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post #37981 of 51481
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Originally Posted by pinkfreud55 View Post

I had missed the opportunity to cash in on this deal last Friday as all stores were listed as out of stock. However, when I checked on Monday the local FS, they had 2 RC-70's, but it was no longer listed ANYWHERE on the site. I explained the whole scenario to 2 different sales guys, and then to 2 different managers. I was not really believed, or at least out of luck. They told me they could give me a deal (e.g. 2 for 600.00). I returned and spoke to a 3rd manager, and he told me if I could show him the weblink he would honor it.

Unfortunately I could not retrieve, or find the old link. But what I did find is you guys talking about the deal and then the disappearance of the product from the site. I showed him (the manager) the conversation and he accepted this as proof.

So there you have it: 2 RC-70s for 400.00.

I now have: five RC70s (1100.00)
three RC - LCRs (600.00)
four RCRs - (400.00)
2 minis - (150.00)
2 energy inwalls. (50.00)

Total= 2300.00 plus tax

Thanks for your help yesterday.


PF

All I need now is a house!!!!! lol.

Really?!!! They took this thread as proof!!! That is AWESOME!! CONGRATS!!
post #37982 of 51481
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

I mean, at this point the $75 is a sunk cost, so to me the question is can you get a better sub for $185? And the answer is probably not, especially if you are looking for a small package and care about musicality over raw extension.

I am very happy with my Mirage Prestige S8 (same thing) for my modest bass needs, and I think it would mate really well with Mini's for a compact 2.1 setup. I've experimented with my RC-Mini's (current surrounds) in 2.1 with my S8 and it's quite nice, somebody could be very very happy with that for a bedroom/office music rig.

EDIT: and, BTW, the little S8 can absolutely rock my townhouse with movie effects. It's not some wussy little toy sub, no it can't rock a big theater like a 12", but for a small room it can pound. The Veritas/Prestige class subs have awesome build quality, high end drivers and powerful amps...

He didn't mention they're GORGEOUS! Along with being about a foot square it makes it very easy to put them somewhere that you may not want to see another sub. Batpig and I both got them when they were $200 and considered them a great deal. I had mine hooked up in actual stereo on an old amp along with a 10 inch sub and noticed in movies that the 10 would give me better lows. You could actually hear the effect pan left to right. So...I've got an S10 on it's way from Newegg at the $200 price.
post #37983 of 51481
Sorry. Last time I try to post from a stupid smart phone! I didn't want to come across that I wasn't happy with the little 8 inch sub. I would give $200 again to replace it if it fried. It really is plenty for music and very tight for movies. I just coudn't resist the S10 at $200. I'm hoping to get a Denon that can adjust 2 subs. Hide one (guess which one) and have the ability to move the pretty one around for the best coverage. BTW: It has the same 200 Watt / 800 Watt Peak Power rating as the S10!
post #37984 of 51481
Didn't think of that. I am on the look out now for mirage subs as well.
post #37985 of 51481
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Originally Posted by CalgaryCowboy View Post

Yeah, I think I am going to go for it. Thing is it will be getting very little use. After this I need to stop taking in strays and save up for another pair of V6.3s.

Batpig could you look at my room and let me know if it is feasible to go beyond 7.1 in my room. Have been looking for and squirling away speakers for a future upgrade.

Dude, I know your room is a mancave.... but damn! You need to do some housekeeping, wire management, re-arranging..... not to mention some DIY acoustic panels/bass traps will do more good for your room than more speakers/channels ever will!
post #37986 of 51481
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Originally Posted by Hank Mardukous View Post

Really?!!! They took this thread as proof!!! That is AWESOME!! CONGRATS!!

Okaaay... so what about this... I saw an ad on FutureShop saying that anybody who got a pair of RC-70s since December 25th can now claim another pair for free... but it seems the page got pulled too...
post #37987 of 51481
Hey guys,I need some suggestions. I am currently using this setup and have been pleased with it.

