• The RLS IIs image terrifically with strong soundstage definition, as
well as sounding superb when mated with other Definitive in-walls for
multi-channel source material.
• The RLS IIs can be powered by even the most modest of gear to concert levels and still sound good.
• The RLS IIs can be driven hard without distortion or glare, which is rare among in-walls within the RLS II's price bracket.
• The RLS II's slim cabinet and outer flange make for a sleek, unobtrusive and easy to camouflage design. Low Points
• The binding posts on the RLS IIs are a bit of a nuisance that require a little finesse for the fitting of large-gauge wire.
Despite the appearance of four bass/midrange drivers, you'll want to
mate them with a subwoofer to reach the lowest octaves, unless your
room is small.
• The RLS II's mounting "ears" aren't the greatest in the business, but they are effective. Conclusion
Technology's RLS II Reference in-walls are, like most of Definitive's
speakers, utterly fantastic. They are among the best-sounding in-walls
I've encountered and, unlike some of the other best in-walls in the
business, the RLS IIs are truly affordable. Let me put it to you this
way: my reference system consists of in-walls costing as much as a
mid-sized sedan. Had I known about the RLS IIs prior to my reference
in-walls' installation, I'd have the RLS IIs in my walls and a luxury
sedan in my driveway.Additional Resources
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