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post #45901 of 51489
ok, I think I will use the classics as the rear speakers for now since they are smaller in size. Do you think it would be better to go with (3) v-mini centers up front or (2) v-mini's and a v-mini center?
post #45902 of 51489
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Originally Posted by Rsmith115 View Post

ok, I think I will use the classics as the rear speakers for now since they are smaller in size. Do you think it would be better to go with (3) v-mini centers up front or (2) v-mini's and a v-mini center?

That is completely up to you. There are benefits to each choice:

3 V-mini Centers up front: This will give you what is called a seamless soundstage which essentially means the same signals sent to all 3 speakers will sound exactly the same and leave no gaps as sound moves across the front. For example, in a movie if someone walks from the right to the left of the screen, or a car driving past the screen. Even though the center speaker matches the satellite-bookshelf version (V-mini), they have different size cabinets and the tweeter is placed differently in regards to woofers, and obviously the center has 2 woofers. The difference won't be dramatic at all, but there are several members here who have 3 centers across the front and love it. There are several more who have wanted to try it but can't or wives won't let them. smile.gif

2 V-minis and a V-mini Center up front: This would probably be most convenient as far as initial setup. The V-minis can stand up without fear of toppling over if you are going to set it on TV stand or shelf/mantle/etc., and also comes with mounts if you desire to mount them on a wall.



Also, do you already have a pair of Take Classic speakers?
post #45903 of 51489
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Originally Posted by jasonmichaelh View Post

The new Veritas was demo'ed at shows with Cambridge amplification. I think the laid back sound of the Cambridge was supposed to be a good match for the edgier sound of the new Veritas. Not sure if Energy (Klipsch) tested with the same, or what any of the classic lines were tested with.

Thanks Jason, I never knew that. Just be careful, there's gonna be quite a few posters saying that the Cambridge has no "laid-back" sound at all and sounds no different from any other hi-fi gear on the market. wink.gif
post #45904 of 51489
There is someone on here thats looking for the RC-6C speakers. There are 3 of them for sale on ebay right now.
post #45905 of 51489
Macstatic, I do not have the take classics. All i have is the receiver, I will be purchasing everything else separately. I will be mounting everything to the wall and have room if i go with the (3) centers up front. Is there any advantage either way when listening to music or sporting events?
post #45906 of 51489
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz View Post

That's a pretty good price for 3 V-mini centers $284 and 5% cash back too. Does the v-mini center also have a magnetic badge for veritcal horizontal orientation like the RC-LCR?

Yep, the magnetic Energy badge can be placed vertically or horizontally on the V Mini center.
post #45907 of 51489
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Originally Posted by Rsmith115 View Post

Macstatic, I do not have the take classics. All i have is the receiver, I will be purchasing everything else separately. I will be mounting everything to the wall and have room if i go with the (3) centers up front. Is there any advantage either way when listening to music or sporting events?

Just realize you might pay more for one pair of Take Classics than they are worth.

Edit: Looks like there is a pair on eBay for just over $100. ($103.95 with shipping to be exact)
Edited by Macstatic - 3/17/13 at 8:08pm
post #45908 of 51489
Hello guys looking for a little advice. Right now I have cb-5s for front-height duty but I think I'd like to get a pair of RC minis. The other 5 channels are all RC speakers so if anything I just want them all to match biggrin.gif.

Would I get any noticeable improvement over the cb-5s or would i just be satisfying my OCD?

Thanks.

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post #45909 of 51489
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Originally Posted by JuEv0splash View Post

Hello guys looking for a little advice. Right now I have cb-5s for front-height duty but I think I'd like to get a pair of RC minis. The other 5 channels are all RC speakers so if anything I just want them all to match biggrin.gif.

Would I get any noticeable improvement over the cb-5s or would i just be satisfying my OCD?