Denon 1909 AVR
C300 Towers
C50 Surround
CC50 Center
Acoustic Audio Sub

I have just purchased a house and the towers will just take up to much space,so I need to replace them. Should I keep the other speakers and just replace the towers?If so what speakers?or get something like the Classic Take 5 that includes all new speakers? Suggestions are appreciated.Thanks
post #37988 of 51481
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Originally Posted by Hank Mardukous View Post

Really?!!! They took this thread as proof!!! That is AWESOME!! CONGRATS!!

Thanks. As far as I'm concerned, anyone who can find them, ought now to be able to do the same thing. Where I live, the FS boxing day/week sale brought in at least a dozen RC70s, and they took some time to sell. I picked up one of them and the others were eventually sold - except for these two. I have been eyeing them when ever I went in, haggling.

If you go into your FS, they can check stock. I believe there are only about 80 in the warehouse, while most FSs have none, but some have 2. They should be able to have them shipped.

I would use my experience as proof or at least support to duplicate the sale. As far as I know, FS will not be seeing the RC70s any longer, and they might just want to dump them.

PF
post #37989 of 51481
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Originally Posted by pinkfreud55 View Post


I would use my experience as proof or at least support to duplicate the sale. As far as I know, FS will not be seeing the RC70s any longer, and they might just want to dump them.

PF

Wow, awesome deal man! Would you mind sending me a PM of which location you bought from and possibly the managers name you spoke with incase my local FS needs further proof? When I click on your username you don't seem to have a pm option so thats why I'm asking here.
post #37990 of 51481
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Originally Posted by knight_40k View Post

Wow, awesome deal man! Would you mind sending me a PM of which location you bought from and possibly the managers name you spoke with incase my local FS needs further proof? When I click on your username you don't seem to have a pm option so thats why I'm asking here.

I'd rather not give the guys name, in case he was not suppose to do so. I live in a small northern town, so if he gets into trouble it might affect my relationship there. Many of the staff don't seem to like me at it is...lol, true.

You should not need his name, as I did not need such info.. I might be wrong. Give it a try first. I had to make 4 trips there and talk to 3 different dudes b4 I connected with the 1 that was reasonable, and ready to believe my claims.

As far as I'm concerned, the deal stands! Energy con., 2 for 1. RC are cons., no doubt about it. They had them linked, with other RCs.

If I had kept my internet history, I could have retrieved the link to them as part of the list of the 2 for 1 energies - that would have been the best proof. It was linked to the deal listing on the FS homepage.

I would advise you to ask here, if anyone still has that page/link - that was my plan B.

Good luck.

PF
post #37991 of 51481
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Originally Posted by knight_40k View Post

Wow, awesome deal man! Would you mind sending me a PM of which location you bought from and possibly the managers name you spoke with incase my local FS needs further proof? When I click on your username you don't seem to have a pm option so thats why I'm asking here.

Ha, Ha, Ha.... I just checked your home theatre page. My best friend laughs at me, stating I want all the energies out there... looks like you might have me beat, or at least a tie.

Why do you need more. I think I have enough for an 11.2 system (5 RC70s, 3LCRs, 4 RCRs, 2 inwalls, 2 minis, and a take 5), plus another 5.1. BTW, I have 2 velodynes - also a steal.

What are your goals? Man, too much. We may want to start an energy therapy group.

PF
post #37992 of 51481
Those pictures where taken the weekend I moved all my speakers around started a rewire of all my equipment so it was chaotic.

However what do you mean by "re-arranging"?

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Originally Posted by deano86 View Post

Dude, I know your room is a mancave.... but damn! You need to do some housekeeping, wire management, re-arranging..... not to mention some DIY acoustic panels/bass traps will do more good for your room than more speakers/channels ever will!
post #37993 of 51481
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Awesome!! . Please tell us more!

- have you installed the new 6W speakers up front? Or just the 6C's?

- was the install easy?

- how big of an improvement versus the takes?

