Signature Series 41-SE Company History and Build Quality
Since 1976, RBH Sound has been designing, engineering and crafting high-performance loudspeaker systems that provide the tools for superior acoustic reproduction at sensible prices. From their inception, RBH's distinguishing quality was the implementation of aluminum and other exotic driver materials in their packages, coupled with soft dome or metal dome tweeters depending on application and budget..
In celebration of their 25-year anniversary and following recomendations from Audioholics, RBH introduced a limited edition signature series line of speakers created with the same technology found in their high-end, critically acclaimed Status Acoustic line. This limited edition series offered the ultimate in audiophile performance for the more budgetary consumer. Other speaker products from RBH include their Compact Theater CT-5.1 and CT-7.1 packages. The RBH Compact Theater 7.1 meets the demand of many new surround sound formats currently emerging in the market place. Both packages include sonically matched speakers along with a compact, but powerful subwoofer. These packages are ideal for those who want accurate sound on a budget, with limited available space. If you have the real estate for a larger speaker bundle, RBH offers a range of affordable solutions in their line of MC series. While not as small as the CT series, the MC packages offer compact speakers ranging from 4" drivers up to 6" drivers, coupled with deep bass produced from a 10" driver subwoofer. They even offer this series as an in-wall speaker for those who want a non-obtrusive speaker bundle.
If you are looking for a more refined sound, RBH offers the Signature Series line of speakers. Their flagship line of speakers range from the 41-SE's, which includes a 4" aluminum cone driver and 1" silk dome tweeter, all the way up to the 1266-SE's which include two 6" aluminum cone drivers in D'Appolito driver configuration (originally developed by Dr. Joseph D'Appolito) with a 1" silk dome tweeter sandwiched between them, and a 12" side firing aluminum driver. All the speakers in this series include the same high-end, Denmark produced 1" fabric dome tweeter for a seamless soundstage when combined into 5.1 or 7.1 applications.
The Build Quality of the 41-SE
The RBH 41-SE uses a proprietary 4" aluminum cone driver. RBH chose aluminum cone drivers for their stiffness, low mass and self dampening properties all of which allow the driver to provide a linear and more piston like response within the utilized bandwidth. The enclosures are constructed of MDF, with baffled bracing, to minimize unwanted resonance and prevent excess sonic radiation. This method of construction allows the speaker to handle high stress and power levels without excessive distortions. RBH finishes off the speaker with quality a variety of hardwood veneer finishes for the MC Series. The veneers are stained and coated with multiple coats of lacquer to ensure a furniture quality finish.