Thanks.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

I switched my RC-10s out of height duty for a pair of e:XL-16 bookshelf speakers and notice ZERO difference. I think it is because such little content is sent there in the first place. They don't even really look like RC speakers (because of the dust cover, which the other RC speakers don't have).
post #45910 of 51489
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

I have had mine for a little 3 years, with no relief in site from doctors. From my understanding there is no cure for tinitus. Some have it worse than others.
Mine doesnt seem as bad as it was the 1st full year I had it. There were times when it just felt like a bee hive was in my head it was so load. Maybe I am
just getting used to it sort of block it out. Kind of like when you have a fridge or something that always is making some kind of humming noise, sooner or later you learn to
tune it out unless its really load. Mine 1st started one day while I was watching television, out of nowhere I heard this load ringing. Kind of like those old emergency broadcast signals that used to pop up on your television screens back in the day.Hopefully you will have better luck with your doctor than most due.

Obviously this isn't going to work for everyone, but it does work for a lot of people and is at least worth a try...

http://www.amazon.com/DSE-Healthcare-Solutions-LipoFlavonoid-Strength/dp/B000NP9QMK/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1363587648&sr=1-1&keywords=lipoflavonoid+tinnitus
post #45911 of 51489
So, my RC-70 finally arrived today! Not double boxed frown.gif but looks like everything arrived safe and sound. There was/is a hole in one side, but appears no damage to the speaker. Heard loose parts rattling sound when I tipped up the box, so opened it up to take a look and luckily it was just the bag inside with the spikes, etc. smile.gif Hopefully once I have time to actually unbox and look at it in closer detail, all will be well.

And, now, just need to find a mate for this bad boy smile.gif

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Originally Posted by AC2011 View Post

It is being shipped to me - all the way from British Columbia, and I am in New Brunswick. I was surprised because usually when they have these larger tower speakers (of any brand), they are pick-up only; but this one was listed with a shipping cost, which is why I dropped the bid, just to see what would happen.

They don't really give it a "grade" per se, just indicate everything (grille, spikes, etc.) is included and that it is functional. If there are any scratches/damage, they disclose that - on this item there was nothing disclosed, so I am making my own assumption that it is in Very Good to Like New condition. Same site I just recently got my pair of Veritas V-minis from and they appear to have possibly never been out of the boxes.

Can't beat the prices - got this RC-70 for $132 Cdn (all taxes and shipping); got the pair of V-minis for about $105 Cdn all in.

I actually don't really know what I am going to do with this RC-70 - I know I can (given time) get another 70 to go with it, but it will be a cold day before I can procur an RC-LCR to match, so it is unlikely that I will be replacing the LCR in my HT setup with this/these. I know my wife won't be happy I bought it; even less happy still that I don't have an immediate use for it.

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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

My concern for him is that the speaker doesn't get damaged during shipping. Hopefully they double box the thing because that factory box is not made for shipping individually. It needs to be packaged much better. Several people had some sort of damage when the towers shipped from Vanns or Frys.

Good luck and great price!
post #45912 of 51489
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Originally Posted by AC2011 View Post

So, my RC-70 finally arrived today! Not double boxed frown.gif but looks like everything arrived safe and sound. There was/is a hole in one side, but appears no damage to the speaker. Heard loose parts rattling sound when I tipped up the box, so opened it up to take a look and luckily it was just the bag inside with the spikes, etc. smile.gif Hopefully once I have time to actually unbox and look at it in closer detail, all will be well.

And, now, just need to find a mate for this bad boy smile.gif

Just a thought on another RC70...since they are going to be hard to come by at good prices....Fry's still has them in some stores - for $399 each for pick up only. I am not near a Fry's and I don't believe you are either, but maybe some kind sole (there are many on here on this forum) would offer to pick one up and send it to you. You cover shipping of course. Or possibly if you have a friend who lives near a Fry's. Just a thought. It is a crime to only have 1 RC70. In fact, it's punishable by law on the energy thread. eek.gif Hope it works out on your second RC70 and glad you had no damage!
post #45913 of 51489
Here is your list of Fry's stores with inventory as of 03/18/2013 9:50AM


Energy RC-70s in stock



Click the circle in front of the store from which you'd like to pickup your order.

