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post #45841 of 51472
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz View Post

Don't know, really don't care. If they sell they sell. If they don't I will do something eventually with them.

If you mean the kind bids of $5, $25,$35, that been taken care of. Ive had two conversations in the $350 range, One asked me if he could call me outside of ebay , I guess he thought I would accept 350 without fees or something. Not in any hurry to sell them.

Although, more of the jokester offers help the listing, Pretty large traffic going on too, so keep them coming , it just brings more attention in my past experiences at auctions.

Which pair are you selling, the ones from Utah?
post #45842 of 51472
dont know, they were all broken in for 48 hours, and none are sequential serials. All made in chi-chi
post #45843 of 51472
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

That is different, did you get a good price on it?

Yeah. I don't have a car and the guy lived 30 miles away, but worked close by, so he delivered it. $85 including the delivery.
post #45844 of 51472
thats great service. I helped a guy wrap an entire set of Athenas, and put all the spikes in a bag for him, and gave him a fresh set of bananna plugs from monoprice, It was his first home theater system. Gave him a free belkin subwoofer cable i got from newegg too, and consulted with him on Denon AV recievers. The way we speak on forums is not at all the way some us are and is certainly not a representation of our kind gestures. Just food for thought.

Loss' I apologize for my assumption of your political affiliations, Im sure there are many many nice people in Ohio, including my aunt and family in Columbus.

Post removed: Ditto
post #45845 of 51472
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz View Post

thats great service. I helped a guy wrap an entire set of Athenas, and put all the spikes in a bag for him, and gave him a fresh set of bananna plugs from monoprice, It was his first home theater system. Gave him a free belkin subwoofer cable i got from newegg too, and consulted with him on Denon AV recievers.

Yeah. It was cool too because I had an old Mitsubishi amp, equalizer, tuner, and tape deck (from 1985) that my grandfather had recently given me that I had no space for and since the guy delivered it I asked him if he was interested and he said he'd been going through goodwills and such looking for old stereo equipment so I gave it all to him. So it was a win-win for both of us.
post #45846 of 51472
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

Yeah. It was cool too because I had an old Mitsubishi amp, equalizer, tuner, and tape deck (from 1985) that my grandfather had recently given me that I had no space for and since the guy delivered it I asked him if he was interested and he said he'd been going through goodwills and such looking for old stereo equipment so I gave it all to him. So it was a win-win for both of us.

Awsome, the speaker gods will bless you with karma on your next speaker journey.smile.gif
I have some old vintage stuff Im sending out to someone who could use it. The Kenwood KA 5500 amp and KT7300 tuner
just sits around so might as well let someone put some use on it.
post #45847 of 51472
Good deeds:

Being on unemployement for the last year sux boys and girls:

To entertain myself, I build a free computer for an 80 year old retiriee, that has been having tough financial times, They actually have to return to work part time. "Both of them" They went to apply as a cashier at home depot, and the only way they could apply was online. The husband doesnt know how to use a computer, likes to fish and build things, the wife is very very needy and I donate a ton of hours fixing , cleaning maintaining their computer. Just them, not the entire HOA board. lol

Anyways, I was working on their computer 2 weeks ago, and it was just a nightmare. HP Pavilion with 2.2 Ghz Celeron Generation 1, 768mb ddr, I gave them the memory upgrade too, Was running winxp like a crawl.

Ended up taking the tower home after 3-4 hours of cleansing, Was no hope.

Pulled everything out except the power switch panel. dropped in a power supply pci video card, asus motherboard, Dual core Pentium E or something. 2.6GHZ. 2Gig PC3200 DDR< 120GB hard drive, and modded the power wires so it would work with aftermarket boards.

Hand delivered it to her , set it up , mapped printer and and netbook to printer. installed virtual clone and showered her how to load her cds from her desktop on her netbook since it doesnt have a cd drive. etc. so she can play majhong??.

And all i asked her for was a $25 gift cerficate since i was saving up for something. (which was for the innitial 4 hours of labor) Had nothing to do with building her a pc.)

