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post #41311 of 51452
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Originally Posted by Ranger View Post

Should I grab the RC-10's now or wait ? Afrogt is betting the price will drop soon..

Dont expect price droppng til November sometime. Somethings will go on sale, but no fire sale for awhile from what I was told.
Edited by baron2 - 9/25/12 at 11:38pm
post #41312 of 51452
While hunting for a pair of RC-R's, I came across a pair of original V2.3i, V2.0 surrounds, and a V2.0 center channel, the guy is asking $1165. All speakers are in very good shape, what do you guys think?
post #41313 of 51452
I'm kinda new to the HT game but I've had my veritas v5.1 bookshelves for a few months now. Then started to read about the RC's. just bought the RC-LCR and I'm waiting on the RC70's. Comparing the veritas and the RC's there is definitely a different sound between the two. Can't say that I like one more than the other. My set up will be mostly RC and I'll use my to v5 bookshelves as surrounds.
post #41314 of 51452
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Originally Posted by ffactoryxx View Post

I rechecked my Home Theater in the making room and its actually 12x22
Here are pictures of the current. I still need to paint and hang things up.
Few questions. If I used the rears for 7.1 would they be ok at that height as seen is one of the pictures?
Also in picture 4, you can see where I have speaker mount for the 5.1 surround. There is another directly on the opposite side. Would they be too high for the Dipoles and need to come down? I usually had direct firing ones i would angle.




You are fine... surrounds and rear surrounds for home theater use especially are meant to be mounted up higher to better create the surround effect...
post #41315 of 51452
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz View Post

I will predict newegg pricing.
RC-70s 279.00 ea
RC-10s 160 pr
S10.3 179 ea
RC LCR 179 ea
take 5 classic 129.00
take 5 classic w/ sub 219.00
all free shipping/handling
6 months financing over 250 and 12 mo. over 499

can you post any link for this? this might be all bolony.
post #41316 of 51452
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

can you post any link for this? this might be all bolony.

I think it was just a prediction. Not actually fact.
post #41317 of 51452
Bummer to hear about Vanns. I would like to pick up a pair of v5.1 in rose wood if I could find them. I had picked up the last 5.1 Vanns had hoping they would get in another, but that never happened. I returned it to them a few days ago. It was hard to put that speaker back in the mail...
post #41318 of 51452
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz View Post

and it seems i forgot about the the minis: shame on me.
RC minis- 59.99
RC miniC- 79.99
If any of you recall newegg already bottoms out the S10.3 for 179.00 with free shipping, seems quite rediculous. That thing isnt light , and has sold take classic 5.0 for as low as 119.00 ( not RC Micros)
just post a link sir. to see is to beleive.
post #41319 of 51452
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz

I will predict newegg pricing.
RC-70s 279.00 ea
RC-10s 160 pr
S10.3 179 ea
RC LCR 179 ea
take 5 classic 129.00
take 5 classic w/ sub 219.00
all free shipping/handling
6 months financing over 250 and 12 mo. over 499
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just post a link sir. to see is to beleive.

What part of the word "predict" do you not understand? Or course its baloney, he's speculating. Newegg doesn't even sell the Energy RC bookshelf, center and tower speakers.

All they sell is the s10.3 and sometimes Take Classics.
post #41320 of 51452
funny
post #41321 of 51452
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Originally Posted by cxr369 View Post

While hunting for a pair of RC-R's, I came across a pair of original V2.3i, V2.0 surrounds, and a V2.0 center channel, the guy is asking $1165. All speakers are in very good shape, what do you guys think?

if they are actually "i" series that is a steal of a price, jump on it!!

honestly even if they are not "i" series it's still a great price, the sound quality is identical between the two, the only difference is that you have the risk of the woofer(s) freezing. When you check them out, make sure to test all woofers by pushing lightly on the inside of the cone (right next to the phase plug) and making sure they move freely in/out.

I also still have a spare Veritas woofer (non "i") sitting in my closet should you need a backup.
post #41322 of 51452
How are the energy cf-30 speakers compared to the RC 70 and VS6.2?

I have someone locally selling a NEW Pair for $289 total

Also saw V2.3 WM-SK CUSTOM WALL MOUNT SPEAKERS for $300 pair

Energy Reference Connoisseur RC-30 Speakers - $450 PAir
Edited by ffactoryxx - 9/26/12 at 10:06am
post #41323 of 51452
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

All they sell is the s10.3 and sometimes Take Classics.

They have the Energy CF-30 for $200 ea right now. Didn't they use to carry some of the other models in that series?
post #41324 of 51452
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

They have the Energy CF-30 for $200 ea right now. Didn't they use to carry some of the other models in that series?

Looks like newegg decided to do sale today on the CF-30's, they're now $120/each smile.gif

I wish I had the space in my living room setup for these puppies currently... and if I get these I'm going to need to ditch my Take Classic's center for a CC-10 to match... which I really don't have space for under my TV... and the CC-10 isn't an sale anywhere so it would cost more than the two CF-30's on sale.
post #41325 of 51452
The CF-30s were $99 each last weekend at newegg. However, those are not RC quality speakers, not close.
http://slickdeals.net/f/5231702-Energy-CF-30-2-5-Way-Floorstanding-Speaker-99-Shipped

They used to sell the CF-70s for $200 each at one time.
post #41326 of 51452
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

However, those are not RC quality speakers, not close.
Well yeah but the RC series appears to be dead in the water with the bankruptcy of Vanns...
post #41327 of 51452
At this point you might be right, time will tell.

