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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

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.

that's interesting to hear!
Also worth mentioning, those are considered one of the 'upgrades' that make the sr80's much more comfortable, too. smile.gif
Unfortunately, they're not a cheap upgrade though. :-/
(but cheap compared to the speaker-world!)
I had picked up a pair of these "comfort rings" that they had a Listening Station a number of years back. They only had them for a while, but you'd put them around the regular SR80 pads & it'd make them more true 'over ear' like the L-Cush. They made them much more tolerable...they'd hurt before.

So, I'd definitely consider cel's advice if you do get some Grados -- they'll be much more comfortable that way...unless you buy higher-end than the 80's to begin with (and they already come with them).

Have always wondered what the higher Grados sounded like. smile.gif
post #42212 of 51496
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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 3 way v6.3 the voice will sound more clear because it have a smaller size cone and the driver is dedicated to have minimal movement..but the veritas 6.2 and 6.3 will perform equally on instrumental music, add a verita center to the v6.2 and play the 3 speakers together and you will get almost the same experience as the v6.3. You will hear the voice clear.

This speakers are very sensitive, your Denon AVR-3313CI receiver have 125 watts per channel my Denon AVR-1911 receiver have 90 watts per channel and drive my V6.3 incredible loud and clean.
Edited by losservatore - 11/26/12 at 4:48pm
post #42213 of 51496
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Originally Posted by Gmonski View Post

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.

That's always the challenge isn't it? Buy other speakers now on sale or wait for the ones you want. I feel for your dilemma. I figure I've gone without RC-70's this long I can wait even longer. Plus based on the fact the V6.2 or V6.3 is brighter sounding that's not what a really want. Also, I think the RC-LCR is a better center than the V5.2C because of the dual midrange drivers.
post #42214 of 51496
I think you should look into the the Fry's price match program. I have no idea what it is. But this way you could go ahead and lock up that pair of RC-70's. Possibly hedging a bet. Of course you wouldn't be able to return them do to disliking them. You would absolutely like them too much.

In all reality I am little shocked here.

Quick question...

Afrogt...have you been around the RC-70's before?

Batpig...same question...have you been around the RC-70's before?
post #42215 of 51496
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Originally Posted by petaylor View Post

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"

I am looking to upgrade my living room 7.1 system with new L/R fronts and am considering these CF-70's. Here's my situation:

When I replaced my reliable old H/K stereo with a Denon AVR-3311, I got the Polk Audio RM705 surround system and paired it with my 30-year-old Technics SB-5000 floorstanding speakers as fronts for the time being.

My thought was to get the CF-70's and pair them with a CC-5 (only have room for a max. 6" high center channel). I would use DT ProMonitor 800's as front heights (or, alternatively, Energy CB-5's) and leave the (rear-wall mounted) Polk RM7's as L/R surround. I'll also probably replace the RM705's SW with a Polk PSW505.

Because it's a living room, form factor is an important consideration, which is why I originally chose the RM705. We don't want the room taken over by the speakers.

We listen to about 75% music (jazz and classical), 20% cable TV and 5% DVDs. My budget is flexible but was hoping to do it all (with some comparison shopping) for about $1000.

Any and all advice will be welcome and greatly appreciated.
post #42216 of 51496
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

My thought was to get the CF-70's and pair them with a CC-5 (only have room for a max. 6" high center channel).

I think this would be a mistake. I once had the CC-5 with the CB-20 bookshelves, and they were not a good match at all. The CC-5 is very small and is matched with the CB-5s. For any other Connoisseur speaker, starting with CB-10s and up to the CF-70s, the CC-10 is the way to go. I upgraded merely weeks after having bought the CC-5 and the CC-10 is much better. Don't forget that when listening to surround sound, a large part of the content will be output by the center speaker -- it's not icing on the cake like surrounds or surround backs. Especially with the flagship CF-70s, you should find a way to accommodate the CC-10 in your setup.
post #42217 of 51496
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Originally Posted by mphfrom77 View Post

I think you should look into the the Fry's price match program. I have no idea what it is. But this way you could go ahead and lock up that pair of RC-70's. Possibly hedging a bet. Of course you wouldn't be able to return them do to disliking them. You would absolutely like them too much.
In all reality I am little shocked here.
Quick question...
Afrogt...have you been around the RC-70's before?
Batpig...same question...have you been around the RC-70's before?

