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post #39481 of 51489
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Originally Posted by Hank Mardukous View Post

I am going to try this again!

I have been crazy busy, so my apologies for not realizing what I did. It was kind of like, you want it? you can see it, but you can't have it! Lol

This will work now.
Enjoy, and don't let Audiovox bury the Energy gems. I'm a proud Energy owner, as their products were once world class. The old Energy is the way that I will prefer to remember them as.
Anyways, have at them now!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/scjuc30ylshsa5n/CaqhZ-nx9A

Thanks for posting that Hank that's really helpful! I know people were complaining about the lack of documentation for the veritas surrounds but if you look in the 3rd and 4th page of the RC 70 manual link there is some good documentation on setting up the RCR's which has the same design.
post #39482 of 51489
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Originally Posted by Karn View Post

Thanks for posting that Hank that's really helpful! I know people were complaining about the lack of documentation for the veritas surrounds but if you look in the 3rd and 4th page of the RC 70 manual link there is some good documentation on setting up the RCR's which has the same design.

You're welcome!
I agree that the RC manual is very helpful for the new Veritas owners. That manual is much more thorough than the new version. Other then to save paper, it makes no sense to me why they would have cut that useful information out. $3800 doesn't warrant a decent manual
post #39483 of 51489
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Originally Posted by duyhung View Post

I'm gonna buy a pair of Energy RC-70 from Vanns.com, my question is if I buy and extra single Energy RC-70 and use it as my center channel and I'm going to put it under the TV laying down, would that be right to do? Would the RC-70 sound better than if I buy a center channel speaker? LMK

any advice would appreciated

Welcome to Energy
Very nice choice for speakers, you're going to have a great setup!
I would not use a RC-70 on its side for a centre channel. You can try it, but if it was me, I would get the RC-LCR.
post #39484 of 51489
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Originally Posted by milesb View Post

I have not seen the rc70 on the fs website for sometime now but they are back but with a retarded price, 1249.99 each??? got to be a pricing error. If I did not already have a few sets I would be doing the 7hr drive down to the USA to pick up a set now.

weird because its said not available online but available on store, but when you check the store stock option all the places said not available at this location.
post #39485 of 51489
Does anybody have any holiday weekend sale promo codes for vanns? They have the rc's on sale but just checking if there maybe an additional promo code I could use as well. Where do folks find these codes in the first place?
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Hey guys, I have a little problem with one of my woofers(RC-30s). It seems half an inch of the rubber edge has unglued. Speaker sounds fine, but at higher volumes you can hear it flutter. When I apply a little pressure it will seal temporarily. Can anyone recommend a type of glue for a repair like this?
Here is a link to the pic:
post #39487 of 51489
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Originally Posted by Still lll View Post

Hey guys, I have a little problem with one of my woofers(RC-30s). It seems half an inch of the rubber edge has unglued. Speaker sounds fine, but at higher volumes you can hear it flutter. When I apply a little pressure it will seal temporarily. Can anyone recommend a type of glue for a repair like this?

If you purchased new from auth dealer, energy will replace. They did one of my tweeters that failed in my CF70 and it was easy for me to swap.
post #39488 of 51489
still you can found the glue from parts express website.
post #39489 of 51489
I took advantage of Vann's Sale and purchased the Energy Veritas 6.2 main speakers for my theater room. I am currently running the Veritas 2.4's up there. I am going to move those to my 2 channel system downstairs. Last Christmas I changed out the center channel in my theater room to the newer Veritas and it matched the 2.4's very well. I am really looking forward to listening to the 2.4's in my tube system!

Jeff
post #39490 of 51489
Just upgraded my Polk Monitor 60s and CS2 center to some Energy RC70s and LCR. Looking forward to the new setup. This is in addition to a dual Outlaw (Plus & EX) an Polk Monitor 30s for surround. I'm super stoked.
post #39491 of 51489
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Originally Posted by Kimwyn View Post

Hey guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma at the moment, and need the help of the knowledgeable. I am currently considering 3 speakers to be used as surrounds in a 7.1 set up which are CR-10,CB-10 and the CB-20. My side surrounds will be about 10ft from the main LP and the rears about 9ft. The room is around 21'x18'. I have Paradigm Signature S4 and C3 as my fronts and a HSU ULS-15 dual drive as my subs. With that in mind, here are my options. Should I go

1. CR-10 for sides and CB-10 for rears
2. CR-10 for sides and CB-20 for rears
3. CR-10 all around
4. CB-20 all around
5. CB-10 all around
6. CB-20 for sides and CR-10 for rears
7. CB-10 for sides and CR-10 for rears

Which set up would give me the most immersive feel for movies? This set up is exclusively for movies as I listen to music in stereo.

