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post #45511 of 51517
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post



i think it is a good deal! for that set up i have. but before i started this HT thing (aug-sept of last year) my only budget for 5.1 is only $400-500, and i purchased the energy takes 5.0 used it for 5mos. and sold it to my friend for $60, as soon the frys put them on sale (RC 70). to tell you guys the truth i really dont have any idea about speakers at all, i only purchased my RC 70 because when i came on this thread all of the people are talking how this price is so good(i am just going with the flow) and i purchased it. and wow, i didnt regret anything that i ended up $1204 for all my speakers and now me and my wife are enjoying all the beautiful sounds that we havent hear when we have the takes classic. and also thank you for all energy people here on this forum helping out each other. Mabuhay!

Pagbati and be happy - you got a great deal.
post #45512 of 51517
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

I think he was more referring to the difference in sound. No matter how crappy your computer speakers are, you could still notice a distinct difference in the sound of the tweeter.

I thought I could tell the difference...but when I tried to guess with my eyes closed, I quickly realized I had no clue which was which. lol
post #45513 of 51517
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Originally Posted by Wolowizard View Post

I thought I could tell the difference...but when I tried to guess with my eyes closed, I quickly realized I had no clue which was which. lol
aww come on now.. you are kidding right?
post #45514 of 51517
^^^^ biggrin.gif
post #45515 of 51517
I have officially sold off all my energy speakers now frown.gif

Replaced my 10s with CBM-170s due to Charlie's glowing review. Looking forward to seeing how they perform in my stereo set up w/ a denon 1611 and no sub!
post #45516 of 51517
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

I have officially sold off all my energy speakers now frown.gif

Replaced my 10s with CBM-170s due to Charlie's glowing review. Looking forward to seeing how they perform in my stereo set up w/ a denon 1611 and no sub!

If you had a torch, I would snuff it and say "Pokekevin, the tribe has spoken". tongue.gif

Good luck with the Ascends......let us know how you like them once you've had a chance to listen to them and get familiar with them.
post #45517 of 51517
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

I have officially sold off all my energy speakers now frown.gif

Replaced my 10s with CBM-170s due to Charlie's glowing review. Looking forward to seeing how they perform in my stereo set up w/ a denon 1611 and no sub!

I thought you didn't have a RC setup anymore ,I think I read that you switch to Atlantic Technology.
post #45518 of 51517
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I thought you didn't have a RC setup anymore ,I think I read that you switch to Atlantic Technology.

I still used RC-10s for a stereo set up after I sold off my 70s and LCR
post #45519 of 51517
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Originally Posted by enthusiast8 View Post

aww come on now.. you are kidding right?

Nope. But I spent about a minute on it while at work, so I can't say it was my most critical listening.
post #45520 of 51517
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

What do you think about the sound of them?
What did you have before?

I haven't set them up yet, I'm waiting for my av guy to prewire the room. That's why I'm asking if the 5.2 would be a better center with this system.
post #45521 of 51517
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

What do you think about the sound of them?
What did you have before?

I haven't set them up yet, I'm waiting for my av guy to prewire the room. That's why I'm asking if the 5.2 would be a better center with this system.
post #45522 of 51517
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

I was just sharing what I had found about the woofers. You needn't consider it if you stick with the i series. If you do ever need a new woofer I found pdf files with full specs on a site called speakerbits. You just may find that what you already have may work out for you after dialing in the room correction and sub so let us know how that goes.

I will, and thank you. smile.gif
I'm going to send a PM your way...might be good to have those PDF's, as my 2.0C is not the 'i' version. smile.gif
post #45523 of 51517
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I thought you didn't have a RC setup anymore ,I think I read that you switch to Atlantic Technology.

I still used RC-10s for a stereo set up after I sold off my 70s and LCR


I saw your previews setups on a your page I didn't see any RC-70s ,Just bookshelf on all your setups from your Samsung home theater in a box to your recently Atlantic Technology.

that's why the questions.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1358251/pokekevins-family-room-theater


but anyways give us some impressions about the ascend CBM-170 bookshelf.
post #45524 of 51517
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

He actually lowered the price to $100 already: http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/ele/3654406147.html

Plus some nice deals on a few other items. Too bad I can't use any of them! frown.gif

Gosh, for $100...that might be worth it to nab, just for the potential replacement parts if a driver was to freeze, yes?

I remember my Onkyo 797 could do 6.1 (one surround back) -- any option under our denon's to do a surround-back center, or some such equivalent?

Batpig...you wouldn't want to grab that, for such a low price, just for your "future" veritas setup? wink.gif
Or when you do, are you looking for the cherry-colored variations?
post #45525 of 51517
Considering the woofers alone sell for around $100 each as a spare part, it's DEFINITELY worth it for backup parts if you own a non-"i" center.