I thought about just buying the RC-70's now for $1600 and wait for a sale but that could backfire. What happens if they don't have sale until New Years Day? It would be out of the price protection window. Certainly don't want to put $1600 (actually $1740 with tax) on my card if I don't have to. Also don't want to deal with returning them in 30 days while I wait for me price.

Yes, I've heard the RC-70's before and also got a great listen to them yesterday in the showroom. The sales guy was trying to sell someone the Klipsch towers right next to the RC-70's. I had him switch to the Energy's which sounded much better. He told me he liked those Klipsch better along with some larger Klipsch towers. Told him they are too bright sounding and annoying plus the mids sounded congested. His comment was "oh you mean the clarity?" I said "no the brightness of the horn tweeter is fatiguing to me"

He left me alone after that and I played with the Energy RC-70's for another 20 minutes. Definitely the speakers I want but not at $1600/pr.
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In all reality I am little shocked here.

What are you shocked about?
Edited by afrogt - 11/27/12 at 8:17am
post #42218 of 51496
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Originally Posted by neutro View Post

I think this would be a mistake. I once had the CC-5 with the CB-20 bookshelves, and they were not a good match at all. The CC-5 is very small and is matched with the CB-5s. For any other Connoisseur speaker, starting with CB-10s and up to the CF-70s, the CC-10 is the way to go. I upgraded merely weeks after having bought the CC-5 and the CC-10 is much better. Don't forget that when listening to surround sound, a large part of the content will be output by the center speaker -- it's not icing on the cake like surrounds or surround backs. Especially with the flagship CF-70s, you should find a way to accommodate the CC-10 in your setup.

Thanks for your feedback. I understand and agree that the CC-10 would be a much better fit sonically, but I just can't accommodate it esthetically. An Energy tech advised me that I could be compromising the longevity of the CC-5 using the AVR-3311 but that otherwise it would work acceptably.

I guess it might be too much of a compromise and I should consider a different solution for practicality reasons.

My other alternative is to get the new Polk Audio Monitor 75t's, which newegg is selling in a package with the PSW505 SW for about $580. Then I could replace my RM7C with something like Polk's Blackstone series TL-2C. I know this is an Energy thread, but do you have any thoughts regarding this solution compared to the CF-70/CC-5 combo?
post #42219 of 51496
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

Thanks for your feedback. I understand and agree that the CC-10 would be a much better fit sonically, but I just can't accommodate it esthetically. An Energy tech advised me that I could be compromising the longevity of the CC-5 using the AVR-3311 but that otherwise it would work acceptably.
I guess it might be too much of a compromise and I should consider a different solution for practicality reasons.
My other alternative is to get the new Polk Audio Monitor 75t's, which newegg is selling in a package with the PSW505 SW for about $580. Then I could replace my RM7C with something like Polk's Blackstone series TL-2C. I know this is an Energy thread, but do you have any thoughts regarding this solution compared to the CF-70/CC-5 combo?

I'm sorry I can't comment about those centers as I only tried the CC-5, the CC-10 and my current RC-LCR. All I have to say is that having a matching center really helps. While it is not 100% necessary (for example, I've lived a few months with the CC-10 and my RC-70s without any major complaint), having a center that has a severely limited low-end compared to the mains is very distracting. The dialogs sounds tinny, and if a character moves to a side so that its voice is now carried by one of the mains, in becomes suddenly more meaty and rich. You can compensate if your AVR can cross your center at a different frequency than your mains (mine can't); but having your sub carry parts of the dialog is not ideal at all.

