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post #42181 of 51512
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Originally Posted by mond817 View Post

I have an old sub that I'll live with so to be more specific 3.0 Veritas is $100 cheaper than my customized EMPtek 5.0.
I like the rosenut but seem like the black matches matter to my furniture. No decision yet. I am still hoping to see some more cyber monday sale later tonight.

Man... by all means get the rosenut! Honestly do big black monolith's really match anyone's furniture? The rosenut finish is cool looking and classy and make the speakers look like furniture all by themselves! smile.gif
post #42182 of 51512
2 RC-LCR speakers in Cherry available for $235 each shipped!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321031052624&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
post #42183 of 51512
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Originally Posted by johnb4467 View Post

Keep us posted on your headphone journey -- I'd be interested to hear what you find. It might be nice for people to hear what you find, and see what the headphone "equivalent" to certain Energy speakers might be. Great thing about headphones...they're kind of like motorcycles -- you can get in the 'ferrari range' without 'ferrari' money. Then again...some of the highest-end headphones cost more than I've spent on any of my speakers! So, it's always a balancing game.
Do check out Listening Station. Their reviews might give you some good direction in what brands / models to look at. They review quite a number there. smile.gif

Will do. I just picked up a pair of Klipsch Image s5i earbuds for $55 on cyber Monday sales here in Canada. Those will be a start. Then I think I am going to try and head in to Bay Bloor Radio here in Toronto. They are always advertising how they have a huge selection of headphones and that they are all available for auditions. And they carry the Grado's.
post #42184 of 51512
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Originally Posted by billlh View Post

Ok let me try this again, since no one commented on my last post. I'm looking at a a pair of Veritas V-6.2 and a Veritas V-5.2 to replace my Energy C-100 pair and a Energy C-C100 center channel speakers. I'm guessing this is a pretty big upgrade they are still on sale at World Wide Audio. I'm assuming these are the new Veritas vs the older ones are they still as big an upgrade for me? Any help guys would be appreciated. I really like the sound I have now, but if I can have a bit better sound for under a grand I'm in. I'm just running a 5.1 setup. I have a pair of the old Radio Shack Minimus 7's as my rears. They work fine and they are unobtrusive. I'm just thinking the Veritas's would add some much needed punch to the front side of things?
Thanks,
Bill

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Originally Posted by billlh View Post

Thanks Afrog, yes I know I'm late to the game but i think they would still be a very nice improvement over what I'm currently using. you seem to concur. Just because they are now designed by kiplich isn't a reason to shy away from them is it? i realize they aren't the Energy speakers of old but I guess my concern is, am i making a good move here? I can easily afford these speakers though the wife may not speak to me for a week when the card comes lol. That's not necessarily a bad thing!
Bill

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Originally Posted by deano86 View Post

Ya, V5.2C for only $219 shipped... in addition, V-minis for $95 and the V6.2s for $299.. all available in black or rosenut! Not to mention, the very hard to find high quality surround speakers, the V-Ss for a pretty good price of $199.

Bill, the veritas will be a huge improvement over your C series....like night and day. Its true that the 6.3 will have a better mid-range due to the dedicated mid-range woofer, however I agree with you that its not worth the price difference, especially for home theater use.

Buy the veritas today! $299 each for the 6.2's and $219 for the V5.2C at wwstereo. You will be hard pressed to find a better deal than that..........maybe ever. Thats just over $800.

Now.....if you want to go crazy....i saw the VS surrounds for $199 each somewhere (maybe newegg?). Add 2 of those as your surrounds and that will be a really kick@ss HT setup for the price. The VS surrounds will be a perfect timbre match and be much better surrounds due to the bipole/dipole design.

I would jump on those and sell your C series speaker to offset some of your cost.
post #42185 of 51512
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Originally Posted by MuaySteve View Post

Thanks for the in depth response John. The more I read, the deeper the rabbit hole goes. This is worse then buying speakers, and harder to audition, as you pointed out. But time and time again I find people recommending the Grado 60 and 80. Everyone says they are on the brightside, which is opposite of the Energy RC sound, but I am willing to try them for a good price.
Thankfully it looks like they come up pretty often on Canuckaudiomart. I have an email out to a guy who is asking $75 for 80's. They are selling new up here for $140.
Anyone else on headphones?

