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post #38971 of 51510
I recently bought the s10.3 from new egg and the blue front light went out after a few weeks. Is this something worth filing a warranty claim for? The sub seems to work fine but I'm wondering if this indicates a bigger problem down the road.

Any suggestions?
post #38972 of 51510
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Originally Posted by abuhafsa View Post

I recently bought the s10.3 from new egg and the blue front light went out after a few weeks. Is this something worth filing a warranty claim for? The sub seems to work fine but I'm wondering if this indicates a bigger problem down the road.

Any suggestions?

Same thing happened to me. Had mine for a month.
post #38973 of 51510
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Originally Posted by abuhafsa View Post

I recently bought the s10.3 from new egg and the blue front light went out after a few weeks. Is this something worth filing a warranty claim for? The sub seems to work fine but I'm wondering if this indicates a bigger problem down the road.

Any suggestions?

Read the review comments on Newegg for the S10.3. I seem to remember a lot of mentions of this happening. Light goes out, but sub continues to work fine.
post #38974 of 51510
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Originally Posted by abuhafsa View Post

I recently bought the s10.3 from new egg and the blue front light went out after a few weeks. Is this something worth filing a warranty claim for? The sub seems to work fine but I'm wondering if this indicates a bigger problem down the road.

Any suggestions?

It's been a problem for a long time. People with the 10 and 12 inch have had the light go out with no other problems as far as the subs performance presenting itself.
post #38975 of 51510
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Originally Posted by abuhafsa View Post

I recently bought the s10.3 from new egg and the blue front light went out after a few weeks. Is this something worth filing a warranty claim for? The sub seems to work fine but I'm wondering if this indicates a bigger problem down the road.

Any suggestions?

Blue light went out on mine in the first week. I was about to put electrical tape over it anyway because the light was bright and annoying. I've had mine for 3.5 - 4 years now. Sub performs perfectly. Highly recommend this sub especially for Newegg's $199 sale price.
post #38976 of 51510
I bought my S10.3 last October and the light is still going strong. I must of gotten a good batch. I really do love the sub too! Everything sounds so tight and clean especially now that I plugged the ports for my RC-10s.
post #38977 of 51510
Hello Again guys,

I currently have a Denon Avr-591 .
http://www.denon.ca/ca/product/pages...1-d033894bf87f

I have 2 RC-70s
One RC-LCR
and 2 Veritas VS surround (getting them next week).

As for optimal sound quality, should I get a new receiver ?
If so what model would you recommend and why?

Thanks,

Yan
post #38978 of 51510
How does it sound now? how big is your room? I've got a AVR-591 and it does fine with my RC-10s and RC LCR. The RC-70 has a sensitivity of 92db which is 4db higher than the RC-10s, so they are pretty easy to drive.
post #38979 of 51510
yeah, the only reason to upgrade would be if you need more features, like networking or the ability to expand beyond 5.1. Or if your room is large and you need more power.

a great option for sound quality bang-for-the-buck would be to snag a Denon 1712 on discount as the xx13 models are coming out. The 1712 has MultEQ XT (better than the standard MultEQ on your 591) and also has a GUI for on-screen volume and menu control.

if you want to add network features, the 2112ci should be around $400ish on closeout pricing as the xx13 models appear.
post #38980 of 51510
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

yeah, the only reason to upgrade would be if you need more features, like networking or the ability to expand beyond 5.1. Or if your room is large and you need more power.

a great option for sound quality bang-for-the-buck would be to snag a Denon 1712 on discount as the xx13 models are coming out. The 1712 has MultEQ XT (better than the standard MultEQ on your 591) and also has a GUI for on-screen volume and menu control.

if you want to add network features, the 2112ci should be around $400ish on closeout pricing as the xx13 models appear.

I dont need more features. I have all the network features I need on the TV and bluray player. I just read a couple reviews about energy reference and veritas lines that suggested to have a good receiver to drive them. If you think (you and Afrogt) that the AVR-591 is good enough for them, then I will keep it. Thanks guys.
post #38981 of 51510
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Originally Posted by N3okiller View Post

I dont need more features. I have all the network features I need on the TV and bluray player. I just read a couple reviews about energy reference and veritas lines that suggested to have a good receiver to drive them. If you think (you and Afrogt) that the AVR-591 is good enough for them, then I will keep it. Thanks guys.

