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post #52501 of 52521 Old 09-29-2014, 09:55 PM
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I also have a 2.3, 2.1, 2.0c, 2.0r system. I purchased a woofer as a spare for my 2.3 towers from the eBay seller from France. No problem with shipping and it showed up double - boxed with the speaker in the original box, still taped closed from the factory.

When I got it last year, the seller said they had 16 of them. I haven't seen any come up anywhere else with the correct part number (4dr//51870), and you need that number to match the Ohm rating.

Maybe you can get a bit of a discount on shipping if you get two.
Wanted to write a note to thank you for your recommendation for the eBay seller in France. He came through for me- new woofers, perfect match. Needed 2, got an extra for insurance. No discount on shipping, but a good price and am now VERY happy to have my system back in service. Denon Audyssey made them sound better than ever as a system (Denon X5200W)- so Thanks so much! I doubt I would have risked it without your recommendation.
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According to the link earlier on this page, the CR-10s are only $267/pr on Amazon.
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Wanted to write a note to thank you for your recommendation for the eBay seller in France. He came through for me- new woofers, perfect match. Needed 2, got an extra for insurance. No discount on shipping, but a good price and am now VERY happy to have my system back in service. Denon Audyssey made them sound better than ever as a system (Denon X5200W)- so Thanks so much! I doubt I would have risked it without your recommendation.
That's great! I'm glad it worked out, and it's good that you didn't give up on those speakers. I'm sure it sounds fantastic. I'm really happy with mine.

I'm still really curious if the company in Florida can repair those woofers. They won't be available new forever, and it would be tough to replace your entire system with something comparable.
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I ordered an RC-LCR from Fry's on 8/29 with an estimated arrival date of 9/11. On 9/17 it said it was still backordered so I contacted Fry's. I was told a Manager would get back to me in 3-5 business days and that didn't happen either.

Anyone else having problems like this with Fry's?
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Black Ash RC-10s. Black Energy V-Surrounds.
I do not have enough posts to pm you. Could you please pm me with your email address and phone number.
I would like to buy the VS surrounds >
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Hello people, I'm selling two energy rc-70 black ash sets , and an energy veritas v5.2c . Trying it here too since they don't sell at all on local ad sites!
Pics available on request.

Took care of them like babies, and they never were pushed hard. I'm in Canada, but I can ship anywhere... But shipping might get steep in certain areas! Just pm me if you are interested
Do you still have the center channel ?
I am in Canada and am interested in them.
Please give me your email address and/or phone number .
I don't have enough posts to pm back to you.
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I have a pair, but I am in Canada. Assuming you are state-side which means shipping would be $$$$$
Could you please pm me with your email address and/or phone number.
I am interested in them
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Would anyone out there be potentially interested in my rosenut RC-10 / RC-LCR front speakers? I'm mulling over an upgrade but would like to raise funds for the new purchase. PM me if interested.


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a bit of energy history?? How long did they make this optional color??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-S8-3-...item3ce93b2d57

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Myself, I have only seen it on the SX.3 series... And in that series it was only offered on the S8.3 and S10.3 subs, not on the S12.3
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I've seen it with a few models.

The Take 5.2 setup had a beech color variant....



And the S8.2 subwoofer which came with it also was available in that beech/silver trim to match.

The odd number Connoisseurs also had that option.



Seems like it was a thing in the early 2000's....

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Yeeesh... nasty color, IMO!
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For sure. Not my cuppa tea.

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Could you please pm me with your email address and/or phone number.
I am interested in them
Thanks !
Sold, sorry.

I have one rosenut V5.2C left.

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a bit of energy history?? How long did they make this optional color??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-S8-3-...item3ce93b2d57
I've seen the e:xl series in beech as well. They had black faces instead of grey which is far worse IMO.
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Do you still have the center channel ?
I am in Canada and am interested in them.
Please give me your email address and/or phone number .
I don't have enough posts to pm back to you.
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Hello postman!

