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Can anyone report having luck using their AVR room correction to match the Veritas center with the RC-70's? Might help a bunch of people right now.
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Originally Posted by airgas1998 View Post

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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

There is definitely more vocal clarity on the RC-70 than in the RC-50.
so how does that work since they use the same tweeter? i have 50's and debating as well to get the 70's. you also stated the 50's had more mid-bass than the 70's. i find that odd to since your adding a 5.5 mid. i'm NOT doubting you though you compared them, i have not.


Let me clarified mid bass punch is the typical bass that you feel in your chest, not the bass that will shake your room, I call that lower bass and mid range is specially design for vocal clarity.


I said that imo the RC-50 have more mid-bass punch but the RC-70 go lower in the lower bass.

The RC-70 have more vocal clarity do to the dedicated mid range.



If you are using the speakers mostly for movies keep the RC-50s since they are really good in the mid bass range and the sub will take care the lower bass notes.

I you listen to music most of the time,I recommend the RC-70.
Edited by losservatore - 2/16/13 at 2:17pm
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^He's right. Vocal range - other than sibilants - is almost entirely in the range below what the tweeter covers, ie, vocals are covered by the woofers and midrange.
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Originally Posted by automaton View Post

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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

There is definitely more vocal clarity on the RC-70 than in the RC-50.
My wife does not like you for saying that!

I have been a little underwhelmed with the 50s for music as time has gone on, not sure if it's the combo with my Pioneer 1120K, might try an external amp at some point, seeing as the Pio has preouts.


The RC-70 will still have cleaner vocals do to the dedicated mid range.
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

If you dont have a RCLCR for the center, some have said using a RC-10 for a center works pretty good. I know the RCLCR
runs 500.00 now I have even sen on here someone using 2 RC10's laying flat next to each other for a center channel.

Yea. That was me. It actually worked very well with the RC-30's as L/R. I tried it because I wanted all of the drivers to be the same.
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Originally Posted by wader2k View Post

So anyone know where I can pick up an Energy RC-LCR and 2 RC-10's for $600 or less?

I kid I kid!

I sold an RC-LCR and a pair of 10's last weekend for under $600. Now I want the 10's back!
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

The RC-10's got down to $200/pair shipped and the RC-LCR was even less than that!

I'm really impressed with the way I can throw video to my Sony Blu-ray players from my Samsung phone with iMediaShare. I bought a ZyXel NSA320 Media Server that holds 2 3Tb drives and can't wait to get that running. I also got a Seagate GoMedia 500GB WiFi Server that I can stream from to my phone, PC, or Blu-ray player. Just awesome technology. Thanks to Black Friday!

I'd really love to get into video editing. I've got a Sony DVD-RW recorder and a JVC HM-DT100 D-VHS HDTV tuner/recorder for bouncing different formats around. It records HDTV off the antenna on to S-VHS or D-VHS tape. My laptop is a Toshiba with Win7, Quad Core i7, 680GB, Blu-ray, and USB3. Can you make a recommendation on free software for editing on this laptop from the DVD/D-VHS decks to store on the server and what format to use? I've got VLC of course but I'm not looking forward to wading through all the editor software. I should have plenty of room but I will be using a Raid so I'll only have 3TB. I'm sure you're far more advanced than this but I'll bet you've been through this already.

This is OT, so please skip if you're not interested: smile.gif

HDTVtoMpeg2 is free, but it's glitchy for over the air editing. tsMuxerGUI works with ts and mpg files. It's free, but the editing functions are primitive. I also use VideoRedo for OTA footage (mostly editing out commercials). It's pretty reasonable, and they have a free trial so you can see if you like it. It's also really easy to use. Your laptop sounds like a powerful system. It shouldn't have any trouble handling HD editing, especially if paired with a fast USB3 drive. If you want to save to disc, I'd suggest you invest in a Blu-ray burner, but a DVD drive will work if the programs are shorter. They'll let you play back HD content from the computer. You'll definitely want ImgBurn and tsMuxerGUI (both free). ImgBurn is software that lets you burn iso files to disc, or create them from disc. tsMuxer can create Blu-ray discs directly from your OTA captures (but, again, the editing features are very primitive). Blu-ray discs burned with tsMuxer usually don't have any trouble playing back on a regular Blu-ray set top player, and some set top Blu-ray players will even play back HD content from a DVD disc. Some require Blu-ray discs, but it's easy to test.

I do my editing primarily on Grass Valley Edius 6.5 and Sony Vegas Pro 12. They both do native 3D stereoscopic editing, but they're very pricey. A more reasonable cost editor is Cyberlink PowerDirector 11. It's easy to use and cheap, and it lets you burn DVDs or Blu-ray discs (if you have a burner attached). Unlike VideoRedo, which doesn't do titles, fades, background music, etc., PowerDirector lets you polish your video to look much more professional, and then burn it to disc, all from within the software. You can pick up PD11 for around $100 or less if you look for a sale. It's well worth it. If all you want to do is remove commercials, a version of VideoRedo should handle it, and it's fast as lightning.