I got everything installed last night!! The 6C heights included...only had time for a single Audy measure and quick listen. Will get it dialed in this weekend and take pics.
post #37994 of 51481
Alright gents stupid question but how much of a difference is the rc lcr compared to the v mini center? Id like a center that can dig to 80 at least . The v mini keeps getting 100hz by audyssey.
post #37995 of 51481
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Originally Posted by Scooby06 View Post

Hey guys,I need some suggestions. I am currently using this setup and have been pleased with it.

Denon 1909 AVR
C300 Towers
C50 Surround
CC50 Center
Acoustic Audio Sub

I have just purchased a house and the towers will just take up to much space,so I need to replace them. Should I keep the other speakers and just replace the towers?If so what speakers?or get something like the Classic Take 5 that includes all new speakers? Suggestions are appreciated.Thanks

Here you go.....

Used - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-C-100...item35ba40ebc7

New - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-Speak...item27c49f59f5

Just remember that unless you have shelfs or wall mounts for the fronts, you will need speaker stands, which will take up more space than the towers.


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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Alright gents stupid question but how much of a difference is the rc lcr compared to the v mini center? Id like a center that can dig to 80 at least . The v mini keeps getting 100hz by audyssey.

2 words for you..... DO IT!

What are your other speakers? I forget. If you have all RCs, definitely get the RC-LCR. If you have veritas, get the V5.2C. They are similarly priced now at Vanns.
post #37996 of 51481
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Alright gents stupid question but how much of a difference is the rc lcr compared to the v mini center? Id like a center that can dig to 80 at least . The v mini keeps getting 100hz by audyssey.

I have both speakers. The RC LCR crushes the V Mini C (and the RC Mini CC from which the V Mini C was cloned) in every way--lower extension, higher clarity. It's a superior speaker in every sense. It's confusing and strange that the RC LCR can be had for less than twice the price of the V Mini C; it's easily worth more than twice as much.
post #37997 of 51481
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Alright gents stupid question but how much of a difference is the rc lcr compared to the v mini center? Id like a center that can dig to 80 at least . The v mini keeps getting 100hz by audyssey.

I had the RC mini CC and I could never get it lower than 100hz. My RC10s come in at 60hz.

Recently purchased the RC LCR, and placed in the same place with 25 hours of break in and I got it down to 40hz on the first run of Audyssey. Needless to say I bumped it up to 80hz.

So to answer your question, yes it will go to 80hz and then some.
post #37998 of 51481
Ordered!
post #37999 of 51481
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Ordered!

Good decision. Just make sure you give it break in time before you develop your opinions. When I first got mine, I was a little disappointed because it only sounded slightly better than the rc-mini center. But since its broken in, its no comparison.

I recently went back to hearing the mini-cc and its not even in the same league.
post #38000 of 51481
pinkfreud55

Where did you find 2 - RC-R for $400?? It had to be used or from the states but even Amazon is $400 for one???

Sorry I meant 4 - RC-R's. Im not a math genius but that's $100/piece???
post #38001 of 51481
Oops didn't get waf. Got lectured
post #38002 of 51481
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Oops didn't get waf. Got lectured

But still getting it, right????
post #38003 of 51481
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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post


But still getting it, right????

Hell yea!

Expected arrival march 20th
Just gotta figure out how to raise the tv 2.5 inches

Probably going to just use a 2x4 and paint it black lol
post #38004 of 51481
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

Oops didn't get waf. Got lectured

I`ve said it before and I`ll say it a million more ... Its better to ask for forgiveness later than to ask for permission now!
post #38005 of 51481
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Originally Posted by Scooby06 View Post

Hey guys,I need some suggestions. I am currently using this setup and have been pleased with it.

Denon 1909 AVR
C300 Towers
C50 Surround
CC50 Center
Acoustic Audio Sub

I have just purchased a house and the towers will just take up to much space,so I need to replace them. Should I keep the other speakers and just replace the towers?If so what speakers?or get something like the Classic Take 5 that includes all new speakers? Suggestions are appreciated.Thanks

well, the big questions are (1) are you happy with the sound of your C-series speakers and (2) what is your budget for upgrading?

