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post #42691 of 51595
Hello guys i'm new to the forum need a bit of advice. My current set up 2 CF 70's fronts,cc-10 center, cf 30's surround left and right with a outlaw LFM-1 EX subwoofer.

I'm currently in the process of a upgrade to the veritas series. I purchased 2 veritas 5.1 bookshelf speakers and v5.2 center. The the v5.1's were going to be surround left and right and thinking about getting the veritas 6.2 or 6.3 floorstanding for my fronts.

With the floorstanding speakers the v6.2 or v6.3 would that be over kill with the sub i have ? I also thought about just getting 2 more v5.1 to complete my new set up and it would be cheaper.How would you guys go about it?
post #42692 of 51595
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Frequency response of Dayton 1200 goes up to 140hz so you're just under the bottom end of the RC Micro.
You might be better off with something like the Bic V1020 which is rated up to 180hz if you can spare the extra $30.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=303-430
Amazon has it here with free shipping.
http://www.amazon.com/BIC-V1020-Down-Firing-Powered-Subwoofer/dp/B0000Y2WY8
The Denon AVR 1612 will be fine.
I see. What about if i am getting the takes 5. Is that fine with dayton 1200?
post #42693 of 51595
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Originally Posted by Puncho87 View Post

Hello guys i'm new to the forum need a bit of advice. My current set up 2 CF 70's fronts,cc-10 center, cf 30's surround left and right with a outlaw LFM-1 EX subwoofer.

I'm currently in the process of a upgrade to the veritas series. I purchased 2 veritas 5.1 bookshelf speakers and v5.2 center. The the v5.1's were going to be surround left and right and thinking about getting the veritas 6.2 or 6.3 floorstanding for my fronts.

With the floorstanding speakers the v6.2 or v6.3 would that be over kill with the sub i have ? I also thought about just getting 2 more v5.1 to complete my new set up and it would be cheaper.How would you guys go about it?

I don't even understand the question -- how could the better towers speakers be "overkill" for the subwoofer?

Even with a good subwoofer, the towers will sound better and fill the room more effectively than the little bookshelfs. The subwoofer is really only responsible for the bottom 2 octaves, there are still 6-7 octaves for the main speakers to cover.

In terms of 6.2 vs. 6.3, the consensus is that the main benefit of the 3-way 6.3 will come with critical 2ch music (because of the better midrange). For HT, the price gap for the 6.2 vs. the 6.3 probably isn't worth it (unless you find a crazy good deal on the 6.3's).
post #42694 of 51595
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Originally Posted by Puncho87 View Post

Hello guys i'm new to the forum need a bit of advice. My current set up 2 CF 70's fronts,cc-10 center, cf 30's surround left and right with a outlaw LFM-1 EX subwoofer.
I'm currently in the process of a upgrade to the veritas series. I purchased 2 veritas 5.1 bookshelf speakers and v5.2 center. The the v5.1's were going to be surround left and right and thinking about getting the veritas 6.2 or 6.3 floorstanding for my fronts.
With the floorstanding speakers the v6.2 or v6.3 would that be over kill with the sub i have ? I also thought about just getting 2 more v5.1 to complete my new set up and it would be cheaper.How would you guys go about it?

If you have the CF-70s right now, are they overkill with your Outlaw? The Veritas are by far nicer speakers, but their output with volume should be about the same. If you think that they are too much, then yeah, you could do a 5.1 setup of V5.1 and a V5.2 center. With the towers, since your sub goes so low, you could easily set the frequencies below a certain amount to go to the sub and let the towers cover more territory in the mid-range to highs.
post #42695 of 51595
Thanks BatPIG and Macstatic i'm going to stick with the towers instead of the bookshelf speakers in my new setup.
post #42696 of 51595
Hello everyone.
I'm debating between the merits of getting the Energy Take Classic 5.1 versus getting the Take 5 or RC-Micro and pairing it with a different Subwoofer?
Presently, I have an Onkyo HTiB speaker solution that I got back in the 2002. Those speakers are are all much larger than the ones in any of the aforementioned set. I'm wondering it's worth getting the lauded Take Classic 5.1 that comes with the woofer or if I should strongly consider the Take 5 or RC-Micro without a woofer and either continue to use my Onkyo woofer or pair it with something else, perhaps a non-Energy offering. There are some deals I might be looking to strike on today/this weekend if they're still going on, so any feedback y'all can provide would be most appreciated. Up through yesterday I was highly considering a more expensive Definitive Tech solution and I see some Polk deals running now, too, but I have heard a lot of good things about Energy now. Anyone have some thoughts on this? Thank you.
post #42697 of 51595
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

