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post #47281 of 51506
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

First suggestion: since you are on a budget, tell us what your craigslist area is so we can scope out the used market.

Second suggestion: consider going without a center and just letting the RC-30's image a "phantom" center. Since it's a small bedroom setup, I assume you will be sitting relatively on axis in which case you may not really need a center channel.

The best match, if you can't afford the RC-LCR, and again considering it's a small room, would be the RC-Mini CC or its replacement, the V-Mini CC. WWStereo has the V-Mini CC brand new for $170 shipped: http://www.wwstereo.com/Energy/VMINICHGB

I'm in Vancouver, Canada. A few lower end old Energy centers is all that's out there now. If you see a $1000 deal for a 5.1 setup with RC-30s and RC-LCR, that was sold already - I checked.

I will definitely test without center, don't know why I didn't do that already. Thanks!
post #47282 of 51506
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Originally Posted by condenser View Post

I'm in Vancouver, Canada. A few lower end old Energy centers is all that's out there now. If you see a $1000 deal for a 5.1 setup with RC-30s and RC-LCR, that was sold already - I checked.

I will definitely test without center, don't know why I didn't do that already. Thanks!
Acrually just responding to your 5.1 setup comment. There still is a ad up on craigslist vancouver 1 pair rc-70's rclcr
rc-r pair and a klipsch sub $1000.000
post #47283 of 51506
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Acrually just responding to your 5.1 setup comment. There still is a ad up on craigslist vancouver 1 pair rc-70's rclcr
rc-r pair and a klipsch sub $1000.000

That's what I really meant... ad with RC-70s. Great deal, but it is gone.
post #47284 of 51506
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Originally Posted by enthusiast8 View Post

Why did you rule out the 2.4i, if I may ask?
If you are looking for "just" 2 channel, thats the better speaker. Its got a nice hefty bass which you will miss in the 2.3i.

Good question. The v2.3i turned out to be even cheaper than I 1st thought compared to the v2.4i after some more negotiating.
Primary use will be 2 channel for now so yes the v2.4 would be better but I felt with those I was going to have to upgrade
my power supply from many reviews I was reading. Also thought if I wanted to incorparate the new towers into my HT setup with the
v2.2 the v2.3 would fit the bill better with the receiver I am using. Also potential placement issues played a part.
750.00 for the v2.3i 1250.00 for the v2.4i
Edited by baron2 - 5/2/13 at 3:32pm
post #47285 of 51506
@ Condenser -- Get this if it's still available: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/ele/3737854124.html
post #47286 of 51506
So i take it you are happy with your RVS's?
post #47287 of 51506
I haven't done a lot of sophisticated testing but the sound quality is terrific. I wouldn't expect any less of course considering that they were relatively high end LCR's from Energy's "classic" years.
post #47288 of 51506
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Good question. The v2.3i turned out to be even cheaper than I 1st thought compared to the v2.4i after some more negotiating.
Primary use will be 2 channel for now so yes the v2.4 would be better but I felt with those I was going to have to upgrade
my power supply from many reviews I was reading. Also thought if I wanted to incorparate the new towers into my HT setup with the
v2.2 the v2.3 would fit the bill better with the receiver I am using. Also potential placement issues played a part.
750.00 for the v2.3i 1250.00 for the v2.4i
I wouldnt be too worried about the placement issue, but still a good decision to go with the 2.3i, if there is a plan of using them in HT.
Plus with the money you save, you can use it towards a good sub.

Having said that, the 2.4i for $1250 is still a decent deal. Which location is this?
post #47289 of 51506
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Originally Posted by enthusiast8 View Post

I wouldnt be too worried about the placement issue, but still a good decision to go with the 2.3i, if there is a plan of using them in HT.
Plus with the money you save, you can use it towards a good sub.

Having said that, the 2.4i for $1250 is still a decent deal. Which location is this?

