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What were you running before? And where are the pics???
Please refer to posts #54466 and #54467. I'll see if I can provide pics sometime soon.
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Please refer to posts #54466 and #54467. I'll see if I can provide pics sometime soon.
Duh! lol
Have you had a chance to go back and forth between the 70's and the new 2.3's?
I bought my 70's on a whim, just because they were such a good deal at Frys. They ended up as surround back channels. I'm gonna keep hunting down a pair of Veritas towers.

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I have RC70 towers pair on my closet collecting dust. Planning to let them go. Any interested?

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Would the Energy CF-70 be a worthy upgrade over the Infinity P363?

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I don't think Infinity makes a CF-70.

I'm guessing you mean Energy CF-70 vs Infinity P363? I think that would be a good test but probably a lateral move than a upgrade.

Here's a good review of the Infinity
http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...3-loudspeaker/

And two for the Energy CF-70
http://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/s...f-70-speakers/
http://hometheaterreview.com/energy-...aker-reviewed/


Speaker preference is really subjective so its best that you listen to each speaker if you can.

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Duh! lol
Have you had a chance to go back and forth between the 70's and the new 2.3's?
I bought my 70's on a whim, just because they were such a good deal at Frys. They ended up as surround back channels. I'm gonna keep hunting down a pair of Veritas towers.
The 2.3i's are clearly superior. There is no going back. I bought the 70's from Fry's also, reasoning that I liked the other RC's, bought from Vann's and Meijer. I think the 70's might be ok for HT, but in my 2.0 set-up, I was disappointed. My HT set-up is 3 RC-LCR's and a pair of VS surrounds, with which I am still satisfied.
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Energy Veritas 1.8 $850 Los Angeles

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Damn, and I'm in LA for the weekend! Im sure they will be gone by the time I get back.
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Damn, and I'm in LA for the weekend! Im sure they will be gone by the time I get back.
The listing is from LA, not San Francisco.

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The listing is from LA, not San Francisco.
Sorry, you're correct. I just saw SF (valley) and my mind went to San Francisco. SF would be San Fernando then? Being over 2000 kilometers away, I don't know my Californian geography too well.
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Sorry, you're correct. I just saw SF (valley) and my mind went to San Francisco. SF would be San Fernando then? Being over 2000 kilometers away, I don't know my Californian geography too well.
Yup, it's in San Fernando Valley. I've actually never seen it written "SF valley" anywhere else, but it does make sense I guess. If you live down there (and I used to), it's usually just "the valley". And completely off-topic but if you want to know what it's like, watch The Big Lebowski. I love the place.

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Hello all,

Current set-up

Energy Cf-50 Towers
Energy CC-5 center channel
Energy Cb-10 surrounds

Receiver is an older Denon AVR 1612 (rated at 75 watts per channel, but probably less when all channels are driven)

Right now my speakers sound incredibly accurate, but weaken at higher volumes and can become harsh. Also, the mids and lows or the towers are very very weak, which I would imagine is a result of them being underpowered.

I will not be changing the speakers. The center channel fits perfectly in my cabinet, the surrounds are on Sanus stands behind my couch and the towers are a gift from a family member a few years ago.

If you were me, and you were in the market for a new AV receiver under $1,000, where would you lean as far as power rating and mating with the energy speakers to get the best out of them. By no way am I unhappy with my current Denon, but before I buy another one, I was looking at Yamaha Aventage and Marantz.

Also, would someone care to specify what RMS I SHOULD be giving my speakers, in an ideal situation, which may help with my picking a new receiver with adequate but not too much power. Thanks
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Hello all,

Current set-up

Energy Cf-50 Towers
Energy CC-5 center channel
Energy Cb-10 surrounds

Receiver is an older Denon AVR 1612 (rated at 75 watts per channel, but probably less when all channels are driven)

Right now my speakers sound incredibly accurate, but weaken at higher volumes and can become harsh. Also, the mids and lows or the towers are very very weak, which I would imagine is a result of them being underpowered.

I will not be changing the speakers. The center channel fits perfectly in my cabinet, the surrounds are on Sanus stands behind my couch and the towers are a gift from a family member a few years ago.

If you were me, and you were in the market for a new AV receiver under $1,000, where would you lean as far as power rating and mating with the energy speakers to get the best out of them. By no way am I unhappy with my current Denon, but before I buy another one, I was looking at Yamaha Aventage and Marantz.

Also, would someone care to specify what RMS I SHOULD be giving my speakers, in an ideal situation, which may help with my picking a new receiver with adequate but not too much power. Thanks
A nice sub would take a load off the AVR and possibly give you some headroom on the mains.

Maybe that and a 2 channel amp if that receiver has pre-outs?
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A nice sub would take a load off the AVR and possibly give you some headroom on the mains.

Maybe that and a 2 channel amp if that receiver has pre-outs?
Forgot to add I have a powered sub...
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Man v1.8s for 850 is a great deal. Anyone know if they use the exact same tweeter as the 2.8s? I know the woofers are a bit smaller. I got my 2.8s on craigslist last spring...dude delivered them to my house (he drove from maine to PA...apparently was on his way to florida) for a total of 1100 or 1200! Still love them every day!

I also have had the v6.3 and then then v2.4i
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Hello all,

Current set-up

Energy Cf-50 Towers
Energy CC-5 center channel
Energy Cb-10 surrounds

Receiver is an older Denon AVR 1612 (rated at 75 watts per channel, but probably less when all channels are driven)

Right now my speakers sound incredibly accurate, but weaken at higher volumes and can become harsh. Also, the mids and lows or the towers are very very weak, which I would imagine is a result of them being underpowered.

I will not be changing the speakers. The center channel fits perfectly in my cabinet, the surrounds are on Sanus stands behind my couch and the towers are a gift from a family member a few years ago.

If you were me, and you were in the market for a new AV receiver under $1,000, where would you lean as far as power rating and mating with the energy speakers to get the best out of them. By no way am I unhappy with my current Denon, but before I buy another one, I was looking at Yamaha Aventage and Marantz.

Also, would someone care to specify what RMS I SHOULD be giving my speakers, in an ideal situation, which may help with my picking a new receiver with adequate but not too much power. Thanks
Yes, your speakers definitely need more power. Do you listen to your speakers at very high volume? Because if you do, 75 wpc ( and not even near that with all channels driven...) is indeed far from enough to get good sound at higher volumes...

I'm with laserjock on that. Get an amp. You can buy a decent AVR with pre-outs , and add an amp later on. For high volume listening, you'll love the headroom you'll get with one. If you are ok with used gear, I'm pretty sure you could score a 1000$ AVR/ amp combo that would please you a lot.

or you could do a refurb like that one, if you don't care for atmos /DTS-X just yet...It's an older Avr, but still a very nice one. Here is IMHO a killer combo for a little more budget :

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...uced-80/1.html

+

http://emotiva.com/products/amplifiers/xpa-5

= 1319... Ok it's 319 more than the budget, but I really think it's worth the wait to up the budget a little and get the power you deserve... and need

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Man v1.8s for 850 is a great deal. Anyone know if they use the exact same tweeter as the 2.8s? I know the woofers are a bit smaller. I got my 2.8s on craigslist last spring...dude delivered them to my house (he drove from maine to PA...apparently was on his way to florida) for a total of 1100 or 1200! Still love them every day!

I also have had the v6.3 and then then v2.4i
I believe the tweeters are the same, but I have been wrong before.

How do the 2.8s compare to the the 2.4s? Knowing the speakers as you do, if you owned the 2.4s only, would you still buy a pair of 2.8s or 1.8s for fair market value?
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