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post #1 of 6 Old 01-07-2012, 07:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm considering upgrading my 10 yr old Energy e:XL-26 towers and e:XL-C center in my 14x19x9 sealed home theater. They still sound good but the smallish center leaves some room for improvement during higher volume movies.

Nothing but great reviews for the RC-70 and RCLCR in the Energy thread and the Vanns pricing is great now. But my reservation is this room is almost 100% used for HT. This led me to the compression driver pro-audio models from ED and CHT. I've never heard either and reviews are hard to come by.

I have a Pioneer Elite SC-35 to drive them and a sub upgrade is the next step (BIC F12 now, rythmik or svs soon).

Any thoughts on which speaker would perform better for HT duties?

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There is no doubt that the pro horn speakers will give you that bigger theater sound.

The RC's will most likely be more refined with music and look 100% nicer.
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Many have stated that the SHO-10's sound just as great for music as they do for HT.

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With a receiver a more sensitive speaker will sound much better as the dynamic peaks won't get clipped or compressed. The eD has more Midbass and is bigger. If you can cross over high to the subs it won't matter.

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With a receiver a more sensitive speaker will sound much better as the dynamic peaks won't get clipped or compressed. The eD has more Midbass and is bigger. If you can cross over high to the subs it won't matter.

Thanks. I plan on crossing the sub(s) at 80hz (to start), are you saying the SHO-10 and eD will be similar? And if I crossover lower, the eD will have an advantage due to the larger woofer?
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With an 80hz crossover the eD will have more Midbass. Of course the one I have has much more but I am coming from the upgraded version. The stock 12 might have a slight edge over the 10 in the SHO-10. They both are great.

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