of its simplicity.
The RS1 has an unusually even bass response for a small loudspeaker. It allows them to be mounted directly onto the wall, or alternatively to be placed on shelves or stands. This allows the user greater flexibility in positioning than is normal.
Superior Cabinet Design
With emphasis on sound quality and dynamics, the real wood veneer compliments the overall construction of this high quality cabinet. It has sleek and subtle appearance presenting a modern stylish and affordable design.
"The result is a beautifully coherent and exceptionally informative speakerů the RS1's bottom end is very clean and agile, delivering an impressive amount of musical detail."
"The mid and top have the sort of delicacy, dynamic vigor and expression that can put many far more costly speakers to shame and unquestionably ensure the RS1 deserves its Best Buy rating."
- Hi-fi Choice Magazine, April 2009