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Favorite brand of rock speakers
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Post 16 made on Wednesday May 3, 2006 at 18:49
Active Member
June 2005
On May 3, 2006 at 18:13, ceied said...
the jamo's rocks sound really good


Agreed also their 2-way 8" outdoors have amazing bass. They thought ahead to give you port plugs in case you mount them low and aim slightly up.

Only manufac I hate is OW*. I would rather listen to Bose or iPod earbuds.
Post 17 made on Wednesday May 3, 2006 at 23:57
Long Time Member
September 2004
danwave.. hands down sound and look the best
Post 18 made on Thursday May 4, 2006 at 00:21
Super Member
August 2005
I cannot beleive no one has mentioned Paradigm rocks. I just got them in and have not heard them yet but they look great.
Post 19 made on Thursday May 4, 2006 at 22:03
Active Member
May 2004

These sound great, and have stood the test of time (6 years in the open amongst a few shrubs.
Post 20 made on Saturday May 6, 2006 at 09:43
Lurking Member
December 2004
The Paradigm Rock Monitors sound really good. Better than most I've heard. No distributors have them though.
Post 21 made on Thursday May 11, 2006 at 11:16
Super Member
May 2002
Try Water Works Sound Pipe Ones....................totally awesome!
Drinking upstream from the herd since 1960
Post 22 made on Thursday May 11, 2006 at 16:26
Senior Member
September 2002
We use Stereostone speakers all the time. One thing you have to realize is that they have 3 different grade speakers available in almost every rock they build.

NEVER EVER order the lowest grade drivers( can't remember what they call them) The upcharge is very inexpensive and the sound quality is great. We have also never had any problems with the finish fading or discoloroing.

Robbie S
Post 23 made on Thursday May 11, 2006 at 20:37
Ted Wetzel
Founding Member
November 2001
This type of thing always cracks me up. Or should I say all those voting for Rockoustics are on crack!

Seriously - I prefer stereo stones to Rockoustics and I used to be in the majority, but now I appear to be in the minority.

the old Niles OS10s were always my favorite for an outdoor cabinet. I thought it was the best speaker in their line.
Post 24 made on Thursday May 11, 2006 at 21:40
george p
Founding Member
January 2002
We have also been using the Stereostone rocks for the past year. So far they have been great. We use only the mid or upper level models.

They have a "paint match" option that we have used a few times. Send in a real rock sample and they get pretty close.

George P.
OP | Post 25 made on Friday May 26, 2006 at 12:06
Tom Ciaramitaro
Loyal Member
May 2002
Another plug for StereoStone: I ordered a set of the "commercial" grade speakers and the COD amount only covered the "mid grade" models. I called Alan at S'stone back and said "Thanks for the free upgrade (top of the line piece at mid price) and he said "What? Well sure enough, those were supposed to be commercial. OK, that's what I'll do. I'll give you the commercial models at the lower price". I couldn't convince him that I was just kidding. "Just remember StereoStone in the future and we'll appreciate it!" was as far as I could get.

They've always been good to us and this is just another good experience.
There is no truth anymore. Only assertions. The internet world has no interest in truth, only vindication for preconceived assumptions.
Post 26 made on Thursday July 19, 2007 at 01:58
Long Time Member
August 2005
IMO, the only way to truly judge an Outdoor Rock Speaker, is when you have a problem with one. We are on the east coast, and so summers only last about 3 - 3 1/2 months. Towards the end of summer last year, we installed 2 pairs of Rockustics around a Pool (60 ft. long). They were barely used last year. At the opening of the season back in JUNE, we fired the system back up. We are powering both pairs with a Harmon Kardon HK 3480 (120 w/channel). These are fairly large Rock Speakers with 8" woofers. We immediately noticed a problem with one of the 4 Rocks. The volume was low, and distorted. We contacted Rockustics who informed us that we had to return it to them in Colorado. Shipping was close to $30.00. We waited patiently, but nothing in 1 1/2 months. Finally, we called them after 2 + months. (there is only 1 1/2 months of summer left). The customer is anxious to get it back, despite the fact that we lent them one outdoor speaker for the time being). I am informed by Tony @ Rockustics that the Rock is under warranty, but not covered? (What is he talking about?). He says, after months that the voice coil is burnt & that is abuse, and so it is not covered. Now it will cost us $80.00 to get it back repaired. (maybe more with shipping). I flat out don't believe him. I don't like his attitude, either. He doesn't want to hear it. They have the speaker, and he could tell me anything at this point. Why have we been waiting for months? We are a small company (they said) and we are backed up. If we hadn't called them, we would never have heard from them til next summer. We are done with Rockustics after this. Yes, this is the 1st problem we have had with Rockustics, but they will never get another chance. We also sell Niles Rocks. We only ever had 1 problem with 1 Niles rs-8, and they replaced it with a new one in about a week! Also, we do Terra, and they are really great also. We have already contacted Stereo Stone, and we may sign on with them; who knows. I can't wait for Cedia Expo in Denver in Sept. I have some choice words for Rockustics then!
Jeffrey S. Albaugh
Post 27 made on Thursday July 19, 2007 at 02:10
Advanced Member
January 2004
On April 30, 2006 at 22:07, blkmchn said...
Check out TruAudio. I have had good sucess with their

He said TruAudio - LOL

If PSB made outdoor speakers....THOSE would be the %HIT!
Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic!
Post 28 made on Thursday July 19, 2007 at 02:11
Long Time Member
September 2006
Glad to hear the good words about Niles rocks. Going to fire our first pair up next week sometime and I was nervous having not used them yet.
Zeke Mass
North County Home Theater
Post 29 made on Thursday July 19, 2007 at 10:47
Buck Swope
Long Time Member
June 2007
The Niles Rocks we've installed in the past few years fade in the sunlight. I don't know if the more recent ones do it less, and I don't know if other brands fade as well. They sound nice, though.
This is Hi-Fi... high fidelity. What that means is that it's the highest quality fidelity.
Post 30 made on Thursday July 19, 2007 at 11:18
Select Member
June 2006
Jamo has some nice rock speakers.
Ali Hashemi
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