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I don't know if I'm posting this in the right place, but I've partially upgraded my Energy Take Classic 5.1 system and I had a question. I replaced the center speaker with a Polk Audio CS2 and replaced the two front speakers with a pair of Polk Monitor70's. This is being hooked up to the Denon 1612. My question is, will the CS2 and Monitor70's completely overpower the energy rear speakers? Will I have to upgrade my rear speakers as well?
Probably not but easy enough to just try it and see if you are happy with the sound.

When you recalibrate your receiver with the new speakers Audyssey will set levels and delays so no speaker will be louder than any other. And the receiver allows different crossovers for different speakers so the lesser bass capability of the Takes will be accounted for.

Bottom line -- try it for yourself before spending more money.
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Probably not but easy enough to just try it and see if you are happy with the sound.

When you recalibrate your receiver with the new speakers Audyssey will set levels and delays so no speaker will be louder than any other. And the receiver allows different crossovers for different speakers so the lesser bass capability of the Takes will be accounted for.

Bottom line -- try it for yourself before spending more money.
Thanks for the answer.
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God. I really really really want these at this price. My current setup is rc-10s for fronts, RC-lcr center, and CB-10s as surrounds. I also have two svs pb12-nsd on sub duty. Room is about 5000-5500 cubic feet. I'm about 80/20 movies and regular tv to music. I listen to music in two channel stereo w the subs working.

Taking into account room size and my two subs, would this be a significant upgrade my my rc-10s? The 10s would get sold or saved for another room down the road, just too big for surrounds (waf).

Money really isn't an issue, but i told my wife a while ago I was done after she let me get my second sub. So....you can kind of see what I am looking at here.
I'm confused -- you can use CB-10's for surrounds but the RC-10's are too big? They are basically the same size.

Or is that a type and you meant CR-10's?

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I couldn't bring myself to take the RC-70 speakers back so I decided to keep them.

Just for the picture, I've got one RC-10 on a 28" Pangea metal speaker stand on the left, the RC-LCR in the middle, and the RC-70 on the right.

I have 2 different receivers, one is a vintage Technics SA-500 and the other is a Harman Kardon AVR 340. The funny thing is, both receivers put out the Dane power (in real watts). The Technics puts out 55 x 2 @ 8 ohms and the HK puts out 55 x 3 (or 5, or 7).

I'm debating if I should pick up a newer AVR that has HDMI inputs & outputs.

I like the sound through the Technics but I'm wondering which modern day manufacturer would be the equivalent of the Technics.

Any suggestions as to what pairs well with the Energy RC series?

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How would I know if I blew the crossover in my speakers? I have a pair of RC-30 speakers and had an issue with my receiver where it randomly played a loud sound (high in pitch). My tweeters and woofer seem ok, but I wanted to know the signs of a blown crossover.

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Any suggestions as to what pairs well with the Energy RC series?
Interesting "mich-mack" speaker set-up, but I imagine it sounds good still.

I would get one of the latest-generation Denon receivers, can't go wrong:
AVR-X4000
AVR-X3000
AVR-X5200W
AVR-X3100W
AVR-X2100W
etc.,...

Get as much horse power as you can afford, period. And the latest features. Get rid of the old-school stuff.
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Interesting "mich-mack" speaker set-up, but I imagine it sounds good still.

I would get one of the latest-generation Denon receivers, can't go wrong:
AVR-X4000
AVR-X3000
AVR-X5200W
AVR-X3100W
AVR-X2100W
etc.,...

Get as much horse power as you can afford, period. And the latest features. Get rid of the old-school stuff.
The miss match is just for the photo, so you can see the difference between the RC-10 bookshelf speaker and the RC-70 floorstanding speaker. The RC-LCR will remain as the center channel.

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The miss match is just for the photo, so you can see the difference between the RC-10 bookshelf speaker and the RC-70 floorstanding speaker. The RC-LCR will remain as the center channel.

Thanks for your advice 😊
Nice setup.

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Interesting "mich-mack" speaker set-up, but I imagine it sounds good still.

I would get one of the latest-generation Denon receivers, can't go wrong:
AVR-X4000
AVR-X3000
AVR-X5200W
AVR-X3100W
AVR-X2100W
etc.,...

Get as much horse power as you can afford, period. And the latest features. Get rid of the old-school stuff.
I don't know - I like some of the old school stuff. Some nice equipment is still useable.

I use a Pioneer Elite VSX-33 w / 120wpc with my RC setup. I don't think that the demand is huge with the RC's, which are efficient speakers. 50 Watts would seem to be fine, unless you're hearing some issues.

I buy AVRs for reasonable power, but just as much for the room correction and some other features.
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The miss match is just for the photo, so you can see the difference between the RC-10 bookshelf speaker and the RC-70 floorstanding speaker. The RC-LCR will remain as the center channel.