Sorry , the V5.2C is gone!

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Thought I'd post an update on this- the new woofers arrived from France today- perfect match, new-in-box as advertised... Work perfectly. Both swapped out in under 5 min. Was able to run Audyssey on my Denon X5200W and all is well. Audyssey REALLY makes a difference! Looking forward to trying the first Atmos disk tomorrow.
Thanks so much, Batpig, for your help!
Super cool to hear -- and, I am sure, likely helpful to other users down the line.
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Would anyone out there be potentially interested in my rosenut RC-10 / RC-LCR front speakers? I'm mulling over an upgrade but would like to raise funds for the new purchase. PM me if interested.

I am interested in these but don't have enough posts to PM. I am in OC and get to San Diego regularly. Please PM me with your email or cell #.
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So guys, I finally did it.

Last weekend I managed to get my secondary HT setup working in the basement -- it will be used as a kid's playroom and a training room, etc.

It all began when my GF asked if we could buy a small TV to put in front of the threadmill. "But," I said, "we *already* have a small TV". That's how I ended up buying a larger 60" TV for our living room and we put the 46" in the basement. Of course I had to complement the TV so I accrued stuff in the past months -- 4 x CB-10, 1 x CC-10, I already had an Onkyo 818 laying around (don't ask), a small Ikea furniture to put the sources (mostly my gaming consoles). Somehow I ended up buying a PSA XS15se to take care of the heavy lifting. The past week was dedicated to hanging the fronts and surrounds and wire them all.

Now I'm a notoriously bad handyman. Even accounting for my own lack of skills, mounting the 4 CB-10 was a *huge* pain. In the end I tried 3 different mounts and used 2 different kinds and I'm not even sure I'm 100% satisfied. Being 10-lbs speakers they fall in the uncomfortable crack between 10-lbs max mounts and much more expensive mounts made for heftier speakers.

I first tried two of these unbranded mounts, since they were rated for 15 lbs and specifically mentioned compatibility with Energy speakers. I'm wrapping spoiler tags around the images below because they're gigantic and I'm unsure how to resize them in my post.

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The unbranded mounts had a single redeeming quality on top of their low price: they extend far from the wall, allowing a great deal of movement for large speakers. However, the steel screw on steel ball friction mechanism means it's about impossible to tighten the mount sufficiently to hold up the CB-10s. In fact I wonder if they can even be made to hold up their own weight. I guess using something like LockTite could work. Another problem was that the mounting plate had no hole for the CB-10's threaded insert. The only supported mounting option was to use 4 wood screws in the speaker cabinet. I instead made a 1/4" hole in the plate but it was less than optimal.

I then tried two Omnimount 10 mounts, which are the option most recommended on this thread it seems.

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The Omnimount 10.0 is of higher quality but is much more expensive. But, it's so small that it allows very little movement of the CB-10 before the speaker hits the wall. You also have to tighten the hex bolt with ludicrous torque for the CB-10 speaker to hold up. I'm sure the upcoming Omnimount 15 will be much better for the CB-10. In my case, I used the Omnimount in a hard to reach location and had to mount it sideways, which is probably not recommended but works well enough. I had lots of trouble tightening the bolt. Furthermore, the second Omnimount package (which is an *unsealed* plastic clamshell) was lacking the hex nut that allowed tightening. This nut holds the whole thing together and fits into a hex-shaped hole which allows tightening the bolt without using pliers to hold the nut. It's a #10-24 nut but smaller than the standard 3/8" diameter -- I couldn't find a replacement in my local hardware stores. Omnimount still haven't answered my help request and the order is too old for a return (notwithstanding the fact that a lost nut is an easily contestable return). So I simply ditched that mount.

Next I bought two pairs of B-Tech BT332 mounts rated for 5 kg / 11 lbs:

Spoiler!


