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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

Ouch!

Seems to me that somebody contacted Energy and they were shipped a free stand. Don't know if you'll be that lucky but I would sure think it would be safer to ship than another speaker!
I call energy by replacing it or frys? Maybe i will try to call energy to get a replace stand.
post #44552 of 51439
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

Yes both speakers have foam inside at the back of the speakers. Both speakers has the foam on both top hole. And the 2nd hole has no foam.

Thats strange. They look like the port plugs but they shouldnt come inside the speaker. Did it come with other port plugs (little round foam plugs that should fit in the ports)?
post #44553 of 51439
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

I call energy by replacing it or frys? Maybe i will try to call energy to get a replace stand.

Frys is less likely to have replacement parts. Try Energy. And don't worry. The stand comes off very easily, so a two minute job to switch in a new one.
post #44554 of 51439
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Originally Posted by neutro View Post

Not sure if you said that in jest, but to Energy's defense, they simply linked to that thread, the same way we often link to their page. IMHO whatever you publicly post on the net should be linkable; it works both ways. If the picture was unattributed then I guess it would be another matter. If you protest, I'm sure they'll just remove the post on Facebook and that will be all.

Also, has anyone read AVSForum's user agreement? Do we cede rights or keep them when posting pictures on the site?

Neutro - I can't believe you thought I was serious. Remember I am the guy who posted this.
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Originally Posted by Darrin_R View Post

Ok...I unboxed the 70's and I think they sent me a floor model. They don't look anything like they did online.





Actually, it is referred to as 'Public Domain'. No different from me posting pictures of the ugly speakers. The second you click upload, you no longer own or have rights to an image posted on a public site. Private sites, where the images are not viewable until authentication, are governed differently. But I won't bore you with that.
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Ok guys here is the pic of the back of my speaker and both speakers the top port plug has a foam and the bottom port plug dont have a foam. And each box has included 2 foams. I dont know what is the use of those included foams.
post #44556 of 51439
Guys please do not remove the black filter inside the top port.Behind that filter there is pink insulation, the filter is preventing from any particle of insulation to come out.wink.gif
post #44557 of 51439
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Originally Posted by Szeppelin75 View Post

Did you noticed someone posting about stop putting picures of Energy setups and listen to the people at AVS forums, continue speaker lines like RCs?

I just yelled at them too biggrin.gif
post #44558 of 51439
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Guys please do not remove the black filter inside the top port.Behind that filter there is pink insulation, the filter is preventing from any particle of insulation to come out.wink.gif

That is some great advice. The foam is far enough in the top port to allow airflow. Leave it there.

Although, as Losservatore stated, it's hiding the pink and I do like to see pink.

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Anybody please take a pic at thw back of youre rc regarding on how or where i can put my bare wire. And what are the purpose of the gold plated metal and the H and L. Sorry for my ignorance, this is my first on how to install this kind of high end speakers. I hope you understand. Thank you.
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Anyone looking for the RCLCR try calling Vanns and ask for Ryan. Apparently they have 4 of them that were
returned and are in their inventory system, they just havent posted them to the clearance side yet Not sure why they were returned.
I didnt get to talk to Ryan but another employee looked them up for me. Ryan is the best guy to talk about items sitting in their clearance warehouse.
post #44561 of 51439
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Here is something I didnt realize until looking at the rc-70 side by side with the v6.2, the v6.2 is actually taller.
Decided to run an rc-70 and the v6.2 side by side on both right and left front and then tried one on the right and the other on the left side just to get an idea of the sound difference playing at the same time.

v6. a bit more forward in sound and punchy. The rc-70 more full and smoother sound, best way I can describe it.
I will have to switch up some music material to see how it sounds. Tried some old school music that has a solid bass line Bachman, Turner Overdrive.
Yes a little old school showing my age. I did try Stevie Ray Vaughn and preferd the rc-70's with his music. Also tried Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush Live.
Thats going back a few years.LOL Like that album with the rc-70's a little better. Tried some purely string music no singing, lot of chello, violine stuff and I like the v6.2's on that.


remember that you are reviewing a 2.5 way with a 3 way speaker.you can describe the sound of the tweeters that's about much that you can compared.

I had the RC-70s and RC-50 and for some reason the RC-50 sounded a little bit more punchy so maybe that's the strength of the 2.5 way speaker.
post #44562 of 51439
Just use the bottom pair of red/black terminals.

I don't use bare wire as I like the convenience of banana plugs. If you unscrew the terminals about half way you'll see where to insert the bare wire. Then you tighten the screw back down. I'm pretty sure the manual you get with these speakers actually shows you how to place bare wire.

