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post #42721 of 51452
Someone mentioned that the RC-70's are not listed on Future Shop's Boxing Day flyer. You spoke too soon. They are listed for $1000/pair. Not too bad for us Canucks. Unfortunately, I can't pull the trigger on them over my current RC-50's.
Don't get me wrong... I'd LOVE to have them, but without a dedicated "listening room" I just can't justify it right now. (also just starting a major/minor kitchen reno, so money is spent....) Maybe if I had a buyer for my RC-50's...? Anyone interested? biggrin.gif

Anyway, if any Canadians are in the market, this may be your only and last chance to own them! frown.gif Future Shop has two flyers. One Web Only and one regular. They are listed in the regular flyer as a door crasher, so they probably don't have very many.
post #42722 of 51452
great advin thanks for let us know.
post #42723 of 51452
On the Future Shop flyer for the Quebec, it is said they have 110 pairs of RC-70 for the boxing day.
post #42724 of 51452
Future Shop's Boxing Day flyer RC-70 $999.99 pair

post #42725 of 51452
I need FS to get some RC-LCR's in........already got the RC-70's last yr.......third pair over the yr's............had to get a further discount as all of the pairs (many) that they got last yr have a poor finnish when you look close (scratches and scuffs on the finnish and slight gaps......even dents and dings and uneven unflat panels that were just finnised over at the factory). They sound great though and edge out the RC-50 .....more depth to the soundfield and the RC-70 can play louder and cleaner.
post #42726 of 51452


Here is my front sound stage so far. Need to pull the wires back. I will post photos of my vs surround and Rc backs later.
post #42727 of 51452
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Originally Posted by ffactoryxx View Post


Here is my front sound stage so far. Need to pull the wires back. I will post photos of my vs surround and Rc backs later.
Rockin' !!!
post #42728 of 51452
V-Mini are also $250 per PAIR at FS in Rosenut... 24-25 Dec only WEB ONLY
post #42729 of 51452
Hey, everyone. I just recently purchased the Energy RC-Micro speakers when they went on sale for $60 and I've got some questions while I wait for them to arrive.

To give some background, I'm currently used to a HTIB setup, albeit a decent one (Sony HT-7100DH) with a gigantic receiver and powered sub. Doesn't sound as good as my better quality headphones and IEMs, but it's a competent system when you feed it DTS. Best sound quality I'm used to are my B&W P5 headphones (love the sound, even if it is highly colored) and the BMW premium Harman/Kardon Logic 7 system in my car.

Provided I couple the RC-Micros with a decent receiver and woofer, can I expect to be truly impressed by the sound quality? I'm not expecting it to sound as good as my Logic 7 system, but I'm hoping for truly impressive home audio. Should I set my expectations lower and just expect them to sound similar to my current HTIB, just in a smaller and nicer form? Similarly, should I bother hooking them up to my current receiver and subwoofer to try them out, or wait until I buy a new receiver and woofer as to avoid souring my first impression with the speakers?

This brings me to the next question - I'm looking to get a receiver and sub for these speakers and not terribly expensive. I'm on a bit of a budget at the moment and it seems like overkill to be spending more than $300 or so on $60 speakers. I'm moving into an apartment soon and the speakers are likely to wind up in a small room and aren't going to be pushed too loud since I'd prefer to not get evicted. With that in mind, I'm looking for some subwoofer and receiver recommendations. I figured I'd ask here instead of making separate threads in the receiver and subwoofer boards.

For a subwoofer, I'm currently looking at the Polk PSW10 since it seems to fit the bill - on sale for $80, forward-firing, not too big, seemingly good reviews. I don't know much about frequency overlap and such so I was hoping you guys could let me know if fits well with the RC-Micros.

As for a receiver, there's only one feature I want - some sort of dynamic range compression. It kills me to neuter audio tracks like that, but for movies it's a sacrifice I'm going to have to make when living in an apartment. Although I know Dolby offers it built into their audio tracks (I think you can toggle it on the PS3), I don't think that's the case for DTS and almost all the movies on my media server are in DTS. I've heard good things about Audyssey Dynamic Volume - is it worth paying extra for a receiver that integrates this tech, or will lesser receivers with built-in range compression do a good enough job for these speakers and subwoofer? Other than that, I just need some optical and RCA inputs, I don't care about HDMI switching, passing, or bitstream audio at the moment. Just want something that will drive the speakers and sound good.

Thanks everyone!

EDIT: Also, some sort of auto-calibration feature on the receiver with a mic hookup or similar would be nice - I suck at doing that type of thing by ear.
Edited by DWells55 - 12/22/12 at 10:22pm
post #42730 of 51452
Well, it's hard to say, since your tastes come into play. You got a great bargain in the price, so you're ahead of the game. If it were me, to do a fair comparison with what you have now, just switch out your current speakers and drop the Micros in. Everything else will be the same, so you should see the improvement if it's there.

