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post #52561 of 52569 Old 10-11-2014, 06:20 PM
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I have 2 RC-10's, 2 RC minis and an RC CC. (all cherry if that makes a difference) I bought some banana plugs from Monoprice. They are very slightly too small(all 5 speakers) so every time I move a speaker a tiny little bit the plugs fall out.
I have those exact speakers in my bedroom setup in cherry too. I used to buy the monoprice plugs but I much prefer the Sewell Deadbolt plugs even more. The Monoprice plugs have a metal outer case while the Sewell outer shell in non conductive material. And they are much easier to install.

http://sewelldirect.com/Sewell-Deadb...ugs-6-Pair.asp


I think Monster makes the same type plugs but the Sewell plug is much cheaper.

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My ownership of Energy Speakers entails of:
two V2.2i mains, a V2.0Ci center, two V2.1 as surrounds
and two V6.2 mains, a V5.2C center, two V2.0Ri surrounds
Last night after being at work for 14 hours, I drove six hours round-trip to pick up a new set on craigslist at a price that was too good to pass up:
So I've now added two V6.2 mains (piano rosenut), a V5.2C center (piano rosenut), and two V-Mini-BS (rosenut).

I really wish I had an AT screen in my theater so I could have a V6.2 L/C/R setup! I gave it a test in front of the screen and was blown away at the difference with a completely matching front stage.
Also, I've never been a fan of finishes that weren't black for speakers but the Piano Rosenut looks incredible!
I couldn't believe how great the V-Mini's sound! I definitely didn't have high expectations for how small they are but I was thoroughly impressed - at low to mid volumes anyways.
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My ownership of Energy Speakers entails of:
two V2.2i mains, a V2.0Ci center, two V2.1 as surrounds
and two V6.2 mains, a V5.2C center, two V2.0Ri surrounds
Last night after being at work for 14 hours, I drove six hours round-trip to pick up a new set on craigslist at a price that was too good to pass up:
So I've now added two V6.2 mains (piano rosenut), a V5.2C center (piano rosenut), and two V-Mini-BS (rosenut).

I really wish I had an AT screen in my theater so I could have a V6.2 L/C/R setup! I gave it a test in front of the screen and was blown away at the difference with a completely matching front stage.
Also, I've never been a fan of finishes that weren't black for speakers but the Piano Rosenut looks incredible!
I couldn't believe how great the V-Mini's sound! I definitely didn't have high expectations for how small they are but I was thoroughly impressed - at low to mid volumes anyways.
For those who live in Toronto, Canada, here's a great deal on 2.1 Veritas:
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronics/c...ationFlag=true
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone can tell me the differences between the e:XL-25B-1 vs e:XL-26. I have a chance to pick up the former, and want to pair them with the latter, for use as rear surrounds to replace a pair of Energy surrounds that have gone missing (don't ask).

Thanks in advance.
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Hello,

I was wondering if anyone can tell me the differences between the e:XL-25B-1 vs e:XL-26. I have a chance to pick up the former, and want to pair them with the latter, for use as rear surrounds to replace a pair of Energy surrounds that have gone missing (don't ask).

Thanks in advance.
The 26 is just a larger version of the 25. The link below is the e:XL series manual with specs for all models on pg 22:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iopzm4bwrr...Specs.pdf?dl=0

The e:XL-26 is slightly larger (3 inches taller, a bit under an inch wider, and about 2.5 inches deeper), 5lbs heavier, and features dual 6.5" woofers instead of the dual 5.5" woofers in the e:XL-25. Same tweeter, same crossover, but the extra size and larger woofers give it about 5Hz deeper bass extension.

So they should be a perfect tonal match and make an excellent surround speaker pairing with the ones you have.

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The 26 is just a larger version of the 25. The link below is the e:XL series manual with specs for all models on pg 22:

The e:XL-26 is slightly larger (3 inches taller, a bit under an inch wider, and about 2.5 inches deeper), 5lbs heavier, and features dual 6.5" woofers instead of the dual 5.5" woofers in the e:XL-25. Same tweeter, same crossover, but the extra size and larger woofers give it about 5Hz deeper bass extension.

So they should be a perfect tonal match and make an excellent surround speaker pairing with the ones you have.

Thanks. They were kind of beat up, I ended up getting a pair of Connoisseur C-5s from someone else that are in perfect shape and sounded amazing. How do you think these will pair up with the 26s?
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The C-5's are much better, they are from the higher level Connoisseur series. So I would use them as fronts and either sell the e:XL's or move them to surrounds.

If you want to upgrade the whole setup that Connoisseur series (the "odd number" verisons, C-1, C-3, C-5 etc) are frequently available used at cheap prices and represent a lot of bang for the buck. The matching center is the C-C1 or, if you can find it, the C-C3 is a monster and was the predecessor to the RC-LCR. For surrounds you can get more towers, the C-1 or C-3 bookshelfs, or the C-R1 or C-R3 bipole surrounds.

The surrounds don't have to be a perfect match, tonal differences aren't as noticeable behind you. So if you want to keep using the e:XL's and focus on other upgrades (center, subwoofer, etc) then it will still sound great.

There's a C-C1 on eBay right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ENERGY-Conno...-/121472359916

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Great info. Thanks so much.
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