I would definitely NOT downgrade to tiny sats like Take Classic unless you lower your expectations quite a bit. They cannot perform like full-sized speakers.

So, a few options for you:

1. if you like the C-series and just want to "downgrade" the towers, find a pair of C-100 or C-200 bookshelf speakers on the used market and call it a day.

2. if you want to upgrade, and can afford $550ish, get a pair of RC-10 and an RC-LCR center from Vann's, use the C-50's as surrounds, and sell the front 3 speakers you currently have.

3. if you want to go super low profile to keep the wife happy in the new house, you can get RC in-walls which are at a big discount right now. The RC6W would function great for your front 3 speakers, and only $99 shipped each: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-bWB2ggi...rgy-RC-6W.html
post #38006 of 51481
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Originally Posted by pinkfreud55 View Post

Ha, Ha, Ha.... I just checked your home theatre page. My best friend laughs at me, stating I want all the energies out there... looks like you might have me beat, or at least a tie.

Why do you need more. I think I have enough for an 11.2 system (5 RC70s, 3LCRs, 4 RCRs, 2 inwalls, 2 minis, and a take 5), plus another 5.1. BTW, I have 2 velodynes - also a steal.

What are your goals? Man, too much. We may want to start an energy therapy group.

PF

I think we have a tie.

I don't really need more, nor do I have a goal but if I can get them at that price I cannot allow myself to let them slip away. I'm sure I could find a spot for them, maybe a bedroom system, or as batpig has suggested to me in the past, a bathroom system.
post #38007 of 51481
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

well, the big questions are (1) are you happy with the sound of your C-series speakers and (2) what is your budget for upgrading?

I would definitely NOT downgrade to tiny sats like Take Classic unless you lower your expectations quite a bit. They cannot perform like full-sized speakers.

So, a few options for you:

1. if you like the C-series and just want to "downgrade" the towers, find a pair of C-100 or C-200 bookshelf speakers on the used market and call it a day.

2. if you want to upgrade, and can afford $550ish, get a pair of RC-10 and an RC-LCR center from Vann's, use the C-50's as surrounds, and sell the front 3 speakers you currently have.

3. if you want to go super low profile to keep the wife happy in the new house, you can get RC in-walls which are at a big discount right now. The RC6W would function great for your front 3 speakers, and only $99 shipped each: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-bWB2ggi...rgy-RC-6W.html

I am very happy with them. I'll look into the C100/C200,but I'm leaning towards the RC-10 and RC-LCR. since I'll end up selling the C300 and possibly the others,I'll just use that money then some to get the others.
post #38008 of 51481
good choice the RC's are a nice step up from the C-series. If you like the C's you will LOVE the RC's, as they have a similar tonal balance but are much more refined and detailed, and the build quality is higher too. If you watch Vann's clearance center you can get even better deals on open box models from returns, they still will come with full warranty.


Note that the RC-LCR center is quite a bit bigger than your C-C50.
post #38009 of 51481
Well I went to FS after work today but they would not sell the RC70 for that price. The buy one get one free they said was a special promo and only applied to the current models. I tried to argue but no luck. They do have 4 in stock and will sell them at $399ea, which IMO is still a good deal, but nothing I'm going to jump on. Makes me sad.
post #38010 of 51481
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

good choice the RC's are a nice step up from the C-series. If you like the C's you will LOVE the RC's, as they have a similar tonal balance but are much more refined and detailed, and the build quality is higher too. If you watch Vann's clearance center you can get even better deals on open box models from returns, they still will come with full warranty.


Note that the RC-LCR center is quite a bit bigger than your C-C50.

I'll get the dimensions on the LCR,but the opening on the entertainment center where I have the center has a good height. It should be ok. Should I worry about the C50 doing the surround since I will be upgrading the fronts?
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