The AVR shouldn't be constraining the speakers that much, and the sub is relieved of responsibility above the two octaves it can handle, so the rest should be on the Micros.

I would test with different types of sources, to see the differences - music, movies that you like and are accustomed to. Any other changes will have their own impact. If the sub you're considering is a large improvement over the current one you have, then you'll see the impact of that. The same with replacing the receiver.
post #42731 of 51452
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Originally Posted by caper_1 View Post

V-Mini are also $250 per PAIR at FS in Rosenut... 24-25 Dec only WEB ONLY

Hmm 40 available nationwide thats disappointing. I'm SOL on getting another pair of V5.1s in Rosenut for Front Wides I might just have to give in and get these Minis as Wides.
post #42732 of 51452
Damn, $1000 for a pair of RC-70s is so tempting. I may just have to get them for a second system 2-channel system. I replaced my Marantz with a new avr and the Marantz is now sitting in its box.
post #42733 of 51452
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Originally Posted by audit13 View Post

Damn, $1000 for a pair of RC-70s is so tempting. I may just have to get them for a second system 2-channel system. I replaced my Marantz with a new avr and the Marantz is now sitting in its box.

Go for it!

It's only $200 more for the pair than the lowest price Vann's did, and you don't have to worry about them getting damaged in shipping or import taxes biggrin.gif
post #42734 of 51452
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Originally Posted by gostillerz View Post

Go for it!
It's only $200 more for the pair than the lowest price Vann's did, and you don't have to worry about them getting damaged in shipping or import taxes biggrin.gif
I will go for it. I just have a find a store that's near me that has stock.
post #42735 of 51452
wish they had rosenut...
post #42736 of 51452
Quote:
Originally Posted by DWells55 View Post

Hey, everyone. I just recently purchased the Energy RC-Micro speakers when they went on sale for $60 and I've got some questions while I wait for them to arrive.
To give some background, I'm currently used to a HTIB setup, albeit a decent one (Sony HT-7100DH) with a gigantic receiver and powered sub. Doesn't sound as good as my better quality headphones and IEMs, but it's a competent system when you feed it DTS. Best sound quality I'm used to are my B&W P5 headphones (love the sound, even if it is highly colored) and the BMW premium Harman/Kardon Logic 7 system in my car.
Provided I couple the RC-Micros with a decent receiver and woofer, can I expect to be truly impressed by the sound quality? I'm not expecting it to sound as good as my Logic 7 system, but I'm hoping for truly impressive home audio. Should I set my expectations lower and just expect them to sound similar to my current HTIB, just in a smaller and nicer form? Similarly, should I bother hooking them up to my current receiver and subwoofer to try them out, or wait until I buy a new receiver and woofer as to avoid souring my first impression with the speakers?
This brings me to the next question - I'm looking to get a receiver and sub for these speakers and not terribly expensive. I'm on a bit of a budget at the moment and it seems like overkill to be spending more than $300 or so on $60 speakers. I'm moving into an apartment soon and the speakers are likely to wind up in a small room and aren't going to be pushed too loud since I'd prefer to not get evicted. With that in mind, I'm looking for some subwoofer and receiver recommendations. I figured I'd ask here instead of making separate threads in the receiver and subwoofer boards.
For a subwoofer, I'm currently looking at the Polk PSW10 since it seems to fit the bill - on sale for $80, forward-firing, not too big, seemingly good reviews. I don't know much about frequency overlap and such so I was hoping you guys could let me know if fits well with the RC-Micros.
As for a receiver, there's only one feature I want - some sort of dynamic range compression. It kills me to neuter audio tracks like that, but for movies it's a sacrifice I'm going to have to make when living in an apartment. Although I know Dolby offers it built into their audio tracks (I think you can toggle it on the PS3), I don't think that's the case for DTS and almost all the movies on my media server are in DTS. I've heard good things about Audyssey Dynamic Volume - is it worth paying extra for a receiver that integrates this tech, or will lesser receivers with built-in range compression do a good enough job for these speakers and subwoofer? Other than that, I just need some optical and RCA inputs, I don't care about HDMI switching, passing, or bitstream audio at the moment. Just want something that will drive the speakers and sound good.
Thanks everyone!
EDIT: Also, some sort of auto-calibration feature on the receiver with a mic hookup or similar would be nice - I suck at doing that type of thing by ear.