Any modern 7ch receiver can do a 6.1 setup, yes. On a Denon you hook up the single back surround to the left surr.back speaker terminal, and there is a config setting for s.back for 1 speaker vs. 2 speakers.

I was thinking about grabbing it but (1) my wife would kill me if I had another big speaker just sitting around collecting dust, I have nowhere to use it now, and (2) while it's San Diego craigslist, Fallbrook is nowhere close to where I live (45 minute drive north and inland). It's likely closer to you in the OC.
post #45526 of 51517
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

I have officially sold off all my energy speakers now frown.gif

Replaced my 10s with CBM-170s due to Charlie's glowing review. Looking forward to seeing how they perform in my stereo set up w/ a denon 1611 and no sub!

Uh-oh. Hope I didn't over sell. LOL

For those that are interested, I posted some comparison thoughts on the CBM-170 SE vs the Energy V5.1s in the Ascend owner forum.
post #45527 of 51517
guys...I just received my shipment of the following


3 V-Mini Center Channels!!

I am still waiting for the delivery of the 4 satellite v-minis.....not sure why they didnt come together!??


My total system will look like this

3 Mini V Center Speakers across my front to serve as my Left Center Right

then I will pepper the remaining 4 satellites around as surrounds and backs!


So far I just have the 3 Center Speakers across the front of my TV and Reciever playing with just my HSU STF 2 Sub on right now.....Listening to Pink Floyd's greatest hits to break em in!!


The first thing I noticed right away is how shrilly and bright they are in comparison to the CB20's and the CC10 Center Channel that i just replaced them with......Im hoping the more I play them, the less 'bright' they will sound


Thoughts???..................How should I expect the sound to improve as I break them in?....or should I?
post #45528 of 51517
Personally, I would have kept the CB20s and the CC10. Best wishes with your new purchase; I hope they work out for you...
post #45529 of 51517
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Originally Posted by DarkFudge View Post

guys...I just received my shipment of the following


3 V-Mini Center Channels!!

I am still waiting for the delivery of the 4 satellite v-minis.....not sure why they didnt come together!??


My total system will look like this

3 Mini V Center Speakers across my front to serve as my Left Center Right

then I will pepper the remaining 4 satellites around as surrounds and backs!


So far I just have the 3 Center Speakers across the front of my TV and Reciever playing with just my HSU STF 2 Sub on right now.....Listening to Pink Floyd's greatest hits to break em in!!


The first thing I noticed right away is how shrilly and bright they are in comparison to the CB20's and the CC10 Center Channel that i just replaced them with......Im hoping the more I play them, the less 'bright' they will sound

Thoughts???..................How should I expect the sound to improve as I break them in?....or should I?

They didn't all ship together because it would take too big of a box.... or they most likely shipped from a different warehouse....hard to say for sure...I am sure the 4 minis will arrive in the next couple of days....World Wide Stereo is a very good and reputable seller...

Did you rerun your receiver's sound calibration after swapping? Audyssey, MCACC, what have ya.... Obviously a big change there...
And I would not worry about the sound right away... let them run for a while...The V-minis are practically a carbon copy of the previous RC-minis and they were a fantastic sounding mini monitor. You have a perfectly matching front soundstage with a better looking and constructed speaker than your CB and CC speakers were...

Losservatore posted some excellent info of his thoughts of the sound of his 5.0 set of V-minis that he just picked up recently several pages back.... If I recall he also remarked on the change in sound they took on as they broke in... The end result being a pretty glowing review of this set of speakers! I would say you have nothing to worry about:)
post #45530 of 51517
Question to people who accepted more discount instead of return to Frys due to shipping damage on those RC70. Does your manufacture warranty still valid?
post #45531 of 51517
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Originally Posted by DarkFudge View Post

guys...I just received my shipment of the following


3 V-Mini Center Channels!!

I am still waiting for the delivery of the 4 satellite v-minis.....not sure why they didnt come together!??


My total system will look like this

3 Mini V Center Speakers across my front to serve as my Left Center Right

then I will pepper the remaining 4 satellites around as surrounds and backs!

That was fast! Did you order Sunday too. I barely got shipping confirmation
post #45532 of 51517
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Originally Posted by xftman View Post

Question to people who accepted more discount instead of return to Frys due to shipping damage on those RC70. Does your manufacture warranty still valid?
Yes. I am still waiting for the $50 refund from frys.i keep on calling them they keep on saying they will refund on my account but still not. And yes energy send me already the broken base for free.i just received it the other day.
post #45533 of 51517
If you got a free and get $50 from Fry's then you make out like a bandit!
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Question to people who accepted more discount instead of return to Frys due to shipping damage on those RC70. Does your manufacture warranty still valid?