Store Location Distance Availability
Fishers, IN 9820 Kincaid Drive Map 601.13 All items available
Plano, TX 700 E. Plano Parkway Map 1,080.75 All items available
Dallas, TX 12710 Executive Drive Map 1,084.53 All items available
Irving, TX 2488 Market Place Blvd. Map 1,099.80 All items available
San Diego, CA 9825 Stonecrest Blvd Map 2,248.26 All items available
Anaheim, CA 3370 East La Palma Ave Map 2,274.00 All items available
City of Industry, CA 13401 Crossroads Parkway North Map 2,277.49 All items available
Fountain Valley, CA 10800 Kalama River Ave Map 2,280.39 All items available
Burbank, CA 2311 N. Hollywood Way Map 2,295.98 All items available
Manhattan Beach, CA 3600 Sepulveda Blvd Map 2,302.77 All items available
Oxnard, CA 1901 East Ventura Blvd. Map 2,341.28 All items available
Roseville, CA 180 North Sunrise Avenue Map 2,406.93 All items available
Sacramento, CA 4100 Northgate Blvd Map 2,422.76 All items available
San Jose, CA 550 East Brokaw Road Map 2,453.38 All items available
Fremont, CA 43800 Osgood Road Map 2,453.56 All items available
Campbell, CA 600 East Hamilton Ave Map 2,457.97 All items available
Sunnyvale, CA 1077 East Arques Ave Map 2,460.18 All items available
Palo Alto, CA 340 Portage Ave Map 2,466.14 All items available
Tempe, AZ 2300 West Baseline Road Map 1,945.71 Includes open-box items
Phoenix, AZ 3035 West Thunderbird Road Map 1,953.53 Includes open-box items
San Marcos, CA 150 Bent Avenue Map 2,245.06 Includes open-box items
Concord, CA 1695 Willow Pass Road Map 2,455.61 Includes open-box items

NOT IN STOCK
Duluth, GA 3296 Commerce Avenue, Northwest Map 357.11 Items unavailable
Milton, GA 3065 Webb Road Map 365.00 Items unavailable
Downers Grove, IL 3300 Finley Road Map 763.16 Items unavailable
Webster, TX 21300 Gulf Freeway Map 1,057.32 Items unavailable
Houston, TX 10241 North Freeway I-45 Map 1,063.54 Items unavailable
Houston, TX 11565 S.W. Freeway 59 Map 1,077.94 Items unavailable
Arlington, TX 102 East I-20 Map 1,108.46 Items unavailable
Austin, TX 12707 North Mopac Expressway Map 1,182.57 Items unavailable
Las Vegas, NV 6845 South Las Vegas Blvd Map 2,095.72 Items unavailable
Woodland Hills, CA 6100 Canoga Ave Map 2,310.88 Items unavailable
Renton, WA 800 Garden Avenue, North Map 2,453.75 Items unavailable
Wilsonville, OR 29400 SW Town Center Loop Map 2,469.78 Items unavailable
post #45914 of 51489
Thanks, but I am in Canada - no Fry's here. Futureshop is still selling them, but for $499 each. They do have sales on them sometimes, so I will probably wait for one of these, or see if something comes up on my local Kijiji, and/or keep watching the site where I got the first one - might get lucky on a good price for the 2nd smile.gif
post #45915 of 51489
good luck, as many mentioned here with the availability of the RC-LCR, perhaps the Veritas 5.2C is your best bet for a center, Although its rosewood, might not matter if in a hutch or something. I think dan has an RC-LCR here on marketplace for a fair price.
post #45916 of 51489
All,

For those of you with an RC-LCR or Veritas 5.2C in an enclosed entertainment center/console, could you please post or pm me with the brand, model, price, etc? That type of info?

