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Originally Posted by caper_1 View Post

That was the size I chose in picasa for the poster. When I get to walmart today and choose a frame, then I will put the order in based on that size. I need to what the sizes look like in person. Should have it printed by the weekend. biggrin.gif[/quote
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Originally Posted by caper_1 View Post

That was the size I chose in picasa for the poster. When I get to walmart today and choose a frame, then I will put the order in based on that size. I need to what the sizes look like in person. Should have it printed by the weekend. biggrin.gif


great. I am going to try and do one today if I can.

thx
post #47492 of 51471
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Originally Posted by brendelac View Post

I had a full 5.0 e:XL setup for many years and thought they were very good. Then I auditioned a pair of RC-70s and my opinion of the e:XLs was downgraded to good.

I've had a set for about 12 years, e:XL-25's, 15's, C and S8. They still work fine in my den/spare bedroom. I bought them new and probably paid almost as much as I did for my RC-70/10/LCR setup. :-/

I'll probably replace them soon with micro-speakers or an HTIB that fit in better with the tiny room.
post #47493 of 51471
some days you just cant win. The ONLY frame in my town that is 20 X 30 is not even a frame. It is a poster 'protector' ie, just a plexiglass on pressboard that uses clips to hold it together... FFS...
And the next size down is kinda small.. 16 X 20 or something like that.
post #47494 of 51471
V2.3i arrived today, just took me 45 minures to unbox the double box and get all the other packaging and wrap off one speaker.
Dam these were packed bomb proof. cool.gif
post #47495 of 51471
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Originally Posted by caper_1 View Post

some days you just cant win. The ONLY frame in my town that is 20 X 30 is not even a frame. It is a poster 'protector' ie, just a plexiglass on pressboard that uses clips to hold it together... FFS...
And the next size down is kinda small.. 16 X 20 or something like that.

I would prefer having each logo in a separate frame myself.
post #47496 of 51471
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

V2.3i arrived today, just took me 45 minures to unbox the double box and get all the other packaging and wrap off one speaker.
Dam these were packed bomb proof. cool.gif
post #47497 of 51471
Mine came with so much styrofoam popcorn it took over an hour to unpack them. I finally just turned them upside down and let it all slide out. What a mess.

Did you have a problem with packaging sticking to that rubberized coating? The bubble-wrap left a permanent pattern on mine.
post #47498 of 51471
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

Mine came with so much styrofoam popcorn it took over an hour to unpack them. I finally just turned them upside down and let it all slide out. What a mess.

Did you have a problem with packaging sticking to that rubberized coating? The bubble-wrap left a permanent pattern on mine.
They wrapped the rubber tops with soft white styrofoam sheets so no imprints on the rubber tops. They really did a great job on this.

Ok 1st impression, for my taste these have plenty of bottom end. Just played Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble. songs
Lenny, Riviera Paradise, and one of my all time favorites Leave My Girl Alone ( Live ). I know these arent the big boys 2.8, 1.8 or 2.4
but these are dam nice! Leave my Little Girl Alone is awsome when he starts into his solo.smile.gif
Edited by baron2 - 5/10/13 at 3:30pm
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Just listened to Its A Long Way There, Man goose bumps! Even the wife is getting into it. For once she is not telling me to turn it down.
These V2.3's have some range. Sorry about the rant, but these are great.
post #47500 of 51471
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Just listened to Its A Long Way There, Man goose bumps! Even the wife is getting into it. For once she is not telling me to turn it down.
These V2.3's have some range. Sorry about the rant, but these are great.


Awesome Baron!!! Glad you like them so much!! and the wife too? An important bonus. :-)
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I ain't heard the bigger ones either, but you really don't need a sub with these for 2 channel music. So glad you found some. I'll bet John will sell his 2.2's now if we keep reporting how happy we are. I got my V2.0C yesterday and have been moving around everything to set up my new speakers.

Bought a copy on vinyl of Hendrix' Electric Ladyland that was re-mastered by Kramer from the original tapes. Gotta get totally ready for that. Gonna be lottsa flashbacks!

