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post #47041 of 51516
Anyone in or near Virginia Rosenut rc's.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469241/energy-rc-70-speakers-2-1-rc-lcr-1-rosenut
post #47042 of 51516
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Originally Posted by batt50 View Post

Anyone in or near Virginia Rosenut rc's.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469241/energy-rc-70-speakers-2-1-rc-lcr-1-rosenut

Those are really nice looking
post #47043 of 51516
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Originally Posted by batt50 View Post

Anyone in or near Virginia Rosenut rc's.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469241/energy-rc-70-speakers-2-1-rc-lcr-1-rosenut

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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Those are really nice looking

That's exactly why I love my front soundstage! 70's, RC-LCR and DSX wide RC-10s all in rosenut.....Looks freakin' cool and sounds great!
post #47044 of 51516
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Originally Posted by deano86 View Post


That's exactly why I love my front soundstage! 70's, RC-LCR and DSX wide RC-10s all in rosenut.....Looks freakin' cool and sounds great!

I bet that looks great, lucky guy to have all that in the rosenut color.
post #47045 of 51516
There was a time, before Vanns re-issued the Black Ash, that Energy was blowing out the last remaining, less popular, Rosenut and Cherry and the Black Ash were more expensive. Evidently people thought the Black Ash would clash less with their furnishings. That's a shame because my Cherry RC-LCR, RC-10's, and RC-Mini rears are so much classier than the Black Ash RC-70's I ended up with when they got down to $800. The Cherry actually goes well with my oak furniture and is definitely a "Furniture Grade" finish.
post #47046 of 51516
Have a guy coming to my house Tuesday night to buy my CF-70 towers plus the CC-10, my ESWC-10 sub and a Pioneer vsx-1120 receiver for $1000 All of these have hardly been used, maybe 60-70 hours. It will be nice selling some of this stuff off since I just bought tho V2.2i and the V2.0Ci. Get the Veritas stuff on Tuesday as well, looking forward to getting those stup.smile.gif Plus my wife will sure be happy that Im selling some of this stuff.
Edited by baron2 - 4/22/13 at 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Have a guy coming to my house Tuesday night to buy my CF-70 towers plus the CC-10, my ESWC-10 sub and a Pioneer vsx-1120 receiver for $1000 All of these have hardly been used, maybe 60-70 hours. It will be nice selling some of this stuff off since I just bought tho V2.2i and the V2.0Ci. Get the Veritas stuff on Tuesday as well, looking forward to getting those stup.smile.gif Plus my wife will sure be happy that Im selling some of this stuff.

Nice! They are getting good speakers and a good receiver for the price! You are getting good money back for them just in time for your new speakers. Win, win.

So you found a V2.0Ci?
post #47048 of 51516
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

Nice! They are getting good speakers and a good receiver for the price! You are getting good money back for them just in time for your new speakers. Win, win.

So you found a V2.0Ci?

I did find one. smile.gif

The guy buying my stuff seems real happy about it. It will be his 1st setup.
post #47049 of 51516
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

I did find one. smile.gif

The guy buying my stuff seems real happy about it. It will be his 1st setup.

Excellent smile.gif I have seen the V2.0C in person yet never heard it. The man who sold me my Outlaw sub had one for sale and he showed it to me. It is a good looking speaker.
post #47050 of 51516
Its a good feeling helping someone out with first setup. I helped wrap the speakers and take spike off with him. Load on car .. I was happy a for the cash and b that my Athena audidtion series found a good home. Made room for the energy Eva
post #47051 of 51516
I wish I had a better sub to give him for his setup. he got the eswc-10 and a 10 foot audioquest sub-x cable for 100.00
I wanted 900.00 for the receiver and the whole front stage. I got what I wanted
Edited by baron2 - 4/22/13 at 9:05pm
post #47052 of 51516
Been looking at stands for those so called bookshelvs. Maybe I just dont know what I am doing when it comes to stands since I have never used them before.
The V2.2 is huge and all the base plates for these stands are small.
post #47053 of 51516
One of the busiest thread in avs is finally slowing down ....thanks audiovox mad.gif




you better come with something good!!!
post #47054 of 51516
ZC

Here is my dilemma in one of the rooms.....
This is a rather large room, a family room/dining room combo, roughly 19 x 20.
  • The TV is in the left front corner of the room, between an adjacent left wall and a door.
  • To the right of the door, (about 3 ft) is a stair case going up.
  • Couch is on the opposite wall from the TV, an ekones recliner towards the right, and another couch along the left wall

The speakers I am using (based on budget and WAF):
  • Energy Take SAT (not the Energy Take Five series) on the ceiling to the right and left of the couch (back wall)
  • Energy S10.3 Subwoofer to the left of back couch.
  • Energy CC-5 under the TV
  • Energy CB-5 in the TV console, behind the far doors of the console, towards the very front of the cubbies, whose doors are opened when surround sound is on.
    I have also plugged the ports of the CC-5 and CB-5s (towards the very front of the cubbies)

I'm not too keen on having the CB-5's in the console cubbies because of the effect it has on the sound field (would acoustic foam behind the CB-5's help?).