If not, here is a picture of binding post and where you'd install the bare wire.



Leave the metal jumper in place between the high and low terminals. You only need to take it out if you're bi-wiring and bi-amping your speakers which is a total waste of time in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

remember that you are reviewing a 2.5 way with a 3 way speaker.you can describe the sound of the tweeters that's about much that you can compared.

I had the RC-70s and RC-50 and for some reason the RC-50 sounded a little bit more punchy so maybe that's the strength of the 2.5 way speaker.

That very well could be. Had a couple people asking me to compare those 2 speakers since I had them both. Would prefer to have had the v6.3 to comapre
by all means.
post #44564 of 51439
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

Anybody please take a pic at thw back of youre rc regarding on how or where i can put my bare wire. And what are the purpose of the gold plated metal and the H and L. Sorry for my ignorance, this is my first on how to install this kind of high end speakers. I hope you understand. Thank you.

No problem!

I can't take a pic, but leave the plates there. Just hook up the speaker + to the receiver +, and the - to - the same just like you did on the Take Fives. Doesn't matter if you use the top or bottom ones. By the way, you're in for a real treat going from those to 70's. I remember my first time tongue.gif
post #44565 of 51439
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

Yes both speakers have foam inside at the back of the speakers. Both speakers has the foam on both top hole. And the 2nd hole has no foam.

Trust me, there is foam inside both of them, its called insulation.
post #44566 of 51439
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

Anybody please take a pic at thw back of youre rc regarding on how or where i can put my bare wire. And what are the purpose of the gold plated metal and the H and L. Sorry for my ignorance, this is my first on how to install this kind of high end speakers. I hope you understand. Thank you.

Boy, I sure thought we went over that about a dozen posts back. If you look at the above pics of the innards, the top half contains the higher frequency speakers and are connected to the two screw posts on the top. The lower two speakers are connected to the lower two posts and they provide the lower frequency sound. The gold piece of metal connects the top to the bottom so you don't have to worry about it. Just connect two wires from your amp to EITHER the top two or bottom two posts.

They seperate the bottom from the top so people with two amps can run the top from the bottom seperately. VERY few of us here are bothering with that.

As far as that foam in the port, usually they don't come pre-installed like that. Folks put them in after trying the speaker and finding the lower end too boomy if the speakers are placed too close to a wall.

Now if anybody wants to correct me if it is only the tweeter that is connected to the top posts then please do.
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Originally Posted by Darrin_R View Post

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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Guys please do not remove the black filter inside the top port.Behind that filter there is pink insulation, the filter is preventing from any particle of insulation to come out.wink.gif

That is some great advice. The foam is far enough in the top port to allow airflow. Leave it there.

Although, as Losservatore stated, it's hiding the pink and I do like to see pink.



I already had see then inside and that's not exactly the way is insulated inside but you get an idea.
Edited by losservatore - 2/19/13 at 6:07pm
post #44568 of 51439
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

Anybody please take a pic at thw back of youre rc regarding on how or where i can put my bare wire. And what are the purpose of the gold plated metal and the H and L. Sorry for my ignorance, this is my first on how to install this kind of high end speakers. I hope you understand. Thank you.

Unscrew the bottom 2 binding post. On is labeled red for positive and one is labeled black for negative. Once you unscrew the outer part of the binding post, you will see a hole thought the center post. Insert the bare wire into the hole and tighten binding post. Black/negative from the receiver to black/negative on the speaker. Red/positive from the receiver to red/positive to the speaker.

Leave the straps on because I assume that you are not bi-amping. The L is for the low freq ( the woofers) and the H is for the midrange and tweeter.
post #44569 of 51439
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post



Now if anybody wants to correct me if it is only the tweeter that is connected to the top posts then please do.

It's not the tweeter and midrange???
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Anyone know if the Verita's V6.2 Tower is any better than the RC-70? Right now the price difference is $25 after coupons.
post #44571 of 51439
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

As far as that foam in the port, usually they don't come pre-installed like that. Folks put them in after trying the speaker and finding the lower end too boomy if the speakers are placed too close to a wall.

Wait wait wait.

Caloyzki's pictures does *not* look like a foam plug is inserted in the port, and he says he got two foam plugs in each box.

Losservatore said there's a charcoal-colored *filter* at the inside end of the topmost port. Thus it seems completely normal and should *not* be removed. I never noticed it and can't post a picture but I just looked and it's there on my RC-70s too.

