If you’re in the market for one heck of a pair of high-performance loudspeakers but feel daunted by the array of choices on offer, check out the latest issue of The Absolute Sound. The October 2016 edition of the US audiophile magazine includes in-depth reviews of six ‘super speakers’, including the Gamut RS3i – the little guy with the surprisingly big soundstage.
Just because you have a small to medium sized room doesn’t mean you should compromise on the magnitude of your music. The RS3i is a compact standmount loudspeaker designed to pack a full-range punch.
“The RS3i has remarkable bass extension and dynamic range for its size,” writes The Absolute Sound’s Kirk Midtskog. “Right from the beginning, the RS3i sounded remarkably expressive and immediate – that is to say, free-flowing, unprocessed, and open rather than reserved, forced, and restrained.”
But what of the fatiguing ‘hyperactive’ presentation one often finds in a lively speaker? Not a problem with the Gamut. “The RS3i never veered into sounding irritating or exaggerated. On the contrary, the more I listened to the RS3i, the more I loved its form of “musical enthusiasm.” Playback seemed to more closely approximate live music’s dynamic presence than I have ever heard from a speaker of the RS3i’s size – and from a good many larger ones, for that matter. I found myself simply getting lost in the thrill of listening to music, sometimes for hours, occasionally waving my arms around enthusiastically because the music sounded so compelling.”
“Soundstage width and depth were fantastic, extending well beyond the outer edges of the cabinets and about five feet behind them. The real treat here is that soundstage height was much closer to that of a multi-way floorstander than many people would expect.”
“I have never heard a more dynamically powerful stand-mounted, two-way speaker, period.”
Read the full review in the October 2016 issue of The Absolute Sound.