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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

sir, you are almost all set! congrats!

Yes- thanks. You probably noticed that kind Mr. kgallerie gave me a link to the second one and I got right away, so I am officially set with surrounds! Nice journey the past month for both of us! Congrats to you too!
Edited by eah9 - 3/21/13 at 12:49pm
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Originally Posted by sanjoelo View Post

Stop bidding...you're just driving the price up on yourself. Wait til the last couple of minutes (or seconds) or use a sniper with your max bid.

+1.......but you did the right thing by just putting in your max bid since you wont be around at the end.

But the best thing to do it put in your max bet with about 10 seconds left.

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Originally Posted by eah9 View Post

Yes- thanks. You probably noticed that kind Mr. Macstatic gave me a link to the second one and I got right away, so I am officially set with surrounds! Nice journey the past month for both of us! Congrats to you too!

Hey....I gave you that link! mad.gif



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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

+1.......but you did the right thing by just putting in your max bid since you wont be around at the end.

But the best thing to do it put in your max bet with about 10 seconds left.
Hey....I gave you that link! mad.gif



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Just switched my post to give you the appropriate credit - and THANK YOU!!!! That was a super nice thing for you to do. This forum is great, with super nice folks like yourself. Sorry again about that....
Edited by eah9 - 3/21/13 at 12:59pm
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No probelm.....i could care less about getting credit. The amount i've been helped by the guys on here, i'm happy when I can pay it forward.

Congrats on the new surrounds....I hope you enjoy them.

I was thinking about bidding on that pair of C-R3's on ebay to replace my RC-10 surrounds. I have my RC-10's on stands right on either side of the couch and really close to the listening position so the bipole/dipole speakers would probably help out with that. But I dont think I am ready to pull the trigger on them yet. I am watching a pair of the Niles surrounds I posted earlier to see what they go for. I might give those a try if the price stays low.

I've been looking for a true 3-way bookshelf speaker for a long time and when I came across those Niles surrounds, I perused to see what they had for regular bookshelf speakers. They have 2 different 3-way bookshelf speakers. One with a 1", 1.5" and 7" drivers, and a second with a 1", 4" and 8" drivers. I am a bit intrigued by these.

http://www.nilesaudio.com/product.php?prodID=Pro1770LCR&recordID=Professional%20Cabinet,%20Home%20Theater%20Loudspeakers&categoryID=StageFront&catcdID=&prdcdID=FG01335

http://www.nilesaudio.com/product.php?prodID=Pro1870LCR&recordID=Professional%20Cabinet,%20Home%20Theater%20Loudspeakers&categoryID=StageFront&catcdID=&prdcdID=FG01135

The bass response seems a bit light on these for the size woofers (60hz and 70hz respectively), but that might be because they arent ported (not sure if they are or not, I cant find any pictures of the rear).

There is pretty limited info on these speakers because they are typically used by professional installers and arent sold retail. Anyone know anything about these?

I think the original price on these were ~$1600/pr and can be had now for the $200-350 range depending on new or used.
post #46085 of 51512
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

No probelm.....i could care less about getting credit. The amount i've been helped by the guys on here, i'm happy when I can pay it forward.

Congrats on the new surrounds....I hope you enjoy them.

I was thinking about bidding on that pair of C-R3's on ebay to replace my RC-10 surrounds. I have my RC-10's on stands right on either side of the couch and really close to the listening position so the bipole/dipole speakers would probably help out with that. But I dont think I am ready to pull the trigger on them yet. I am watching a pair of the Niles surrounds I posted earlier to see what they go for. I might give those a try if the price stays low.

I've been looking for a true 3-way bookshelf speaker for a long time and when I came across those Niles surrounds, I perused to see what they had for regular bookshelf speakers. They have 2 different 3-way bookshelf speakers. One with a 1", 1.5" and 7" drivers, and a second with a 1", 4" and 8" drivers. I am a bit intrigued by these.

http://www.nilesaudio.com/product.php?prodID=Pro1770LCR&recordID=Professional%20Cabinet,%20Home%20Theater%20Loudspeakers&categoryID=StageFront&catcdID=&prdcdID=FG01335

http://www.nilesaudio.com/product.php?prodID=Pro1870LCR&recordID=Professional%20Cabinet,%20Home%20Theater%20Loudspeakers&categoryID=StageFront&catcdID=&prdcdID=FG01135

The bass response seems a bit light on these for the size woofers (60hz and 70hz respectively), but that might be because they arent ported (not sure if they are or not, I cant find any pictures of the rear).

There is pretty limited info on these speakers because they are typically used by professional installers and arent sold retail. Anyone know anything about these?

I think the original price on these were ~$1600/pr and can be had now for the $200-350 range depending on new or used.

