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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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