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  • Samson Technologies Rubicon 6APublished on 05/14/13 at 19:16
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I bought her pregnant after having conversed and read the article What rroland prepared on this range rubicon.
    This is my first monitor speakers.

    SOUNDS

    I will not expatiate on sonoritée just to make beautiful sentences. Just as the tape is excellent. I for years now and even mix it with a little more experience than my first I always find them very precise and neutral.

    OVERALL OPINION

    A friend bought adam a7x well evidamment it is more precise but its rubicon are really astonishing. Try to find the article only rroland written. He speaks much better than me. In any case if I change (peut'etre this summer, I make myself a treat well for my 30th spring) I will take something......
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    I bought her pregnant after having conversed and read the article What rroland prepared on this range rubicon.
    This is my first monitor speakers.

    SOUNDS

    I will not expatiate on sonoritée just to make beautiful sentences. Just as the tape is excellent. I for years now and even mix it with a little more experience than my first I always find them very precise and neutral.

    OVERALL OPINION

    A friend bought adam a7x well evidamment it is more precise but its rubicon are really astonishing. Try to find the article only rroland written. He speaks much better than me. In any case if I change (peut'etre this summer, I make myself a treat well for my 30th spring) I will take something much more to feel a difference.
    Short but for me its bohneur rubicon.
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  • Impressive treble definition, but...

    Samson Technologies Rubicon 6APublished on 09/13/12 at 10:19
    Obviously the ribbon tweeters are an interesting feature. These monitors are well suited for semi-pro nearfield use when really dialing in the higher frequencies is a priority.
    Yet, overall they fall short for really serious applications. For a couple extra hundred dollars you could buy something much better, and something that would last longer and be more suitable for learning the art of mixing.

    SOUNDS

    The stereo imaging you can achieve with these monitors is adequate enough for the home studio user. However, I would not suggest these to a seasoned veteran engineer for any reason other than their unique use of a ribbon tweeter system.
    Dynamically, they respond well to heavily......
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    Obviously the ribbon tweeters are an interesting feature. These monitors are well suited for semi-pro nearfield use when really dialing in the higher frequencies is a priority.
    Yet, overall they fall short for really serious applications. For a couple extra hundred dollars you could buy something much better, and something that would last longer and be more suitable for learning the art of mixing.