hello guys if anyone is interested Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0-Channel Home Theater Speaker System $100 + Free Shipping.

add coupon code "EIZ79417" to make it $60

http://slickdeals.net/f/5728722-Klipsch-Energy-RC-Micro-5-0-Home-Theater-System-99-00-free-shipping?
post #42698 of 51595
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Originally Posted by busbeepbeep View Post

add coupon code "EIZ79417" to make it $60
http://slickdeals.net/f/5728722-Klipsch-Energy-RC-Micro-5-0-Home-Theater-System-99-00-free-shipping?
WOW Awesome! I didnt even need them, but for $60 I picked them up to put in one of the kids rooms or something, thanks!
post #42699 of 51595
very tentative price rolleyes.gif I have to ignore it,but Im about to make the purchase.
post #42700 of 51595
C'mon losservatore, that would complete your ownership of everything in the Energy RC family wouldn't it? biggrin.gif

Look at it this way, the cost is $12 per speaker! How can you pass that up?
post #42701 of 51595
And here I thought getting them 5 days ago for $110 was a steal. Dangit!
post #42702 of 51595
I bet they wont ship to Canada....
post #42703 of 51595
I ordered the RC Micros for $60, and I have no use for them. Couldn't pass it up at that price. Already got shipment notice.
post #42704 of 51595
Same here, too good to pass up.
post #42705 of 51595
Add me to the list of people with no need for them but bought them anyway smile.gif
post #42706 of 51595
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Originally Posted by caper_1 View Post

I bet they wont ship to Canada....
$153 to ship to my home address via UPS worldwide (only option), which also means UPS' ridiculous customs fees to be added on as well.
post #42707 of 51595
Hello! I wanted to see if anyone's using an external amp to drive RC-70s. I'll be expanding to 11.2 soon, and wanted to see how much power I should shoot for in an amp. I don't listen very loudly (around -15dB), and thought the Emotiva UPA-200 (80wpc x 2) would be a good start. I can use these for a stereo setup if I decide to upgrade to a bigger amp down the road. Will this be enough to power the RC-70s? I have a Denon 4311, and I can't imagine it supplying more than 80wpc running at 9.2, but wanted to see if anyone's had experience. Thanks!
post #42708 of 51595
RC-Micro's for $60? DO. NOT. NEED. Must RESIST! Gonna rake leaves while I think about it. Screw it! Gonna get them! Ooops. Sold out! Just as well. Have no earthly use for them. But RC-Micro's for $60!?!? This appears to be a Klipsch push to rid their inventory of all things RC. Seems like there have been several deals for RC-Micro combos with home theater systems as well.
post #42709 of 51595
I was hoping that they get sold before I made a impulsive buy for no reason rolleyes.gif I beat it. biggrin.gif
post #42710 of 51595
get the 6.3v and ad in a pair of v-s surrounds with the 5.1s...

santa is on his way...
post #42711 of 51595
i saw rc 50 at wwstereo..
post #42712 of 51595
Veritas 6.3

anybody know what is the Continuous Power Handling or Continuous Power Rating or It might be called IEC rating or Power capacity of

the 6.3?

