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PoshFrosh,

FWIW, Here's my 3 RC-LCR's behind an acoustically transparent screen.
Have you heard / owned the RC-10? Is there a large difference in sound quality when compared to the RC-LCR with their separate midrange drivers vs the 2-way RC-10?

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Wow! I had no idea the grills would have so much of an effect. Makes me think about running without them. I'd have to go all the way one way or the other though, because I'd want to run Audyssey without the grills if I were going to do all my listening with them removed.

Do you think Audyssey could reasonably "correct" the effect the grills are having? Do you or anyone else have a comparison with an Audyssey-calibrated line added to the same graph you posted?

I guess, as you said, if it sounds good to me, then I should just continue to enjoy my setup.

My next project is: I finally picked up an RC-LCR (when they were $219 recently) and I'm going to experiment with swapping it in and out for the RC70 I currently use (vertically) as a center.
wow good to know. I'm going to take the grills out and see how everything sounds! I have a quick question tho, I have a 7.1 system all RC-10's with RC-LCR center. I have an onkyo TX-SR605 and an ED A2-300 sub (RIP ED). I am very happy with the sound but now that I have been seeing the RC-70 going cheap at FRY's I was wondering if there is any real difference in upgrading the fronts to RC-70. Also, will I get any benefit in upgrading the receiver to something newer? more output? Thanks in advance guys
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Have you heard / owned the RC-10? Is there a large difference in sound quality when compared to the RC-LCR with their separate midrange drivers vs the 2-way RC-10?
Sorry, I have not heard the RC-10's.

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Ok, thanks. I just ordered the RC-LCR, so now I'll have the matching front Soundstage with my RC-10.

I was also wondering about the best placement for the RC-70 towers.

How far from the back wall is ideal for these speakers?

My RC -10 speakers are almost 2 feet from the back wall and they sound very good.
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Attention!!!

Just popped up on ebay:

A pair of V1.8 towers for $500 buy-it-now!!!

They are listed as V2.2's but the pictures are obviously V1.8's. The pics also show a sub and center. They are listed as local pickup only, in Brentwood, California.

Holy road trip Batpig!
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They were showing 28 viewed per hour and only 2 watching. And I'm one of them. I Don't think I've ever seen a pair for less than $1200.

The listing says they are in working condition. One pic clearly shows the V1.8 sticker on the back. You can also see a chunk out of the rear of one of the bases. No biggie.

Come on, somebody grab them so I can stop thinking about them! It's a 3 hour drive for me , and I've already got a pair of RC-70's and V2.3's, along with prolly 20 other Energy speakers. The V1.8's would be the next step up though...
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They were showing 28 viewed per hour and only 2 watching. And I'm one of them. I Don't think I've ever seen a pair for less than $1200.

The listing says they are in working condition. One pic clearly shows the V1.8 sticker on the back. You can also see a chunk out of the rear of one of the bases. No biggie.

Come on, somebody grab them so I can stop thinking about them! It's a 3 hour drive for me , and I've already got a pair of RC-70's and V2.3's, along with prolly 20 other Energy speakers. The V1.8's would be the next step up though...
Damn. Those are the ones that were praised big time. Or was it the 2.8's???
Wish I was closer. No way would I buy them without hearing them first. The bases could be repaired/replaced. The drivers on the other hand...
Have always wanted those, but not as bad as a set of Carver Amazing Platinums.

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Well, somebody got them. I hope they went to a good home. Mine woulda been better tho.
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Damn. Those are the ones that were praised big time. Or was it the 2.8's???
Wish I was closer. No way would I buy them without hearing them first. The bases could be repaired/replaced. The drivers on the other hand...
Have always wanted those, but not as bad as a set of Carver Amazing Platinums.
The 2.8s are the big brother to the 1.8s and apparently need a very large room for them to sing properly. I haven't heard either, but I would be interested if I found a local pair for a reasonable price as well.
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Concerning the grilles on the RC's... I find them super nice. Without them the speakers are very "in your face", perfect for demo nights with the guys, etc. With the grilles on, they look like black monoliths, very subdued, very modern, and the kids are not tempted to put their fingers behind the guard on the tweeter. I love being able to remove the grilles but the look would probably wear out more rapidly without

A quick question regarding high output capabilities. The question popped on another thread regarding compression at high levels with aluminum dome tweeters. Basically whether such a tweeter was capable of reaching reference level without compression in a "typical room" (whatever that is) was the issue. Looks to me like it strongly depends on distance to speaker and room dimensions, but is compression in the highs a known issue with the RC's at high listening levels?

I probably wouldn't be able to notice as my own hearing is not very good above 2kHz anyway.

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I have 2 energy xl-25 and 1 energy xl-c.
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