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Finally finished renovating. I just tried to put the spikes on the 70's and use the little metal floor protectors, but the rubber bottom was sliding to the side because the glue is crappy. So instead I used the the rubber circles on the plinth. Man they are heavy when you holding there to try an line up the little metal things with the spikes mad.gif
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I had the same problem when using those as well. The veritas line came with screw in rubber bottoms. Those work great if you can get some of those. They will fit your 70's screw pattern on your plinths and will raise it up around a little mor than the rubber pieces that came with the 70's
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Originally Posted by jkust View Post

Thanks, I wanted three zones so needed at least a 7.1 to easily put it together starting with just a second zone and working up to a third zone when I get an amp but did check out the 1713 when I was drilling down. I don't seem to be able to buy the sub from Take Classic set as a stand alone except in a couple spots used. Does it make more sense for the second sub to be the same or can any small 8" fill the gap? I placed the sub in the center of the room last night right under the center channel and it lost a bit of bass and didn't sound as decent as in the corner.

You don't need the same sub. You can use any sub along with it, an 8" would do fine.

As to where it sounds best, do the sub crawl - put the sub in your listening spot, then roam around the floor at sub level height (hands and knees is fine), and listen for where you like the sound best. You'll find several dead spots, several good places. You'll find many less (or none?) with two subs.

The folks at the sub forum are also a lot of help, although they are nuts and will try to get you to buy a dual 15" sub to go with those takes.
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hernanu check your pm
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Kind of indirectly related to subs & such...after hearing from one of our fellow forum-members on how satisfied he was with the results...I really sat down a week or two ago and messed with the dials on the Audissey APS 5+2's, especially the low frequency control knob.
I actually am kicking myself a bit now, as I just had assumed from over a year ago that the 4 8" subs in the APS 5+2's were 'boomy' ... when all along I just needed to mess with the dials more. I'm actually really surprised at how good they sound (I don't know WHY I'm surprised...but I am!), and am actually extremely pleased with the bass, to where in that room I have no desire to buy a dedicated sub, as it seems to fully fill that role.
In fact, if I didn't have the s12.3 in the main room (nor the v2.2 setup, of course), I might have been completely content without a sub, period.
Can a dedicated sub do more? I'm sure it can...but for the footprint and 'built-in' functionality -- they are pretty darn impressive.

So...all of us with subs -- it is worth fiddling with knobs & doing the infamous "sub-crawl" -- without a doubt! wink.gif
post #47646 of 51587
Energy Veritas V2.1 Speakers - Pair boxed. - $200

good price if you're near memphis and don't mind some cosmetic imperfections
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Originally Posted by brendelac View Post

Energy Veritas V2.1 Speakers - Pair boxed. - $200

good price if you're near memphis and don't mind some cosmetic imperfections

That is a great deal and also a better speaker and cheaper than the rc-10 that are being sold used.with original boxes as well
Edited by baron2 - 5/17/13 at 8:06pm
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

That is a great deal and also a better speaker and cheaper than the rc-10 that are being sold used.with original boxes as well
How 'bout these deals?

http://bc.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-Energy-eXL-C-Center-Channel-Speaker-Mint-Condition-W0QQAdIdZ481822270

http://bc.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-Energy-eXL-15-2-Way-Bookshelf-Surround-Speakers-Mint-Condition-W0QQAdIdZ481823304
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

Oh my gosh! This person wants $200 for the eXL-C? I just sold mine for $20 the other day.
Lol. They're part of a package I just sold to the guy. I was a bit surprised to see him trying to resell them and very surprised to see his asking price. I valued them to be worth about $90 each when I put together the package price and I knew that was toward the upper range of their market value. They are in very good shape and have well below average use for their age, but still... I liked them a lot - until I heard the RC lineup. All the power to him if he can find a buyer I suppose.

If he does get his asking price, that will recoup 2/3 of what he paid for the whole package and the remaining speakers that he is keeping make for approximately 3/4 of the valuation of the whole package. Oh, and they are e:XL 16s, not 15s.
Edited by brendelac - 5/17/13 at 8:52pm
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Oh, and they are e:XL 16s, not 15s.