thanks..
post #42713 of 51595
wish I coulda ordered them... the micros that is...$60 ... just wow... I have a SDX10 to build which probably would go well with them...
post #42714 of 51595
I have a pair of RC-50's and a Take Classic 5.0 set if anyone's interested.
post #42715 of 51595
I was actually checking out the Lepai LP-2020A+ Mini Amp just before the RC-Micro deal came up. This amp is only 4.7 x 5.8 x 1.7 inches and gets great reviews for $20. I was thinking about using this with some small speakers flanking my headboard for listening to my laptop or my phone's MP3's. This amp can be run off batteries as well so this would make an awesome portable setup with some tiny speakers. It puts out a useable 5 Watts per side. People are even powering full-size speakers with it so I'm really curious how some efficient RC-70's would sound. They even make one with USB, SD card, FM Radio, and remote for $26. Ain't technology great?
post #42716 of 51595
I have the Lepai 2020A+ but I don't know how well or long it will run off batteries. Since it comes with a power supply I've always used that.

Have mine connected to a pair of Jamo A340 bookshelf speakers at work and run my Droid X or a desktop computer to it. Works very well and can get pretty loud before distorting.

If you're gonna spend all that money on a pair of RC-70's you should probably get a real amp. Running a $20 amp with $800-$1000/pr speakers doesn't sound like the best use of ones money. The RC-70's surely wont reach their full potential with the Lepai amp.
post #42717 of 51595
My RC-70's are running fine on a 12 year old Sony 5.1 AVR since my Harman Kardon went up in smoke. I've been looking at the Denon AVR-4520CI and hoping to figure out how to get the best price with warranty...going with a factory-authorized seller or getting square trade added on to an eBay purchase. I'm always looking for deals but it may be too soon on that model, especially since it it doesn't follow the usual yearly release schedule. I've got enough RC speakers for 11.2 and I hate to scrimp on the AVR if you consider what all these retailed for!

As far as the little Lepai 2020A+ goes, I'm just intrigued by the reviews and the price. There are peopIe using it for tailgate parties and headphone/monitor amps. If it's clean enough there's no reason it couldn't be used with any efficient speaker. As with any amp, it's not what it does to the signal, but what it DOESN'T do to the signal. And this is an amp, not a pre-amp, so hopefully it adds no coloration. Anyway, some serious reviewers were surprised at how little distortion it put out at 5 or 6 watts and it would be cool to see just how it would sound with some great speakers. Or, if turns out it does distort badly, I'll just plug my Les Paul in and rock on!
post #42718 of 51595
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

hello guys if anyone is interested Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0-Channel Home Theater Speaker System $100 + Free Shipping.

Got them for $59.97 after a TD $40 off coupon code. Ooops wink.gif
post #42719 of 51595
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Originally Posted by Gdell View Post

Hello! I wanted to see if anyone's using an external amp to drive RC-70s. I'll be expanding to 11.2 soon, and wanted to see how much power I should shoot for in an amp. I don't listen very loudly (around -15dB), and thought the Emotiva UPA-200 (80wpc x 2) would be a good start. I can use these for a stereo setup if I decide to upgrade to a bigger amp down the road. Will this be enough to power the RC-70s? I have a Denon 4311, and I can't imagine it supplying more than 80wpc running at 9.2, but wanted to see if anyone's had experience. Thanks!

Any thoughts or experiences?
post #42720 of 51595
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Originally Posted by Gdell View Post

Hello! I wanted to see if anyone's using an external amp to drive RC-70s. I'll be expanding to 11.2 soon, and wanted to see how much power I should shoot for in an amp. I don't listen very loudly (around -15dB), and thought the Emotiva UPA-200 (80wpc x 2) would be a good start. I can use these for a stereo setup if I decide to upgrade to a bigger amp down the road. Will this be enough to power the RC-70s? I have a Denon 4311, and I can't imagine it supplying more than 80wpc running at 9.2, but wanted to see if anyone's had experience. Thanks!

The RC-70s are easy to drive and any of the Emotiva amps are very highly recommended! The UPA-200 would be perfect to expand your system to 11 channels... not to mention, you are shortchanging the UPA-200 specs by quite a bit... It is 125 wpc at 8 ohms and 200 wpc at 4 ohms! So, it would be perfect for the RC-70s.. The UPA-500 and UPA-700 both start out at 80 wpc at 8 ohms and go to 120/100 wpc at 4ohms respectively....
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