The RTi70 had a similar "problem" for me... and I have heard alot of the other speakers in that line, and they were not that bright.Originally Posted by Willow
I narrowed it down to three things...
1) The midbasses right next to each other crossed over at the same exact frequency. They were very forward on their approach.
2) The crossover or crossover point.
3) Design goals, perhaps due to where the price range sits with these speakers, they make the speaker brighter/design it brighter to make it stand out from all the other speakers in the room. Very old trick that is still alive today. The RT800, RT800i, RTi70, RTi8 may be designed around getting your attention... and thus have a slightly brighter top end with a bit more forward midrange section.
Just because speakers all use the same drivers will not make them THE SAME. Crossover points, tuning, tweeter height - its all different and it all effects the sound.