Its a good story you can tell at your church about doing something nice for people, going above and beyond. Those parts were just sitting in totes in my loft, and I wouldnt build a computer with those specs but for her it was amazing and she cried and hugged me thanking me over and over ( She just got a 9 year upgrade on her PC) . I just enjoyed doing it and it kept me busy.

Nothing to do with energy speakers I suppose, but some might find it a good read.
post #45848 of 51472
I bet it took a while, you were on a roll. j/k

I did the same, 6 pages worth. lol
post #45849 of 51472
Thats what its all about guys what you put out there comes back and if nothing comes back it still feels good to help someone out.
post #45850 of 51472
And good night to all energy lovers regardless of race creed sexual preference or political affiliation. biggrin.gif

sent from tapatalk with my motorola timeport (T-9)
post #45851 of 51472
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

On happier, less awkward terms, I got the s10.2 tonight.

That line made me lol. tongue.gif
post #45852 of 51472
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

She sat on it for a while, because I think she liked the way it rumbled. It is a lot bigger tan I thought it would be.

This made me lol as well.
"Force Feedback Seat ... almost as good as a D-Box!!!" biggrin.gif

Speaking of which...every time I visit Disneyland (Star Tours, etc.) I come out thinking:
"Man...one day I'm going to turn crazy and buy a home D-Box system....then I'm really in trouble........" wink.gif

A side-story...but I did actually get an opportunity to experience a home D-Box many years back. The guy who had the 5.0 speaker setup that he sold, overseas, for $60,000 ... had one in his home
He had popped in the Stallone movie "Driven" & I went for a ride.
Lol...pretty intense stuff. smile.gif
Crazy part is...those speakers did indeed ruin my life.
It was, quite literally, a WALL of sound.
And while I love my 2.2i's & how they put out such a sound stage...his speakers WERE a sound stage [wall]!!!
Was it overkill?
ABSOLUTELY!
Was it AUDIO NIRVANA?!
AB-SO-LUTELY!!!!
wink.gif

In other news....glad your family is enjoying your new sub, Macstatic. smile.gif
It sounds like there's no Energy sub that's considered as "high-up" as the ID subs, but that doesn't mean they aren't quality components for your [our!] systems...and at used-market prices...quite often an amazing addition!
Enjoy!
Edited by johnb4467 - 3/16/13 at 12:55am
post #45853 of 51472
Glad you were able to grab that S10.2 Macstatic. You still got a good deal. I'm sure you're aware of how to best situate subs but just make sure you put the extra effort in now, while you're still excited, to get the best out of them.

BTW: Have you looked into the "Shakers" that literally shake your butt though your chair or whatever? You mentioned that you are losing your hearing. My problem is with high sound pressure levels and I've always looked for ways to keep the volume down while still getting quality sound. I hear a crackling in my ears and overall discomfort with even low level sounds sometimes so I need to constantly experiment with different speakers and such. But then, I have to have it at least loud enough to hear over the raging tinitus from all the years in bands. I've just always loved the natural distortion from over-driven tube amps. Nothing compares to standing in front of an old tweed Bassman and feeling a guitar almost play itself. Without that dynamic Leo Fender created between the amp and the musician, Rock would never have become so visceral. But now it's hard to be in the same room with them without ear protection (which really sucks, of course).

I swear that all the concerts I've been to in the last decade or two have MUCH more bass than before. Not sure if it's something they think the crowd wants, or if they love to show off how much sound pressure they can shove at you, or maybe it's because I wear earplugs and, of course, I can still feel the thumping in my body. I'm wondering if maybe you might want to check these out and then can possibly turn down the subs to help you appreciate more the sounds you CAN hear.