I'm not sure what prevents you from getting a bigger center -- I guess you want to put the center inside your HT cabinet? Because alternative includes putting it on top of the cabinet and rising the TV (or putting it on the wall altogether), or simply putting the center on a shelf above the TV. I don't think the CC-10 includes a mounting thread though.
post #42220 of 51496
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Originally Posted by neutro View Post

I'm sorry I can't comment about those centers as I only tried the CC-5, the CC-10 and my current RC-LCR. All I have to say is that having a matching center really helps. While it is not 100% necessary (for example, I've lived a few months with the CC-10 and my RC-70s without any major complaint), having a center that has a severely limited low-end compared to the mains is very distracting. The dialogs sounds tinny, and if a character moves to a side so that its voice is now carried by one of the mains, in becomes suddenly more meaty and rich. You can compensate if your AVR can cross your center at a different frequency than your mains (mine can't); but having your sub carry parts of the dialog is not ideal at all.
I'm not sure what prevents you from getting a bigger center -- I guess you want to put the center inside your HT cabinet? Because alternative includes putting it on top of the cabinet and rising the TV (or putting it on the wall altogether), or simply putting the center on a shelf above the TV. I don't think the CC-10 includes a mounting thread though.

The AVR-3311 features Audyssey MultiEQ XT speaker calibration system and also does allow for setting individual channel crossovers.

And yes, you are correct, I want the center channel to fit in my custom-made wall unit, where the only possible shelf is a little over 6" tall. I have tried putting the Polk Audio CS-10 center (which is comparable in size to the CC-10) on top of the cabinet but it is just too imposing. I wanted to be able to live with it but just couldn't.mad.gif

So I'm thinking now, based on your advice and others I've asked, that I would be better served with the Polk 75t's and then I could swap the RM7C for the bigger and newer Blackstone series CL-2, which is still under 5" tall. It's still something of an audio compromise, but Polk techies tell me this combo would work well together in my situation.
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Well MultEQ XT will probably do a much better job at EQing the center and mains than my entry-level MCACC-equipped Pio AVR. I just can't comment about the Polks...
post #42222 of 51496
Just FYI, but Polk subs do not get very good reviews. The 505 seems to be the most well liked but I would look elsewhere for subs if you want to upgrade. Is there a reason you are stuck on Polk for the subwoofer?

I would also do anything possible to get a good matching center channel, as others have suggested.

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An Energy tech advised me that I could be compromising the longevity of the CC-5 using the AVR-3311

what the heck does that mean?! confused.gif
post #42223 of 51496
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

what the heck does that mean?! confused.gif

Maybe assuming that the center would be driven at max power tongue.gif but then again the CC-5 is supposed to sustain 150W.
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OK... it still doesn't make ANY sense tongue.gif
post #42225 of 51496
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

OK... it still doesn't make ANY sense tongue.gif

Right, I also questioned his statement based on the specs for the CC-5. As I recall, he claimed that at peak power the 3311 could cause long-term damage to the speaker's components (my words, not his). I repeated what you and jdsmoothie have often advised--that the amps in the 3311 will typically only send about 5 to 10 watts of power to the speaker--but he thought ambient peaks would potentially be too much for the CC-5 to handle.

As far as ratings for the Polk PSW505, I've gone by user reviews on newegg and Amazon, which are through the roof. I've been very pleased with the modest 100W SW that came with my RM705 package and expect the PSW505 will prove a significant upgrade.

Remember, this is in a medium-sized living room of a condominium; I don't want to blow anyone's socks off. The combo package for the two Monitor 75t's and the PSW505 is $580 shipped. MSRP on the 75t is $500 (which seems unreasonably high), and newegg (which apparently has an exclusive retailing relationship with Polk for this new series) is listing them for $320 each separately. The combo just seemed like good bang-for-the-buck to me given that I am not fond of the styling of the Monitor 70, which should be comparable in performance but a much better value at current sale prices.

Given the above, do you still think I should look elsewhere?
post #42226 of 51496
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post


What are you shocked about?

It was a bad attempt at razzing you and batpig into taking about RC-70's...one of the coolest speakers ever! Just being silly here.
post #42227 of 51496
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

Thanks for your feedback. I understand and agree that the CC-10 would be a much better fit sonically, but I just can't accommodate it esthetically. An Energy tech advised me that I could be compromising the longevity of the CC-5 using the AVR-3311 but that otherwise it would work acceptably.
I guess it might be too much of a compromise and I should consider a different solution for practicality reasons.
My other alternative is to get the new Polk Audio Monitor 75t's, which newegg is selling in a package with the PSW505 SW for about $580. Then I could replace my RM7C with something like Polk's Blackstone series TL-2C. I know this is an Energy thread, but do you have any thoughts regarding this solution compared to the CF-70/CC-5 combo?

