Price to $ 6,800
I have a soft spot for Rethm. I appreciate owner Jacob George's industrial design skills. I appreciate his ongoing obsession with perfecting his widebander plus active bass system approach to speaker building, all from his shop in India's water state of Kerala. So it was with fondness that I opened the following email and admired the attached pix. "As you know, I have wanted to work at the bottom end, price wise, of the high-end. I have always had 'philosophical difficulties' with the notion of paying prices equalling that of cars for a pair of speakers, however good they may be. Catering to just the top 1% of the population is becoming increasingly unjustifiable (yes I was a Bernie Sanders supporter and my Indian socialist roots leavened with a fair amount of guilt are probably just poking through). But we still need good music - and good sound. This is Rethm's attempt to do it at slightly more realistic prices. We still use a widebander, powered bass with level control. It is immensely musical whilst not having the ultimate resolution of our higher-up models. So I thought I would send you some photographs of our latest baby at just US$2'900/par. This is just for your information and to let you know that I am alive and well."
Rethm Trishna Speaker
We set out to design a loudspeaker that delivered on the emotional magic – that "something special" that only wide-banders seem to have -- while ensuring that they did not suffer the down sides common to this genre of loudspeakers – namely an elevated upper midrange response, and a lack of bass. All of this had to be done within a package that was compact, inexpensive, and aesthetically pleasing enough to catch the eye…. with an involuntary "wow'! With a proprietary custom designed full-range driver and a very compactly designed isobaric bass enclosure using two 6.5 inch drivers which fill in the bass frequencies below 100 hz, we have a true full-range performer (admittedly not going into subterranean bass levels) within a petite and extremely space and décor-friendly enclosure. The Trishna is recommended for rooms up to about 250 sq.ft. ( 25 sq.m ). FINISHES SPECIFICATIONS PHOTO GALLERY BROCHURE
RETHM MAARGA Speaker
Conforming to the Rethm Loudspeaker philosophy we wanted to create a loudspeaker that portrayed all the emotional magic and realism our Loudspeakers are known for. The Maarga has been designed for the music-lover who wants a little "more" than the Trishna but still wants a reasonably compact loudspeaker that is aesthetically unique. And what does the Maarga do that the Trishna does not? After having worked with full-range drivers for a decade, we have noticed that the larger the wide-bander, the better the midrange. The mid- and upper-bass naturally is better and fuller as well ( ….. however, there is a limit to "how big" -- as beyond an optimum it starts exhibiting treble loss ). The Maarga delivers on this premise, and quite simply delivers "more" of everything. With a custom made 6 inch driver instead of the 5 inch of the Trishna, with a bigger and longer labyrinth, with a larger isobaric bass enclosure, a more powerful bass amplifier, and a completely different "active" low-pass filter circuit, we are looking at a loudspeaker that takes the Trishna's performance to the next level. The Maarga is recommended for rooms up to about 400 sq.ft. ( 40 sq.m. ).