I've been wanting a new one for our living room for a bit, but now that my V5.2C won't fit in ours, I've got even more reason. I really like some of the Standout Designs models, but I was hoping to find something nice for less money, if that's possible. Looking for something to fit a 60 - 65" tv, typical 6 cubbies for receiver, blu-ray, etc.

Thanks!!!!
post #45917 of 51489
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Originally Posted by rscecil007 View Post

All,

For those of you with an RC-LCR or Veritas 5.2C in an enclosed entertainment center/console, could you please post or pm me with the brand, model, price, etc? That type of info?

I've been wanting a new one for our living room for a bit, but now that my V5.2C won't fit in ours, I've got even more reason. I really like some of the Standout Designs models, but I was hoping to find something nice for less money, if that's possible. Looking for something to fit a 60 - 65" tv, typical 6 cubbies for receiver, blu-ray, etc.

Thanks!!!!

Please post publicly if you find one....I am also hunting for a console along these lines!
post #45918 of 51489
I have this but i seriously doubt it is in production anymore. It has exhaust fans on the piers although i am not allowed to use the piers for stereo components,

http://goo.gl/XHfV6 "Vanilla Bean"

http://goo.gl/20DlO " Brown Cherry"


BUT, I will share this on that bottom piece I have an XBOX, Panasonic Bluray Player, Emotiva UPA 7, Full ATX HTPC ( Zalman HD160XT Case, RC-LCR, Panamax line conditioner and Denon AVR 4311CI.


On that middle piece, as follows:

LEFT SIDE SPEAKER RC70
LEFT SIDE SUB S10.3
LEFT PIER BOTTOM STORAGE

TOP LEFT, Panasonic BD, XBOX 260,
BOTTOM LEFT EMOTIVA UPA-7

TOP PLATFORM 73" MITS DLP
I DRILLED IR EYEBALL RIGHT IN THE BRIDGE PIECE FOR REPEATER
TOP MIDDLE RC-LCR, 3D Sensor
BOTTOM MIDDLE, ZALMAN HD-160XT

TOP RIGHT, PANAMAX LINE CONDITIONER
BOTTOM RIGHT DENON AVR4311CI

RIGHT PIER BOTTOM:
HR34 GENIE
HR24 DVR
HR23 HD DVR
HR20 HD DVR

RIGHT SIDE PIER RC70
RIGHT SIDE SUB: S10.3

Its very flexible, and will ALMOST host an 80" Sharp, ....At least i think it will.
I was very worried when i got the RC-LCR, becase of the width, But the middle cabinet as well as the top bridge is expandable to 72" wide.

They also made this in cherry and oak. i think
The company was called APA marketing at one time.
its quite nice. Shopped around a good while till i got it down to about 1800. Then with shipping damages it went down to 1300. Copy of the door clasps and that back wall cover busted. Which i didnt like anyways ,so the discount worked out well.

Bonus: the middle is on casters, so it wheels out easily for a bulb or configuration change of any of the av stuff. It was likely a very good chinese replica of something high end here in the states. Was bought in 2007. You could buy the middle for under 500 or so at the time. Its really solid build too. Good luck with ideas
Edited by nc88keyz - 3/18/13 at 12:59pm
post #45919 of 51489
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Originally Posted by wader2k View Post

Please post publicly if you find one....I am also hunting for a console along these lines!

+1
I wish there was a thread on here for tv stands/furniture. I couldn't find anything that had info updated regularly.
post #45920 of 51489
My console simply has a center compartment with an adjustable shelf. I could fit a small sub in it if I wanted to! cool.gif Can't find the exact model online though, probably discontinued.
post #45921 of 51489
This is what I have at the moment. I got it from Value City Furniture for $300 and it has served me well. Very heavy and solid piece of furniture. They also sell matching audio piers, which I have thought about getting.

post #45922 of 51489
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Originally Posted by DustinLH00 View Post

This is what I have at the moment. I got it from Value City Furniture for $300 and it has served me well. Very heavy and solid piece of furniture. They also sell matching audio piers, which I have thought about getting.