Does anyone have any other thoughts on this?
post #39492 of 51489
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Originally Posted by Kimwyn View Post

Does anyone have any other thoughts on this?

As Karn mentioned above, if you are having the 4 surrounds speakers, options 1 or 2 seem to be the way to go - have the bipole/dipole on the sides and the monopoles in the back. I do suggest you look into the RC-10/VS surround option as well if your budget allows. You could have them for not much more and they are terrific speakers (I speak of the RC-10s, my bro has a few as surrounds and they sound amazing)
post #39493 of 51489
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Originally Posted by NateFg2 View Post

Does anybody have any holiday weekend sale promo codes for vanns? They have the rc's on sale but just checking if there maybe an additional promo code I could use as well. Where do folks find these codes in the first place?

No promo codes for this weekend, they have a call in sale. Just call and speak to a sales rep to get a better price.

1-866-809-2170

In the future, sign up for their emails and you'll get all the promo info.
post #39494 of 51489
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Originally Posted by jlee92 View Post

Ok, I'm convinced to go with the RC-10 or V5.1.
Now how different are these 2? The V5.1 seemed to get huge props for its beautiful finish, but their specs seem very similar otherwise.

Any opinions on the whether the corresponding center channels (RC-LCR vs. V5.2C) are very different?

These discounted prices way below MSRP are kind of crazy!

Thanks for all the feedback. I finally fired up my new system consisting of the RC-10's and RC-LCR in front, CB-5's in back, and the Hsu VTF-15H. Oh my! Coming from the Bose Acoustimass, the difference is night & day. Could not be happier. Oh full range sound, how I have missed you!
post #39495 of 51489
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post


No promo codes for this weekend, they have a call in sale. Just call and speak to a sales rep to get a better price.

1-866-809-2170

In the future, sign up for their emails and you'll get all the promo info.

How much of a discount? I just ordered mine via their website this morning...
post #39496 of 51489
I dunno, that's why you have to call and ask. and it probably isn't for every speaker.

I've learned over the years it is always better to call and speak to a Vanns rep, especially if you're buying multiple speakers. They have the ability to negotiate better pricing especially for combo items like your RC 70's and LCR.

I know the LCR was only $229 Saturday and the RC 70 $379 so these prices are already pretty low so they may not have as much wiggle room.
post #39497 of 51489
What's the usual price for the rc70's from vanns? I checked about a week ago but forgot the price.
post #39498 of 51489
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Originally Posted by grizimes View Post

Just upgraded my Polk Monitor 60s and CS2 center to some Energy RC70s and LCR. Looking forward to the new setup. This is in addition to a dual Outlaw (Plus & EX) an Polk Monitor 30s for surround. I'm super stoked.

Holy smokes you'll be pleased! The sound will be different, much less forward, and the 3-way design is an upgrade too.
post #39499 of 51489
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Originally Posted by NateFg2 View Post

What's the usual price for the rc70's from vanns? I checked about a week ago but forgot the price.

I believe $499.00 was the regular price and $399.00 was the sale price. So $379.00 is excellent.
post #39500 of 51489
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Originally Posted by duyhung View Post

I'm gonna buy a pair of Energy RC-70 from Vanns.com, my question is if I buy and extra single Energy RC-70 and use it as my center channel and I'm going to put it under the TV laying down, would that be right to do? Would the RC-70 sound better than if I buy a center channel speaker? LMK

any advice would appreciated

If you lay it down it will most likely be off center as it was made to be a floorstanding speaker the drivers will be far toward one side and if you are able to get them actually center the cabinet will be off center and it will still look funny. Also note the weight is signifigant.