Check these out on Amazon. They are from Dayton and Parts Express:

Dayton Audio TT25-8 PUCK Tactile Transducer Mini Bass Shaker

Aura AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Shaker

And have fun experimenting with your new toy. If you've got a daughter, you've prolly got "Finding Nemo". Go to the mine explosions and hang on. But don't let the fishtank-thumping scene start until you've got your hand on the volume control because it WILL break something in the house!
post #45854 of 51472
Tinitus sucks, have had it for a number of years. Nothing like having a bee hive inside your head. Some days the audible is real low and at times its a screamer.
post #45855 of 51472
I have been living with chemotherapy-induced (cisplatin) tinitus for the past two and a half years following my tonsilar cancer treatment. The only way I can get the sense of escaping the constant ringing is to either visit one of the beaches here in San Diego county or listening to moderate to louder music. Of course it always sounds better playing through my Energy/M&K Sound setup.

I did not realize there were so many other people suffering with hearing challenges that are interested in a sound-related hobby... Amazing!
post #45856 of 51472
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Originally Posted by erhurd View Post

I did not realize there were so many other people suffering with hearing challenges that are interested in a sound-related hobby... Amazing!

In some cases, that "sound-related hobby" may be exactly why there's some level of hearing challenges, unfortunately. smile.gif
post #45857 of 51472
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

Glad you were able to grab that S10.2 Macstatic. You still got a good deal. I'm sure you're aware of how to best situate subs but just make sure you put the extra effort in now, while you're still excited, to get the best out of them.

BTW: Have you looked into the "Shakers" that literally shake your butt though your chair or whatever? You mentioned that you are losing your hearing. My problem is with high sound pressure levels and I've always looked for ways to keep the volume down while still getting quality sound. I hear a crackling in my ears and overall discomfort with even low level sounds sometimes so I need to constantly experiment with different speakers and such. But then, I have to have it at least loud enough to hear over the raging tinitus from all the years in bands. I've just always loved the natural distortion from over-driven tube amps. Nothing compares to standing in front of an old tweed Bassman and feeling a guitar almost play itself. Without that dynamic Leo Fender created between the amp and the musician, Rock would never have become so visceral. But now it's hard to be in the same room with them without ear protection (which really sucks, of course).

I swear that all the concerts I've been to in the last decade or two have MUCH more bass than before. Not sure if it's something they think the crowd wants, or if they love to show off how much sound pressure they can shove at you, or maybe it's because I wear earplugs and, of course, I can still feel the thumping in my body. I'm wondering if maybe you might want to check these out and then can possibly turn down the subs to help you appreciate more the sounds you CAN hear.

Check these out on Amazon. They are from Dayton and Parts Express:

Dayton Audio TT25-8 PUCK Tactile Transducer Mini Bass Shaker

Aura AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Shaker

And have fun experimenting with your new toy. If you've got a daughter, you've prolly got "Finding Nemo". Go to the mine explosions and hang on. But don't let the fishtank-thumping scene start until you've got your hand on the volume control because it WILL break something in the house!

To be quite honest, I have NO idea about sub placement, especially for multiple subs. Any input would be appreciated. I could map a layout of my room to show you guys and have tips on where to start, as I know I'd have to try myself to get the best sound. I will do that a bit later today. I still have to wait to purchase the 35 ft. cable and a y-adapter so it'll be a little bit til I can afford those and then waiting for shipping. So I still have a little time.

I will check out those shakers as well. I love anything sound, but unfortunately sometimes the sound has to be TOO loud just for me to be able to hear the frequencies I want to hear. I don't want to damage my daughter's (age 2) hearing, as she seemingly escaped my genetic hearing loss disorder. Apparently the doctor's prediction that it only affected males is true. (My grandfather, father, myself and my brother)
post #45858 of 51472
Was just looking into the shakers. How would I hook it up to my system? Says to hook them up to an amplifier- could that mean the amp of my subwoofer? That would work as far as not having to put wires all the way out to my couch.
post #45859 of 51472
I'm about to pull the trigger on a Marantz avr but I'm not sure if I should go with the SR5006,5007,6006 or jump to the 7005 that is $900. From A4L.my setup is below on my sig.


Forgot there is also a 6007.redface.gif
Edited by losservatore - 3/16/13 at 11:56am
post #45860 of 51472
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I'm about to pull the trigger on a Marantz avr but I'm not sure if I should go with the SR5006,5007,6006 or jump to the 7005 that is $900. From A4L.my setup is below on my sig.

