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post #47161 of 51594
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Originally Posted by brendelac View Post

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Energy-Veritas-VSB-Surround-Speaker-Single-Speaker-/400475133564?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item5d3e2d967c

I'm skeptical of sellers that don't even know what they have that they are trying to sell

I meant to say price is for 1 speaker he has 2 speakers available. Yes you would think looking
at the back would tell you everything
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Finally had a chance to drag in the new RVS speakers tonight after the wife and toddler went to bed. When I told the wife I got new (cheaper) speakers her response was, "hey, I like the current speakers! They look nice, they are wood colored!" So we'll see how this goes!

Very little listening time so far, and only in DIRECT mode at moderate volumes since the bosses are asleep. Have not been able to A/B vs. the RC's nor run Audyssey so I will refrain from judgement. That said, they sound really, really nice. They are very balanced and laid back, the soft dome tweeter is smooth and mellow while still showing good detail. I can tell these speakers, while probably not "transparent" or "analytical" like something with a fancier tweeter, will be utterly non-fatiguing, which is what I like.

Anyway, not much to talk about with respect to sound, so here are some photos....

As you can see, they absolutely dwarf the RC-10, and are about the same size as the RC-LCR. The RC-LCR is about 0.5 inches longer, but the RVS is a 0.75 inches wider and 1 inch deeper. Weight is listed as 23lbs vs. 24lbs for the RC-LCR. It's a substantial speaker. It doesn't have the finish quality of the RC's -- no real wood veneer, typical binding posts instead of fancy gold plated, basic port holes instead of the nice flared ports on the RC's, etc. -- but then again the RC's are basically top-of-the-line for build quality at their price point, and came out 10 years later, so not totally fair.








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Vertias Watch .

V2.2 Gloss Black " Not i-series" Comes with extra woofer
http://goo.gl/z9njt

2.0C gloss black
http://goo.gl/LLRCZ


These are pretty reasonable, make offer applies as well,
Location Rockwell, TX
Original Boxes included for all as well.

I would imagine these were very well taken care of.
post #47164 of 51594
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

here are some photos....
Those photos are ok I guess...

However, for the sake of consistency, you really should make sure that the catbutt is included in the frame.
post #47165 of 51594
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz View Post

Vertias Watch .

V2.2 Gloss Black " Not i-series" Comes with extra woofer
http://goo.gl/z9njt

2.0C gloss black
http://goo.gl/LLRCZ


These are pretty reasonable, make offer applies as well,
Location Rockwell, TX
Original Boxes included for all as well.

I would imagine these were very well taken care of.

Sides are pealing on the V2.2 if you look closely in the pictures you can see it. Also guy says he paid well over 2500 for them when new, they
never were that high even with the stand package.
post #47166 of 51594
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

I hear what your saying about using V2.OCi compared to a V2.2 for a cenetr. But my question would be comapring center channels to center channels.
I comapred the V5.2 to the V2.OC using same settings no matter what ones I chose so I would have an apples to apples comaprison and the V2.OC was better.
I have not done this with the RCLCR I have but might just to see the differences. So my question is what is Energy's best dedicated center channel for off axis
performance?

What do you mean by off axis performance? Say sitting not centered in front of the soundstage?

I have the V5.2C and RC-LCR and the V5.2C is a fair bit better sounding IMHO. Everything sounds more detailed and it seems to disperse sound much better to the point where I was thinking of going back to the 5.2C with my RC-70's over the RCLCR.
post #47167 of 51594
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Originally Posted by RastaManMax View Post

What do you mean by off axis performance? Say sitting not centered in front of the soundstage?

I have the V5.2C and RC-LCR and the V5.2C is a fair bit better sounding IMHO. Everything sounds more detailed and it seems to disperse sound much better to the point where I was thinking of going back to the 5.2C with my RC-70's over the RCLCR.

Yes sitting to the side. We were comaparing the V2.OCi to the V5.2 for off axis performance. All the dedicated center channel speakers mentioned are good. I like all of
them for different reasons, but I like the sound of the V2.OCi the best out of those 3 mentioned.
post #47168 of 51594
batpig those RVS look nice
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Just need to shorten up and hide the wires. Pictures are of the V2.2i & V2.OCi
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Batpig before owning a energy speaker, I always had been and I'm still a fan of soft domes tweeters, it was very hard for me to get used to the metal domes but finally got used to ,I found that soft domes have a more natural sound than metal, they are easier for the ears ,you may think that you are missing some clarity but wait till your ears get used to ,you will love then if those tweeters are well build you won't be missing( clarity) you will noticed that it was just a perception.


Enjoy then smile.gif
post #47171 of 51594
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post


Just need to shorten up and hide the wires. Pictures are of the V2.2i & V2.OCi
Nice!
Those bookshelves put out some decent bass, but with a good sub, that system would be rocking.
post #47172 of 51594
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Originally Posted by enthusiast8 View Post

Nice!
Those bookshelves put out some decent bass, but with a good sub, that system would be rocking.

