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I'm actually looking around for a second pair for a bedroom set to pair up with a Lepai amp http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=310-300. I think I could get this for all under $300, which would make it a smoking deal.
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I never like it the sound of my Rc-10 frown.gif.

I think that maybe they didn't put enough acoustic absorbing inside of mines ,that's just my guess, but there was obvious resonance and vibration.
Edited by losservatore - 3/11/13 at 3:04pm
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How does the energy take classic 5.1 stack up against the martin logan mlt-2? I'm torn between the two and need to upgrade from my old samsung psrs610e HTIB system.
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I never like it the sound of my Rc-10 frown.gif.

I think that maybe they didn't put enough acoustic absorbing inside of mines ,that's just my guess, but there was obvious resonance and vibration.


Strange.. do you still have the RC-10's? If so, try playing Eric Clapton's "There's One in Every Crowd" that should open up those Speakers biggrin.gif


Thank you, I'm here all week, please try the Fish
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

Can you please share with us which model of PS Audio Conditioner you use?

I'm just starting to look into this. I just got an APC Line-R LE1200 Automatic Voltage Regulator ($48) and an Ensurpa Electricity Usage Monitor($20).

The Ensurpa Electricity Usage Monitor has a screen that you can set to show Volts, Amps, Watts, Hz, Etc. You can also input your cost for electricity and it will show you exactly how much you're spending for whatever is plugged in to the unit. Neat!

Without the AVR I show 122V at the wall. It has 3 settings. With it at the 127V or 120V setting I show 122V. When I set it to 110V it shows 109V. However, when my little space heater comes on it drops down to 101V!

I bought the AVR to use with my vintage guitar amp collection. The Tweed Fenders want to see 110V and the Blackface amps want 117V so this AVR is gonna work great. It also has a built-in surge suppressor.

However, I'm thinking I'm not gonna want my home theater equipment plugged in to 101V! At the other settings, when the space heater comes on, it shows 114V. The whole room is on the same circuit! Ideally I would run a dedicated line to that wall but my home is a huge U shape and I'm on the far tip of the U from the mains. So...I'll be un-plugging the heater. But I'm really hoping to hear from others that were able to clean up their power without spending a fortune. At this point I'm thinking the amp and sub into the wall and maybe a $150 conditioner for the Phono, CD, and Blu-ray.

It is the Perfectwave P3. It was the lowest cost (PS audio unit), met my power requirements, and I took advantage of the year end sales that significantly dropped the price (it is still way too expensive and I'm wondering why I didn't compare to more conditioners first, before letting my 30 day audition expire!).

I think Hank and some others mentioned the Monster 1600 (not 1700) as being a good unit, and right around your budget. But the only thing that is going to fix that heater current draw is unplugging it or a dedicated line (or a massive battery smile.gif).

That Ensurpa usage monitor sounds pretty cool.
Edited by jasonmichaelh - 3/12/13 at 4:22pm
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I'd sure be interested in the process for this and whether it will actually help. I'm especially wondering if just the process of removing the woofers might cause damage or shifting if they're ready to fail. I've got the V2.3 towers that appear to be fine, but if it is something that can't hurt then, well, I guess it couldn't hurt!

If they haven't delaminated from use, I guess they should be fine on removal (when they are ready to go they'll go).

Not sure that anyone has tried this process on the veritas 2.x woofers yet. I would verify first that the jb weld will adhere to the magnet and the heatsink mount plate (looks like stainless so that part is fine - not sure about magnets...).

There's also the possibility it could alter the respose in some way, but again, guessing that it would not affect it much if it did.
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I never like it the sound of my Rc-10 frown.gif.

I think that maybe they didn't put enough acoustic absorbing inside of mines ,that's just my guess, but there was obvious resonance and vibration.

I felt the same way about my cherry RC-10 rescues....so I gave them to my brother-in-law along with my old pio reciever. At least now he has something decent to listen to when I visit!
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I am looking at the Energy ESW-M6 800-Watt Mini Subwoofer! For my spare bedroom mini system are they any good?

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I think batpig said the M6 and M8 subs are pretty good for ultra-compact subs.

