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Are you near the border and near a Fry's location? Even with the crappy exchange rate, it would be worth it to grab the RC70s if you are within reasonable driving distance.
Unfortunately not, I'm nowhere near a Fry's even at the nearest border (Champlain, NY). The nearest is in Illinois and that's a ~14 hours drive so with the current exchance rate + gas and customs, it would be a nightmare :P

Edit: Alternatively, I could get them shipped to the border but looking at the specs, my receiver is not powerful enough to power them so... that's a lot of upgrades at the same time :P

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Too bad you don't have access to those great RC deals up there in Canada. I'm honestly not sure what pricing is like for these speakers up there, but you may want to keep an eye on the used market. You can usually get more bang for the buck with slightly older, but higher end speakers.

That said, $700 CAD for the CF-50 + CC-10 isn't a terrible deal, they are excellent speakers and "worth" that much money. It's just that we are spoiled here with all of the great deals the past few years

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Unfortunately not, I'm nowhere near a Fry's even at the nearest border (Champlain, NY). The nearest is in Illinois and that's a ~14 hours drive so with the current exchance rate + gas and customs, it would be a nightmare :P

Edit: Alternatively, I could get them shipped to the border but looking at the specs, my receiver is not powerful enough to power them so... that's a lot of upgrades at the same time :P
Check your local Best Buys and ask them to look it up on the computer. Mine has a single demo RC70 left for $199. They are likely all gone, but perhaps there are a few left in the backroom in your area.
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Too bad you don't have access to those great RC deals up there in Canada. I'm honestly not sure what pricing is like for these speakers up there, but you may want to keep an eye on the used market. You can usually get more bang for the buck with slightly older, but higher end speakers.

That said, $700 CAD for the CF-50 + CC-10 isn't a terrible deal, they are excellent speakers and "worth" that much money. It's just that we are spoiled here with all of the great deals the past few years
I just calculated everything for the RC-70's at Fry's and shipping them at the border + going to pick them up wouldn't cost much more compared to the huge upgrade it is. However, they aren't shipping the RC-LCR, only in-store pick-up ಠ_ಠ. That series isn't available anywhere in Canada it seems so I'm out of luck unless someone lives near and would physically pick it up for me and ship it to the border... and I doubt that I would trust someone I don't know with $350 :P
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I just calculated everything for the RC-70's at Fry's and shipping them at the border + going to pick them up wouldn't cost much more compared to the huge upgrade it is. However, they aren't shipping the RC-LCR, only in-store pick-up ಠ_ಠ. That series isn't available anywhere in Canada it seems so I'm out of luck unless someone lives near and would physically pick it up for me and ship it to the border... and I doubt that I would trust someone I don't know with $350 :P
I see used RCLCRs for sale locally pretty regularly around here. You should be able to find one with a little patience. One thing to keep in mind though is that many people have received damaged RC70s. They aren't packaged well and Fry's will not double-box them.
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Let's add another to the mix...where does the energy esw-8 (not esw-v8)fall in the list of subs.
Are you referring to the ESW-C8? Not sure your exact needs, but the sub that comes with the Take classics is basically the C8 flipped around so the driver is downfiring and the port faces front. Nice thing about that is no port issues with tucking the sub near a wall. It's not in the same league with some of the others mentioned, or certainly a 12", but the price is right - you can land new ones for ~$150 and used ones for under $100. It's spec'd to 30 Hz and mine goes to 26Hz with room extension. And it's only 12.5" cubed, so easy to hide. CNET gave it glowing reviews (for it's class), though S&V wasn't as impressed.
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The model I saw on ebay was esw-8. I think I am going to look into the Omni S8, but figured I would mention the esw-8 to spawn some good (and different) discussion on the thread since there hasn't been a lot around the history/progression of the subwoofer line lately. Thanks to everyone for your input!


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ESW-8 is the glossy sub that comes with Take Classics.

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Hello all.. I don't recall what email address I used for my old account so I've created a new one. lol. I've been mostly a lurker for years (starting back when I purchased my 60" plasma about 4 years ago.)

I finally pulled the trigger on some RC-70's that Fry's had on sale with email promo at $199/each. After reading the forums and the reviews I figured I couldn't go wrong. How can you go wrong when there are reviews comparing these speakers to $5,000 speakers and saying they are a great buy at $1,000 each! I also listened to them in the store last weekend and they sound amazing! I'm picking up the LCR and RC-10's today. I'm not sure what I'll go with as far as a sub but I'm looking at the SVS PB1000. But is that much of a sub/bass really needed?

My specs:
Room size (top floor closed game room): 20x14 8 foot ceiling
Not much furniture: One row of seating, two large 6 foot bean bags on the floor in front
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RC-70
RC-LCR
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I'll place the speaker where ever the speaker crawl tells me is best but I'm thinking close to the front left corner or right behind the seating.
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I'm not sure what I'll go with as far as a sub but I'm looking at the SVS PB1000. But is that much of a sub/bass really needed?
If you're going to do HT, you NEED a subwoofer. Even with good tower speakers like the RC-70 -- they aren't really "full range" to produce the LFE effects with power and impact.

Your room isn't huge, just over 2,000 cu ft, so a PB-1000 should do a nice job of crushing it

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Hey all -- just a quick note, I mentioned earlier I might be selling my RC's, but I'm officially moving on as I scooped up a trio of Triad Bronze LCR used off eBay to get a perfectly matched front three behind an (eventual) acoustically transparent screen.

These are all the rosenut versions -- a pair of RC-10 and an RC-LCR.

I've got an ad in the classifieds here at AVS, feel free to PM me for more info.

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As Batpig said, get the PB1000. Just be careful though, once you hear a great sub with the right movies, you will always be wanting more . SVS has a great risk-free in-home trial and a "trade up" program should you decide you want to go balls out and upgrade for the PB2000, and a return buyer discount if you find duals are the way to go and you want to add another. Not downplaying the PB1000 by any means though, it is a great sub and will do great in a room of your size.

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