I knew it! I still have the 16s and knew those looked a lot like mine! smile.gif
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Looks like at those prices he might as well set them up in his house and enjoy them, looks like they will be there for awhile
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Nice setup, was looking at your pics Nethawk.



4311CI Prices.

I think if you find the right seller on craigslist, who doesnt have to pay shipping , and fees to ebay , paypal other. than it should be very managable to get a used very good condition 4311CI in the 800-850 range.

There was some posts a while back someone who got one for 750 in PA. Anything is possible. Some right here in classifieds are around 1000-1050.
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I don't hear much about them but does anybody here have the Veritas V5.1 bookshelves? I was thinking of grabbing a set for my computer use, especially since I have a V5.2C sitting around so in case I wanted to make a decent front stage, I have that option down the road.

Planning to move the RC-10 into the living room to pair with the RC-70/RC-LCR setup so I need another set of bookshelves. No way I can go back to crap speakers after being spoiled by these. I actually turned off my sub and haven't turned it back on in weeks. Another option I was looking at was grabbing some of the VMini centers but it looks like I will need to use my sub with these (PSW-111).

Any suggestions? The crappy part is that I won't get to audition the V5.1 before purchasing (not available in Canada).
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I thought the V5.1s were extinct as far as finding them new. I haven't heard them myself, but I imagine they would sound very similar to the V5.2C
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Originally Posted by RastaManMax View Post

I don't hear much about them but does anybody here have the Veritas V5.1 bookshelves? I was thinking of grabbing a set for my computer use, especially since I have a V5.2C sitting around so in case I wanted to make a decent front stage, I have that option down the road.

Planning to move the RC-10 into the living room to pair with the RC-70/RC-LCR setup so I need another set of bookshelves. No way I can go back to crap speakers after being spoiled by these. I actually turned off my sub and haven't turned it back on in weeks. Another option I was looking at was grabbing some of the VMini centers but it looks like I will need to use my sub with these (PSW-111).

Any suggestions? The crappy part is that I won't get to audition the V5.1 before purchasing (not available in Canada).

Yeah they should sound very similar to the RC-10s. I almost bought a pair a year ago when they popped up on my craigslist, but didn't end up going through with it. I too am spoiled by the RC-10s at the computer and LOVE it.
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Originally Posted by RastaManMax View Post

I don't hear much about them but does anybody here have the Veritas V5.1 bookshelves? I was thinking of grabbing a set for my computer use, especially since I have a V5.2C sitting around so in case I wanted to make a decent front stage, I have that option down the road.

Planning to move the RC-10 into the living room to pair with the RC-70/RC-LCR setup so I need another set of bookshelves. No way I can go back to crap speakers after being spoiled by these. I actually turned off my sub and haven't turned it back on in weeks. Another option I was looking at was grabbing some of the VMini centers but it looks like I will need to use my sub with these (PSW-111).

Any suggestions? The crappy part is that I won't get to audition the V5.1 before purchasing (not available in Canada).

I have the V5.1's. I got them for a total of $225 on ebay, pretty much new with a couple barely noticable scratches.. Personally, I like them better than the RC-10's which I also own. The RC-10's are a bit too laid back for my taste. I would describe V5.1s as more dynamic, but they dont get sibilant or fatiguing. I have compared them directly to the RC-10s, Jamo C403's, BIC dv62si's with a modified crossover, and I definitely prefer the clarity and soundstage of the V5.1's over the others. If you have a V5.2C, the 5.1's would be the perfect choice if you can find them at a price you are willing to pay.
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

You need a second subwoofer. That room is way too large for the little 8" Take sub and sticking it way off in the corner makes it localizable as you have found. Integrating a sub with tiny sats is tough because of the high crossover required (meaning the sub intrudes into the frequency ranges where your brain can start localizing it). If you got a second small sub and stuck it someone on the other side of the room it would help a lot.

Also not to be a poopy pants but I will point out that the receiver you bought only has Audyssey 2EQ, which is the weakest form of Audyssey calibration and doesn't do any EQ on the subwoofer channel (a critical omission). A receiver with a better version of Audyssey could mitigate the problem, as the sub in the corner may be exciting some specific boomy room modes in the mid-bass region that really exacerbate the localization problem.

