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BIC RtR 1530 15" 3-Way Tower Speaker

Brand:| Model: RtR 1530
Overview
If you insist on the deepest loudest bass, the top-selling BIC RTR 1530 15" 3-way tower speaker is the best choice for your system. It offers an amazing combination of high volume, great fidelity, and an unmatchable price.
Highlights
  • Heavy duty 15" woofer with high temp voice coil
  • 4" wide dispersion midrange
  • Ferrofluid cooled 2-1/2" tweeter
  • Massive 3/4" MDF cabinet
  • Sold individually
  • 5-year limited warranty
Part # 
303-422
Weight: 61 lbs.  
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BIC RtR 1530 15" 3-Way Tower Speaker

The BIC RtR 1530 15" 3-way tower speaker is an exceptional value, priced at about the same as 8" or 10" woofer tower models from most other brands. A massive 3/4" thick MDF vented cabinet houses the 1530's heavy-duty 15" woofer, which features a high temperature voice coil for extremely deep bass you can feel. The Ferrofluid cooled tweeter combines with a precision-engineered midrange driver to recreate smooth vocals and clean highs, for extended range and greater output.  Built-in power protection ensures long life and guards against damage caused by amplifier faults. Sold individually. 5 year parts and labor.
5 year parts and labor.

Specifications: • Recommended power: 10-325 watts • Frequency response: 33-19,000 Hz (±3 dB) • Sensitivity: 90 dB @ 1W/m • Impedance: 8 ohms • Dimensions: 39" H x 17" W x 11" D.

 



Product Specifications
  • Input Rating8 ohm
  • Woofer Diameter15"
  • Configuration3-way
  • ColorBlack
BIC RtR 1530 15" 3-Way Tower Speaker
  • BrandBIC America
  • ModelRtR 1530
  • Part Number303-422
  • UPC729305001931
  • Product CategoryFloor-Standing & Tower Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (38 Reviews)
  • Weight61 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

BIC RtR 1530 15" 3-Way Tower Speaker
BIC RtR 1530 15" 3-Way Tower Speaker is rated 4.6842 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look Nowhere ElseFor the money, nothing comes close. Nothing. The only marginal problem for the 1530 is the tweeter, but PE can fix you up with a DC28F-8. Maybe 20 minutes to install. Weirdly good sound for the cash, and I have two sets of famous speakers. PE will take care of you. I know from experience.
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing value!I purchased 4 of these and hooked them up to a 3000watt Pyle receiver and I couldn't ask for anything better.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Sound, won't break the bankI had been looking to replace a set of Fisher 15's I had for years. These speakers do not disappoint. They arrived two days after I ordered them with economy shipping. The boxes were well kept and there was no damage to the speakers. (Other reviews complained of damaged items) I didn't quite realize how large and heavy they would be, my other 3-Way 15 floorstanding speakers were 8-10 inches shorter than these, buyer beware about their footprint. I hooked these up to a Sony STR-DH100, even at low volume, the highs and mids are crisp with no distortion. I was expecting greater bass, but that's because at 100W per channel RMS, the receiver is underpowered for these speakers, I won't fault BIC America for that. Overall I am highly satisfied with my purchase. Put it this way, I yanked the 5.1 system in the living room and replaced it with the stereo receiver and these towers, I am not disappointed. Most of the programming I watch isn't even sound designed for anything other than stereo. My only suggestion, and I am price comparing now, is to mate these speakers to a receiver with appropriate output for their capability.
Date published: 2012-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Organ SpeakerI just installed these speakers on an Allen 202 digital organ which which was manufactured in the 1980's and has excellent reproduction of classic pipe organ sounds. These speakers sound smoother and much less brassy than the Infinity SM150 monitors which cost over $250 each in 1980 that I was using previously on this instrument.
Date published: 2012-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from RTR 1530 delivers B I G good quality soundI liked the specs but was skeptical - even with the reviews. I hooked them up and they provide an impressive big sound. Love them!! I am going to order another pair. I told my neighbor that if it gets too loud- NOT to call or ring the doorbell. Just come on in!
Date published: 2012-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SurprisingI bought these as supplemental speakers for my home office.Sound is so transparent I have to adjust my tone controls formusic, voice, or FM broadcasts. They are made well, solid, and a very good value.
Date published: 2012-06-17

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BIC RtR 1530 15" 3-Way Tower Speaker

I'm just trying to hook my computer/ipod/ phone up to one of these what would I need to be able to do this? Will I need an amplifier or could I just use an Aux cord?

Asked by: Dinomanic
You will need an amplifier for this application. We have many options that will work, something like the Sherwood RX-4105 will be a great choice.http://www.parts-express.com/sherwood-rx-4105-stereo-receiver--252-125
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-17

I'm looking for a "pair" of 1980s RTR Tower Speaker Cabnets.Bottom-1 12" Passive, next 1 12" Woofer, then 1 6" Mid, then 1 3" Tweeter, then on "top" of the Cabnet, another 3" Tweeter.On the Lower Back of the Cabnets were Two Crossover Knobs. Please Help!

Asked by: RickJ41
Unfortunately this is something that will only be available from BIC directly, or possibly the used market.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-08

I grew up listening to Realistic Mach 1's.  Then I bought a pair of Mach 2's and 3's.  At one time I had the 1's and 2's on a four channel that was adequate in power.  Are you familiar with the Realistic Mach line and would four of these compare to them?

Asked by: Theymademusicafter1979
Unfortunately nobody here will be able to directly compare these speakers to each other. The BIC towers are among our best sellers and will likely out perform the Mach models for bass response and power handling simply due to their overall size, however clarity and detail will be very subjective.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-12

when i buy this does it come with only one tower or what/ also do ineed to get an amp or something to go along with this? i just want good speakers i can play loud music in my room with. also does it have an aux inlet?

Asked by: nickmw
Yes these are sold individually. You will need some sort of amplifier that is rated for 8 ohms and at least 100 watts or so to get the most out of these.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-12-12

Lay on side?

If I purchased three of these for LCR, could the center speaker lay on its side?Thank you.Bill
Asked by: palavering
Yes there would not be a problem with this.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-05-08

Will these speakers be an overkill for a Medium sized living room

I am not getting the sound I like with small woofers and sub setup. I am considering this as my L and R for my home stereo setup. I mostly listen to Christian music. My questions is that if I use it in my medium sized living room, will it be an overkill or not have adequate room to breathe.
Asked by: Vic3
There is really no way to properly answer this question. These should have no problem filling your room with plenty of headroom, but it all depends on actual room size and how loud you like to listen.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-04-23

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