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post #53701 of 53707 Old Yesterday, 11:05 AM
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The RC's were great. Did a lot better than my Veritas. But the tweeters give me ear fatigue.
that's very weird RC tweeter are not fatiguing at all.

Nobody here will agree with that description about the RC.

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Compact Bedroom System...?

This is a slightly different post from me, as I'm typically asking about larger speakers...

I'm looking for a relatively small / compact bedroom system, as I've finally got around to mounting a TV in there. I had been using some Logitech Z5500 speakers in there up until now, but since they would be a bit odd to use with a receiver (logitech system is self-powered and needs an optical feed for surround), I'd prefer to use a system that can be plugged directly into my smaller Yamaha HDMI receiver, which has been unused as of late.

Is there any good recommendations within the Energy -- or non-Energy -- lines that might be recommended? From what

I've read on here, the take classic 5.1 set sounds decent for the cost, and there's the spinoff Monoprice version of it (I'd need a link to that though, to know which it is)...but beyond that, I don't really know what to look for. I'm not looking to spend a fortune, but would like it to sound at least decently good. Built-in wall mounting capabilities would be the main requirement I can really think of. I know a budget would be helpful, but I don't know how much to expect from a given price range for speakers of that sort.

Thankfully the Logitech Z5500's seem to have somewhat of a cult-following in the PC-user world these days, so I may be able to sell them via Craigslist or (less preferably) eBay for a decent price & make back most (or surpass) my costs.

Suggestions very welcome!
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that's very weird RC tweeter are not fatiguing at all.

Nobody here will agree with that description about the RC.
While I haven't heard them myself, that's very true -- not something I've ever really read described in regard to the RC-70's on here. I will say though, that the 2.2i's are very, very smooth in not fatiguing my ears...whereas all the other (decently good) Energy speakers I've owned over time (5.1e's, C-8's, APS 5+2's) did start to fatigue me over time. I think if you split the difference between those and the 2.2i's, perhaps that'd be somewhere where the RC-70's would fall tweeter-wise (though I'd guess closer to the 2.2i's than the C-8's, etc).

So perhaps there is a bit of a difference, but something we'd only be able to really notice from someone who has owned both?

Pure speculation on my part...
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Live with the Veritas i series for 10+ years and then switch to the RCs. Then judge my opinion. Key word, opinion. To me, they are. But that is compared to my Veritas, with my ears. I'm so used to the 2.2i's that switching to the RC70's was very noticeable. Positive in some areas, negative in others. I had also mentioned when I reviewed them that I found myself playing music a bit louder than I do with my Veritas so that very well could be why I felt that way. Although I listened at normal levels as well and felt the same, just took longer. Either way I would buy them again. A lot of quality for the money. But I will keep using the 2.2i's as my mains. Until I find a nice pair of 2.4i's. Sooner or later I will find a pair in good shape when I happen to have some spare cash to spend. Almost bought another pair of 2.2i's. Guy wanted 600/pr to close the auction. He was local. I passed.

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This is a slightly different post from me, as I'm typically asking about larger speakers...

I'm looking for a relatively small / compact bedroom system, as I've finally got around to mounting a TV in there. I had been using some Logitech Z5500 speakers in there up until now, but since they would be a bit odd to use with a receiver (logitech system is self-powered and needs an optical feed for surround), I'd prefer to use a system that can be plugged directly into my smaller Yamaha HDMI receiver, which has been unused as of late.

Is there any good recommendations within the Energy -- or non-Energy -- lines that might be recommended? From what

I've read on here, the take classic 5.1 set sounds decent for the cost, and there's the spinoff Monoprice version of it (I'd need a link to that though, to know which it is)...but beyond that, I don't really know what to look for. I'm not looking to spend a fortune, but would like it to sound at least decently good. Built-in wall mounting capabilities would be the main requirement I can really think of. I know a budget would be helpful, but I don't know how much to expect from a given price range for speakers of that sort.

Thankfully the Logitech Z5500's seem to have somewhat of a cult-following in the PC-user world these days, so I may be able to sell them via Craigslist or (less preferably) eBay for a decent price & make back most (or surpass) my costs.

Suggestions very welcome!
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that's very weird RC tweeter are not fatiguing at all.

Nobody here will agree with that description about the RC.
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While I haven't heard them myself, that's very true -- not something I've ever really read described in regard to the RC-70's on here. I will say though, that the 2.2i's are very, very smooth in not fatiguing my ears...whereas all the other (decently good) Energy speakers I've owned over time (5.1e's, C-8's, APS 5+2's) did start to fatigue me over time. I think if you split the difference between those and the 2.2i's, perhaps that'd be somewhere where the RC-70's would fall tweeter-wise (though I'd guess closer to the 2.2i's than the C-8's, etc).

So perhaps there is a bit of a difference, but something we'd only be able to really notice from someone who has owned both?

Pure speculation on my part...
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Live with the Veritas i series for 10+ years and then switch to the RCs. Then judge my opinion. Key word, opinion. To me, they are. But that is compared to my Veritas, with my ears. I'm so used to the 2.2i's that switching to the RC70's was very noticeable.
I think the key is that this was a RELATIVE comparison. Having had the RC-10's side by side with the V2.1's for a while, I can certainly attest that the 2nd gen Veritas tweeter is amazing, simultaneously being more detailed than the RC tweeter but ALSO smoother and cleaner, it feels effortless when pushed to high volumes where the RC begins to strain.

So I don't think Iron Maiden was saying that the RC's have a "fatiguing" or harsh tweeter in an absolute sense -- certainly if you compared them to similar priced comps like Paradigm Studio, Monitor Audio, or even the 3rd gen Veritas the RC tweeter is going to be considered the least fatiguing. But relative the 2nd gen Veritas they are a clear notch below in terms of smoothness and clarity.

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Revel Performa3 speakers.
I'm looking at that route also, did you get the F208 or 206's?

I bet those are night and day difference between the Energy line?
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