I finally got around to running the full Audyssey program and it seems to have made everything sound better. I can't quite localize the sub any longer. Hard to believe the level of performance out of such a small set of 5.1's.
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Calibration is a beautiful thing smile.gif
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Thanks for all the responses on the V5.1's. Yeah, there aren't any decent deals on them right now but I did see one or two pop up in the few months before I got my RC's on ebay.

Wouldn't mind just getting another pair of RC-10's either though depending on what I see come up in the near future but at least this is an option now too.
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Veritas 2.3i pricecheck?

What is a fair price for these in not mint, not bad condition either, " Oak Finish"

Things I know: Its not $1500 and its not $1200,

I was thinking between 750-900 max.

Is that close?

Not sure how i feel about speakers that are 8 years old though,

Could a V52 center blend decently with them?
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Originally Posted by nc88keyz View Post

Veritas 2.3i pricecheck?

What is a fair price for these in not mint, not bad condition either, " Oak Finish"

Things I know: Its not $1500 and its not $1200,

I was thinking between 750-900 max.

Is that close?

Not sure how i feel about speakers that are 8 years old though,

Could a V52 center blend decently with them?
$2000-$2500
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Guys can you recommend surrounds speakers for me? Budget is 300 for a pair. I'm selling my mordount.i Don't know if it will make a difference.
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

Guys can you recommend surrounds speakers for me? Budget is 300 for a pair. I'm selling my mordount.i Don't know if it will make a difference.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-Veritas-V2-0R-Surround-Speakers-Black-Pair-dipole-bipole-monopole-/330923681852?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item4d0c96a83c

Or a pair of v-minis would be cheaper.

Edit***** try this code "AMERICASPK"
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Originally Posted by batt50 View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-Veritas-V2-0R-Surround-Speakers-Black-Pair-dipole-bipole-monopole-/330923681852?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item4d0c96a83c

Or a pair of v-minis would be cheaper.

Edit***** try this code "AMERICASPK"

I have heard these, and they are EXCELLENT. If I had the money I'd be buying a pair. They are HUGE too btw. Not as little as they look. A good foot and a half tall I'd say.
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Originally Posted by batt50 View Post

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-Veritas-V2-0R-Surround-Speakers-Black-Pair-dipole-bipole-monopole-/330923681852?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item4d0c96a83c

Or a pair of v-minis would be cheaper.

Edit***** try this code "AMERICASPK"
Can I put them on the stand? Or they need to be wall mounted? I tried v minis already I sold it and bought the mordaunt.some one wants to buy my mordaunt and im looking for jew surrounds now. Are they better than mordaunt?
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

Can I put them on the stand? Or they need to be wall mounted? I tried v minis already I sold it and bought the mordaunt.some one wants to buy my mordaunt and im looking for jew surrounds now. Are they better than mordaunt?

They are flat at the bottom and heavy, so yes you can put them on stands. I never heard the mordaunts so I can't comment on the comparison.
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Originally Posted by Macstatic View Post

I have heard these, and they are EXCELLENT. If I had the money I'd be buying a pair. They are HUGE too btw. Not as little as they look. A good foot and a half tall I'd say.

I agree. They are big and heavy for on-wall speakers, which is why I never mounted them. Very good sound quality and versatility.
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Originally Posted by brendelac View Post

$2000-$2500

eek.gif In Canada, maybe, but in the US, no way.

I'd say $600 to $1000, and maybe the range you gave if you want to narrow it down some more.

I've seen mint condition pairs sell for $700 on more than one occasion. I've also seen them go for a lot higher.
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I'm pretty sure he wasn't being serious with that estimate but rather taking a little joking dig based on the history of the guy asking the question wink.gif
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Originally Posted by beaveav View Post

eek.gif In Canada, maybe, but in the US, no way.

I'd say $600 to $1000, and maybe the range you gave if you want to narrow it down some more.

I've seen mint condition pairs sell for $700 on more than one occasion. I've also seen them go for a lot higher.
They aren't worth $2000 in Canada either, but if nc88keyz can ask over $1000 for a pair of RC-Rs then surely he can expect to pay $2000-$2500 for a pair of 2.3i towers.
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