Also bought:

Billie Holiday Live
Martin Denny - Quiet Village
Ventures - Walk Don't Run (original release)
David Rose - The Stripper
Rickie Lee Jones - (with Chuck E's in Love)
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (re-mastered)
Beatles - Meet The Beatles & Beatles '65

And once I get all my V2.2 Wall Mounts up:

Sade - Live 2011 on Blu-ray
Steely Dan - Gaucho on DVD- Audio
Allman Brothers - Filmore on SACD
Blue Man Group - Live on SACD

And of course: DSOTM on SACD!

Oh...and you gotta check out:

Bjork's "Surrounded" series re-mastered in 5.1 "surround".

Wait...my daughter just left. Decisions, decisions.
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Your right you dont need a sub for 2 channel stereo with these V2.3i. Just listened to some Steely Dan Showbiz Kids. The song
Dont Take Me Alive, is just flat out cool. These are nice and detailed without being in your face with a good solid punch to the bass.
Not muddy sounding, just clear as can be. Speaking of Hendrix, I am going to go see his grave monument next week for something to do.

You got some good music on that list of yours. I listen to all kinds of stuff also, going to try out Purple Rain by Prince next. Always liked
that song. Actually I think he is very talented, like his guitar playing. Did you ever see him play While My Guitar Gently Weeps?
One thing I noticed with the V2.2 and now the V2.3 is the louder you play them the better they sound. Never had a speaker like that.
I have been just listening to these on my old Pioneer SA-9500II amp, going to try my Pioneer SC-25 next, will be curiouse to hear how
they sound on that ICE amp.
Hey John if your out there you better hurry and pick up that pair of V2.4i
Edited by baron2 - 5/10/13 at 5:41pm
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Yeah, like I said, you want to feed them the best source and amplification you can and then just crank them. Sorry to everyone that finally finished collecting their RC speakers. I've got enough for an 11.2 system, but all critical (joyous!) listening will be through the V2 series.

I've been to the Hendrix "Experience" museum twice in Seattle, so I've been to the "alter" but not the grave. Which reminds me...we're going to Paris this fall so I'll have to check out Jim Morrison's grave. May try to make a deal with that dude with all the Veritas Woofers in France. Gonna check out the rock sites in London as well.
Edited by Fears4Ears - 5/11/13 at 12:19am
post #47504 of 51471
I cant get away from these things, I just went back and listened to Its A Long Way There by the Little River Band for the 3rd time. Sweet Jesus Man these things are smooth.
Listen to some Little Feat Time Loves A Hero. Next will try some Herby Hancock, thats some funky music should sound good.
post #47505 of 51471
Man...I JUST bought 2 Herbie Hancock albums. I had a "Little Feat" album in my hands yesterday but it was scratched so I left it there. Everybody needs a copy of Little Feat's "Waiting For Columbus". One of the best live concerts ever caught on tape.

These are definitely the speakers I'd grab if I could only have two, and they'd really be all I needed.
post #47506 of 51471
I hear you on that these would be the ones I would choose also. But you know the guys that have the v1.8 and v2.8 are saying something else. With that said I am very content with these.
I like my RC-70's and my newer Veritas, there is nothing wrong with those great speakers. But if anyone gets to listen to these buy them if you are able.
post #47507 of 51471
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Originally Posted by caper_1 View Post

some days you just cant win. The ONLY frame in my town that is 20 X 30 is not even a frame. It is a poster 'protector' ie, just a plexiglass on pressboard that uses clips to hold it together... FFS...
And the next size down is kinda small.. 16 X 20 or something like that.

Most art supply places have frame rails you can buy by the pair. A pack of 20's and a pack of 30's and yer in bidness. You might look around to see what size you can get pre-cut glass first. If it were me, I'd use plexiglass. Less reflection of light and sound.
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post #47509 of 51471
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

I hear you on that these would be the ones I would choose also. But you know the guys that have the v1.8 and v2.8 are saying something else. With that said I am very content with these.
I like my RC-70's and my newer Veritas, there is nothing wrong with those great speakers. But if anyone gets to listen to these buy them if you are able.

Congrats baron!!! I knew you would love them. biggrin.gif
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Thanks batt50, your right these baby's are nice. When I bought the V2.2i I kept my expectations low since I had never heard the old Veritas and it was a bookshelf speaker.
Though bookshelf speakers can be really good I didnt think it would have the full sound of a smaller tower speaker.
I was really surprised at the full sound they produced. With the V2.3i my expectations were high and I have to say my expectations were meet.smile.gif
Edited by baron2 - 5/11/13 at 7:47am
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post #47512 of 51471
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

I hear you on that these would be the ones I would choose also. But you know the guys that have the v1.8 and v2.8 are saying something else. With that said I am very content with these.
I like my RC-70's and my newer Veritas, there is nothing wrong with those great speakers. But if anyone gets to listen to these buy them if you are able.