However note this is a 200 W RMS amp (800 W *peak*), not an 800 W RMS amp. An 800 W RMS amp alone weights about the same as that sub.

Keep your expectations in check with that sub though: it rolls off pretty fast below 42 Hz, which is ok for non-electronic music but will not provide much for, say, dubstep, or LFE-heavy movies.

Also... what is the budget? You might have better options for its price...
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Noticed Energy V5.2C on Vann's clearance sale, Rosenut is $199.88 but Black is Out of Stock.

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/548446170/
Edited by gnirlum - 3/12/13 at 8:18am
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Originally Posted by gnirlum View Post

Noticed Energy V5.2C on Vann's clearance sale, Rosenut is $199.88 but Black is still $299.88.

http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/548446170/
only rosenut is available. black is out of stock.
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I was going to post this in another thread but after seeing what little activity. Was going on over there I figured I'd try here. I turned my AVR on yesterday and low and behold no signal was being sent to my front left channel. Upon further investigation with my ear directly up to the speaker there was audio coming out, but at levels so low it was almost in audible even with my ear directly to the speaker. The cones were slightly moving as well when I touched them. It's a Yamaha RXV-671, that I've had for just under a year and a half. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a bad amplifier for that channel? Do I need a new AVR?
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Originally Posted by grizimes View Post

I was going to post this in another thread but after seeing what little activity. Was going on over there I figured I'd try here. I turned my AVR on yesterday and low and behold no signal was being sent to my front left channel. Upon further investigation with my ear directly up to the speaker there was audio coming out, but at levels so low it was almost in audible even with my ear directly to the speaker. The cones were slightly moving as well when I touched them. It's a Yamaha RXV-671, that I've had for just under a year and a half. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it a bad amplifier for that channel? Do I need a new AVR?

Well I would swap the cables on the back of the AVR to switch left and right and see if the problem is now on your right speaker. If the problem exists on the right, then it is your AVR. If it is still on the left, then it is the speaker.
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Originally Posted by spincycle79 View Post

Tonight I'm going to setup my RC-LCR and wee how it compares to the RC-70s. I love getting new toys. smile.gif

Please post your thoughts on this once you've compared...I decided to save some $$$ and use trip LCRs for my fronts. I'd be interested to know if the difference is very noticeable.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
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Wow I can't believe that this thread was almost at the 3 page ,also is been slow like never, I hope audiovox comes with something frown.gif.
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

I am looking at the Energy ESW-M6 800-Watt Mini Subwoofer! For my spare bedroom mini system are they any good?

I haven't actually heard these but based on reviews they are very good FOR THE SIZE. That's the important part.

Now, for a "spare bedroom mini system" you might not require foundation-rattling output and extension, so it will probably do the trick. They don't go very low but they do extend pretty high, so will mate well with tiny satellites.

The Mirage MM-6 is the same sub and there are some reviews, the first two with measurements (as part of the Mirage MX mini sat system):

1) Home Theater Mag: http://www.hometheater.com/content/mirage-mx-speaker-system-ht-labs-measures
2) Sound & Vision Mag: http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/mirage-mx-51-home-theater-speaker-system?page=0,1
3) Secrets of Home Theater HiFi: http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/surround-sound-speaker-systems/surround-sound-speaker-systems-reviews/mirage-mx-51-speaker-system.html

Basically, the recommendation depends on the cost. I wouldn't spend more than $200 on it....
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Just have to give a two thumbs up shout out to wwstereo.com. Last week I received a tv stand to hold my energy veritas v5.2 center channel speaker. The website had a manufacture's blueprint showing the center channel space in the stand at 8.5" height. It only had seven inches of clearance. I phoned them and reported the mistake and after checking with the manufacture, they ended up giving it to me for free. I had already thrown away the box after having had to tear it apart to remove the preassembled tv stand, so return shippping by ups was not possible. That's excellent customer service in my book. Just wanted to report a positive experience that usually get drowned out by poor customer service.
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Just curious, has anyone seen any official reviews or detailed user reviews of the V-Mini Speakers yet?


I still cant find much at all on these little puppies!