Looks nice!

I can't find the dimensions online.

Specifically, is the area under the TV tall enough for a 7.5" tall center channel (will the shelf lip interfere)?
Also, will the receiver bays fit a Yammy 673 ( 14.4 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches) with room to breath? The shelf is probably removable?
post #45923 of 51489
By the way, I thought I'd chime in and say that the s10.2 is doing great! I definitely take back what I said about it not being clear. Now that I have the settings down it blends well with my system and plays frequencies I haven't heard before (from my home system). I understand it could use more power (at 150 RMS, 600 peak), but for the money it is a dang good sub. I can't wait to pair it with my Outlaw to balance the bass in my room. Just thought I'd clear it up in case someone found this sub and went with my first post. I'm going to go back to my recommendation of watching Atlantis: the Lost Empire, though. I watched it with the speakers cranked up and it was FANTASTIC! smile.gif
post #45924 of 51489
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Originally Posted by wader2k View Post

Looks nice!

I can't find the dimensions online.

Specifically, is the area under the TV tall enough for a 7.5" tall center channel (will the shelf lip interfere)?
Also, will the receiver bays fit a Yammy 673 ( 14.4 x 17.1 x 6.8 inches) with room to breath? The shelf is probably removable?

The overall dimensions of the unit are 59"w x 20"d x 30"h.

I have my RC-LCR on that shelf below the television so that height will be fine.

I have my PS3 to the left of it and my Pioneer VSX-1020K to the right of it. The bottom shelves hold my DirecTv HR34, my modem and router, my Apple TV and Harmony Bluetooth Adapter, and a box that holds my extra remotes. My Pioneer is 16.55"w x 6.23"h x 13.71"d and I think it would fit on one of the lower shelves, but it would be tight. Your AVR is 17.125"w x 6.75"h x 14.375"d, so it is slightly larger and I am doubtful about it squeezing down there. I will try to take a measurement tonight. The shelf is removable, just not adjustable.
post #45925 of 51489
I just bough this I hope Is the right choice for $899.
post #45926 of 51489
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Originally Posted by DustinLH00 View Post

The overall dimensions of the unit are 59"w x 20"d x 30"h.

I have my RC-LCR on that shelf below the television so that height will be fine.

I have my PS3 to the left of it and my Pioneer VSX-1020K to the right of it. The bottom shelves hold my DirecTv HR34, my modem and router, my Apple TV and Harmony Bluetooth Adapter, and a box that holds my extra remotes. My Pioneer is 16.55"w x 6.23"h x 13.71"d and I think it would fit on one of the lower shelves, but it would be tight. Your AVR is 17.125"w x 6.75"h x 14.375"d, so it is slightly larger and I am doubtful about it squeezing down there. I will try to take a measurement tonight. The shelf is removable, just not adjustable.

Thanks, I really appreciate it!

I would remove the shelf so height wouldn't be a problem for the AVR. It only has to fit the 14.4 x 17.1 base dimensions. Looks like it might slide in easier from the rear or side than the front if it fits at all.
post #45927 of 51489
Dustin that is a nice stand, nice match frosted glass with that color of wood, very modern look.
post #45928 of 51489
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Dustin that is a nice stand, nice match frosted glass with that color of wood, very modern look.

Thanks! It has worked well and offers plenty of ventilation obviously. Now I am hoping that it is wide enough to accommodate a 60" Samsung F8000 if I can save enough money to get one, lol.
post #45929 of 51489
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I just bough this I hope Is the right choice for $899.

i was also looking for a 6006 or 1603. what was the reason you went with two years old model compared to say a step-down latest model (like 6006 or 6007)?
post #45930 of 51489
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I just bough this I hope Is the right choice for $899.


beautiful piece!!! enjoy it!
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