Due to the baseboard along the left wall, and limited space on both sides, floor standing speakers and stands are nearly impossible. I was going to mount the CB-5's along each side of the TV, but they are too deep for my wife's liking. So I guess my only other alternative (other than getting rid of my wife) is shallow wall mounted speakers....Any recommendations?
Edited by dsskid - 4/23/13 at 8:04am
post #47055 of 51516
^^^^ The Energy Take Classics are 5" deep and might suffice.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_732TAKE50/Energy-Take-Classic-5-0.html?tp=184&awkw=39533883985&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=14052697225&awdv=c#details-tab
Here's a shot of them mounted: I think this is 3 center channels [edit: below pictured is the Take LCR which is only 4.25" deep, and not so available, but would match the Take SAT]:


Or you could do in-walls, such as the Energy EAS-6W. http://www.amazon.com/Energy-EAS-6W-In-Wall-Speakers-White/dp/B001205T1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366738902&sr=8-1&keywords=energy+eas-6w


I just ordered 2 pairs of these (not yet arrived) to have 3 across the front - which will leave me with 1 extra I'd be happy to resell.

Dan
Edited by Dan__ - 4/23/13 at 12:20pm
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Losservatore,

I was told that your probably the person to ask on V-6.2 and RC-70 comparison. I am aware that the RC-70 is a three way design but I am wondering just how noticeable it is. I am thinking about selling my RC-70's to get the V-6.2's because I like the sound of my V-5.2-c and absolutely love the finish. Just how much of a difference does the extra mid-range have with the sound? And what about bass response differences since I don't have a sub.

Also my Onkyo 509 just died frown.gif . Before it did I hooked up just one RC-70 then just one V-5.2-C and the previously silent tweeter finally made noise and the bass amount doubled. I probably wasn't driving them properly (which explains why the Onkyo died). So I'm not sure if I ever heard the full potential of either speaker. So any comment before I make a decision would be greatly appreciated.
post #47057 of 51516
I won't comment on the speaker comparison other than to say that if you prefer the Veritas sound/finish, then you probably will be happy with the V6.2's. By all accounts the difference in the midrange due to the 3-way design is mostly noticeable with music, not so much with movies. And the overall difference between the two lines (RC's are warmer and more laid back, V's are are a little flatter and brighter) will still apply. So if you like the tonality of the V-5.2-C more than that of the RC's, you will probably prefer the V6.2's.

My main comment is on the Onkyo -- I highly, highly doubt that you "killed" the Onkyo by trying to drive these speakers. All of your speakers are sensitive and easy to drive with an entry-level receiver. Plenty of people are driving RC or Veritas setups with moderate receivers and the Onkyo 509 has more than enough power to make them play very loud when properly functioning. The death of the Onkyo is likely just an unfortunate coincidence, and has nothing to do with the speakers.
post #47058 of 51516
Porthose01 - you might consider picking up a local, older receiver (inexpensively), real soon now, to try to give a better listen before making a decision on the speakers.
post #47059 of 51516
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Originally Posted by Dan__ View Post

^^^^ The Energy Takes are 5" deep and might suffice.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_732TAKE50/Energy-Take-Classic-5-0.html?tp=184&awkw=39533883985&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=14052697225&awdv=c#details-tab
Here's a shot of them mounted: I think this is 3 center channels:


Or you could do in-walls, such as the Energy EAS-6W. http://www.amazon.com/Energy-EAS-6W-In-Wall-Speakers-White/dp/B001205T1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366738902&sr=8-1&keywords=energy+eas-6w


I just ordered 2 pairs of these (not yet arrived) to have 3 across the front - which will leave me with 1 extra I'd be happy to resell.

Dan

Thanks Dan, I believe those are the Take LCR, not the Take Sat Classics. The Energy Take LCR would probably be what I'm looking for, but they seem to be discontinued. http://www.hometheater.com/content/energy-take-speaker-system

Let me know what you think of the Energy EAS-6W
post #47060 of 51516
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

Thanks Dan, I believe those are the Take LCR, not the Take Sat Classics. The Energy Take LCR would probably be what I'm looking for, but they seem to be discontinued. http://www.hometheater.com/content/energy-take-speaker-system
Yep, just updated the post to fix that.
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Let me know what you think of the Energy EAS-6W

It'll be a while before I can install them in the walls, but maybe I can hook em up, even put them in a sheetrock box to see how they sound.
post #47061 of 51516
Plaques
post #47062 of 51516
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Originally Posted by Porthos01 View Post

Losservatore,

I was told that your probably the person to ask on V-6.2 and RC-70 comparison. I am aware that the RC-70 is a three way design but I am wondering just how noticeable it is. I am thinking about selling my RC-70's to get the V-6.2's because I like the sound of my V-5.2-c and absolutely love the finish. Just how much of a difference does the extra mid-range have with the sound? And what about bass response differences since I don't have a sub.