Thanks!! The one shipped already today. Can't wait to try them out. Those Niles are neat looking speakers - the surrounds. I checked them out after you sent the link. I did notice that they are 6ohm. Not sure if that matters or not.
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I'd like to give a shutout to Baron2,

He shipped a pair of RC-10's to me about a week and a half ago to help complete my 5.1 RC setup:). The speakers was delivered in great packaging and he also provided additional material to avoid damage during the transportation. The speakers were in excellent condition, couldn't even tell if they were used or not. He was the only one willing to ship north of the boarder as i'm located in Toronto, Canada. I really appreciate his help for that, and also his contribution to the Energy thread.

I don't really post in this thread but i review it pretty much every day, to see if i can snag any good deals on some speakers. Now i am looking to go 7.1, either another pair of RC-10's at a good price or i'll wait until Futureshop has sale on the V-mini's.
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Originally Posted by ah_1014 View Post

I'd like to give a shutout to Baron2,

He shipped a pair of RC-10's to me about a week and a half ago to help complete my 5.1 RC setup:). The speakers was delivered in great packaging and he also provided additional material to avoid damage during the transportation. The speakers were in excellent condition, couldn't even tell if they were used or not. He was the only one willing to ship north of the boarder as i'm located in Toronto, Canada. I really appreciate his help for that, and also his contribution to the Energy thread.

I don't really post in this thread but i review it pretty much every day, to see if i can snag any good deals on some speakers. Now i am looking to go 7.1, either another pair of RC-10's at a good price or i'll wait until Futureshop has sale on the V-mini's.

Hey Buddy, thanks for checking in. Glad all went good with those RC-10's. I am glad they are what you had hoped for. No problem with the shipping, glad I could hook you up.
Plus my wife would of been dissapointed if I didnt help a fellow Canadian out since she is from Winnipeg. If I decide to sell anything else I will give you a shout.

Happy listening
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guys, i have a question, all of my speakers used the 16awg wires, but one my speaker got short enough wire where i suppose to put the speaker, my question is can i use the 14awg wire just to connect it from the shorter 16awg wires? is it possible or it will affect the sounds? thanks,.
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Hey Buddy, thanks for checking in. Glad all went good with those RC-10's. I am glad they are what you had hoped for. No problem with the shipping, glad I could hook you up.
Plus my wife would of been dissapointed if I didnt help a fellow Canadian out since she is from Winnipeg. If I decide to sell anything else I will give you a shout.

Happy listening

My pleasure. Thank you once again and i would appreciate that.
post #46090 of 51512
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

guys, i have a question, all of my speakers used the 16awg wires, but one my speaker got short enough wire where i suppose to put the speaker, my question is can i use the 14awg wire just to connect it from the shorter 16awg wires? is it possible or it will affect the sounds? thanks,.

Not sure exactly what you are asking. Are you asking about running a 14 ga wire from the receiver to the one speaker? Or are you asking if its ok to splice a 14 ga wire to the end of the 16 ga wire to reach the speaker?

It would be fine to run the 14 ga from the receiver to the one speaker, and use 16 ga for the rest.

If you were asking about splicing, you could do it. Just make sure you twist them together tightly (soldering would be preferred) and shrink wrap or tape the splice up really well. That wont harm anything or cause any difference in sound.

However, I would only use that as a temporary solution until I could get a continuous wire long enough to run from the receiver to the speaker.
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post


Hey....I gave you that link! mad.gif



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hahaha The funny thing is it feels like getting credit for something I had a fleeting thought of doing. I was going to post the link but was sidetracked at work and then you posted it. You deserve all the credit, that's for sure, but it still felt like deja vu smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

Not sure exactly what you are asking. Are you asking about running a 14 ga wire from the receiver to the one speaker? Or are you asking if its ok to splice a 14 ga wire to the end of the 16 ga wire to reach the speaker?

It would be fine to run the 14 ga from the receiver to the one speaker, and use 16 ga for the rest.

If you were asking about splicing, you could do it. Just make sure you twist them together tightly (soldering would be preferred) and shrink wrap or tape the splice up really well. That wont harm anything or cause any difference in sound.

However, I would only use that as a temporary solution until I could get a continuous wire long enough to run from the receiver to the speaker.

thank you. in short,the other end my front L the wire attached from the receiver is 16 and going to the speaker is 14
Edited by caloyzki - 3/21/13 at 4:47pm
post #46093 of 51512
I'm guessing I'm not the first to ask this, but I'll ask anyway:

I'd like to use my RC-70's both in a 2-channel and 7.1 setup. Is there any realistic method of switching that set of speakers from one receiver to another than a good set of banana plugs? Is there any kind of switch that would accommodate such a setup without degrading signal? Any other suggestions? Thanks!
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Is there something wrong with your 7.1 receiver that you don't think it'll sound good in 2 channel mode? If you're not physically moving the speakers why would you need a seperate receiver for stereo?
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Is there something wrong with your 7.1 receiver that you don't think it'll sound good in 2 channel mode? If you're not physically moving the speakers why would you need a seperate receiver for stereo?