So the foam at the end of the topmost port is totally normal, do not remove. I repeat, totally ok. biggrin.gif
post #44572 of 51439
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Originally Posted by Porthos01 View Post

Anyone know if the Verita's V6.2 Tower is any better than the RC-70? Right now the price difference is $25 after coupons.


That will depends on your listening preference....music or movies? I will go with the veritas v6.2 for movies and for music I will go with the RC-70s.


2.5 way speakers is the right choice for movies and a 3 way speaker is the right choice for music.
Edited by losservatore - 2/19/13 at 6:33pm
post #44573 of 51439
The Veritas 6.3 is really the direct competitor to the RC-70. The smaller V6.2 competes with the discontinued RC-50.

From all accounts I've read the V series speakers have a brighter sound than the RC speakers.

Did WWStereo get some more V6.2's in stock?
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Originally Posted by Darrin_R View Post

Neutro - I can't believe you thought I was serious.
tongue.gif
I still wonder what is AVSForum's stance on the uploaded pictures.
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Actually, it is referred to as 'Public Domain'.

In reality it's more complicated than that. Unless you specifically put your picture in public domain, as a photographer, you retain the copyright on your picture. If Energy decided to put your picture on a brochure for example, you would have a recourse -- not so if the picture was public domain. However on the web, it's generally accepted that you can link to about any content.

However in this case they probably did make a copy of the image, and Facebook probably does make a cache copy of the image. I'm sure if you were not OK with them posting the image, they would have little choice to remove it. However, since you posted the image on a public forum, *and* they mentioned the source, then ethically I think it's fair game. They should probably have linked to your post instead of AVSForum's Facebook page though!
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The second you click upload, you no longer own or have rights to an image posted on a public site..

Not trying to begin an argument here, but I don't think it's accurate, and anyway, legislation will depend upon location to begin with. For example, if the one posting the image is not the copyright holder in the first place, he's not in a position to waive the rights in the first place.
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

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Ok guys here is the pic of the back of my speaker and both speakers the top port plug has a foam and the bottom port plug dont have a foam. And each box has included 2 foams. I dont know what is the use of those included foams.

As said in my above post: your picture looks 100% identical to my RC-70s so I again confirm it's normal. Losservatore said the top "foam" which is visible at the bottom of the topmost port is a porous filter. The foam plugs included in the boxes are intended to reduce the boominess (exaggerated bass) of the speakers, typically used when the speakers are put very close (say 1 foot or less) from walls. You can experiment with 2, 1 or no foam if you like, but you should run Audyssey each time. The best recommended position is to use no foam and place the speakers at least 2 ft from walls.

It's not mandatory though: for example, my speakers are about 1.5 ft from the wall and I think I like the sound without plugs more. On the center (RC-LCR), it's inside a cabinet and while it sounds more like the RC-70s without plug, I think the dialogs are clearer with the plug. But I do notice quite a difference between dialog on 5.1 content and stereo content. This is why I want to eventually put my center speaker on top of the cabinet, but it's another story.
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Yeah but only in black frown.gif Rosenut would have been nice. If the RC-70's are really better than that's what I will get. Thanks
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Curiously, my four "new" 70s have slightly different binding posts than my older pair of 70s....I could use banana plugs with the old ones but no joy with the new ones. No idea how to check build dates on these speakers, but just thought that was interesting.
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Originally Posted by Porthos01 View Post

Yeah but only in black frown.gif .

This is a option

You can get a pair of veritas 6.2 in piano gloss and a package of 5.0 veritas v minis in piano gloss since they have the same finish and design , use the center mini and the rest as surrounds.

you get a great discount if you apply this code SDVERITAS.


Just giving you options for a complete 7.0 setup smile.gif
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Originally Posted by _Avarice_ View Post

Curiously, my four "new" 70s have slightly different binding posts than my older pair of 70s....I could use banana plugs with the old ones but no joy with the new ones. No idea how to check build dates on these speakers, but just thought that was interesting.

No banana plugs? Could you take a picture of your new binding posts?

I'll have to look at mine, but the manual said I just needed to pop out the red and black caps to be able to use banana plugs.
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Does anyone have any experience comparing the v5.2 to the v5.1 ?
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Guys thank you so much of all the help. Im testing now my speakers with music. What a big difference jumping from takes classic lol. While im playing music i went to speakers and the top tweeter is coming out the voice. 2nd woofer seems like nothing coming out? Idk. 3rd woofer gets boom and 4th woofer gets boom too. Is that normal for the 2nd to the forst woofer?
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