Need some help here, just bought a set of RB42s to use as extra speakers (not my main setup so low cost is key). The idea is to be able to take them with me to a friend’s house or wherever but they will mostly live in my workout room.
I need help choosing a little amp for them and bluetooth capability would be a HUGE plus. Being able to walk into the room, pair it to my phone and enjoy music while working out is pretty critical but not a deal breaker if there is a really good non-bluetooth option. Are there any good amps for what I’m trying to do? I know Zeos said in his review that they are pretty hard to drive. Thanks in advance!
I currently have them setup in my living room with the SMSL ad18 powering them. Works really well in this situation because it has a good variety of inputs for multiple sources including Bluetooth like your looking for. Powers them nicely.
I wish I could answer that. I only tried them nearfield and didn’t try to see how hard a could push them. And I have a very small room. I’m going to bet that for party settings you will need louder. Also, I think the Topping might have more power.
Ok everyone, I know you’re gonna laugh but the Best Budget amp I have found for the RB42 is the NobSound NS-20G ($54). It has more than enough power to crank them loud as you can stand at a computer desk and sounds great for what it is. I use them this way all the time as my mobile setup. People are literally dropping jaws when they hear it. This fits everything in a small bag with no added weight. It is a tiny unit. Best part is you have the option of Bluetooth or Aux and a headphone jack which doubles as a subwoofer output. I’m really quite serious!