I replaced the brand-less mounts in the front with those, which allowed the use of the threaded 1/4-20 insert on the CC-10. These are quite sturdy and while tightening by hand using the wheel on top is useless, tightening with a flat screwdriver allows enough torque to (barely) hold up the CC-10. However as with the Omnimount, this mount is pretty small and the range of movement is limited by the speaker hitting the wall. In particular this poses a problem in my case since I can't toe them in enough to point toward the main listening position.

I also used one of the B-tech mount for my surround right speaker instead of the Omnimount with the missing nut. It was slightly easier to mount and tighten than the Omnimount in my opinion.

I'm especially proud of my solution for mounting my left surround speaker. Since the ceiling is really low (6' 6") and the surround left speaker is basically in the entry way to the HT zone, there was the possibility that someone would smash his face on the speaker eventually. I managed to cut a hole in the ceiling and recess the speaker to help clear the way. In the attached picture, we clearly see the acoustic insulation beyond the ceiling but this is because of the flash -- it's basically a black hole in person.

I also learned lessons the hard way, such as, always pull the wires before mounting the speakers (duh). Also connecting the speakers before mounting them would have helped tremendously. On the second attached picture you see that I've chosen to hide the cables using plastic ducts. This is because the walls have horizontal bracing at mid-height and I didn't want to punch holes and patch them later. There's a few feet of cable showing on the ceiling above the TV -- it's just that I'll have to remove the TV to be able to staple them properly.

The end result though is phenomenal. While there is a bit of reverberation due to the small room and hard surfaces, it just sounds *great* after Audyssey has done its job. The sub is perfect for the job (it's hidden underneath the table on the left), the sound is crisp and dynamic. Even my GF commented on how good the setup sounded. And here's the weird thing. I've got people congratulating me on the setup, even one of them said "I know this was your goal all along", as if they hadn't noticed my RC and dual sub setup with the 60" TV in the freakin' living room. My GF said she was looking forward to watching movies on the new setup! "But but", I stammered, "the setup upstairs is much better, this was for the kids and training". It looks like it doesn't matter much -- the fact that it's in the basement, without any window, and it's kind of cozy, is just the winning combination.
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I upgraded from Onix (AV123) X-MTM's to Energy RC-70's last week. Haven't listened to them too much lately, but from the little that I have, I absolutely love them. I have a pair of RC-10's in my computer room that I love. I could potentially use these as rears in the future or get different rears. My current house (rental) has a fairly tiny living room so placing speakers on stands is not possible with the current couch configuration.

Should I only be looking at getting an RC-LCR as the center, or are there other options that would pair well with RC-70's? What about surrounds? Are my RC-10's the best option in the future or are there other good options? I only just recently noticed that they used to produce RC-S surrounds that appear to be next to impossible to find. What a shame.

I'm pairing these speakers with a HSU VTF-15H and a Denon AVR-3312CI.

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I upgraded from Onix (AV123) X-MTM's to Energy RC-70's last week. Haven't listened to them too much lately, but from the little that I have, I absolutely love them. I have a pair of RC-10's in my computer room that I love. I could potentially use these as rears in the future or get different rears. My current house (rental) has a fairly tiny living room so placing speakers on stands is not possible with the current couch configuration.

Should I only be looking at getting an RC-LCR as the center, or are there other options that would pair well with RC-70's? What about surrounds? Are my RC-10's the best option in the future or are there other good options? I only just recently noticed that they used to produce RC-S surrounds that appear to be next to impossible to find. What a shame.

I'm pairing these speakers with a HSU VTF-15H and a Denon AVR-3312CI.
I think you'll be very happy with the RC-LCR as your center.
As for the surrounds the CR-10 would be a good choice as long as you're doing just a normal 5.1 for movies.
I you listen to 5.1 surround music you might want to find something more robust or use the RC-10's
Some of the Fluance line would be good as well.
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Nice job, neutro!
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