Thanks for your advice 😊
If you're not into the new surround codecs (Dolby Atmos DTS:X) and don't have plans to go that route anytime soon, go with the Denon 4520.

I have the front RC-70 and RC-LCR combo in a large, odd shaped room and it does a great job.
My surrounds are some old bookshelf Infinity's that sound awesome with 5.1 channel surround music and movies but I purchased some Polk FXiA6's that will take over that duty soon.

I have an old Technics receiver in a closet and really loved the sound of it also.
I might break it out for some good 2.1 channel listening soon.
See if it still lives up to what I remember.
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I have 2 different receivers, one is a vintage Technics SA-500 and the other is a Harman Kardon AVR 340. The funny thing is, both receivers put out the Dane power (in real watts). The Technics puts out 55 x 2 @ 8 ohms and the HK puts out 55 x 3 (or 5, or 7).

I'm debating if I should pick up a newer AVR that has HDMI inputs & outputs.

I like the sound through the Technics but I'm wondering which modern day manufacturer would be the equivalent of the Technics.

Any suggestions as to what pairs well with the Energy RC series?
I absolutely loved being able to switch everything over to HDMI. Not to mention ARC, wifi, etc. I know a lot of us are Denon fans (probably more than a few, like me, inspired by batpig), but I don't think you can go wrong with any of the popular modern-day brands (denon/Marantz, onkyo, Yamaha, etc). I would recommend a couple things: 1. get the best room correction you can, 2. figure out what features you want (Pandora, zone2, stuff like that..)


On a separate note, have you tried moving those 70s out from the wall? I know it starts becoming an aesthetic (and possibly practicality) issue, but I've read many times that the 70s do best with a couple feet of clearance and I'd be curious if you notice a difference.
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I absolutely loved being able to switch everything over to HDMI. Not to mention ARC, wifi, etc. I know a lot of us are Denon fans (probably more than a few, like me, inspired by batpig), but I don't think you can go wrong with any of the popular modern-day brands (denon/Marantz, onkyo, Yamaha, etc). I would recommend a couple things: 1. get the best room correction you can, 2. figure out what features you want (Pandora, zone2, stuff like that..)


On a separate note, have you tried moving those 70s out from the wall? I know it starts becoming an aesthetic (and possibly practicality) issue, but I've read many times that the 70s do best with a couple feet of clearance and I'd be curious if you notice a difference.
Yeah, or use the port plugs?
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I'm wondering which modern day manufacturer would be the equivalent of the Technics
the current Denon, Marantz, and others sound as good, if not better. Audyssey EQ, alone, is an advantage. Also network capable functions- streaming, auto-updates, app's, etc.,...
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Curious if Frys has been putting the RC-LCR's or RC-10's on sale as well. I have been watching but have not seen them. If so, what have they been selling for?
I want to replace my Energy XL-15's with some RC's for surround back duty.
Most likely go for a pair of the 10's but would love to compare the LCR to the Veritas 2.0C. Curious which does dialog better.
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the current Denon, Marantz, and others sound as good, if not better. Audyssey EQ, alone, is an advantage. Also network capable functions- streaming, auto-updates, app's, etc.,...
Denon & Marantz are one in the same, made by the same company and put into different packages.

Similar to when Chevrolet & Pontiac produced cats that were the "same" but used slightly different packaging. Dodge / Plymouth. Ford / Mercury.

My point is, such receivers pair well with the Energy RC series?

If the RC series is "laid back" do I want a laid back receiver as well, or do I want a "bright" sounding receiver instead?

I have a slimline Marantz NR-1402 paired with some Polk Audio RTi6 speakers and the combo sounds very good.

I had different polk audio speakers paired with the HK years ago and I also had a Yamaha paired with polks, but the Yamaha polk combo was a little too bright/forward for my taste.


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Curious if Frys has been putting the RC-LCR's or RC-10's on sale as well. I have been watching but have not seen them. If so, what have they been selling for?
I want to replace my Energy XL-15's with some RC's for surround back duty.
Most likely go for a pair of the 10's but would love to compare the LCR to the Veritas 2.0C. Curious which does dialog better.
I used to have an Atlantic Tech THX450 center channel. Should have never sold it. Best center I have ever heard!
Last time Frys had them at $219.99 for the RC-LCR with free shipping. On the other hand, the RC-10 are on sale for $199.99. for one day only, pick up in store only. Otherwise, the RC-10 were priced at $229.99 with free shipping. Depending on what you drive and how far away you live from a Frys Electronics brick & mortar store, it might be less expensive & more convenient to buy them for $229 & have them shipped to you.


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