If you like rock, you'll probably love the Grados. They have excellent transient response that really brings out the detail of the guitar, and I think all rock enthusiasts should own a pair biggrin.gif

As johnb4467 pointed out, not very strong in bass response, and I would not recommend them for EDM, rap, or other very bass heavy music if that happens to be a main listening priority. I have the SR225i, which do have a little better bass response, as well as better detail than the SR80i. If you want to find out what the more expensive SR225i sound like, you can get 90 percent of the way to the SR225i sound with the SR80i just by switching out the pads for the L-Cush that the SR225i use.
post #42186 of 51512
Quick question: I ended up with a spare RC-mini. Can anyone compare the v-mini to the RC-mini? Thinking about picking up a v-mini and using it with the RC-mini to add heights to my current RC 5.1.

Headphones: I just snagged Beyerdynamic DT-990. If you order from Amazon, you can try them out and return if you don't like. Grados have some distribution in B&M stores, also BBuy Magnolia carry some high-end headphones so that you can audition in-store, as does Guitar Center. For anything more, you probably want to check out Head-fi, but be ready for some wallet-hurt...
Edited by automaton - 11/26/12 at 8:13am
post #42187 of 51512
My current set-up is 2 RC-10's, RC-LCR, and a s10.3. I was hoping to get a pair of RC-70s for the front and moving the RC-10s to the back. But that doesn't seem llike it is going to happen. So would a pair of v6.2's and a v5.2c be a better front stage than the one I currently have?
post #42188 of 51512
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Originally Posted by automaton View Post

Quick question: I ended up with a spare RC-mini. Can anyone compare the v-mini to the RC-mini? Thinking about picking up a v-mini and using it with the RC-mini to add heights to my current RC 5.1.

by all accounts they are very similar but it can be assumed that the "V" version uses the newer/brighter tweeter of the other Veritas speakers. That said, I wouldn't mix the two as a pair. Either find another RC-mini on the used market or just buy TWO V-Mini's and sell the single RC-mini.

I assume black? There's one here for sale, brand new, $110 shipped: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Energy-RC-Mini-Black-satellite-surround-speaker-NIB-/130791835380
post #42189 of 51512
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Originally Posted by deano86 View Post

2 RC-LCR speakers in Cherry available for $235 each shipped!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321031052624&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

seriously someone here should jump on this!! That would make an awesome 2ch setup.

I'm tempted myself, if they were rosenut I would have already bought them!!
post #42190 of 51512
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Originally Posted by deano86 View Post

Man... by all means get the rosenut! Honestly do big black monolith's really match anyone's furniture? The rosenut finish is cool looking and classy and make the speakers look like furniture all by themselves! smile.gif

Haha that's right. I guess I was waiting for this kind of encouragement. I am going to order a pair of v6.2, one v5.2 center, and a pair of v-mini, all in rosenut biggrin.gif I am debating whether I should get the black center.

One question: is Denon 1913 enough to drive these speakers?
post #42191 of 51512
$299 each for the veritas v6.2 that's what I call a steal,think!!! how much people paid extra for piano gloss and piano rosenut finish on speakers also their drivers with Ribbed Elliptical Surround,Kevlar Woofers and real phase plug, not stamped basket but cast basket speakers,crossover parts, the beautiful design, the weight 57 lbs and the list goes on ,also free shipping!!!!



not sure what outs you can ask for $300

however they are not perfect for dedicated 2 channel music but perfect for hometheater.mix the center with the 2.5 towers and you get almost the same experience as the 3 way veritas v6.3.


Edited by losservatore - 11/26/12 at 12:08pm
post #42192 of 51512
I went with the v6.2 after returning the v5.1's. After purchasing a nice set of $150 speaker stands, I couldn't make an argument for not just upgrading to the v6.2.
post #42193 of 51512
Hi, forgive me if this is on another thread, I'm reading here a lot but have not found this specific. Energy Veritas 6.2, or 6.3, with Denon 2113ci? An okay team? For music, no center sub or anything. I know it's more channels than I need but I want some of the other feature like multiroom capacity and decent power to drive speakers. Thanks.
post #42194 of 51512
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Originally Posted by kklstereoquestio View Post

Hi, forgive me if this is on another thread, I'm reading here a lot but have not found this specific. Energy Veritas 6.2, or 6.3, with Denon 2113ci? An okay team? For music, no center sub or anything. I know it's more channels than I need but I want some of the other feature like multiroom capacity and decent power to drive speakers. Thanks.