I currently own the 5.0 set plus 2 additional v-mini center speakers that I have set up as a 3 center front soundfield with the bookshelves scattered about along with my HSU STF 2 Sub
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Wow I can't believe that this thread was almost at the 3 page ,also is been slow like never, I hope audiovox comes with something frown.gif.

We are still here. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by DarkFudge View Post

Just curious, has anyone seen any official reviews or detailed user reviews of the V-Mini Speakers yet?


I still cant find much at all on these little puppies!


I currently own the 5.0 set plus 2 additional v-mini center speakers that I have set up as a 3 center front soundfield with the bookshelves scattered about along with my HSU STF 2 Sub

Do you enjoy your setup?
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We all love listening to our Energy speaker products; I usually listen with the grill covers removed. Other than the usual dusting to keep them clean, I was wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping our speakers looking "showroom" new.
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Originally Posted by erhurd View Post

I was wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping our speakers looking "showroom" new.

Yes. Don't have kids.
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Originally Posted by MuaySteve View Post

Yes. Don't have kids.

Also don't allow your cleaning staff (be it a family member or outside contractor) to bump the vacuum into the base and otherwise manipulate the speaker.
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Also don't allow your cleaning staff (be it a family member or outside contractor) to bump the vacuum into the base and otherwise manipulate the speaker.
What if the kids knock it down and put marbles in the cone so they can watch them jump with the beat? Is that OK?
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Originally Posted by MuaySteve View Post

Yes. Don't have kids.

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Originally Posted by neutro View Post

Also don't allow your cleaning staff (be it a family member or outside contractor) to bump the vacuum into the base and otherwise manipulate the speaker.

You guys are cracking me up!

I noticed that the woofer surrounds on all of my speakers were looking a bit dull and drab compared to the bright, sparkly luster they had just about a year ago when I purchased them. I was just wondering if anyone had any recipes for restoring the "like-new" look to them again. I am currently using CC-10, CB-20s and CB-5s in my system setup.

Thanks MuaySteve and neutro for your replies; you both have provided me with excellent morning entertainment!
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Originally Posted by erhurd View Post


You guys are cracking me up!

I noticed that the woofer surrounds on all of my speakers were looking a bit dull and drab compared to the bright, sparkly luster they had just about a year ago when I purchased them. I was just wondering if anyone had any recipes for restoring the "like-new" look to them again. I am currently using CC-10, CB-20s and CB-5s in my system setup.

Thanks MuaySteve and neutro for your replies; you both have provided me with excellent morning entertainment!
I feel left out. confused.gif
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Been a long time Energy owner...still have the RVS, Enocre's, and RC system in my home. I always wanted the Veritas 2.3i but that was out of production when I first got into this hobby so I had to settle on the RC-70s which I really like. I've always wanted a Veritas "statement" type speaker, so a dealer near me offers the Paradigm Reference which he said is actually superior to the Veritas 2.2 line. I've lusted at the Paradigm Ref S6 for a couple years now, but I see now they're almost $6k compared to $4k back in 2007 when I first inquired about them. I've read lots of good things about Paradigm and their "bang for the buck," but I really have to question what kind of value you're getting with them anymore since they've jacked their prices up for both the Studio and Ref lines.

Not sure I have much faith in the Energy brand anymore which really stinks. Since Paradigm is so high in price now, looks like I'll check out PSB.
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz View Post

I was gonna go with dogs or cats.


I swear everytime my cocker / labrador mixes walk by the RC-70s, I see dog hair being sucked into them like they are magnets or something....


Wait, they are magnets!!

I forgot to mention that all speakers sit on 28" and 34" Sanus stands (well out the reach of our elderly Siamese cat) in a non-smoking environment with no children.
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@ Thumbtack -- Paradigm speakers are excellent but I'm not sure I'd use the phrase "bang for the buck" when talking about them.

Now a used paid of Veritas at a fraction of original price..... THAT is bang for the back.
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I forgot to mention that all speakers sit on 28" and 34" Sanus stands (well out the reach of our elderly Siamese cat) in a non-smoking environment with no children.
So all you need to worry about is the maid.
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