Originally Posted by MG77
I just spoke to one of the stockists of Energy in Perth (a Canadian
funny enough) and he was saying he thinks sonically the New C series is comparable to the old, but the RC are a cut above, so I'm going in on Saturday for a demo and i'll let you know what I think.
Okay, Went to one of the stockists for Energy here in West Australia and demoed the RC-70 and RC-50. IMO I think these are the best speakers I have heard since I started sampling what is out in the market atm. The RC-70 have nice lows, beautiful mids and crisp, clean and controlled highs, a real joy to listen to. The RC-50's are also up there, they lose a little bit of the lows but still have clean mids and highs. Cabinet quality is very nice too, real wood veneers looked the goods.
Also demoed the new C Series, and must say I am disappointed in the sound quality, IMO they lacked definition and sounded flat, good lows but not enough guts in the mid range. Loved the piano finish though.
The problem I face is one of cost, the RC-70s retailed for $4000.00 Australian Dollars, thats about $3420.00 CAD - I guess we pay import duty and tax to get these babies from Canada, but nevertheless, way out of my price range. Even the RC-50's are $3000.00 AUD ($2560.00 CAD).
So I cant afford my Energy's this time round.
I demoed some B&W's the DM603 S3 Floor stands and IMO (although not in the same class as the RC's) have a very nice sound, nice lows, good clean mids and controlled highs much nicer that the new C series IMO and comparable in price to the C-500's. So at this stage that is what I am looking at going with. I really would love the RC's though.Does anyone have any thoughts on the Yamaha RX-V2600 Amp