    SOUNDS

    The stereo imaging you can achieve with these monitors is adequate enough for the home studio user. However, I would not suggest these to a seasoned veteran engineer for any reason other than their unique use of a ribbon tweeter system.
    Dynamically, they respond well to heavily compressed and un-mastered material alike. What is obviously lacking is low end clarity. They tend to get "mushy" sounding at frequencies below 250Hz, and the 100Hz and below range is virtually non-existant. On the plus-side, from about 300Hz up to the 20kHz range these speakers perform quite well.
    I would definitely use these monitors as a secondary or more likely a third string option for checking mixes simply for their unique clarity in the high end. But, I would never, ever use these for truly serious mixing. And mastering? Absolutely No Way. You may perhaps be able to reinforce these monitors with a sub and thus improve upon your overall weak point but you'd still have mushy low-end.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The ribbon tweeters are certainly an interesting feature. The clarity in the high-end is actually pretty impressive and that feature is unique in a monitor at this price.
    Value vs. Price? Well, these would be good for a novice to low-level intermidiate engineer. The 300Hz - 20kHz range is remarkably well balanced and would be suited for learning the basics of how to set instrument balance vs. clarity. However, they could also end up fooling you into bad habits regarding the way you handle you low-end frequencies. Since the response below 300hz becomes so mushy and tapers off into non-existance you may start "beefing up" you eq's and getting used to inappropriate balancing of your kick and bass tracks for example. The Low-end is the hardest part of building a good mix to master, and becoming comfortable with bad technique may end up hurting you in the long run.
    I would recommend these to the thrify noivice, or perhaps, to the pro who just would like a different set of monitors to trial test mixes for different system compatability. (Ex. My pro rig vs. my semi-pro rig vs. my novice rig vs. my car etc.) But, more realistically, I would recommend these to someone who just wanted to upgrade from some lower quality computer speakers to something a bit more clear.
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  • Samson Technologies Rubicon 6APublished on 09/22/05 at 13:06
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    SPECIFICATIONS:
    - Membrane 6.5 "
    - 1x2 inch ribbon for the highs (a lightweight aluminum ribbon-shaped accordion, located between two peoples magntiques. The ribbon vibrates according to the field and produces waves magntique sound. The tape has a mass ngligeable, which amliore the quality)
    - Rponse in frquence (give manufacturer): 57Hz - 27 KHz + / - 3 dB (curve rponse (https://fr.audiofanzine.com/img/membres/normal/3/ 9/39736.jpg) does not parat super linear on paper)
    -75 Watts RMS for the membrane, 25 Watts RMS for the ribbon
    - Frquence 3kHz cutoff - 24 dB / oct
    - Between RCA
    - XLR and jack symtrique
    - Matriau of the enclosure: MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
    -......
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    SPECIFICATIONS:
    - Membrane 6.5 "
    - 1x2 inch ribbon for the highs (a lightweight aluminum ribbon-shaped accordion, located between two peoples magntiques. The ribbon vibrates according to the field and produces waves magntique sound. The tape has a mass ngligeable, which amliore the quality)
    - Rponse in frquence (give manufacturer): 57Hz - 27 KHz + / - 3 dB (curve rponse (https://fr.audiofanzine.com/img/membres/normal/3/ 9/39736.jpg) does not parat super linear on paper)
    -75 Watts RMS for the membrane, 25 Watts RMS for the ribbon
    - Frquence 3kHz cutoff - 24 dB / oct
    - Between RCA
    - XLR and jack symtrique
    - Matriau of the enclosure: MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard)
    - Rounded corners (the mode)
    - Dimensions (height-width-depth): 235x381x273
    - 8.2 Kg
    - 8 Rubber linings are provided to avoid the speakers vibrate and transmit vibrations
    - Wind front
    - Volume knob the rear
    - knob rglage of tape:-2dB, 0dB, +2 dB, +4 dB
    - Electromagnetic shielding (no problem up a notch ct)

    PURPOSE:
    - Home studio

    SOUNDS

    I compare in stores:
    - KRK RP6: too flattering in the low mids
    - Beber B2031A: yuck: No DEFINITIONS
    - Genelec 8030: mtallique her, not at all enjoyable

    In short, it is R6a I prfr:
    - Dfine much lower and fall well
    - Clear treble but not aggressive
    - Good dynamic

    OVERALL OPINION

    - Now a month since I use them, and no regrets. I do not dfault of my mixes on other System. Samson Arussi bring the tape home studio budgets (500 Paris), yum, a real rgal. Remains how the R6a ragissent time.
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  • Samson Technologies Rubicon 6APublished on 02/15/06 at 11:01
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    The views of pro music very promptly guided to these speakers and the quality samson.

    Usage: mix and composition.

    SOUNDS

    Exelente frequency curve, good stereo image.

    his clear and precise on the spectrum and controllability of acute -2, 0, 2 or 4 db.

    Enormous dynamic, I love these speakers.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since 2 days.

    what I like best: everything! tone, strength, design> What perfect

    what I like least: can be a slightly cold but hey it is neutral then we can not have it all.

    I would do this choice unless they break the next two weeks.

    EXCELLENT value for money (I have had a € 359). ...
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    The views of pro music very promptly guided to these speakers and the quality samson.

    Usage: mix and composition.

    SOUNDS

    Exelente frequency curve, good stereo image.

    his clear and precise on the spectrum and controllability of acute -2, 0, 2 or 4 db.

    Enormous dynamic, I love these speakers.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since 2 days.

    what I like best: everything! tone, strength, design> What perfect

    what I like least: can be a slightly cold but hey it is neutral then we can not have it all.

    I would do this choice unless they break the next two weeks.

    EXCELLENT value for money (I have had a € 359).
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  • Anonymous

    Samson Technologies Rubicon 6APublished on 03/19/08 at 03:21
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    T say everything I think,
    I just want to add that the wind is located low on the front which can be places close to a wall which is not the case with their concurrent closest my mind (yamaha HS50M)

    I use it for home recording
    75Watt, almost too but in a sense it can serve as mid-range!