I really have to agree with neutro. I had the rc-mini-cc and upgraded to the rc-lcr. At first, the difference was minimal, but now that the lcr is fully broken in, it blows away the mini.

I would really avoid the CC-5. Have you looked into the veritas? Yesterday, the V6.2 and V5.2C were on sale at wwstereo for $299 each and $219. That would be $817. That would be a great front stage, then you could piece together your surrounds around those. Those speakers are beautiful aesthetically, so it might get the approval even with the center channel "sticking out" a little. If you get the rosenut, you'll want these speakers to stick out!

Can you post a picture of your built in wall unit? Maybe someone will have an idea on how to get a larger center to work.
post #42228 of 51496
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

I really have to agree with neutro. I had the rc-mini-cc and upgraded to the rc-lcr. At first, the difference was minimal, but now that the lcr is fully broken in, it blows away the mini.
I would really avoid the CC-5. Have you looked into the veritas? Yesterday, the V6.2 and V5.2C were on sale at wwstereo for $299 each and $219. That would be $817. That would be a great front stage, then you could piece together your surrounds around those. Those speakers are beautiful aesthetically, so it might get the approval even with the center channel "sticking out" a little. If you get the rosenut, you'll want these speakers to stick out!
Can you post a picture of your built in wall unit? Maybe someone will have an idea on how to get a larger center to work.

Thanks for those tips. I agree with you--that Veritas line is very nice looking--but again, the center is much too tall for my cabinet. Here's what it looks like. Windows 001.JPG 1550k .JPG file

The shelf above the TV is 6-1/2" tall, and that is where I currently have the center channel speaker. If I go with the Polk 75t fronts, I would swap out the current Polk RM7C for a Polk TL2-C, which will fit nicely.

I know--the audiophile solution is to stick a beefy center on top of the cabinet and angle it down. But I tried that and it overpowered the living room aesthetically. Couldn't live with it.
post #42229 of 51496
it certainly seems to me that there is enough room above the TV to lower that shelf a few inches. That would solve all your problems and open up the door to a lovely Veritas setup biggrin.gif

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Right, I also questioned his statement based on the specs for the CC-5. As I recall, he claimed that at peak power the 3311 could cause long-term damage to the speaker's components (my words, not his). I repeated what you and jdsmoothie have often advised--that the amps in the 3311 will typically only send about 5 to 10 watts of power to the speaker--but he thought ambient peaks would potentially be too much for the CC-5 to handle.

that still makes no sense, and it certainly doesn't matter that it's a 3311 vs. any other receiver. The speaker will require as much power as it requires to attain the given volume you are trying to achieve, regardless of the amp you are using. It either can handle it or it can't.
post #42230 of 51496
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

it certainly seems to me that there is enough room above the TV to lower that shelf a few inches. That would solve all your problems and open up the door to a lovely Veritas setup biggrin.gif

Good eye, batpig. That is a great, but cost-prohibitive suggestion. I would have to hire a cabinet-maker to disassemble the entire center unit, remove the fixed shelf, reinstall the shelf, and repair the cosmetic damages to the teak veneer. Besides, when I designed the unit I wanted to leave plenty of room for a bigger TV (max 60").
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

that still makes no sense, and it certainly doesn't matter that it's a 3311 vs. any other receiver. The speaker will require as much power as it requires to attain the given volume you are trying to achieve, regardless of the amp you are using. It either can handle it or it can't.

I think you're right and suspect he had some obscure theoretical circumstance in mind. Besides, we never play anything at ear-splitting levels (although I reserve the right to go wild at some point).
post #42231 of 51496
I think the proper place for the center channel is under the TV where the denon receiver is currently. A bigger center channel will fit in there. The 3311 is 6.7" high and the V5.2C is 7.6" high. It appears you have an inch of clearance over the receiver. If you have enough space, you can angle it up slightly.....but even flat it will be great acoustically (but plug the port(s).

Stack the 2 smaller components that are currently above the TV, move one of the components that is under the TV to above the TV, move the 3311 to a side cubby, and your center cubby is freed up for the center channel.

Then put your front towers on either side of the unit.

