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Hey guys, I'm new here I just purchased a Denon X1100w and a pair of CB-10 and I love it
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I find it odd that your LCR came in at 100hz. Do you have the ports plugged?
Yeah, I wanna say it sets mine to 60hz or 40hz.
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In my experience, RC-LCR with ports open comes in at 60Hz or sometimes 40Hz, with the ports plugged I get 80-100Hz

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Hey guys, I'm new here I just purchased a Denon X1100w and a pair of CB-10 and I love it
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Hey guys,
I stated this thread it would be great if you guys could weigh in or consider trying my proposal.

Modifying Energy RC 70

Speakers: Boston Acoustics VS260, VS325C; Surround: Mirage Omni 550; Subwoofer: Polk PSW350
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Has anyone used a 3rd rc 70 as opposed to the rc lcr for center? I have space for another rc 70 center, I could move the lcr to surround and buy another lcr from frys.
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Has anyone used a 3rd rc 70 as opposed to the rc lcr for center? I have space for another rc 70 center, I could move the lcr to surround and buy another lcr from frys.
I've read about someone using that setup somewhere. Ideally that's what you'd want, 3xRC-70's for perfect timbre matching. Plus, the MTM center channel is a terrible center channel design, but unfortunately most people (like me) have to use because of size/location constraints. But if you can do 3xRC-70's I would do it
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I've read about someone using that setup somewhere. Ideally that's what you'd want, 3xRC-70's for perfect timbre matching. Plus, the MTM center channel is a terrible center channel design, but unfortunately most people (like me) have to use because of size/location constraints. But if you can do 3xRC-70's I would do it
If frys was shipping the lcr I would do it in a heartbeat. I'm sitting on a 3.1. 450$ for a 70 and lcr is a killer deal shipped.
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Hello folks,

I'm in the process of redoing our home theater room and took down six Energy Encore 2s and an Energy Encore 1 that I had set up years ago in a 7.1 configuration. Apparently, the last time my boys were in town from college, they overdid it in the volume department and blew some of the tweeters and a couple of woofers. I'd like to get them repaired before parting with them, but am unable to find replacement drivers anywhere. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks in advance for your time and efforts!
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Hello folks,

I'm in the process of redoing our home theater room and took down six Energy Encore 2s and an Energy Encore 1 that I had set up years ago in a 7.1 configuration. Apparently, the last time my boys were in town from college, they overdid it in the volume department and blew some of the tweeters and a couple of woofers. I'd like to get them repaired before parting with them, but am unable to find replacement drivers anywhere. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks in advance for your time and efforts!
It's going to be difficult to find replacement drivers for models that old. And they honestly aren't worth that much anymore. If you get back to a complete 5.1 setup to sell them as a package, I would just check eBay and pick up an extra satellite or two and then sell the broken ones as a package on eBay for parts/repair. Or just part them out and sell the good ones individually.

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I have been patiently waiting on the RC-LCR to come back in stock. All I need.......

Frys can't even commit to when they will ship again either unfortunately.
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If frys was shipping the lcr I would do it in a heartbeat. I'm sitting on a 3.1. 450$ for a 70 and lcr is a killer deal shipped.
Ah. From what I've read an RC-70 or even an RC-10 would be better as a center than the LCR, because of the fundamentally flawed horizontal center design. Here's one of the articles I've read about this. The Klipsch thread guys have been talking about this a lot too

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=89614
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Ah. From what I've read an RC-70 or even an RC-10 would be better as a center than the LCR, because of the fundamentally flawed horizontal center design. Here's one of the articles I've read about this. The Klipsch thread guys have been talking about this a lot too

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=89614
Maybe not.

From a sound and vision review of the RC series - about the RC-LCR:

"The RC-LCR (and the RC-R) also employs a 2" inverted aluminum dome midrange—perhaps the most unusual driver in the system.

