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Got a pair of Energy RC-10s in perfect condition along with a pair of Energy V-Surrounds. PM me if you're interested. I have the boxes and everything.
Black ash, or otherwise?
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Black ash, or otherwise?
Black Ash RC-10s. Black Energy V-Surrounds.
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I'm running CF-30s fronts, CC-5 center, and CB-5s surrounds with an S10 sub, powered by a Denon 1911 receiver in my small den, and am pleased with the performance.
Nice, I looked at those as well for a smaller application but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Good to hear.

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I don't see many people with the C-10 or C-50's? Anyone else have these? I enjoy them quite a bit, they are running from my SC71. The only thing they really lack is bass, but that is to be expected.
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I'm running CF-30s fronts, CC-5 center, and CB-5s surrounds with an S10 sub, powered by a Denon 1911 receiver in my small den, and am pleased with the performance.
I once ran a setup consisting of 2 x CB-20s, 1 x CC-5 and 2 x CB-5s. I quickly upgraded the center to a CC-10 afterwards which was much better. The whole series is rather bright so maybe that's why you find them lacking in bass. The CB-20s were alright bass-wise although I always used a sub to complement the setup (first an Energy ESW-C8 which is not worth the cost, and afterwards an SVS SB12-NSD). At the time I had a Pioneer 1020 running it.

I since sold the whole setup to a friend, and it's still running fine. The only caveat being finish: it seems that in a varying humidity environment, the finish has a tendency to peel away and fade a bit. They're not as pretty as they once were.

Nonetheless, I'm now in the process of building a secondary setup for a kid's playroom / parent's training room. The setup is all-new, with 4 x CB-10 and a CC-10. A PSA XS15se subwoofer will add the needed oomph. An Onkyo 818 will provide the wattage to the speakers and the signal to the sub. I've yet to test the setup though, but in Canada, owing to deep discounts found at FutureShop, it's pretty hard to find a better deal than Energy's C-series.

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Kind of curious if Energy will get into making Dolby Atmos type speakers. I like Pioneer's design with the top mounted driver aimed at the ceiling, and the idea of running speaker wire to an existing location instead of figuring out ceiling options.

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I've posted in here before about selling my speakers, but have kept them because I've enjoyed them. However, I could now use the money. Are cherry Rc-10 and RC-LCR still in demand at all? Searching on craigslist, I didn't see any other cherry so wasn't sure if I'd be wasting my time.

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I don't know how much demand there is but I think they look better than black ash. I have RC-70's, RC-10s and RC LCR in black and then in another setup I have RC-10s, RC Mini C, RC Mini's all in cherry.

The Cherry finish definitely looks better in my opinion.

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Kind of curious if Energy will get into making Dolby Atmos type speakers. I like Pioneer's design with the top mounted driver aimed at the ceiling, and the idea of running speaker wire to an existing location instead of figuring out ceiling options.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...akers/SP-EFS73
Fat chance. You can effectively consider Energy speakers dead in terms of interesting new product development. The only thing they've put out since being lobotomized by the Audiovox takeover are crappy subs and soundbars.
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Fat chance. You can effectively consider Energy speakers dead in terms of interesting new product development. The only thing they've put out since being lobotomized by the Audiovox takeover are crappy subs and soundbars.
Yeah but what about a crappy ATMOS soundbar?

That being said, I agree about the crappy subs but I'm not sure whether Energy's soundbars are crappy as far as soundbars go.

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Well my writing was grammatically ambiguous but I meant the adjective "crappy" to refer only to the subs

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Fat chance. You can effectively consider Energy speakers dead in terms of interesting new product development. The only thing they've put out since being lobotomized by the Audiovox takeover are crappy subs and soundbars.
This sucks, I'm in the process of converting my 7.1 setup to Energy except the sub. So far with the C2 mains, C-C1 center, C-R100 side surrounds, Sony rears, and Sony sub it sounds pretty awesome. I would have to look at some speaker options to do Atmos and keep the Energy's still in use.

I remember hearing the C2's back in '97 in the a/v store I was working at, they were absolutely jaw dropping. Glad I bought a pair as they are scarce now.
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This sucks, I'm in the process of converting my 7.1 setup to Energy except the sub. So far with the C2 mains, C-C1 center, C-R100 side surrounds, Sony rears, and Sony sub it sounds pretty awesome. I would have to look at some speaker options to do Atmos and keep the Energy's still in use.
I know nothing about ATMOS but... can't you use regular speakers e.g. in-ceiling speakers or tilted speakers for ATMOS purposes? Surely speakers with mids aimed at the ceiling are not optimal?

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This sucks, I'm in the process of converting my 7.1 setup to Energy except the sub. So far with the C2 mains, C-C1 center, C-R100 side surrounds, Sony rears, and Sony sub it sounds pretty awesome. I would have to look at some speaker options to do Atmos and keep the Energy's still in use.

I remember hearing the C2's back in '97 in the a/v store I was working at, they were absolutely jaw dropping. Glad I bought a pair as they are scarce now.
Yes, the way to go now is to buy vintage Energy speakers which are a shockingly good value if you know what to look for. The "even number" Connoisseurs are phenomenal, I actually just sold a pair of the C-2's (along with some assorted other speakers) and they are just fabulous. I would also highly recommend the RVS speakers if you want matching L/C/R, or their replacement the AC-300 which is the "true" matching center for those speakers (the C-C1 is for the next gen "odd number" Connoissuers).

Sony subs aren't really highly regarded so that should probably be your next upgrade, since I'm spending your money

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