You should definitely go with black...the rosenut would clash horribly.

This is fun playing with someone else's setup! biggrin.gif
post #42232 of 51496
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

I think the proper place for the center channel is under the TV where the denon receiver is currently. A bigger center channel will fit in there. The 3311 is 6.7" high and the V5.2C is 7.6" high. It appears you have an inch of clearance over the receiver. If you have enough space, you can angle it up slightly.....but even flat it will be great acoustically (but plug the port(s).
Stack the 2 smaller components that are currently above the TV, move one of the components that is under the TV to above the TV, move the 3311 to a side cubby, and your center cubby is freed up for the center channel.
Then put your front towers on either side of the unit.
You should definitely go with black...the rosenut would clash horribly.
This is fun playing with someone else's setup! biggrin.gif

It's even more fun with skin in the game. Can I PM you the address to send your $?
post #42233 of 51496
chi_guy50 that's a beautiful entertainment center, I hope you fit everything in place without a problem.
Edited by losservatore - 11/27/12 at 6:03pm
post #42234 of 51496
Hey Batpig the new veritas 6.3s and vsub came today in the mail wow that is fast from saturday...


will be great to get these babies hooked up to the new denon 3313...


now the hard part how the hell do you get em out of the box (im a bit handy capped)

be working on this tonight..

cheers

thanks Santa!!!!

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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

.......will be great to get these babies hooked up to the new denon 3313... thanks Santa!!!!
very cool! exciting! Where did you order your V-SW10 sub from? Just curious what kind of prices people are getting these subs for?
post #42236 of 51496
Hey guys:
I have an Onkyo M-282 2 channel amp for sale. Ideal amp for Zone 2 use or for surrounds, or for that matter, to provide some dedicated power to your front left and rights and free up your receiver for other power demands. I used this sparingly throughout the summer for my Zone 2 outdoor speakers and it worked great! Really a nice 2 channel amp...
100 W/channel 8ohms
125 W/channel 6ohms

12V trigger and/or phantom power on with incoming RCA signals.
Input level adjustment
Input/output loop

http://www.onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=M-282&class=Amplifier&p=i

Looking for $140 shipped OBO....
Photos available..
post #42237 of 51496
wow was a chore to get it done.. 5 hrs to do it LOL.. im very slow and take my time... i drop one speaker wearing the inclueded white glove only about 3 or 4 inches right on my big toe wow it still stinging....

now just have to figure out the manual on the denon on how to set up the new sub any tips?


i got a pack deal at the future shop up in Canada... great price for us Canadians.. 2499 + hst (tax 13 %) and 179 for 9 yr replacement warrant from the store on the sub only.. hope they dont go
bankrupt.. 3033 or so.. plus a few bucks for enviromental fee 4.50... the government loves your money up here eh!!! and 999 for the denon 3313ci. + tax..1150 or so..

thats just a tade above 1/2 price of a few months back..

thinking of driving down to niagra falls, New York to pick up 4 vs surrounds.. and the 5.2 c.. anybody know a good store down in that area that sells these with a website to check the prices?


now back to reading that manual...

cheers
post #42238 of 51496
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thinking of driving down to niagra falls, New York to pick up 4 vs surrounds.. and the 5.2 c.. anybody know a good store down in that area that sells these with a website to check the prices?

wwstereo.com has all the Veritas speakers you're looking for.

V5.2C - $219
http://www.wwstereo.com/Energy/V5.2CPIANB

VS Surround - $199
http://www.wwstereo.com/Energy/VSPIANOB

User promo code CYBERWEEK to get these lower prices.

Just have them shipped to a kinek point in Niagara Falls and then pick them up there.
https://www.kinek.com/
post #42239 of 51496
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Originally Posted by chi_guy50 View Post

It's even more fun with skin in the game. Can I PM you the address to send your $?

LOL.....I have enough skin in my own game! biggrin.gif

What do you think about putting the center channel under the TV where the 3311 currently is? The V5.2C is 19.5" w x 7.6" h.

I've been reading back through your posts. I've never listened to polk speakers except for the base models in best buy. From that, and from what i have read others say, polk tends to be on the bright side and can be quite fatiguing to the ears when listening to music for any length of time.