Two of these are used in the RC-LCR center channel speaker, flanking the main tweeter in a diagonal layout. If you're thinking, as I first did, that this 2" driver is one of those "full-range" units found in many of today's cheap computer speakers, you'd be wrong.

According to Energy, this complex driver has a free air resonance of 200Hz (exceptionally low for such a small driver) with a response that extends flat to 8000Hz. But it isn't used over this full range. The specified crossover points (in the RC-LCR) are 600Hz and 2.5kHz.

The construction of this small midrange driver may be seen in the two accompanying photos, one showing the unmounted driver, the other an exploded diagram of its internal construction. The external inverted dome is actually part of a unique cone/dome combination, said to result in flat on-axis frequency response, wide dispersion, increased sensitivity, and low distortion.



Both this midrange and the main tweeter use small but powerful Neodymium magnets. This allows all three drivers to be positioned very close together. Both the midranges and tweeter also have their own critically damped rear chambers, allowing relatively low crossover points.



These design characteristics, together the 3-way configuration, are claimed to provide the RC-LCR with optimum dispersion. In theory this should minimize the off-axis response irregularities that plague most 2-way channel speakers that use a horizontal, woofer-tweeter-woofer orientation."


From personal experience, I have two RC-LCR's in my main system (used flat, with RC 50's, RC 10's and RC mini's) and a bedroom system (used upright, with RC-10's and RC mini cc's as surrounds).

The RC-LCR performs great in both instances, especially in the main system, since I listen to music both in the central area and at about 45 degrees to the side quite a bit.

Both sound excellent using SACD's and DVD-A's as well as FLAC lossless music (Oppos on both systems), so while there may be a difference, it's not something I've noticed.
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Yeah I haven't been able to test with 3xRC-70's, and I have 2xRC-70's and an LCR and it seems fine. But I've read a few articles lately stating a horizontal center is not ideal. I'm not advocating this or anything, just pointing out the idea
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I find it odd that your LCR came in at 100hz. Do you have the ports plugged?
Yes, plugs are in. Its up tight against tight against the fireplace. Should I leave it set at 100hz?
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I find it odd that your LCR came in at 100hz. Do you have the ports plugged?
Yes, plugs are in. Its up tight against tight against the fireplace. Should I leave it set at 100hz?
In that case leave it at 100hz where Audyssey set it.

Raise the 70s up to 60hz/small and the rest at 80hz and you are good to go.
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Yeah I haven't been able to test with 3xRC-70's, and I have 2xRC-70's and an LCR and it seems fine. But I've read a few articles lately stating a horizontal center is not ideal. I'm not advocating this or anything, just pointing out the idea
I'm considering 3 rc 70s up front(have 2) and 2 lcrs side surrounds(have 1) or 5 rc 70s all around(need 3 more)(useless lcr)
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Ah. From what I've read an RC-70 or even an RC-10 would be better as a center than the LCR, because of the fundamentally flawed horizontal center design. Here's one of the articles I've read about this. The Klipsch thread guys have been talking about this a lot too

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=89614
I'm gonna try my lcr vertically for movie tonight.
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Yeah I haven't been able to test with 3xRC-70's, and I have 2xRC-70's and an LCR and it seems fine. But I've read a few articles lately stating a horizontal center is not ideal. I'm not advocating this or anything, just pointing out the idea
I actually agree with you that you want three identical speakers across your fronts, but in the case you can't, the LCR is not a bad compromise.

3 RC70's would be sweet in my opinion.
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I actually agree with you that you want three identical speakers across your fronts, but in the case you can't, the LCR is not a bad compromise.

3 RC70's would be sweet in my opinion.
I think I'm going to buy at least 1 while there on sale and post a pic for u guys
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I'm gonna try my lcr vertically for movie tonight.
Let us know what you think. I'm not even sure it I would be able to tell the difference, I dunno. It would be better to get someone else and blindfold them or something, do a blind test. haha
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