New Energy Owner
I recently became a member of the Energy owners club. I am in the process of a slow build out of a new home theater setup. At present it is a combination of new equipment and whatever spare equipment I have on hand. The front L/R speakers were my first purchase for new audio equipment. I went to the local BB to check out and possibly purchase the Klipsch R-28F or R-26F towers since Klipsch seems to be popular with the home theater crowd and they were sale at 50% off. Long story short, one of the guys in the Magnolia section offered me deal on pair of CF-70 towers for $50 more than a pair of R-28F towers. I took them home and they survived the 30 day return period. Next up was the center channel. I went back the BB recently to see if they could get me a deal on the CC-10. The price they gave me was the same as the on sale price for a RC-LCR at Fry's. Since the RC-LCR is a better speaker for the same price I went and got the RC-LCR instead. I received the RC-LCR a few days ago and even though it not yet broken in, I am very pleased with it.
My next target is the L/R surround speakers. My surround speakers mount to a wall that people need to be able to walk along so I am looking at compact speakers that have small depth or something that I would feel comfortable mounting higher up on the wall to help avoid people bumping into the speaker as they walk by. This eliminates most bookshelf type speakers as a possibility. About the only thing in the Energy lineup that I am considering is the CR-10 which is for use as a rear channel speaker. The CR-10 does angle down when flush mounted so I would be comfortable mounting it higher for better clearance and it would still be directed at the listening position. Other speakers that I am considering are the Def Tech Mythos Gem, Mythos Gem XL, Mythos XTR-20BP, ProMonitor 800, and the Martin Login Motion 2.
Any opinions on using the CR-10 as L/R surround speakers? Or any of the other speakers that I mentioned?