Yes the mrfs warranty is still valid. all you need is the original receipt so the 5 year warranty is still intact.
post #45534 of 51517
Yes I ordered Sunday!...they came in 2 days...very fast. Well actually, I only got the 3 center channels.....Im still waiting for the 4 satellites. But I got a good start to get a feel for the difference in sound quality


Guys I need some help setting my HSU SUB properly with my Denon.

Im a little confused as to how the Crossover dial on the actual Sub interacts with the Low Frequency Number you set in the Speaker config screen on my DENON reciever

And also there is an IN/OUT Crossover toggle switch on the SUB right below the Crossover Dial.....Im really not sure how all these interact with each other and need to be set for the richest sound


My goal is to get my SUB to perfectly pick up the bass right where the satellites and center channels start to bottom out to create a smooth transition in sound



Can anyone assist?

Should I be setting it to 60HZ, 80HZ, 100HZ on the receiver??...and what should I be setting the dial to on the SUB and should I have the toggle switch to IN or OUT???


thanks all!
post #45535 of 51517
DarkFudge

Your brain is used to the other speaker sound, give then a time.I have the same problem with every single speaker that I buy and I have to give a time to my brain also to the speaker to break in.if after that you still not satisfied then you are free to complain smile.gif


too bad that you dont have your CB speakers to do a AB comparison.That way you can hear the differences on all aspect.
post #45536 of 51517
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Originally Posted by DarkFudge View Post

Yes I ordered Sunday!...they came in 2 days...very fast. Well actually, I only got the 3 center channels.....Im still waiting for the 4 satellites. But I got a good start to get a feel for the difference in sound quality


Guys I need some help setting my HSU SUB properly with my Denon.

Im a little confused as to how the Crossover dial on the actual Sub interacts with the Low Frequency Number you set in the Speaker config screen on my DENON reciever

And also there is an IN/OUT Crossover toggle switch on the SUB right below the Crossover Dial.....Im really not sure how all these interact with each other and need to be set for the richest sound


My goal is to get my SUB to perfectly pick up the bass right where the satellites and center channels start to bottom out to create a smooth transition in sound



Can anyone assist?

Should I be setting it to 60HZ, 80HZ, 100HZ on the receiver??...and what should I be setting the dial to on the SUB and should I have the toggle switch to IN or OUT???


thanks all!

Flip the switch to crossover out. That way the receiver does all the bass management and the crossover dial on the back of the sub is disabled.

I can't remember which receiver you have, is it a Denon?
post #45537 of 51517
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I saw your previews setups on a your page I didn't see any RC-70s ,Just bookshelf on all your setups from your Samsung home theater in a box to your recently Atlantic Technology.

that's why the questions.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1358251/pokekevins-family-room-theater


but anyways give us some impressions about the ascend CBM-170 bookshelf.

I stopped updating that around April last year I think. I got the 70s about a few days after I got my RC LCR which replaced the Vmini center I had. Was so impressed with the RC LCR I decided to go all out and get the 70s. 2-3 days afterwards I went to an LAHTG meet and a fella offered me the AT 450e's. Couldn't say no biggrin.gif It was around May I think when I decided to replace the VR2000 and get 3 more EX's. The VR2000 is still used in the bedroom a long with an EP2500 powering it. Great sub

The fiance was definitely not pleased with such a sudden change in gear lol.
post #45538 of 51517
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Uh-oh. Hope I didn't over sell. LOL

For those that are interested, I posted some comparison thoughts on the CBM-170 SE vs the Energy V5.1s in the Ascend owner forum.

I think you are responsible for at least 2 of my purchases. The 70s and the 170s now lol
post #45539 of 51517
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I saw your previews setups on a your page I didn't see any RC-70s ,Just bookshelf on all your setups from your Samsung home theater in a box to your recently Atlantic Technology.

that's why the questions.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1358251/pokekevins-family-room-theater


but anyways give us some impressions about the ascend CBM-170 bookshelf.

I stopped updating that around April last year I think. I got the 70s about a few days after I got my RC LCR which replaced the Vmini center I had. Was so impressed with the RC LCR I decided to go all out and get the 70s. 2-3 days afterwards I went to an LAHTG meet and a fella offered me the AT 450e's. Couldn't say no biggrin.gif It was around May I think when I decided to replace the VR2000 and get 3 more EX's. The VR2000 is still used in the bedroom a long with an EP2500 powering it. Great sub

The fiance was definitely not pleased with such a sudden change in gear lol.

I totally understand . My wife is never happy when I buy audio gear, but after I hook up the system, she won't stop listening to music. mad.gif .that's not fair after all the days trying to convince her. mad.gifbiggrin.gif
post #45540 of 51517
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Originally Posted by pokekevin View Post

I think you are responsible for at least 2 of my purchases. The 70s and the 170s now lol

Wasn't it the MLT-2s that you had which your GF was giving you hell about the size about the time you got the Outlaw? smile.gif
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