Also my Onkyo 509 just died frown.gif . Before it did I hooked up just one RC-70 then just one V-5.2-C and the previously silent tweeter finally made noise and the bass amount doubled. I probably wasn't driving them properly (which explains why the Onkyo died). So I'm not sure if I ever heard the full potential of either speaker. So any comment before I make a decision would be greatly appreciated.

You have a PM
post #47063 of 51516
V2.2i arrived. Big dam box Energy had to use to pack these 2 bookshelf speakers in. Bookshelf speaker, hhmmm what kind of bookshelf did Energy have in mind for putting these on. LOL
post #47064 of 51516
1st impression listening to Its a long way there by the Little River Band. Compared to the rc-10 I had these have a much bigger sound presence.
Comparing it to the V5.2 the big difference I can tell so far is the high hat that plays throughout this song is strong but not as forward as hearing it on the v5.2.
I really tried to keep my expectations down when I decided to go with this bookshelf having both the RC line and the new Veritas line. At this point only an hour
into listening it meets my expectation for a bookshelf speaker. Here is the bad part though, makes me wonder what the V2.4 or even the V2.3 sounds like.
My wife will eventually kill me slowly and painfully.
post #47065 of 51516
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

Plaques

Glad to see my findings are spreading happiness throughout this forum wink.gifcool.gifwink.gif
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I had a "moment" the other night when listening to my V2.3 towers in direct stereo with no sub. They are about 6 feet from the foot if my bed. While listening for several hours I was finding them irritating and kept turning them down. A song came on that I really wanted to get into so I sat on the edge of my bed. Instant sweetness! The foot of my bed was between the lower woofer and port and my ears giving me boomy bass. When I'm in bed the tweeters are lined up with my ears. Even when sitting up they still sounded great. I may have to raise them so I can hear the woofers. Maybe angle them down. I think Energy did a great job on the tweeter module as far as giving a wide (and tall) sweet spot. I think when you hear the cymbols more forward on the newer Veritas this may be just an attempt to get a cheaper design to sound more "refined", but then you didn't really comment on which you prefer.

The V2.2's were meant more for home theater with a sub. I can imagine you will be more impressed with a good sub filling in the lows rather than using them in direct stereo. That's what I intend with mine once the Denon 3808 I just scored shows up!
Edited by Fears4Ears - 4/23/13 at 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

Glad to see my findings are spreading happiness throughout this forum wink.gifcool.gifwink.gif

Mac those plaques are cool
post #47068 of 51516
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

I had a "moment" the other night when listening to my V2.3 towers in direct stereo with no sub. They are about 6 feet from the foot if my bed. While listening for several hours I was finding them irritating and kept turning them down. A song came on that I really wanted to get into so I sat on the edge of my bed. Instant sweetness! The foot of my bed was between the lower woofer and port and my ears giving me boomy bass. When I'm in bed the tweeters are lined up with my ears. Even when sitting up they still sounded great. I may have to raise them so I can hear the woofers. Maybe angle them down. I think Energy did a great job on the tweeter module as far as giving a wide sweet spot. I think when you hear the cymbols more forward on the newer Veritas this may be just an attempt to get a cheaper design to sound more "refined", but then you didn't really comment on which you prefer.

The V2.2's were meant more for home theater with a sub. I can imagine you will be more impressed with a good sub filling in the lows rather than using them in direct stereo. That's what I intend with mine once the Denon 3808 I just scored shows up!

Comparing the V2.2 to the V5.2, I like the V2.2 better These will eventually be in my HT setup in my livingroom. Right now I have them downstairs in a 31 x 19 room. What I like so
far is they fill the room more than the V5.2 I like the V5.2 but like the sound of these better. I have never used a sub with 2 channel before just with HT. I noticed the sound is not to forward and not to laid back. I have only been listening to these with an older Yamaha RX-V659, going to try them next on my Pioneer SA-9500II amp. Then will try them with a Pioneer VSX-03 receiver. Hoping that will be a good marriage. I didnt like my RC-70's on that VSX03 but liked the the new Veritas on it. I like theRC-70's on either my old Pioneer amp and they sound really nice on my Yamaha as well. Listening to the Hotel California CD, NICE:)
post #47069 of 51516
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Mac those plaques are cool

Funny enough though, I still don't have one haha

Going to get one somewhat soon though.
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The V2.0Ci will arrive Thursday, then just need to find some good stands for the V2.2i and then I can put it in the livingroom upstairs. Was
glad to hear that these bookshelfs sound good on their own in the 31 x 19 downstairs room since the upsatirs room is the same measurment wise. I didnt want to put towers upstairs though I will admit it would be nice to have the V2.3. But this setup was what I wanted to accoumplish.
Small but good sounding. This way I can keep my RC-70's downstairs for 2 channel music and then unload the rest of my RC line. I have a 7.2 new Veritas line for my HT
setup downstairs which I like. So hopefully done.
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