The guy that is selling the V2.2i with stands in San Diego craigslist. Apparently he has 2 pairs of V2.4i.
He doesnt have them advertised but aI thought I would call him and ask.
post #47290 of 51506
V2.3i for $750 is an awesome deal.
post #47291 of 51506
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Good question. The v2.3i turned out to be even cheaper than I 1st thought compared to the v2.4i after some more negotiating.
Primary use will be 2 channel for now so yes the v2.4 would be better but I felt with those I was going to have to upgrade
my power supply from many reviews I was reading. Also thought if I wanted to incorparate the new towers into my HT setup with the
v2.2 the v2.3 would fit the bill better with the receiver I am using. Also potential placement issues played a part.
750.00 for the v2.3i 1250.00 for the v2.4i
I just purchased a pair of 2.4i not to long ago. I am using them in my workout / game room. Not sure what amp you have but I am driving mine with an mid level onkyo 809 avr and feel that it has more than enough power. They will be replacing my C9s in the family room as soon as I decide if I am going to buy a center channel stand for the 2.0ci or buy a new entertainment center that will fit the speaker. As far as placement issues they are front and rear ported but so are my C9s I just give them about 16 inches from the rear wall to help them breathe.Plus audyssey helps tame the bass. Anyway I am sure you will be happy with either speaker you buy. Here is a pic of my extra bedroom.
post #47292 of 51506
Yes those V2.4i are nice, 18 inches deep 46 inches tall, I think the V2.3i is 14 1/4 deep 40 inches tall. Thanks for sharing the picture
post #47293 of 51506
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Originally Posted by Nor Cal *23 View Post


I just purchased a pair of 2.4i not to long ago. I am using them in my workout / game room. Not sure what amp you have but I am driving mine with an mid level onkyo 809 avr and feel that it has more than enough power. They will be replacing my C9s in the family room as soon as I decide if I am going to buy a center channel stand for the 2.0ci or buy a new entertainment center that will fit the speaker. As far as placement issues they are front and rear ported but so are my C9s I just give them about 16 inches from the rear wall to help them breathe.Plus audyssey helps tame the bass. Anyway I am sure you will be happy with either speaker you buy. Here is a pic of my extra bedroom.
hey norcal - how much did u get the 2.4i s for? I remember you getting the 2.2i s for a great price.
post #47294 of 51506
TRON: Legacy arrived today. Popped it in immediately and watched it up to the Light Cycle chapter. Stopped it to get my daughter ready for bed.

I have to tell you, no matter how the story turns out, the sound is indeed AWESOME!!! The bass is so freaking loud, yet neither my wife or I felt the need to turn it down. I have neighbors above and below me, and well, they'll just have to deal with it. I have to finish this movie at some point wink.gif (and I have a feeling my brother will come and watch it, and then we'll have a movie night with friends watching it.... smile.gif )
post #47295 of 51506
Sounds like those dual subs are doing the trick.
post #47296 of 51506
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

@ Condenser -- Get this if it's still available: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/ele/3737854124.html

Would RVS-2 work as center as well? Orientation of energy logo on the tweeter makes it look like the upright version - maybe seller just assumes it is a center speaker because of woofer/tweeter layout.
post #47297 of 51506
The RVS is a basically a L, C, R speaker. So it can be used anywhere. The only difference between the RVS and RVS-2 is the orientation of the tweeter and I'm pretty sure you can rotate it yourself.

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/648941459-energy_rvs_51_home_theatre_system__high_quality_build/images/331010/

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/648941459-energy_rvs_51_home_theatre_system__high_quality_build/
post #47298 of 51506
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Originally Posted by Porthos01 View Post

Well I have black RC-70's and I'm willing just to get the Veritas rosenut finish. When I play my Veritas center channel as the right speaker and the rc on the left they nearly have the same sound. The main difference is to me the Veritas doesn't seem to roll off the high frequencies as much. I can hear the tweeter much more clearly and I definitely notice details that are barely audible on the RC. If speakers do indeed last 20 or so years I intend to get what I really want.The difference is very small but enough for me to want to switch, and to get matching rosenut for my center.

I know most prefer the RC and I'm not trying to put them down but everyone hears things differently and I like the Veritas.


I ran across this last night:

http://www.hometheater.com/content/energy-veritas-v-51-speaker-system

Veritas speaker review:

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With a careful read you'll see that on various program material Mark found the speakers could sound "fatiguing," or "edgy," and he closes by suggesting the speakers performance can be "content dependent" and that they should be mated with "warm" electronics. The latter is audiophile code for saying you should avoid cheap receivers that, when pushed near their power limits, can tend to add a bit of brightness on their own and possibly make these speakers sound strident. If you go further and dig into our lab measurements (which are available from the Specs page of the review), you'll notice that the frequency response curve we measured shows a rather pronounced spike in output right around 15 kHz. This is something Mark would not have known while doing the review--we never share our measurements with the reviewers before they complete their subjective evaluation. But this time the measurements proved out what Mark heard: these Energy's have been voiced with a rising top end that's intended to etch out extra detail in the highs and give them more sizzle than you'd find in a more accurate monitor. That was the designer's choice, and it's perfectly legitimate -- with speakers, it takes all kinds to meet different tastes. But that lack of accuracy and tendency to sound strident in some conditions prevented these from getting Mark's whole-hearted endorsement. In hindsight, our 4-Star Excellent performance rating was probably generous given that tendency, and I've adjusted that down to 3.5 Stars, which should soon be evident in our ratings box.