The speakers are pretty sensitive, so you probably have a good amount of power to drive them. If you're doing two channel (stereo) listening only, with no sub, then the 6.3's are better as a three way design, but they are more expensive than the currently on sale 6.2's.

I have the RC equivalent of the 6.2's (the RC-50's), and am happy with it's music performance using 5.1 music (DVD-A, SACD, concert DVDs and bluray) and using 2 channel sources (CD and vinyl). I use a sub at all times though, so can't speak to its low bass performance. I would think (based on its reputation and design) that the 6.3 equivalent, the RC-70 would make me happier with music, but I'm more than satisfied with the '50s.
post #42195 of 51512
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

If you like rock, you'll probably love the Grados. They have excellent transient response that really brings out the detail of the guitar, and I think all rock enthusiasts should own a pair biggrin.gif
As johnb4467 pointed out, not very strong in bass response, and I would not recommend them for EDM, rap, or other very bass heavy music if that happens to be a main listening priority. I have the SR225i, which do have a little better bass response, as well as better detail than the SR80i. If you want to find out what the more expensive SR225i sound like, you can get 90 percent of the way to the SR225i sound with the SR80i just by switching out the pads for the L-Cush that the SR225i use.

I'm not a base freak so I don't mind if they are light in that department. However I am finding more and more I am mellowing out and listening to Norah Jones and Adele instead of Metallica and GnR like I used to. Good speakers will change a man. You can blame my listening habits on my Energy RC's.
post #42196 of 51512
This just in, from the Energy Facebook webpage...

Energy Speakers wrote: "I am very sorry to say that we have absolutely no internal stock unfortunately....Reference Connoisseur is actually a discontinued line (for quite some time now), but we ran deals every once in a while with specific dealers...The current Connoisseur line is the replacement of the RC line and you would definitely be a fan of the CF-70s: http://www.energy-speakers.com/tower-speakers/?sku=CF-70"
post #42197 of 51512
Well that is depressing news. Guess I missed my chance to get a set of RC-70's/LCR. frown.gif
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Thank you Hernanu.
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Thanks for the link and comments batpig. Planned to run without the grills, so I guess it's better to match the two regardless. I'm really curious to hear the differences between the RC and Veritas with the different tweeter, I've been loving my setup (RC50/LCR/RC-R), but checking out a different treble sound would be interesting.

FWIW, I really like the look of the RC series in black, moreso than the glossy look of the Veritas.
post #42200 of 51512
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Well that is depressing news. Guess I missed my chance to get a set of RC-70's/LCR.

Unless you check out your local Fry's and wait for the RC-70's to go on sale from the current $799 ea price.

post #42201 of 51512
someone has 2 pair of energy cb10 on ebay for 240! are those anygood?
post #42202 of 51512
Ok. I need help! Please assure me I did the right thing. My sister in-law called me and wanted to get my brother a pair of speakers (mains) that look nice but also sound great. I told her to grab up the Veritas v 6.2 in the rosenutt off Amazon for 299 a piece as I m think that its a steal for that price.

His room is of decent size (22 X 35)...but what Im worried about is the massive sub he just bought (http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/power-x/products/xv30)
Will these plus the veritas center channel keep up with this sub?
post #42203 of 51512
you did fine smile.gif rest assured, the Veritas are awesome speakers and will do just fine. The room size is much more of a factor for the subwoofer (which has to pressurize the space). For speakers the only real relevant factor is the distance from the listener, and assuming he's sitting at a "normal" distance of around 10ft away or so, they can easily achieve massive volume without that much power (they are very sensitive speakers).
post #42204 of 51512
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Originally Posted by gtwizard View Post

someone has 2 pair of energy cb10 on ebay for 240! are those anygood?

yes, the CB-10 are quite good especially for entry-level speakers. $240 shipped for all four speakers is a nice deal and will make a good starting place for a budget HT setup.
post #42205 of 51512
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Originally Posted by Gmonski View Post

My current set-up is 2 RC-10's, RC-LCR, and a s10.3. I was hoping to get a pair of RC-70s for the front and moving the RC-10s to the back. But that doesn't seem llike it is going to happen. So would a pair of v6.2's and a v5.2c be a better front stage than the one I currently have?