I used my rc70, rc-lcr, and Mirage OMD5s with an Onkyo 705, then a Marantz 7002, and not an Anthem 700. The improvement in sound quality was noticeable with each upgrade in avr.

This leads me to believe that your system can sound better with an avr upgrade.
post #38982 of 51510
Trying to decide on what speakers for my surround backs. I currently have rc-70 fronts rclcr center, rc-70 surrounds. vsw-10 sub and eswc-10 sub. Using a pioneer vsx-03 reciever. I have a pair of cf-70's I thought I would use for my back surrounds for a 7.1 set up. Would using the vs surrounds or rc-10's be better than using the cf-70's? If needed to know my room is around 28 x 19.

Thanks
post #38983 of 51510
why not try the CF-70's and see how you like it? you've already got them, so experimenting will be free
post #38984 of 51510
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Trying to decide on what speakers for my surround backs. I currently have rc-70 fronts rclcr center, rc-70 surrounds. vsw-10 sub and eswc-10 sub. Using a pioneer vsx-03 reciever. I have a pair of cf-70's I thought I would use for my back surrounds for a 7.1 set up. Would using the vs surrounds or rc-10's be better than using the cf-70's? If needed to know my room is around 28 x 19.

Thanks

I agree with batpig. Try it out. See if you like the way the sound mixes. If you can tell the CF towers differ from your RC towers (if the transition in surround isn't smooth) then you might want to try the others. But while you have them there, why not try them?
post #38985 of 51510
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

I agree with batpig. Try it out. See if you like the way the sound mixes. If you can tell the CF towers differ from your RC towers (if the transition in surround isn't smooth) then you might want to try the others. But while you have them there, why not try them?

Thanks guys for the info. I guess I was wondering if there was any other reason why you would want the vs surround other than its a wall mount.
Wasnt sure if it actually did anything different than what a tower would do
using it as a back surround.
post #38986 of 51510
well, the reason you'd want wall mounted speakers is because you don't want (or have space for) a big tower speaker sitting there!

the primary benefit of a speaker like the V-S would be (1) the fact that it can be wall-mounted and thus save floor space and look cleaner, and (2) the fact that it has a lot of flexibility in terms of dispersion (dipole vs. bipole modes). The 2nd point is frankly more relevant for the SIDE surrounds than for the back surrounds, since they are usually the speakers that require more dispersion to sound "immersive".

the benefit of the RC-10 would be a better tonal match to the other RC series speakers in your setup, but again I would try the CF-70's first and if they sound fine to you then I wouldn't worry about it. Using what you have is free
post #38987 of 51510
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

well, the reason you'd want wall mounted speakers is because you don't want (or have space for) a big tower speaker sitting there!

the primary benefit of a speaker like the V-S would be (1) the fact that it can be wall-mounted and thus save floor space and look cleaner, and (2) the fact that it has a lot of flexibility in terms of dispersion (dipole vs. bipole modes). The 2nd point is frankly more relevant for the SIDE surrounds than for the back surrounds, since they are usually the speakers that require more dispersion to sound "immersive".

the benefit of the RC-10 would be a better tonal match to the other RC series speakers in your setup, but again I would try the CF-70's first and if they sound fine to you then I wouldn't worry about it. Using what you have is free

Thanks batpig
post #38988 of 51510
I just picked up a pair of Pro .5s from somebody that "upgraded" to a Bose system. In all fairness she said that size was the first priority for the new speakers, but the Bose pride was bubbling over when she was explaining it to me. I fulfilled my obligation as a human being, and asked if she was happy with her new speakers. She said yes and that was all I needed.
I gave her $20 and took off.
Anyways, I just want to let people know that I think that these speakers would be very good to use as surrounds in a HT setup with the current RCs. I have had these hooked up with a set of RC-70s and they sound great together. They aren't as smooth, but there are enough similarities that they would make a darn good surround speaker to use with the RCs.
Also, these speakers have consecutive serial numbers. I have only seen this on three models of Energy speakers so far.
I am very happy with the bang for the buck.
post #38989 of 51510
I think someone lied to her. Size and quality does matter. $20 for an "upgrade" like that?
post #38990 of 51510
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Originally Posted by abuhafsa View Post

I recently bought the s10.3 from new egg and the blue front light went out after a few weeks. Is this something worth filing a warranty claim for? The sub seems to work fine but I'm wondering if this indicates a bigger problem down the road.