I just bought the RC micros too for the same $60 deal. I just picked up the Denon 1712 for them from best buy. They are getting rid of them to make room for the new models. I bought it for $199. It has everything you are looking for, check it out.
post #42737 of 51452
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Originally Posted by JKR1963 View Post

I need FS to get some RC-LCR's in........already got the RC-70's last yr.......third pair over the yr's............had to get a further discount as all of the pairs (many) that they got last yr have a poor finnish when you look close (scratches and scuffs on the finnish and slight gaps......even dents and dings and uneven unflat panels that were just finnised over at the factory). They sound great though and edge out the RC-50 .....more depth to the soundfield and the RC-70 can play louder and cleaner.

I might be selling a cherry unit soon if you are interested (still thinking it over tbh).

Those RC70s are tempting but I am kicking myself for passing on the 2 for $500 deal (with the purchase of a tv). I don't remember the details but my mother needs a TV so had I known at the time, I would have been all over them.
post #42738 of 51452
better start camping outside now.... the line ups will start very soon at the fs for boxing day 5000 people long ez..

hey they do open at 6 am to get you out of the cold but there will only let so many in at a time..

the salesman called me to let me know the rc 70 is 999 / pair..

he said they had 1 pair to sell...

i asked if he could but in back for me for extra. nope ... maybe more extra..

cheers...
post #42739 of 51452
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Originally Posted by cxr369 View Post

I just bought the RC micros too for the same $60 deal. I just picked up the Denon 1712 for them from best buy. They are getting rid of them to make room for the new models. I bought it for $199. It has everything you are looking for, check it out.

How recently? I looked up that receiver and it looks incredible, but I can't find it anywhere on the Best Buy web site. Given how much the selection sucks at my local Best Buy, I need a way of checking inventory in the surrounding area. I'll check my local stores, but I don't have high hopes.
Edited by DWells55 - 12/24/12 at 6:51am
post #42740 of 51452
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Originally Posted by DWells55 View Post

How recently? I looked up that receiver and it looks incredible, but I can't find it anywhere on the Best Buy web site. Given how much the selection sucks at my local Best Buy, I need a way of checking inventory in the surrounding area.

It is not on their website anymore because it has been discontinued, it is last year's model. You have to call your local best buy stores and see of they have any left in stock.
post #42741 of 51452
I just picked up the receiver yesterday.
post #42742 of 51452
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Nice room but you definitely need a bigger TV. I was thinking 55" - 60". 52" would be the minimum.

Just upgraded to a nice 55" Samsung LED TV, man what a difference, will be posting pics soon. Now i just need to get the RC-10s and the RC LCR speakers, can't seem to find them anywhere.mad.gif
post #42743 of 51452
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Originally Posted by cxr369 View Post

I just picked up the receiver yesterday.

Great, thanks for the heads up. I'll check my local store out in person today and call a few.

That said, I just stumbled across this Onkyo TX-NR509 receiver which seems to support all the Audyysey features I want - what's everyone think? Worth it if I can't get the Denon? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004O0TRCO/
post #42744 of 51452
Not sure if its been mentioned but the RC 70's will be on for $999 at FS in Canada on boxing day.
post #42745 of 51452
Need your feedback guys.

I have right now the Take Five Classic set of speakers on my living room. Wanted to upgrade the three front speakers with a pair of RC 10s and the RC LCR speakers, but since Vanns is out of stock right now and for a long time with those speakers, i was thinking on getting the CC10 for center speaker and don't know with what speakers pair it at the front, CB10's?, need your help with this please.
post #42746 of 51452
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

better start camping outside now.... the line ups will start very soon at the fs for boxing day 5000 people long ez..
hey they do open at 6 am to get you out of the cold but there will only let so many in at a time..
the salesman called me to let me know the rc 70 is 999 / pair..
he said they had 1 pair to sell...
i asked if he could but in back for me for extra. nope ... maybe more extra..
cheers...

When I went last year to Future Shop I sat in the Audio lineup for over an hour and not one person touched the RC-70's which were $999/pair. Everyone went for the Polk speakers and when I went to a second FS they still had RC-70's in stock so I doubt there will be any rush this year. If people want them they should be able to get them.
post #42747 of 51452
no mention of polks except for some book shelf ones, on sale in the flyers, dont know about on line flyer yet comes out at 6pm..

if you want rc 70 and the store only has 1 pair... you might be out of luck....

merry christmas..
post #42748 of 51452
I have a pair of CF70s matched with a CC10. I have all three sitting in their original packaging for sale. If you are interested pm me.
post #42749 of 51452
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Originally Posted by deltadube View Post

no mention of polks except for some book shelf ones, on sale in the flyers, dont know about on line flyer yet comes out at 6pm..
if you want rc 70 and the store only has 1 pair... you might be out of luck....
merry christmas..
I think there are Polks in the Web-only flyer. RTi10s for $600/pr, Seems like a good deal for those...
post #42750 of 51452
have you seen the flyer yet? i cant get it till 6 pm est
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