The energy brand is known more for the smooth, well balanced sound. I have the RC-10's and the V5.1 bookshelf speakers. The RC-10's in my opinion are too laid back for music. The V5.1's are slightly brighter than the RC-10's and in my opinion have a very good balance of smoothness and dynamics. That being said....you stated that these will be used for 75% music which leads be to believe that the veritas would be a better match for your needs than the polks.

The 75t has a msrp of $500 where the V6.2 have a MSRP of $1200. The 75t's are approximately $200 each in the Newegg package, and the V6.2's are $300 at wwstereo. So I think the bang for the buck advantage goes to the energy's.

Regarding the subwoofer, I live in a condo as well. I have RC-30 fronts (play down to 40hz) and no subwoofer. In my condo, just the towers provide plenty of bass. I have a S10.3 sub which sits unplugged in my spare room because I would disturb the neighbors. My point here is that you may find that the V6.2's (play down to 33 hz) may provide enough bass that you dont need a subwoofer in your condo setup.

So there's my spiel.....I think you would be happier with the veritas and I think they are a better bang for the buck. But if you are happy with the sound of your current polks and you cant find a way to fit the V5.2C in your entertainment center, then go for the polks.

Good luck!
Edited by kgallerie - 11/28/12 at 6:38am
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

LOL.....I have enough skin in my own game! biggrin.gif
What do you think about my idea? Putting the center channel under the TV where the 3311 currently is? The V5.2C is 19.5" w x 7.6" h.

Brilliant! I was immediately impressed by your creativity; it also shows that you closely examined the photo I posted. And you correctly surmised that that compartment has enough clearance (8") for the V5.2C.

Unfortunately, the V5.2C, at 19.5", is too wide by about 1/2". Also, you could not know from a casual look at my set-up that it would be impractical and probably physically impossible space-wise, to move the components around as you suggested. If push came to shove, there is probably a way I could accommodate the arrangement you suggest--after all, that lower center compartment would really be the ideal place to put the center channel. I could make it work if, for example, I were willing to give up my turntable (32-year-old Sansui P-L95R automatic with dual tone arms), but i am not ready to relinquish my collection of jazz and classical LP's. Color me ancient.rolleyes.gif

I think the only practical solution, if I really wanted the CF-70's, would be to stick with the CC-5, and it seems that's not a very desirable pairing and perhaps too much of a compromise.

So I've decided, based on all the input, to go with newegg's combo package of the Polk Audio Monitor 75t's together with the PSW505 SW for about $580. I like the improved styling of the 75t's over the Monitor 70's, and I didn't want to miss out on the price break, with the 75t's selling alone for $320 each (reduced from $500). After discussing pairing issues with three different Polk rep's, I've also purchased the Polk Blackstone series TL250 5.0 system, which has a much beefier center (TL2C) than my current RM7C. I'll use two of the TL250's four satellites in place of my RM7's as FH's and use the two remaining TL2's in my dining room (zone 2) in place of my current Kenwood KL-333D bookshelf speakers. That leaves the last two RM7's for surrounds. This allows me to sell cheaply my now unneeded but still fully functional Technics SB-5000's (2), Kenwood KL-333D's (2), as well as the superfluous Polk RM705 set (as a 3.1) on craigslist.

My total cost for the eight speakers is about $900.

Here's how my total A/V set-up will look once the new products arrive:


Denon AVR-3311CI
AudioSource AMP100 (powering zones 2 and 3)
Polk Audio Monitor 75t (2) FL/R
Polk Audio TL2C Center
Polk Audio RM7 SL/R
Polk Audio TL2 FHL/R
Polk PSW505 SW
Polk Audio TL2 (2) zone 2 (dining room)
BIC MSR-PRO6 (2) zone 3 (master bath)

Sony KDL-46XBR5 (soon to be replaced with KDL-55HX850)
TiVo Premiere Elite
Sony BDP-S570
Samsung DVD-VR375 VCR/DVD recorder
Sony SCD-CE595 CD changer


Many, many thanks to you, neutro, and the omnipresent batpig for your very helpful responses. I really appreciate the time you took to provide thoughtful feedback. For what it's worth, I also posted my query on the Polkies' thread with zero response.frown.gif
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