Any suggestions?

had the sub for 3 years, light went out after a week i brought it brand new. it's normal. i think when a light doesn't die is when you have a rare special one.
post #38991 of 51510
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Originally Posted by Hank Mardukous View Post

I just picked up a pair of Pro .5s from somebody that "upgraded" to a Bose system. In all fairness she said that size was the first priority for the new speakers, but the Bose pride was bubbling over when she was explaining it to me. I fulfilled my obligation as a human being, and asked if she was happy with her new speakers. She said yes and that was all I needed.
I gave her $20 and took off.
Anyways, I just want to let people know that I think that these speakers would be very good to use as surrounds in a HT setup with the current RCs. I have had these hooked up with a set of RC-70s and they sound great together. They aren't as smooth, but there are enough similarities that they would make a darn good surround speaker to use with the RCs.
Also, these speakers have consecutive serial numbers. I have only seen this on three models of Energy speakers so far.
I am very happy with the bang for the buck.

Congrats on your find Hank. Are these JBL's
post #38992 of 51510
Only thing I got to say tonight is this crap is addicting. At least with video one can clearly state how many televisions does one need.And if you have 2 you can rationalize that since yes its nice to have one in the living room and another somewhere else in the house, like a theatre room that gets used more than just a weekend movie. But with these dam speakers you find yourself finding all kinds of places to put these, which leads to all kinds of off the wall rationalizing why one needs them there. I even read about a guy here that put enegry's in the dam bathroom. This is insane. It also doesnt help matters when you know and heard about a great speaker line like the RC that as of last summer was not in production anymore so you buy a nice setup that thanks to Vanns was great for the cheap blow out sales last summer thinking great I finally have a good home theatre set up that can double for music listening as well. I mean you can only listen the the famouse Pioneer HPM 100's so long before your chest hurts from the concussion it gives from the 12 inch woofers inside those monsters. (By the way I still love listening to those). Totally happy with my new set up last summer I move on to other pressing matters around the house. Then out of nowhere Vnns shows up with these so called discountinued RC line and you start reading the wow factores about them. 2 thoughts start going through my mind 1 is you better crab a few of these and make sure you get the biggest ones they make so somewhere down the line you dont wish you had and you dont end up wanting and wishing you could upgrade. 2nd thing now all of a sudden my prize CF70 lineup doesnt sound so good anymore and your trying to figure out what the hell to do with these things so you dont feel like you wasted a bunch of money for nothing. Was going to put them in the living room but I bought a cheap set of ps51's and the matching center for television watching. Hey they suck for music but are good for the television mode. I wouldnt blend those in another system it would be horrible for music so now I am wondering what I really should do with this whole cf & cc line. If your like me and I am sure there are a few of you around that are anal enough to not like the idea of unmatched speakers even if they are from the same company. So yes I am a little in debt over the 4 rc-70 towers rclcr and a new sub. Yes its overkill but it all matches, thankl GOD I got all black speakers again, wife wouldnt know the difference this way.
I know somewhere down the line when these are not around anymore I will be thanking myself for this crazy indulgence but at the moment its a bit insane. I did the same thing when I bought my 2 Kuro plasma and also did the same thing with recievers knowing products today are usually not as good as products produced in the past at least its that way with video and wouldnt be suprised if its the same for audio, it is with recievers I know that much. Its like I am preparing myself for the end of what we used to know was good audio and video.