A picture of your setup is worth a thousand words. I use a RC70 for a center but mine is standing up (see sig below for pics) and I would recommend it. It's a great center channel.
post #39501 of 51489
+1 A sideways RC-70 would look ridiculous and it is just not designed to be placed in that orientation. The fact that the RC-LCR can be had for such a great price makes it a no-brainer to purchase and use it instead..... With my large screen (120 inches) it just wasn't possible to use a vertical RC-70. But I am able to use the RC-LCR in a vertical orientation, and it works fantastic...
post #39502 of 51489
Hello,

I recently purchased a pair of C_2HB-1 speakers from a thrift store for a whopping $5. Someone had coated the surrounds and parts of the cones with hot glue in an attempt to repair them. I have to say that even with the bass drivers severely handicapped they still sounded good. I managed to get the hot glue off the cones without damaging them but the rubber surrounds don't want to cooperate. Can anyone tell me where I can get rubber surrounds to replace these or even replacement drivers? Much appreciated.
post #39503 of 51489
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Originally Posted by ichupichu View Post

Hello,

I recently purchased a pair of C_2HB-1 speakers from a thrift store for a whopping $5. Someone had coated the surrounds and parts of the cones with hot glue in an attempt to repair them. I have to say that even with the bass drivers severely handicapped they still sounded good. I managed to get the hot glue off the cones without damaging them but the rubber surrounds don't want to cooperate. Can anyone tell me where I can get rubber surrounds to replace these or even replacement drivers? Much appreciated.

Welcome to Energy You buy the same way I try to, older and cheap. Nice score!
In Canada, we use Gentec. The phone number is 1-905-513-7733. You should probably remove the woofer and get the part number off of it before you call, that way they can know the exact part you are asking about.
Usually foam surrounds can be replaced with kits, but as far as I know, rubber surrounds are a different story. You will most likely be buying new woofers, if you bother to repair them. If they sound good now, maybe you'd be better off to leave them be.
post #39504 of 51489
I've just missed a chance to buy a Mirage Omni S10 for $80. It was just listed today and it's already gone. I've been waiting for this type of opportunity. It was so close to my house as well....
post #39505 of 51489
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Originally Posted by batt50 View Post


I believe $499.00 was the regular price and $399.00 was the sale price. So $379.00 is excellent.

I just checked. They are back at $479 now so it was $100 off each.. that's an ok deal... Maybe next time.
post #39506 of 51489
So I needed some smaller speakers for a living room setup. I'm generally anti-satellite since I've never felt you could get good sound out of dinky little speakers. Im kind of spoiled by my paradigm studio 40s. But a friend of mine had energy take classics that I was pretty impressed by, and it was either something small or nothing. I found someone selling an rc micro 5.1 set in perfect condition for a steal, and even though they're even smaller than the takes I figured what the hell why not....

I'm actually pretty impressed by these little things. Even though after audyssey it says it wants a 200hz crossover, and it's missing the midbass thump that I'd prefer....the actual sound quality is pretty spectacular. Almost to the point where I hardly feel like I'm missing much. Something is definitely missing that you'd get with larger speakers, but for what they are, I can hardly imagine much better.
post #39507 of 51489
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Originally Posted by bd2003 View Post


I'm actually pretty impressed by these little things. Even though after audyssey it says it wants a 200hz crossover, and it's missing the midbass thump that I'd prefer....the actual sound quality is pretty spectacular. Almost to the point where I hardly feel like I'm missing much. Something is definitely missing that you'd get with larger speakers, but for what they are, I can hardly imagine much better.

I used to love my RC-Micro's...sold the sats but kept the sub. I always wondered what the RC-Micro's would have sounded like with a huge sub, I think it would make it a great 5.1 system
post #39508 of 51489
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Originally Posted by OmegaR3D View Post


I used to love my RC-Micro's...sold the sats but kept the sub. I always wondered what the RC-Micro's would have sounded like with a huge sub, I think it would make it a great 5.1 system

Well, I plan on eventually using them as surrounds for a setup with a 15inch 600W velodyne, so we'll find out in a few months.

The sub definitely seems like a keeper. It can't do anything decent under 40hz, and sounds terribly boomy over 150hz (as expected), but it's definitely a capable little box.

I still feel like I always need to qualify anything I say about them with "for speakers of their size". I wish I could hear a side to side with slightly larger sats like the rc-mini...I get the feeling with just a little more low end extension I wouldn't need to qualify them at all.
post #39509 of 51489
Hi guys, I've been using C-3's and C-C3 last few years mainly for movies. Is it worth for me to upgrade to RC-10 and RC-LCR ? Thanks.
post #39510 of 51489
The RC-10 and LCR have better build quality and a better drivers, especially the tweeter. You'll have to decide if it is worth the $550 or not for the 3 speakers.

This review compares the RC-10 and C-3 and says the RC-10 is better in every way except bass extension. The C-3 has a larger driver.
http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/energy_rc10.htm
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