If it were me I would go with the one with the best version of audyssey. Do any of those have xt32?
post #45861 of 51472
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I'm about to pull the trigger on a Marantz avr but I'm not sure if I should go with the SR5006,5007,6006 or jump to the 7005 that is $900. From A4L.my setup is below on my sig.


Forgot there is also a 6007.redface.gif

Those 5 receivers all use Audyssey MultEQ XT so should sound pretty much the same. Get the one with all the features you want or the lowest price.
post #45862 of 51472
Let me clear I'm looking for Marantz so no inclinations to Denon, I already own a denon by the way I'm selling it , after listening my speakers with a Marantz The Marantz it is more linking to my taste.
post #45863 of 51472
all 5 of those receivers you mentioned are Marantz so that's all I thought you were looking for...
post #45864 of 51472
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Let me clear I'm looking for Marantz so no inclinations to Denon, I already own a denon by the way I'm selling it , after listening my speakers with a Marantz The Marantz it is more linking to my taste.

I had a Marantz receiver until I listened to an Anthem. Anthem receivers and Energy RCs are a great match in my opinion.
Edited by audit13 - 3/16/13 at 1:10pm
post #45865 of 51472
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Originally Posted by erhurd View Post

I have been living with chemotherapy-induced (cisplatin) tinitus for the past two and a half years following my tonsilar cancer treatment. The only way I can get the sense of escaping the constant ringing is to either visit one of the beaches here in San Diego county or listening to moderate to louder music. Of course it always sounds better playing through my Energy/M&K Sound setup.

I did not realize there were so many other people suffering with hearing challenges that are interested in a sound-related hobby... Amazing!

I've been suffering from tinnitus since mid December. It's been extremely frustrating. I'm seeing a specialist in June and hopefully I'll get some answers as I believe mines been caused by the many respiratory infections I've had this year. I hope everyone suffering from this is able to get some relief from it soon.
post #45866 of 51472
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Originally Posted by audit13 View Post

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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Let me clear I'm looking for Marantz so no inclinations to Denon, I already own a denon by the way I'm selling it , after listening my speakers with a Marantz The Marantz it is more linking to my taste.

I had a Marantz receiver until I listened to an Anthem. Anthem receivers and Energy RCs are a great match in my opinion.

Interesting I wish I could test then with anthem but so far I only had listen to onkyo ,pioneer,denon and Marantz so far my brain likes more the Marantz for music but denon for movies.but since my priority is music I have to choose one. I can't used both receivers frown.gif.



The Denon really shine for movies.
post #45867 of 51472
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Interesting I wish I could test then with anthem but so far I only had listen to onkyo ,pioneer,denon and Marantz so far my brain likes more the Marantz for music but denon for movies.but since my priority is music I have to choose one. I can't used both receivers frown.gif.



The Denon really shine for movies.

I can't comment on the Denon but you are right, the Marantz is quite good for music. I have a sr7002 which works perfectly with my HTPC, Pivos media player, and Sony blu-ray player.
post #45868 of 51472
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Originally Posted by audit13 View Post

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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Interesting I wish I could test then with anthem but so far I only had listen to onkyo ,pioneer,denon and Marantz so far my brain likes more the Marantz for music but denon for movies.but since my priority is music I have to choose one. I can't used both receivers frown.gif.



The Denon really shine for movies.

I can't comment on the Denon but you are right, the Marantz is quite good for music. I have a sr7002 which works perfectly with my HTPC, Pivos media player, and Sony blu-ray player.

Yes I lost a bid on a sr7002 on ebay ,is really hard to win a bid when someone maybe is using a automatic bid even on the very last second the bid goes thru lol.
post #45869 of 51472
I was checking anthem but not online dealers I was also checking the nad but only the very high end have audyssey .
post #45870 of 51472
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Yes I lost a bid on a sr7002 on ebay ,is really hard to win a bid when someone maybe is using a automatic bid even on the very last second the bid goes thru lol.

Keep trying, I'm sure you'll get a good deal on a Marantz, sooner or later.
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