RBH Sound Ultra-3 Passive Soundbar Review

RBH Sound Ultra-3 Passive Soundbar Review

This is a review of the RBH Sound Ultra-3 passive soundbar speaker system. It’s slim profile cabinet and custom drivers allow it to produce great sound without being an eyesore. Best of all RBH Sound will custom cut the width (47″ to 63″) of the soundbar to fit your accompanying display device.

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  1. Jonathan Fielding on December 30, 2020 at 1:51 am


  2. 2WhiteAndNerdy on December 30, 2020 at 1:53 am

    Another unique application this product thrives as is being used as a massive center channel. Pair it with a mono amp that can handle a low ohm load and woowhee this thing can sing. Flank it with some RBH Ultra-1’s as your L/R speakers and you have a formidable setup. 😀

  3. Droidz Hunterz on December 30, 2020 at 1:54 am

    That is just silly large and ugly

  4. Finn McCool on December 30, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Well done on the review. Sound comes to us in many many ways and for what they are, soundbars are often time the first stop on a sound lover’s journey. I recall when my wife actually complained about the sound of the television in our bedroom. After installing the soundbar and sub she was blown away at the difference. It was substantial. And so when it came time to update the theater downstairs I was able to use that little upgrade as emotional currency in order to reach for a flagship processor over the entry level model HAHA. These have their niche and one can only imagine that with a subwoofer that this model would suffice most people who want an upgrade over what comes (or is sometimes not included) in a TV.

  5. Rich Miller on December 30, 2020 at 2:04 am

    passive soundbars are certainly a niche product but they serve a specific need to those who may not find themselves with any other option. its good to know that there are those options out there.

  6. Curtis Sanjenko on December 30, 2020 at 2:10 am

    Wondering why they wouldn’t utilize the full width, placing the left and right drivers as far to the extreme outsides to create more separation from center/each other? All that width, yet squeezed drivers all together towards center. …is it so they can use that “ custom fit to size” feature by looping off a few inches from each side and not actually change the drivers set up? Me thinks so- gimmick, but not about sound quality. Only benefit of sound bars is ability to blend in and be discrete…this one not so much, so I won’t be buying it.

  7. Gregg Cheap on December 30, 2020 at 2:12 am

    I put a thumbs down but, not for the video, rather the fact that these sound bars even exist. They’re pushed on the poor audiophile for spousal approval ! Grrrrr! and so they blend ? I despise center channel speakers and would rather purchase three bookshelf speakers than place one of those below my TV. I wish they would at lest put the tweeter directly above or below the woofer instead of placing them wide right or left. However if it is for the benefit of our better half why can’t the sound bar be 8 to 10 inches deep and 10" tall ? (Sorry hun this is how they make them lol.) I’m sure they’re others out there with the same opinions.

  8. Sean Lacroix on December 30, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Wow, what an ugly piece of crap of a speaker. Also, did you record this with a 20 year old Webcam?

  9. Bitnisse on December 30, 2020 at 2:33 am

    So Audioholics are testing sound bars now….! Next step will presumably be the transition to Tik-Tok as preferred social media platform. Yeah 2020 is surely testing our resolve.😁

  10. Audio Electronics on December 30, 2020 at 2:34 am

    not my cup of tea but I am sure there are people who will like them

  11. Matt H on December 30, 2020 at 2:35 am

    I’ll be honest, Tony’s presentation is pretty sparse of much useful information and his humor falls completely flat (The Arylic reivew was even worse.) The review feels like it was just thrown together after one day of listening. I mean he didn’t even use it in the way it’s intended or try to figure out a way to have it closer to the wall (I can understand not wanting to drill holes in the wall just for a review.)

    Sorry guys, but this isn’t worth of the Audioholics title.

  12. 2WhiteAndNerdy on December 30, 2020 at 2:36 am

    I’ve installed lots of these and they sound FANTASTIC! Seriously. Pair them with a good sub and you’d be shocked it’s a sound bar first off, but also that it’s so thin. Match the width perfectly with your TV and have a good installation and it looks VERY slick.

  13. ThunderStruckCoach on December 30, 2020 at 2:44 am

    We bought our dream home and was forced to use a passive soundbar as my wife, and I, were both unwilling to compromise the aesthetics of our living room. I went with a Atlantic Technology FS 5 and it sounds incredible….. and looks light years better than this thing.

  14. Tyler Robbins on December 30, 2020 at 2:46 am

    I’ve had a 5.2 configuration of this line demo’d for me in person at RBH’s listening room. I was quitely skeptical when I saw their low-profile design and peculiar inverted drivers. However I was totally surprised and impressed by the sound quality and output. They are definitely a uniquely innovative design and meant to be discrete, but their performance is anything but discrete. I agree with the reviewer, subs are a must. I will point out their configuration was set to have the Ultra 3 as a center channel paired with Ultra 1’s for the left, right, and rear channels. I didn’t hear it as an L/C/R configuration as talked about in this review. I won’t weigh in on the cost versus value of them as that is subjective to each individual, but in my opinion, this product line is an outstanding option for the person who wants quality sound, doesn’t want to go with in-wall solutions, and needs to be conservative with space in their room.