Unquote.

Everyone's ears are different and the Veritas probably do present more details, but this isn't the first time I've seen them referred to as "fatiguing" and "content dependent". Maybe room correction can "warm" them if they start getting to you, but the RC-70's are already warm and give flatter response. I miss the "sizzle" in the RC's too, but I don't know if I'd trust an artificial bump in the highs if it would cause discomfort at higher volumes and with longer listening. I guess if you've got the center already, you would have some insight into the day-to-day listening experience. Just be careful what you wish for.
post #47299 of 51506
What does everyone think I should Reluctantly price a pair of Audissey A3+2 Speakers for.I would consider them a 8/10 rating.Well broken in.biggrin.gif.I had to remove the sox and give a delicate wash now I dont want to sell them casue they look new again...man..conundrums...
post #47300 of 51506
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Originally Posted by snowyo View Post

What does everyone think I should Reluctantly price a pair of Audissey A3+2 Speakers for.I would consider them a 8/10 rating.Well broken in.biggrin.gif.I had to remove the sox and give a delicate wash now I dont want to sell them casue they look new again...man..conundrums...

Why sell them unless you need to? Once you let those go, you know you won't find another pair of them quite like your own smile.gif I have had 2 instances where I cancelled a craigslist ad even after people were scheduled to come over because I realized "Why the hell am I selling this?" and then found another use for them.
post #47301 of 51506
if anyone is still looking for RC LCR and RC 10, they have it on ebay 2 pairs of each.
post #47302 of 51506
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

Why sell them unless you need to? Once you let those go, you know you won't find another pair of them quite like your own smile.gif I have had 2 instances where I cancelled a craigslist ad even after people were scheduled to come over because I realized "Why the hell am I selling this?" and then found another use for them.

I friggin hear ya...
Downstairs sitting/living room has PSB B1 ALPHA which do a heck of a job.My outside deck(covered ) has C-5 bookshelfs which still impress people with their clarity and depth.I dont think i can incorporate them into my theater are there just too big and cubersome...kinda...*.Scratching head*
post #47303 of 51506
ok , so not quite the same thing,


But I decided to sell my 3D adapters for my Mitsubishi DLP tv's . I have two of them. Price paid about $90.xx

Ebay supply and demand value - $350-450, silly isnt it. I think I can live without 3D. Will likely get another tv with it built in before I have regrets about selling them. The extra cash is nice too.

In case anyone follows: the $99 price for the Mits / Samsung 3d adapters are long since extinct ...

I wanted to maybe keep them, but the attraction on ebay is/was too much to ignore.

So the reverse of not wanting to sell something.
post #47304 of 51506
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Originally Posted by snowyo View Post

What does everyone think I should Reluctantly price a pair of Audissey A3+2 Speakers for.I would consider them a 8/10 rating.Well broken in.biggrin.gif.I had to remove the sox and give a delicate wash now I dont want to sell them casue they look new again...man..conundrums...

hmm, not sure exactly. I bought the 2+2's (which I've used for parts) for $200. I have no idea what the price jump up in each 'tier' of them would be though.
I think I purchased my APS 5+2's for $450. It had a shattered tweeter, which I had to swap out from the 2+2...so that drove the price down a bit.
post #47305 of 51506
I'd probably ballpark the A3+2 at around $250-300 used. Depends on how good your local Craigslist market is.
post #47306 of 51506
Thanks for the input fellas.
That is sad to let them go for that price but what da ya do...
Craigslist is fairly mellow in my neck of the woods.
I Live in the interior of BC Canada.eh!
post #47307 of 51506
Well at least in Canada you have the advantage that the brand is going to be recognized. Since you aren't anxious to sell I'd start them higher ($400) and then see if you get any hits and work from there.
post #47308 of 51506
baron2,

Do you mind sending me a PM of the guy's number with the 2.4i's? The 2.2i listing is deleted now.

Thanks!
post #47309 of 51506
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Originally Posted by Nor Cal *23 View Post

I just purchased a pair of 2.4i not to long ago.I am driving mine with an mid level onkyo 809 avr and feel that it has more than enough power. They will be replacing my C9s. I just give them about 16 inches from the rear wall to help them breathe
yes, these are very clean looking, almost like-new (at least from your image). Where did you aquire these from? A private owner? These original Veritas models were probably the best Energy product produced (I think). Would love to have a brand-new (never-opened) pair
post #47310 of 51506
Looking to buy a pair of Take LCRs (Black). Anyone have a pair for sale?
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