Thanks enthusiast8, Not sure on the height of the stands though, there at 22 inches, had to use the spikes
with rubber pads underneath to get that high. I think I would prefer to be up a few inches higher.
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Baron nice setup smile.gif .
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Thanks Losservatore. Going to post some pics of my setup downstairs as well.
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So anybody now wants to sell ur rc lcr or 10's now?
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Here is a picture of my 3 Subwoofers. These are the old Energy Subwoofers
Edited by baron2 - 4/28/13 at 4:45pm
post #47177 of 51594
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post



Here is a picture of my 3 Subwoofers. These are the old Energy Subwoofers

You know that you don't need to have an exact match, using similar subs is not needed; sometimes a larger subwoofer that can dig lower is better

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and make sure you stock up on backup tweeters

post #47178 of 51594
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post


I texted the owner and he said both center and floor stnding are i series.

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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

SPEAKING OF VERITAS!!

I was doing an all craiglist search and found a screaming deal for someone in the NYC area: http://longisland.craigslist.org/ele/3750073114.html

A pair of V2.3 towers and the V2.0C center for only $950 total! The towers definitely look like "i" series but I can't tell with the center.


Hi guys, I live pretty close to this guy and was thinking of picking these up, but not sure if it would be a worthy upgrade over what I have now. Current setup: 2 x RC-50s and a RC-LCR. So what do you guys think? I'll probably sell my current set-up if I pick these up.

I'm also looking into getting a new receiver for HT set-up. I'll more than likely be doing a 5.1 setup, but I tend to move every year so if I find the right space 7.1 would be a possibility. Budget for receiver is right around $500. Current AVR is a Panasonic BX500 that I picked up a long, long time ago.

Thanks.
post #47179 of 51594
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Originally Posted by incubus8 View Post


Hi guys, I live pretty close to this guy and was thinking of picking these up, but not sure if it would be a worthy upgrade over what I have now. Current setup: 2 x RC-50s and a RC-LCR. So what do you guys think? I'll probably sell my current set-up if I pick these up.

I'm also looking into getting a new receiver for HT set-up. I'll more than likely be doing a 5.1 setup, but I tend to move every year so if I find the right space 7.1 would be a possibility. Budget for receiver is right around $500. Current AVR is a Panasonic BX500 that I picked up a long, long time ago.

Thanks.
Its definitely a step up in sound quality. Only thing to be concerned about, is the lack of warranty.
Energy is sun setting anyway, so it would be the same risk if your RC-50s are close to the end of their warranty period.
post #47180 of 51594
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Originally Posted by enthusiast8 View Post

Its definitely a step up in sound quality. Only thing to be concerned about, is the lack of warranty.
Energy is sun setting anyway, so it would be the same risk if your RC-50s are close to the end of their warranty period.

Ah I see. I still have a good 3 years or so left on my warranty. I may just hold onto them then.

I guess I should have mentioned some of the AVRs I was leaning towards. Denon 2313ci/2113ci vs Yamaha rx-773/673. I'm sorry for bringing up the whole Denon vs Yamaha debate, just curious what other Energy owners prefer. From what I've read Energy pairs pretty well with Denon, but I tend to keep things for a long time and unless I'm remembering incorrectly Yamaha has a reputation for longer life.

I'm open to other recommendations as well, those are just the few I was looking at.
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Recently bought an Onkyo TX-NR818, which has Audyssey MultEQ XT32. So far I quite like it, although I must admit that at this level, I'm not audiophile enough to say if it's a much better AVR than my previous one (Pio 1020) apart from the spec list. It's above your $500 budget but OneCall deals are extremely good these days in the US. Hint: it seems that the "open box" items are not really open boxes.
post #47182 of 51594
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Originally Posted by incubus8 View Post

Ah I see. I still have a good 3 years or so left on my warranty. I may just hold onto them then.

I guess I should have mentioned some of the AVRs I was leaning towards. Denon 2313ci/2113ci vs Yamaha rx-773/673. I'm sorry for bringing up the whole Denon vs Yamaha debate, just curious what other Energy owners prefer. From what I've read Energy pairs pretty well with Denon, but I tend to keep things for a long time and unless I'm remembering incorrectly Yamaha has a reputation for longer life.

I'm open to other recommendations as well, those are just the few I was looking at.
You will get plenty of advice on Denon on this thread. I'll let others chime in for that.
I would suggest getting the Pioneer SC-1522K if you can find one for 599 at a Costco near you. It has a class D amp that does 9.2, 170wpc, 4k resolution etc.
If you search you will find a thread related to that receiver on AVS, where some people have been posting inventory details at costcos near them.
post #47183 of 51594
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Originally Posted by neutro View Post

Recently bought an Onkyo TX-NR818, which has Audyssey MultEQ XT32. So far I quite like it, although I must admit that at this level, I'm not audiophile enough to say if it's a much better AVR than my previous one (Pio 1020) apart from the spec list. It's above your $500 budget but OneCall deals are extremely good these days in the US. Hint: it seems that the "open box" items are not really open boxes.