Hope this helps.
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Quite frankly, I like the RC10 better as a center than the RC LCR. I gave my nephew two RC30s and an RC LCR and now use 5 RC10s in my bedroom system. YMMV. smile.gif
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Batpig,

My home theater usually doesn't photograph well. The colors tend to look garish, because I designed it with very low key lighting in mind. Flash photography doesn't flatter it. It looks much better in person. I still have the same setup as I did a while back (except for the Kef center): RC70s as mains, Kef center and 4x RC-Rs as surrounds. In the bedroom I have the 5x RC10s and a little 8" Orb sub. It's killer for such a compact system. biggrin.gif I also have 5 Orb globes and another 8" sub in my video editing suite, because there's just no room for much more than that. The Orb's are great little speakers, too, but they're lacking in the midrange.

I just upgraded from an AV123 15" sub to an SVS PB12-NSD. I really liked the AV123, but it very quickly developed problems, which were never really solved, even by a new amp. I cut my losses and went with the more mainstream SVS. It's a terrific sub, especially for my small space. I simply can't play my system at reference levels, because it sets my ears ringing, so I've augmented the sub with a Buttkicker system, so I get more of that visceral sensation without going too loud. It's a boatload of fun. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Or get a Veritas V5.2C which can be had from wwstereo for a very good price, $169 with coupon code VER52WW
http://www.wwstereo.com/Energy/V5.2CPIANR

How will that sound with the VMini package?
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Originally Posted by cxr369 View Post

How will that sound with the VMini package?

I'm sure it'll sound fine. Same tweeter across the V series speakers. Mid bass driver is just different size.
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So how's this for Energy karma - I finally get a local buyer for my CB-20s about 3 weeks ago. Really nice guy who comes over to check them out, hands me cash after a few minutes of conversation, and hits the road. I had mentioned this forum to him, he says maybe he'll check it out (hi Stuart if you're reading!).

So today I get an email from him about the Fry's sale - which I otherwise would have likely missed. Have wished/hoped I could someday get a pair of 70s and had promised myself I'd pull the trigger next time I found them under 800. Well the rest is history, just praying they make the trip to Ohio without any damage. For now they'll replace RC-30s in our living room for just 2 channel music listening. Though I may have to try them out in the FR where I currently run 3x LCR with RC-8c for surrounds. The thought of pushing out the LCR to wides makes me smile.

Anyway, happy to get the deal, shocked that waiting patiently paid off again!
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you could sell two of your LCR's for $300 each easily and get another set of RC-70's. Then you could have RC-70's for fronts and wides. biggrin.gif
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You could get 2 or 3 more receivers and just fill the room full of 70s.
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I think my last purchase pushed me off the fence. 4 of the 70's should be enough. Glad to see people that needed and wanted these are getting a chance to grab them up.
I am surprised there are still stock available today at fry's.
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I bet that someone already bought couple of pairs or more of RC-70s to sell later on ebay.biggrin.gif I know the limit is 2, but those people know how to do it wink.gif
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It looks like I'll have to edit my signature as I'm no longer trying to find a set of RC 6-W's. I had wanted them because of how they would have matched my set-up of RC-10's fronts and RC-LCR center.
Instead I saw the post on SD on jumped on a set of the RC-70's from Fry's. WOO HOO....I'm a happy camper now (as long as they arrive in good condition)...!!
My new set-up will now be the 70's for R & L fronts with a RC-LCR center and I'll use the RC 10's for my rears in a 5-1 set-up.

I'm not sure what type of sub I'll eventually get, but I'm VERY happy.

My house is SLOWLY coming along after Sandy's damage and will be better than it was before the storm when all is said and done.

Actually I would still like to find a set of the RC-6W's but so far I've only been able to find a single.

These will all be matched to a new Denon 2313 CI receiver (actually everything is new and miraculously survived and worked after getting somewhat submerged) and should sound outstanding...!!!

I won't be able to hook anything up until construction is complete but it won't be long maybe 4-6 weeks or so.
Good luck to all with the score from this GREAT deal...!!
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Thanks so much Mr. Clark for the editing info! Again, nice to have you around.
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Just got my Denon 2311ci Receiver, and bought two cf-30's for the fronts, i have a energy take classic 5.1 set to go with it, and i just bought a second energy take subwoofer to go
to 7.2 channel. I love the new receiver and speaker combo, and the power is much better than my old Denon 1803. I'm a proud energy owner and I'm rs!seally exited to get the rest of my
toys in the next few days so i can take some pics!smile.gif
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My Current set up:

Panasonic Viera Plasma 50 inch.
Denon 2311ci
Denon DVD 1940ci
Belkin Power Conditioner pf-30
Playstation 3 For Blu-Ray
Xbox 360
Front Speakers (2) Energy CF-30 Towers
Surounds and Heights Energy Take Classic 5.1
Subwoofers (2) Energy Take Classic 8 inch.
Toshiba Laptop Hooked in By HDMI.
post #44361 of 51536
Well, pulled the trigger on the RC-70. Lately I have been doing most of my music listening on headphones (that's a money suck too!) in my home office, but I think this will push me back to my living room setup. Maybe I'll even keep the RC-50 as wides for a bit before throwing them up on ebay/craigslist. Still can't beleive the RC-70 dropped this cheap-- held off when they were $380/ea at buy.com, but could not resist for this price. Next upgrade will be to get something bigger than my Emotiva Ultra 10".
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Originally Posted by surfer8210 View Post

It looks like I'll have to edit my signature as I'm no longer trying to find a set of RC 6-W's. I had wanted them because of how they would have matched my set-up of RC-10's fronts and RC-LCR center.
Instead I saw the post on SD on jumped on a set of the RC-70's from Fry's. WOO HOO....I'm a happy camper now (as long as they arrive in good condition)...!!
My new set-up will now be the 70's for R & L fronts with a RC-LCR center and I'll use the RC 10's for my rears in a 5-1 set-up.

