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Old 09-10-2019, 03:29 PM
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Roswell Marine R1 Pro Tower Speakers

Has anyone seen the Roswell Marine R1 Pro Tower Speakers in person?

I’m selling my current boat that includes a pair of Roswell Neptune 8s that I’ve loved. The hardest thing about letting this boat go is saying goodbye to those speakers. Amazing sound in a great package. Unfortunately the Neptune 8s are discontinued, so I can’t get a pair for the soon to be new to me boat. New this year, Roswell has come out with the R1 Pro speakers that appear to be similar (at least in configuration) to the Neptune 8s, except that the stainless can has been replaced with a translucent polycarbonate bucket. Cool if you’re really in to LED light shows over music quality I guess, but not really my bag.

Anyway, my primary question is how do they sound? Secondarily, regarding the black section of material surrounding the white polycarbonate bucket; is it also plastic?

I’ve reached out to Roswell a couple of times with no response yet, so I figured I’d try here and see if anyone knew what’s what.

Please save your “Just go with wetsounds...” comments, when I A/B’ed Neptune 8s and Rev 8s, same source unit, same amps, same content, same acoustic environment, the Neptunes won out hands down. Plus I really prefer the looks of the Roswell speakers to the Wetsounds.

Ultimately, I’ve gotta replace the exiting coax speakers on the new boat with some hlcd’s for the clarity they provide at the end of the rope.

Thanks to anyone who has seen these and can report back. For those who haven’t seen them either, but are curious: https://www.roswellmarine.com/produc...ower-speakers/
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:36 PM
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:37 PM
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Roswell doesn’t make an HLCD
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:51 PM
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Roswell doesn’t make an HLCD
I beg to differ, the Neptune 8 had a 1” HLCD, and the R1 Pros do as well. Cut this straight from their spec sheet:

Tweeter: Side-mounted 1” Compression Tweeter with integrated protection circuit

That Compression Tweeter is definitely Horn Loaded, so HLCD is applicable.

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Old 09-10-2019, 04:30 PM
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The old neptunes and the new R1 Pro do use a compression driver tweeter, but their horn is very short compared to most ever other HLCD out there. This has if falling in between a dome style tweeter and a compression driver with a longer horn flare. This can benefit the near field SQ, but may not have as narrow a cone of focus at longer distances.

I hope to demo them in a couple weeks.
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