Anyone?
post #42206 of 51512
Probably, since the V6.2 towers are larger than the RC-10s you currently have as front speakers.

But the V series speakers have a brighter sound than the RC series. that's a personal preference which one sounds better.

Dude, you live in SoCal. Fry's now carries RC-70's in store. you just have to wait until they come on sale. The rumor is they're supposed to be going for $350 each. My local Fry's has at least 7 pairs of RC-70s. I'm just waiting for the sale to pick some up. I have the same s10.3, RC-10 and RC LCR setup you do.

post #42207 of 51512
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

love the setup but hopefully you didn't pay too much for that ESW-C10! That is an entry-level subwoofer and is insanely outclassed by the HSU 15" sub. I'm shocked it hasn't blown up trying to keep up with the HSU. How on earth did you integrate the C10 with that monster HSU? It is clearly the "weak link' in your system right now.
if utilized lightly, e.g. just as a nearfield supplement to smooth out a null in the 15H's response and even out the bass in the listening area, I could see it working... but otherwise I might think about returning/selling the C10 and saving up for a second sub that is a real match to the quality of your other speakers.
anyway, glad you are enjoying the new rig! smile.gif don't mind my nit picking tongue.gif

Yes, the ESW-C10 is no match to the powerful Hsu VTF-15H Subwoofer but since I already had them and tried without the C10 I actually like the addition of the C10 right next to the seats and I have to say the C10 is quite a powerful sub for its size/league. The sound-stage with the new setup is larger than live and I would not believe any other system could top this, I'm totally happy with our new Veritas. Different sounds for different tastes - yes - but better... I would not believe this. Our local IMAX is equipped with the most powerful Klipsch system they offer and we love to go there but when watching at home now we're not missing anything besides the size of the screen smile.gif 60 inch to football field rolleyes.gif

Can't say this enough, breaking in speakers and calibrating them is the most important thing to get great results.
post #42208 of 51512
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Originally Posted by LCDeez View Post

Ok. I need help! Please assure me I did the right thing. My sister in-law called me and wanted to get my brother a pair of speakers (mains) that look nice but also sound great. I told her to grab up the Veritas v 6.2 in the rosenutt off Amazon for 299 a piece as I m think that its a steal for that price.
His room is of decent size (22 X 35)...but what Im worried about is the massive sub he just bought (http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/power-x/products/xv30)
Will these plus the veritas center channel keep up with this sub?

Are you kidding? Lol. I'm running dual submersives with my rc setup. As long as he sets them up properly, one will not over power the other. I get the feeling you will be visiting your brother more often to enjoy the sound ecstasy. biggrin.gif
post #42209 of 51512
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Originally Posted by MuaySteve View Post

Will do. I just picked up a pair of Klipsch Image s5i earbuds for $55 on cyber Monday sales here in Canada. Those will be a start. Then I think I am going to try and head in to Bay Bloor Radio here in Toronto. They are always advertising how they have a huge selection of headphones and that they are all available for auditions. And they carry the Grado's.

How cool -- getting to audition a bunch of headphones! Enjoy!!!
There are some pretty darn good in-ear earphones, so glad you aren't counting those out. The over-the-ear tend to be a bit more comfortable...but all are great options!
post #42210 of 51512
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Probably, since the V6.2 towers are larger than the RC-10s you currently have as front speakers.
But the V series speakers have a brighter sound than the RC series. that's a personal preference which one sounds better.
Dude, you live in SoCal. Fry's now carries RC-70's in store. you just have to wait until they come on sale. The rumor is they're supposed to be going for $350 each. My local Fry's has at least 7 pairs of RC-70s. I'm just waiting for the sale to pick some up. I have the same s10.3, RC-10 and RC LCR setup you do.

Yes, but if the RC-70's don't end up going for $350 or I can't get my hands on them before they run out; I might miss out on these low prices from WWStereo.
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