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post #1 of 10 Old 08-19-2014, 05:11 PM - Thread Starter
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Question Would Energy RC-10 speakers be an upgrade from Klipsch Promedia 2.1s?

So, you will probably laugh at me but right now I have a Klipsch Promedia 2.1 setup that I play FLAC files through a USB DAC. To my non-audiophile ears they sound pretty darn good! But I do understand they are sub par.

If I pick up a pair of Energy RC-10 speakers would they sound much better and be a good upgrade? I realize I would need to pick up a decent amp as well (any recommendations?)

My confusion is that according to the SPECs of my Klipsch vs. the Energys, the Klipsch speakers have a wider frequency response. Just don't want to pull the trigger and end up disappointed.
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Definitely an upgrade! Of course if you like the brighter Klipsch sound then maybe you won't like the laid back sound of the RC-10's.

The frequency response of the Promedia is 31hz to 20khz because of the subwoofer. Of course can that sub really hit that low?

Since the RC-10's are only bookshelf speakers with no sub the low end is probably around 50 or 55hz.

Published specs are one thing, actually hearing the speakers in person is quite another.

I wouldn't think twice about upgrade but I own 4 RC-10 speakers.

How much are you willing to spend on a amp/receiver to pair with the RC-10s?

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Do it. It will be a nice upgrade no doubt. Might need a sub though depending on what you like to listen to.
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Definitely an upgrade! Of course if you like the brighter Klipsch sound then maybe you won't like the laid back sound of the RC-10's.

The frequency response of the Promedia is 31hz to 20khz because of the subwoofer. Of course can that sub really hit that low?

Since the RC-10's are only bookshelf speakers with no sub the low end is probably around 50 or 55hz.

Published specs are one thing, actually hearing the speakers in person is quite another.

I wouldn't think twice about upgrade but I own 4 RC-10 speakers.

How much are you willing to spend on a amp/receiver to pair with the RC-10s?
Wow, you must really like them if you have 4! Can you recommend a decent amp/receiver to pair with them in the sub $400 range?
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Thanks for the recomendations - I really appreaciate it. I may pull the trigger on the Denon unit and the BIC Formula F-12 tomorrow. Going to sleep on it.
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That would be a monumental upgrade, I have come close on many occasions to buying some RC-10, even though I don't really need them

The RC series was fantastic, it's shame they stopped making them.

Make sure to run Audyssey on your receiver, this is a fantastic read and will help you get the most of your system: "Official" Audyssey thread (FAQ in post #51779)

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Yep. What AFROGT and TRANSMANIACON said. The Energy RC line has a cult like following, and yes I happen to be one of them.

It really isn't a fair comparison. The Promedia is exactly that, a media speaker designed to be connected to a computer. The RC-10's are designed more for the purist. If you get them, you will be happy.

I wish I would have kept a pair. I had 3 pair.

Read this - http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/energy_rc10.htm
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I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to say thanks go all for your feedback (especially afrogt).

Picked up the RC-10s with a Denon AVR-E300 and a BIC F12 sub. Needless to say the sound is amazing!

This setup is great for anyone on a budget looking for great sound. After running the Audyssey calibration and a 100+ hour break-in (I know this may be a myth, but I enjoyed every minute of it) I am in audio heaven. Best upgrade I ever did.

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Glad you're enjoying your Energy upgrade. It was pretty obvious to us that it would be a huge difference.

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