Congratulations on the new speakers. I havent heard the 2.3i or 2.4i, I would like to though. I have read where 1.8 and 2.8 owners thought theirs were better speakers. The 1.8 and the 2.8 have a 3" midrange. The 1.8 have 6.5" woofers whereas the 2.8 have 8" woofers. I have also read that the room size has to be big for the 2.8 and placement is difficult for them to sound their best.
I absolutely love my 1.8, I will probably die with them. I use them for 2 channel but they also do double duty for my home theater. Ive been buying some expensive cables for them. Harmonic Technology Reference 9se speaker cables, HT Magic Link II interconnects, and all Wireworld Silver Electra 5.2 power cords. All the cables elevated the 1.8 to another level. I hooked my 70s up to all the cables and the increase wasnt as dramatic. As good as the 70s are they are simply out classed by the 1.8. I dont think that I will ever sell them because I would have to pay 5 or 10 grand to get something that sounds as good
post #47513 of 51471
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

I cant get away from these things
I can help you with that...
post #47514 of 51471
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Originally Posted by brendelac View Post

I can help you with that...

Hey you dont live that far from me. I will leave them at the boarder for ypu. LOL
post #47515 of 51471
Been doing some messing around with different power sources. Hooked the V2.3 up to a Pioneer SC-25, 140 watts, put it in stereo adjusted a few things.
Sounds good but I think I like my Pioneer SA-9500II amplifier from 1978 better. Its rated on the spec sheet as 85 watts per channel but benches at 105 watts.

I would eventually like to put the V2.3 in a HT setup and also use them for 2 channel stereo inj that setup. What would be Denons AVR that would be equivilant to the Pioneer SC-25? I have been cranking on this SC-25 today, doesnt get warm at all on the top or sides.. I was hoping my SC-25 would sound better, but my little old amplifier
has no problem keeping up with the SC-25.
Edited by baron2 - 5/11/13 at 3:16pm
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Been doing some messing around with different power sources. Hooked the V2.3 up to a Pioneer SC-25, 140 watts, put it in stereo adjusted a few things.
Sounds good but I think I like my Pioneer SA-9500II amplifier from 1978 better. Its rated on the spec sheet as 85 watts per channel but benches at 105 watts.

I would eventually like to put the V2.3 in a HT setup and also use them for 2 channel stereo inj that setup. What would be Denons AVR that would be equivilant to the Pioneer SC-25? I have been cranking on this SC-25 today, doesnt get warm at all on the top or sides., maybe thats the ICE class D amp design.

Class D amps run very cool - my SC-1222K runs cooler than my Denon AVR-990(3310CI). That being said, the Denon was never seemed to sweat as much as my Onkyo 616 (which died in 2 weeks) and was never unreasonably hot. Denon's are awesome (IMHO) for 2ch audio.
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The SC-25 has a nice sound to it. Just a bit dissapointed my little old amp sounds as good and has no problem going toe to toe with the SC.
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Rastaman have you ever heard the Pioneer VSX-94TXH ?
post #47519 of 51471
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Rastaman have you ever heard the Pioneer VSX-94TXH ?

Can't say I have unfortunately. I just Googled it and the specs on that are very impressive. It looks like a monster. Are you thinking of picking that up? If you're serious about 2ch though, based on what I've heard, Denon would get my pick for bang for the buck 2ch. If your budget does allow though, Marantz is better yet.
post #47520 of 51471
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Originally Posted by RastaManMax View Post

Can't say I have unfortunately. I just Googled it and the specs on that are very impressive. It looks like a monster. Are you thinking of picking that up? If you're serious about 2ch though, based on what I've heard, Denon would get my pick for bang for the buck 2ch. If your budget does allow though, Marantz is better yet.

What im looking for is an avr that has really good 2 channel as well. This SC-25 is nice but have heard people say the VSX-94 has different
sound that some people prefer over the class D amp. What Denon would you recommend I research?
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