My question is Am I Alone Here or have I found a whole mess of other crazy insane people???
post #38993 of 51510
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Only thing I got to say tonight is this crap is addicting. At least with video one can clearly state how many televisions does one need.And if you have 2 you can rationalize that since yes its nice to have one in the living room and another somewhere else in the house, like a theatre room that gets used more than just a weekend movie. But with these dam speakers you find yourself finding all kinds of places to put these, which leads to all kinds of off the wall rationalizing why one needs them there. I even read about a guy here that put enegry's in the dam bathroom. This is insane. It also doesnt help matters when you know and heard about a great speaker line like the RC that as of last summer was not in production anymore so you buy a nice setup that thanks to Vanns was great for the cheap blow out sales last summer thinking great I finally have a good home theatre set up that can double for music listening as well. I mean you can only listen the the famouse Pioneer HPM 100's so long before your chest hurts from the concussion it gives from the 12 inch woofers inside those monsters. (By the way I still love listening to those). Totally happy with my new set up last summer I move on to other pressing matters around the house. Then out of nowhere Vnns shows up with these so called discountinued RC line and you start reading the wow factores about them. 2 thoughts start going through my mind 1 is you better crab a few of these and make sure you get the biggest ones they make so somewhere down the line you dont wish you had and you dont end up wanting and wishing you could upgrade. 2nd thing now all of a sudden my prize CF70 lineup doesnt sound so good anymore and your trying to figure out what the hell to do with these things so you dont feel like you wasted a bunch of money for nothing. Was going to put them in the living room but I bought a cheap set of ps51's and the matching center for television watching. Hey they suck for music but are good for the television mode. I wouldnt blend those in another system it would be horrible for music so now I am wondering what I really should do with this whole cf & cc line. If your like me and I am sure there are a few of you around that are anal enough to not like the idea of unmatched speakers even if they are from the same company. So yes I am a little in debt over the 4 rc-70 towers rclcr and a new sub. Yes its overkill but it all matches, thankl GOD I got all black speakers again, wife wouldnt know the difference this way.
I know somewhere down the line when these are not around anymore I will be thanking myself for this crazy indulgence but at the moment its a bit insane. I did the same thing when I bought my 2 Kuro plasma and also did the same thing with recievers knowing products today are usually not as good as products produced in the past at least its that way with video and wouldnt be suprised if its the same for audio, it is with recievers I know that much. Its like I am preparing myself for the end of what we used to know was good audio and video.

My question is Am I Alone Here or have I found a whole mess of other crazy insane people???

lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rest assured, you are not alone.
or should i say we are not alone .
post #38994 of 51510
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

I mean you can only listen the the famouse Pioneer HPM 100's so long before your chest hurts from the concussion it gives from the 12 inch woofers inside those monsters. (By the way I still love listening to those). . . .

. . . . My question is Am I Alone Here or have I found a whole mess of other crazy insane people???

Sure. All crazy here

But if you like that kind of bass, you have yet to get the other crazy bug yet that's going around in the AVS sub forum. You just need a couple of JTR Captivators: JTR Captivator Pro Vs. Sleeping Bag . I can't even imagine what it's like to have that much subwoofer output in a room. LOL
post #38995 of 51510
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Sure. All crazy here

But if you like that kind of bass, you have yet to get the other crazy bug yet that's going around in the AVS sub forum. You just need a couple of JTR Captivators: JTR Captivator Pro Vs. Sleeping Bag . I can't even imagine what it's like to have that much subwoofer output in a room. LOL

or 2 of the one on the right:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/attac...9&d=1332363729
post #38996 of 51510
Thanks for chimming in guys on my rant. Feel better knowing that other than Hank I am not alone here. On another note my wife is from Canada and her favorite group is Rush, ya I said Rush not your normal chick band thats for sure. Actually that bands not for everyone. I am happy to say she has dragged my sorry @%^$##% to 5 of these Rush concerts, of coarse I am always pleased to tag along. I grew up on Rush back in the 1970's and 80's Well the wife got wind they are on another world tour so we will be going to see them in Seattle this fall. Whatever makes the wife happy right guys?
post #38997 of 51510
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Congrats on your find Hank. Are these JBL's

no they are Energy, this is the Energy thread

The Pro series was the entry level in the mid 90's (below the "even-number" Connoisseurs). Pro .5 is a small bookshelf, then it goes 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, etc. as you get larger speakers.

I also snagged a pair of the Pro .5 a couple of months ago, also for $20 on craigslist. They are currently serving duty as garage speakers for a buddy. I agree with Hank, very nice for entry-level speakers that are 15+ years old. Not as smooth or refined as the RC's but quite nice. Especially for 20 bucks.
post #38998 of 51510
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

... I even read about a guy here that put enegry's in the dam bathroom. This is insane...

They aren't in there just YET. I am still waiting for my V-S to arrive first!
post #38999 of 51510
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Sure. All crazy here

But if you like that kind of bass, you have yet to get the other crazy bug yet that's going around in the AVS sub forum. You just need a couple of JTR Captivators: JTR Captivator Pro Vs. Sleeping Bag . I can't even imagine what it's like to have that much subwoofer output in a room. LOL

or couple of these:
LL
post #39000 of 51510
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Originally Posted by hernanu View Post

I think someone lied to her. Size and quality does matter. $20 for an "upgrade" like that?

Yes, she is probably not too well informed. I'd be surprised if she isn't in for around $1000 for her new setup. There is a market for everything, and I'm sure we are both very happy with what we now have. ESPECIALLY ME!!!
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