Vintage Infinity RS-7 Speaker Review and Information
- NAD C542 CD player
- NAD C740 Stereo
- LOVAN 18" Jazz Stands
- polkaudio DSW PRO 550wi Sub
Not much info on the web about these rare vintage Infinity speakers. Recently I picked up a pair in mint condition with original boxes, foam inserts and even the original warranty card. Consecutive serial numbers as well. Thought I would take a few minutes to share my opinions and get some more information about them posted to the net.
Vintage speakers are where it is at for me, especially in the budget/low end of the audio world. There is just something about older speakers that tickles my fancy. Maybe it is the "Made in the USA" factor for many of the vintage models, or it could be the childhood memories of listing to Pops rig or one of my Uncle's systems that hold a place in my heart.
Vintage Polk Audio speakers are some of my favorites. Give me some SDA's or Monitor Series and some decent gear and I can enjoy that!
The Infinity RS7 is a very well balance speaker. I love the famous EMIT tweeter. You will need a sub with these, no doubt, but they do have some nice tight bass on their own. An 8" woofer in a sealed chamber always sounds nice to my ear. Midrange from the RS7 is outstanding.
My 2-channel rig chair seating is pretty low, so these speakers on a set of 18" Lovan Jazz stands worked out perfect.
Not sure why, but these are some of the most non-fatiguing speakers I have ever owned. They are very enjoyable for long listening sessions. Seems like great synergy with the NAD gear. The Polk DSW PRO 500 sub is also very musical on its own, and crossed over at the lowest point of 60 Hz works well with the RS7's.
To sum it up, if you stumble onto a pair, give them a try. You may be surprised at the great sound from such a simple vintage 3-way speaker!
I'll post some of my own pictures eventually. The attached photo's are ones I found online.