    SOUNDS

    John 9:25 - "j'tais once blind, now I see"

    With these speakers is plutt: j'tais old deaf now I hear.

    Their strong point is that they are not gnreuses like most speakers in this price range. They are fair and retransmit exactly what is happening in your mix. It gnial to work with them because when we go on another Systm of costs, there are no surprises ...
    I had the test before ...
    T say everything I think,
    I just want to add that the wind is located low on the front which can be places close to a wall which is not the case with their concurrent closest my mind (
    yamaha HS50M)

    I use it for home recording
    75Watt, almost too but in a sense it can serve as mid-range!

    SOUNDS

    John 9:25 - "j'tais once blind, now I see"

    With these speakers is plutt: j'tais old deaf now I hear.

    Their strong point is that they are not gnreuses like most speakers in this price range. They are fair and retransmit exactly what is happening in your mix. It gnial to work with them because when we go on another Systm of costs, there are no surprises ...
    I had the test before yamaha HS50M (gnreuse too dynamic and too low in the lower spectrum), frankly, there's no picture! Well may be that some or other beatmaker DJ prtendront me that yamaha are better, but to make acoustic music that should ring true, they are much better.

    The image is trs good stro
    The curve is frequency drives trs trs trs good.
    The sound is clear and just prcis
    Dynamics is well respected, it's not the speakers that boost everything go in, they're just right, so, at Premire costs, your tone seems small and a bit cold dcption of rising in you. But when you have 2 or 3 above mix, then you understand that they are really harsh environment.

    I put them ten because for the price, it is hard to beat

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for a month and I did a whole project on it (+ mix mastering could cost you the -> http://www.myspace.com/thestraws .

    I love the most:
    They are fair and they do not have "strong point" or "weak points"
    -Their design and their apparent robustness
    Possibility of three-diffrent connectors (RCA, line, XLR)
    -The wind facade

    what I like least:
    Why I have not bought SOON !!!!!
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  • Samson Technologies Rubicon 6APublished on 04/20/08 at 04:26
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Speakers purchased for use in man studio
    used with a Mackie Onyx
    the price also jou for the purchase of this model ...
    They are of medium size which makes them versatile for mixing DIFFERENT volume.
    All that make up their price.

    SOUNDS

    Yes, these speakers are rather neutral but with a lightweight hi fi ct. Even when they remain primarily monitoring speakers but with a rather soft cot which is no worse for the ears ... Especially since the monitoring is MUCH gnral tiring and tiring. I had taken of samson resolv 80a dpart APRS an evening test I have to change ... After an hour with the resolv it almost hurt your ears even a reasonable size (too aggressive treble taient indeed......
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    Speakers purchased for use in man studio
    used with a Mackie Onyx
    the price also jou for the purchase of this model ...
    They are of medium size which makes them versatile for mixing DIFFERENT volume.
    All that make up their price.

    SOUNDS

    Yes, these speakers are rather neutral but with a lightweight hi fi ct. Even when they remain primarily monitoring speakers but with a rather soft cot which is no worse for the ears ... Especially since the monitoring is MUCH gnral tiring and tiring. I had taken of samson resolv 80a dpart APRS an evening test I have to change ... After an hour with the resolv it almost hurt your ears even a reasonable size (too aggressive treble taient indeed any system of standard costs as attacks) while it was on the rubicon both precision monitoring, but at the same time one costs more gnreuse standard without being either. In my view they show a good balance gentle clarity, precision, neutrality ...
    no worries for the stro ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since 2 days ... I spent some time on it

    The +: the sound ...
    we have all kinds of RCA inputs, jack ...
    attnuateurs mdium of adjustable to get a lot idec

    the -: the volume knob in the middle grr Crant only in 1 / 4, 3 / 4 t have a practical as well.

    80A before testing the resolv dfoncer perfect for you ears ...