I'm not sure what type of sub I'll eventually get, but I'm VERY happy.

My house is SLOWLY coming along after Sandy's damage and will be better than it was before the storm when all is said and done.

Actually I would still like to find a set of the RC-6W's but so far I've only been able to find a single.

These will all be matched to a new Denon 2313 CI receiver (actually everything is new and miraculously survived and worked after getting somewhat submerged) and should sound outstanding...!!!

I won't be able to hook anything up until construction is complete but it won't be long maybe 4-6 weeks or so.
Good luck to all with the score from this GREAT deal...!!
You from nyc too? Im also wondering about the ground shipping of my two rc 70's ship here to nyc. Hope theyl take care of it. Let me know when u get yours.
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Or if I could sell my whole Jamo setup I'd be tempted to get the Veritas 2.3i if they're still available. Do you know if the old Veritas cherry is the same as the RC-10 cherry?

No, not at all. It's quite different. The RC cherry is of a similar shade and richness as the rosenut, just a bit lighter and more of an orange hue instead of reddish brown. The Veritas cherry is quite a bit lighter.

You can see the difference between the RC rosenut and Veritas cherry in this photo I took (don't mind the cat butt tongue.gif), the RC cherry is much more similar to the RC rosenut than the Veritas cherry:

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Has anyone ordered the rc-70's from Fry's before and were they boxed appropriately to eliminate shipping damage? I just got three veritas v5.2's for my front, center, left speakers and love them so really don't want to make an impulse buy. I could move the cf-70's I've been using as surrounds to my bedroom and use them for left and right speakers with a 43" tv. Would it be a wise to pair the rc-70's with the veritas v5.2 as a left and right speakers and move the other two v5.2's to surround duty or it three veritas up front better? I am just thinking this through with my irs refund burning a hole in my pocket. LOL.
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Has anyone ordered the rc-70's from Fry's before and were they boxed appropriately to eliminate shipping damage

Considering that the RC-70's were $599 each before Friday, I doubt anybody bought some from Fry's until now. Also they were not in the online database until recently..
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

No, not at all. It's quite different. The RC cherry is of a similar shade and richness as the rosenut, just a bit lighter and more of an orange hue instead of reddish brown. The Veritas cherry is quite a bit lighter.

You can see the difference between the RC rosenut and Veritas cherry in this photo I took (don't mind the cat butt tongue.gif), the RC cherry is much more similar to the RC rosenut than the Veritas cherry:


You didn't keep your Veritas bookshelf speakers for long did you? Was that because of the color?
post #44367 of 51536
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Originally Posted by mmbuckwa View Post

Has anyone ordered the rc-70's from Fry's before and were they boxed appropriately to eliminate shipping damage? I just got three veritas v5.2's for my front, center, left speakers and love them so really don't want to make an impulse buy. I could move the cf-70's I've been using as surrounds to my bedroom and use them for left and right speakers with a 43" tv. Would it be a wise to pair the rc-70's with the veritas v5.2 as a left and right speakers and move the other two v5.2's to surround duty or it three veritas up front better? I am just thinking this through with my irs refund burning a hole in my pocket. LOL.

There only boxed one way the original packaging, they dont double box.
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Originally Posted by squash42 View Post

I don't know about shipping, but the ones I picked up in the store today were pristine and in pristine boxes...

i had placed order online,. after getting shipping confirmation, i called frys.. the lady on phone said she is with frys for long enough to know for sure that they ship these speakers DOUBLE - BOXED. so relax..
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Originally Posted by rajdori View Post

i had placed order online,. after getting shipping confirmation, i called frys.. the lady on phone said she is with frys for long enough to know for sure that they ship these speakers DOUBLE - BOXED. so relax..

I guess it all depends on who you talk to over there. They told me and someone else on here they didnt double box.
Double boxing doesnt do that much anyways unless you put padding inbetween both boxes.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

No, not at all. It's quite different. The RC cherry is of a similar shade and richness as the rosenut, just a bit lighter and more of an orange hue instead of reddish brown. The Veritas cherry is quite a bit lighter.

You can see the difference between the RC rosenut and Veritas cherry in this photo I took (don't mind the cat butt tongue.gif), the RC cherry is much more similar to the RC rosenut than the Veritas cherry:

I probably wouldnt have even noticed the "cat butt" if you hadnt mentioned it but I sure got a laugh out of it. biggrin.gif
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