I just picked one of these up to a little over a week ago. I got an open box "Like New" from Amazon Warehouse Deals and it was in perfect condition with all accessories. As far as the sound, I was coming from a VSX-1121-K which is a great little receiver, but I'm much happier with the TX-NR818 for my RC-10, RC-LCR, V-S Surround 5.1 setup. The biggest difference is that all the detail of the Pioneer is there and then some, but the TX-NR818 with Audyssey XT32 just creates a better sound bubble for me. Engaging Cinema mode on the Video Scaler is also awesome. It really enhanced the picture when watching Blu-Rays.
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Wife just got back home and gave a big thumbs up on the new setup in the livingroom. She really likes the sound and the looks of the V2.2i
That now should leave the door open to adding something else into the mix with this setup.
post #47185 of 51594
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Wife just got back home and gave a big thumbs up on the new setup in the livingroom. She really likes the sound and the looks of the V2.2i
That now should leave the door open to adding something else into the mix with this setup.

Pretty good deal when it's a win/win and future win. Congrats. I am looking forward to one of those situations in the near term hopefully smile.gif
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Originally Posted by eah9 View Post

Pretty good deal when it's a win/win and future win. Congrats. I am looking forward to one of those situations in the near term hopefully smile.gif

One of the benifits of being together for many years is knowing things usually work when I include her in it instead of just bringing
things home like I used to do. ( animals, stereo gear, furniture, TV's and so forth ) So what I did was sell some gear 1st to make up for the cost of new gear. New rule we have want something new sell something 1st. I then put in a cd she likes from a group called Apocalytica. She really liked the sound of the stringed instruments, especially the chello. Win, win for both of us. Plus I told her they were made
in Canada, she is from Canada so that sealed the deal. LOL
post #47187 of 51594
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

One of the benifits of being together for many years is knowing things usually work when I include her in it instead of just bringing
things home like I used to do. ( animals, stereo gear, furniture, TV's and so forth ) So what I did was sell some gear 1st to make up for the cost of new gear. New rule we have want something new sell something 1st. I then put in a cd she likes from a group called Apocalytica. She really liked the sound of the stringed instruments, especially the chello. Win, win for both of us. Plus I told her they were made
in Canada, she is from Canada so that sealed the deal. LOL

Nice!! Enjoy!!
post #47188 of 51594
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Originally Posted by incubus8 View Post

Ah I see. I still have a good 3 years or so left on my warranty. I may just hold onto them then.

I guess I should have mentioned some of the AVRs I was leaning towards. Denon 2313ci/2113ci vs Yamaha rx-773/673. I'm sorry for bringing up the whole Denon vs Yamaha debate, just curious what other Energy owners prefer. From what I've read Energy pairs pretty well with Denon, but I tend to keep things for a long time and unless I'm remembering incorrectly Yamaha has a reputation for longer life.

I'm open to other recommendations as well, those are just the few I was looking at.

I have a Denon AVR-990 and then switched over to a Pioneer SC-1222K. Can't comment on the Yamaha but the Denon really drove those speakers really well even though I didn't recalibrate them when I swapped out my old Polk Monitor 70's. For movies I like the Pioneer better but for 2ch audio, the Denon was likely better.

Thing I have to mention with the Pioneer is that I spent so much extra time setting up the remote and tweaking with the settings to get it the way I wanted that I almost forgot how the Denon sounded but i'm fairly sure that it did sound better with 2ch audio.

Never ended up hooking up my Onkyo NR616 to the RC-70's. It died 2 after 2 weeks of powering RC-10's. The Denon sounds a fair bit better pushing the RC-10's than the NR616 did and runs much cooler.

Bottom line: If your budget allows for it, i'd go for the Pioneer SC-1522K IF you don't mind messing around with MCACC a bit after the fact and dealing with the irritations associated with setting up a Harmony remote. If you want something that's plug and play, go with the Denon.
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

One of the benifits of being together for many years is knowing things usually work when I include her in it instead of just bringing
things home like I used to do. ( animals, stereo gear, furniture, TV's and so forth ) So what I did was sell some gear 1st to make up for the cost of new gear. New rule we have want something new sell something 1st. I then put in a cd she likes from a group called Apocalytica. She really liked the sound of the stringed instruments, especially the chello. Win, win for both of us. Plus I told her they were made
in Canada, she is from Canada so that sealed the deal. LOL

I have found the same thing, with making speaker choices with the wife involved. Of course it helps to have a cool wife smile.gif

By the way, baron2, that is a BEAUTIFUL setup(even more so with the simplicity and clutter-free appearance). smile.gif
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are you implying that some of us have a bitch of a wife eek.gif
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