I haven't bought it yet.

For reference, my current upstairs rig is an Onkyo TX-NR616 driving Polk RTi8 fronts, Onix LRSse surrounds, and a Polk Center. It's adequate, and mostly used for HT.

For the downstairs man-cave-in-progress, I'm running the RC-70's on a HK-3480 at the moment, and I really like the sheer punch this thing has. Past experience has led me to believe that you're not going to get that kind of stereo punch out of a modern AV receiver without spending a crap ton of money, but maybe I just haven't found the right receiver yet? I'm hoping for something that does both HT and 2-channel audio very well. I really love the sound and power of the Harman. If I could match that in a 7.1 (or 5.1) receiver within a limited budget, I'd be open to it, but my thought process was sort of leading me to using the HK for music and a less expensive receiver more geared toward HT, if that makes any sense at all.

I've recently picked up a pair of RC-10's and have an RC-LCR on the way to accompany the RC-70's.
Edited by sanjoelo - 3/21/13 at 7:21pm
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Grab Me in Black Quick and I am also in Henrico, VA
Edited by nc88keyz - 3/22/13 at 5:53am
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post #46098 of 51512
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Originally Posted by sanjoelo View Post

I haven't bought it yet.

For reference, my current upstairs rig is an Onkyo TX-NR616 driving Polk RTi8 fronts, Onix LRSse surrounds, and a Polk Center. It's adequate, and mostly used for HT.

For the downstairs man-cave-in-progress, I'm running the RC-70's on a HK-3480 at the moment, and I really like the sheer punch this thing has. Past experience has led me to believe that you're not going to get that kind of stereo punch out of a modern AV receiver without spending a crap ton of money, but maybe I just haven't found the right receiver yet? I'm hoping for something that does both HT and 2-channel audio very well. I really love the sound and power of the Harman. If I could match that in a 7.1 (or 5.1) receiver within a limited budget, I'd be open to it, but my thought process was sort of leading me to using the HK for music and a less expensive receiver more geared toward HT, if that makes any sense at all.

I've recently picked up a pair of RC-10's and have an RC-LCR on the way to accompany the RC-70's.

If you are that much in love with the sound that is provided by your HK, and still want to use your 70's in a surround sound setup also, you could theoretically still use a speaker switch box.... I think anyway!smile.gif

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10903&cs_id=1090305&p_id=9995&seq=1&format=2#description

Granted in your situation, you will hooking it up in reverse... you are not distributing sound to additional speakers, but distributing a pair of speakers to additional receivers!

So your "Input" connection will be to your RC-70s and "Output 1" will be to your HK and "Output 2" will be to your home theater receiver. Just be sure to only have only one switch option active at a time....

Maybe someone else could chime in on this question?

Granted, there is no reason that a single receiver would not be able to give you great performance for both scenarios... Many receivers also have separate sound parameter options that you can tweak just for 2 channel performance also.... A much better way to go in my opinion...
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Originally Posted by deano86 View Post

If you are that much in love with the sound that is provided by your HK, and still want to use your 70's in a surround sound setup also, you could theoretically still use a speaker switch box.... I think anyway!smile.gif

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10903&cs_id=1090305&p_id=9995&seq=1&format=2#description

Granted in your situation, you will hooking it up in reverse... you are not distributing sound to additional speakers, but distributing a pair of speakers to additional receivers!

So your "Input" connection will be to your RC-70s and "Output 1" will be to your HK and "Output 2" will be to your home theater receiver. Just be sure to only have only one switch option active at a time....

Maybe someone else could chime in on this question?

Granted, there is no reason that a single receiver would not be able to give you great performance for both scenarios... Many receivers also have separate sound parameter options that you can tweak just for 2 channel performance also.... A much better way to go in my opinion...

I would be careful doing that......i dont know if the speaker selectors are meant to work both ways.

edit: after doing a little reading, its not recommended to use a speaker selector in reverse. If you hit the wrong button(s), your amps will be trying to drive each other and could lead to some catastrophic results.

There are amp selector switches that are meant for this. Do a google search and see what you find.
Edited by kgallerie - 3/22/13 at 6:48am
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

I would be careful doing that......i dont know if the speaker selectors are meant to work both ways.

edit: after doing a little reading, its not recommended to use a speaker selector in reverse. If you hit the wrong button(s), your amps will be trying to drive each other and could lead to some catastrophic results.

There are amp selector switches that are meant for this. Do a google search and see what you find.

I agree. It seems if you accidentally turned on both receivers at the same time it could damage one or both of the receivers not to mention the speakers. Hank and I had a discussion about this when I wanted to pick up a Pioneer SX-1080 (vintage receiver) to power my RC-50s with my HT AVR as well. Several people advised against it.