    Good qualitprix
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  • Samson Technologies Rubicon 6APublished on 12/10/08 at 13:26
    (Originally written by Oimgg/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span> Which technical specifications motivated your choice?</span>

    The speakers' reputation and the reviews on audiofanzine ;).

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- What do you use it for?</span>

    For composing, mixing, and mastering!

    SOUNDS

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- Is the frequency response flat enough?</span>

    Perfect linearity! Every signal is faithfully reproduced by the speakers!

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- How is the stereo imaging?</span>

    Excellent, I couldn't believe it in the beginning!

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- Is the sound clear and......
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    (Originally written by Oimgg/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span> Which technical specifications motivated your choice?</span>

    The speakers' reputation and the reviews on audiofanzine ;).

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- What do you use it for?</span>

    For composing, mixing, and mastering!

    SOUNDS

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- Is the frequency response flat enough?</span>

    Perfect linearity! Every signal is faithfully reproduced by the speakers!

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- How is the stereo imaging?</span>

    Excellent, I couldn't believe it in the beginning!

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- Is the sound clear and accurate over the whole frequency spectrum?</span>

    Yes! The sound is neutral, without emphasis, it's simply raw! You will be able to hear every problem in your mix. The sound is very accurate!

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- Is the dynamic response faithful to the signal?...</span>

    Yes, definitely! It's even surprising the first time you use the speakers. You don't expect that from Samson but they did it! It's a real pleasure to here the lows, attacks, etc. with these speakers!

    OVERALL OPINION

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- Which feature do you like the most / the least?</span>

    Pros: very versatile, not embellishing (it's great to finally have a flat sound), they look very nice, they aren't bulky, the ribbon tweeter sounds very good, they are pleasant to listen to and also to work with... very good product! They also have a very high output level which I didn't expect!

    Cons: none... Some people will find their sound soft but trust me, you'll be able to work five straight hours with them without getting tired or bored as with other products in this price range !

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>- How would you rate its value for money?</span>

    Perfect! I think it's very difficult or even impossible to find a better value for money!

    <p class="bbcode-cite">Quote: <span>Based on your experience, would you buy this product again?</span>

    For sure!
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  • Samson Technologies Rubicon 6APublished on 12/10/08 at 08:40
    (Originally written by jfherts/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
    See manufacturer's specs...

    Just one thing: I only miss an EQ (at least for the highs).

    SOUNDS

    Quite linear response... The most linear response I've heard in this price range.

    Good stereo imaging, I rediscovered some of my CDs... It's always pleasant to know that you didn't spend your money on nothing :o)

    The sound precision could be better. The main value of this speakers is that they allow you to adjust the balance of a mix very precisely and you can rest assured that this balance will be the same in other systems. Con: the ribbon sounds a bit too soft and fuzzy, the transient response is not very accurate.......
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    (Originally written by jfherts/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
    See manufacturer's specs...

    Just one thing: I only miss an EQ (at least for the highs).

    SOUNDS

    Quite linear response... The most linear response I've heard in this price range.

    Good stereo imaging, I rediscovered some of my CDs... It's always pleasant to know that you didn't spend your money on nothing :o)

    The sound precision could be better. The main value of this speakers is that they allow you to adjust the balance of a mix very precisely and you can rest assured that this balance will be the same in other systems. Con: the ribbon sounds a bit too soft and fuzzy, the transient response is not very accurate. Sometimes I check EQ settings with headphones (for vocals for example). Vocals should be more precise and defined. But don't forget the price!!

    The dynamic response is ok, but it lacks a bit of punch!! Nevertheless I was blown away by these small speakers. Their sound is not tiring at all (they sound even too smooth).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Two years ago... I plan to replace them with something that has more punch and precision but still has a flat response.

    In spite of some comments I've heard, I don't think they are perfect.

    But it's also a matter of price! For this price, I would definitely buy them again. I tested many speakers before buying them (HS 80: too much highs and too aggressive, KRK: too much high-mids, Alesis: no comments, etc.).

    For the price, they are great.

    But they are not the best monitors in the world!!! (certain reviews lead you to have a false impression...). You can find much better and more accurate speakers on the market but you'll have to spend twice the money... For this reason, I give them 8/10 in every respect!
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