If you want RC speakers get them now while you can.

Vanns has the RC-70s and RC-10s whlle Meijer has the RC-LCR.
post #41328 of 51452
So temped to get 3 LCR's and the 10's for surrounds. What would match this in terms of 7.1 for rears?
post #41329 of 51452
two more RC-10's would be perfect, or get something like V-S for side surrounds and move the RC-10's to the back.
post #41330 of 51452
Currently looking at changing my 5.1 speaker setup. I’m pretty set on Energy CB-20s for fronts, and the Energy CC-10 as a center.

Would it be ideal to use CB-20s also as surrounds, or can I get by with CB-5s as surrounds? Also, the CC-10 is only a 5.5” driver whereas the CB-20 uses 6.5” drivers. Would it be better to stick with the CB-10s and keep the frontstage drivers all matching?
post #41331 of 51452
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Originally Posted by Radio81 View Post

Currently looking at changing my 5.1 speaker setup. I’m pretty set on Energy CB-20s for fronts, and the Energy CC-10 as a center.
Would it be ideal to use CB-20s also as surrounds, or can I get by with CB-5s as surrounds? Also, the CC-10 is only a 5.5” driver whereas the CB-20 uses 6.5” drivers. Would it be better to stick with the CB-10s and keep the frontstage drivers all matching?

No... you are way over thinking it if you are trying to match woofer sizes from the exact same series of Energy speakers.... You are matching just fine by not mixing RCs or Veritas with them... Get the model that works best for your size, location and budget requirements...
post #41332 of 51452
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Originally Posted by deano86 View Post

No... you are way over thinking it if you are trying to match woofer sizes from the exact same series of Energy speakers.... You are matching just fine by not mixing RCs or Veritas with them... Get the model that works best for your size, location and budget requirements...

And if you are torn between the CB-20s and CB-5s, the obvious compromise is the CB-10 which has a 5.5" driver.
post #41333 of 51452
I stayed at a very small studio apartment while undergoing home renovations, and I didn't have room for all of my speakers. So I present the 3.0 RC-LCR soundbar:

post #41334 of 51452
^
[chuckling]
post #41335 of 51452
Wow what a difference a SPL meter makes...

I have had my RC-LCR x3 as fronts, RC-10s as surrounds, and my Energy S10.3 setup without using one and didn't realize just how "off" the sound was until today. Once I calibrated everything, music now sounds like it's coming straight towards me and everything sounds so much clearer.

I haven't played any HD movies yet because I'm still going through my albums. I love these speakers so much more now!
post #41336 of 51452
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Originally Posted by balboa dave View Post

I stayed at a very small studio apartment while undergoing home renovations, and I didn't have room for all of my speakers. So I present the 3.0 RC-LCR soundbar:
That answers the question : "I wonder what 3 RCLCR's across the front would be like?" biggrin.gif
post #41337 of 51452
I have a question about how loud I can take my 3.1 setup. Currently my setup consists of a Denon AVR-2112CI, two RC-10s for my left and right, and an RC-LCR center channel. I live in a one bedroom apartment and my TV is in my living room. Sadly, my dishwasher, HVAC unit, and washer/dryer are about twenty feet away from my TV. When any or all of those things are running, I need to turn my receiver up pretty high. In order to hear the audio clearly, I take my receiver to anywhere between -5 and 0. Is that okay for my receiver, and can the speakers be pushed that hard? If so, does anyone have a rough idea of how loud I can turn up the receiver?
post #41338 of 51452
you're overthinking it -- rule of thumb: if it sounds good, you aren't hurting anything. Those speakers can take a lot more power than the receiver can deliver. Especially in a small apartment, it's likely that your trims are all negative which means the receiver barely has to use any power to reach pretty insane volumes.

BTW - since you have a Denon AVR make sure Dyn Vol is OFF if you are trying to crank the volume. Even with ambient crap in the background it doesn't seem normal that you have to crank it that loud just to be able to hear.
post #41339 of 51452
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Originally Posted by omerome View Post

Wow what a difference a SPL meter makes...

I have had my RC-LCR x3 as fronts, RC-10s as surrounds, and my Energy S10.3 setup without using one and didn't realize just how "off" the sound was until today. Once I calibrated everything, music now sounds like it's coming straight towards me and everything sounds so much clearer.

I haven't played any HD movies yet because I'm still going through my albums. I love these speakers so much more now!


buddy -- people like you are the reason auto calibration was invented and is now standard on receivers wink.gif

if you are amazed by the difference the simplest of calibration efforts can yield, get thee a receiver with Audyssey MultEQ XT biggrin.gif
post #41340 of 51452
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

buddy -- people like you are the reason auto calibration was invented and is now standard on receivers wink.gif
if you are amazed by the difference the simplest of calibration efforts can yield, get thee a receiver with Audyssey MultEQ XT biggrin.gif

Yeah, but my simple spl meter was able to point out Audyssey's inconsistent calibrations with my denon 1909 when I had my tripod on the couch. Love audyssey, but I trust my ears and spl meter more. smile.gif
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