Just find a Harmon receiver with 7.1 capabilities and then switch to STEREO mode when you want to play 2.1 music.
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Plesae see below (accidentally posted this in the wrong thread earlier)

I order (3) v-mini-c to use as front speakers from wwstereo. I asked before I ordered if they came with mounts and was told they did. Much to my surprise when I received the speakers yesterday there are no mounts. The customer service at wwstereo has been terrible up until this point. I talked to Energy and they can't recommend a third party to use but can tell me the mount needs to have a capacity of 9 lbs. Has anyone mounted these centers on the wall as left and rights and can send me some recommendations as to what to use for mounts?Reply
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Rsmith115,

comes with 6, incase one breaks for $1 more. Gets decent reviews. and rated up to 10lbs

http://goo.gl/H6vFD
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Anybody have any experience with Take Sats (not to be confused with take 5 classics)? Are they decent for surrounds?
I'm trying to match them up with 2 CB-5s for FL, FR (limited space in cabinet for anything bigger), and a CC-5 Center.
I was just going to get another pair of CB-5s for the rear, but they are black, and wife would rather something white to blend into the ceiling.
WAF means a lot in this situation. But if the CB-5 will be a lot better, I'll talk with her about black.
Take Sat Front.JPG 12k .JPG file Take Sat Side.JPG 11k .JPG file ]?
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Originally Posted by Rsmith115 View Post

Plesae see below (accidentally posted this in the wrong thread earlier)

I order (3) v-mini-c to use as front speakers from wwstereo. I asked before I ordered if they came with mounts and was told they did. Much to my surprise when I received the speakers yesterday there are no mounts. The customer service at wwstereo has been terrible up until this point. I talked to Energy and they can't recommend a third party to use but can tell me the mount needs to have a capacity of 9 lbs. Has anyone mounted these centers on the wall as left and rights and can send me some recommendations as to what to use for mounts?Reply

The V-Mini and RC mini centers never came with wall mounts, only the satellites do.

Why don't you just build a small shelf for each speaker if those mounts recommended don't work?

Are you planning to mount these speakers vertically or horizontally?
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I am going to take a closer look at them tonight. I am mounting the left and rights vertically and will just leave the center on the mantle. The house is already wired so the left and rights have to be mounted on the walls. I am more displeased with the response from wwstereo customer service than anything.
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

Anybody have any experience with Take Sats (not to be confused with take 5 classics)? Are they decent for surrounds?
I'm trying to match them up with 2 CB-5s for FL, FR (limited space in cabinet for anything bigger), and a CC-5 Center.
I was just going to get another pair of CB-5s for the rear, but they are black, and wife would rather something white to blend into the ceiling.
WAF means a lot in this situation. But if the CB-5 will be a lot better, I'll talk with her about black.
Take Sat Front.JPG 12k .JPG file Take Sat Side.JPG 11k .JPG file ]?

They'll be fine as surrounds. Your main speakers are small so these Take speakers will match up well.
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Thanks afrogt for the quick response. Would the CB-5s as surrounds sound better than the Take Sats?
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Hey Rsmith115, I contacted customer service at world wide and spoke to a very nice lady there. She was very helpful. Her name was Sarah McGovern. It might be worth it to just call and ask for her. Not saying your experience will be any better but she was very helpful the other day when I contacted them. Good luck.
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Not sure if my CR-3's are coming with wall brackets. I am putting these up on side walls. Anyone have any suggestions? They are 13lbs I think....Both have shipped now....
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

Anybody have any experience with Take Sats (not to be confused with take 5 classics)? Are they decent for surrounds?
I'm trying to match them up with 2 CB-5s for FL, FR (limited space in cabinet for anything bigger), and a CC-5 Center.
I was just going to get another pair of CB-5s for the rear, but they are black, and wife would rather something white to blend into the ceiling.
WAF means a lot in this situation. But if the CB-5 will be a lot better, I'll talk with her about black.
Take Sat Front.JPG 12k .JPG file Take Sat Side.JPG 11k .JPG file ]?


I am using the SAT's as surround in my girlfriends townhouse with RC-10's and rc-mini-cc in the front. I would say they are slightly undersized for the RC-10's, but they do the job. They should mix well with the CB-5's though.

The CB-5s would be better audio wise. They are a little bigger than the SAT's and they would be a perfect match to the fronts. But I dont think you would notice too much difference since they are only for surrounds.
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Originally Posted by eah9 View Post

Not sure if my CR-3's are coming with wall brackets. I am putting these up on side walls. Anyone have any suggestions? They are 13lbs I think....Both have shipped now....

I believe the C-R3's come with a hook on the back so you can just use a wall anchor and a screw to hang them. They are meant to sit flush against the wall.
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