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post #48391 of 51489
Did Energy ever make a 12 inch subwoofer in a mahogony or rosenut finish?
post #48392 of 51489
Question on the V2.3 black plastic outside that wraps the speaker. If it is partially unglued, can it easily be removed and re-glued again? If so, what is a good glue to use. Also, just in case it might look better, is there real veneer underneath the black plastic that can be stained and finished?
post #48393 of 51489
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Originally Posted by caloyzki View Post

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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

That's impossible to sell all that to one person.

Maybe the 2 Rc-70 ,center and rc-r but not all that.
oh, well thats his idea. who cares.


I apologized I didn't mean to sound rude ,It was just a advice. But it still a good deal ! Good luck!.
post #48394 of 51489
Do the Energy RC's or Veritas drivers (either bass or midrange) ever move like I have seen with many other speakers? Or do they just vibrate and not move?

I am watching a youtube video of some RC-30s and the drivers are moving and the phase plugs seem to be going up and down. Why don't my speakers do that and move at all? They just stay still and when I put my fingers on them the gently vibrate no matter the volume.

Am I not giving them enough energy or is guy pushing them to insane extremes and will soon be deaf?

BTW I am not saying anything bad about Energy. I understand there are many ways to design a speaker and speaker movement is not a sign of quality or sound. I am just really curious.
post #48395 of 51489
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I am watching a youtube video of some RC-30s and the drivers are moving and the phase plugs seem to be going up and down. Why don't my speakers do that and move at all? They just stay still and when I put my fingers on them the gently vibrate no matter the volume.

The most important thing is how does the speaker sound, not how much the drivers are moving. Most people leave the grilles in place so they never see the drivers move anyway.

How does the speaker sound to you?
post #48396 of 51489
I don't know hard to explain since they can get to medium volumes before I hear distortion. I would say it sounds really thin and not full though.

I want them to sound like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_iBM51kiJ8

This is what I am getting though....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geQi0oxQaZ0

Is it my receiver or would a damaged crossover/midrange do this?
post #48397 of 51489
I want them to sound like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_iBM51kiJ8^^^^^^ I dunno but that song annoyed the s$@t out of me
post #48398 of 51489
i think, veritas sounds good for HT and RC sounds good for music.
post #48399 of 51489
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

I apologized I didn't mean to sound rude ,It was just a advice. But it still a good deal ! Good luck!.
its okay mate. i keep on telling me the samething but thats what he told me. lol.
post #48400 of 51489
Ironfist9 and tang7969 that's my video ,if you guys have the 6.3 towers, don't use receivers that have a bright sound ,I have good cables and jumper cables ,also I have the positive cable at the top terminal high and the negative at the bottom low terminal ,calibration very important, I have a boom stand with the adapter for the calibration mic ,there is no tricks on my videos.
post #48401 of 51489
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Originally Posted by SanVito66 View Post

Question on the V2.3 black plastic outside that wraps the speaker. If it is partially unglued, can it easily be removed and re-glued again? If so, what is a good glue to use. Also, just in case it might look better, is there real veneer underneath the black plastic that can be stained and finished?

From everything I have read the separated veneer is VERY hard to glue back down. If you can just re-glue it, you wouldn't see so many of them with separation on the used market. The problem as I understand it is that the veneer itself warps, so even if you glue it the force of the warped surface will eventually break the adhesive and re-separate.

Underneath the gloss black is an unstained, real wood panel, so theoretically you could just pull it off and re-stain it yourself.
post #48402 of 51489
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

Did Energy ever make a 12 inch subwoofer in a mahogony or rosenut finish?

Not that I'm aware of. As far as I know, the only subwoofer Energy ever made with a non-black finish was never released to market. When the RC lineup was first released (2005?) there was supposed to be a matching subwoofer lineup, available in gloss black or matching rosenut finish. These subs were shown off at trade shows like this:



However, legend has it that there was some catastrophic amp problems that caused the subs to literally catch on fire! eek.gif I don't know if that's actually true, but for whatever reason Energy never actually released these subwoofers, so the SX.3 subs remained the top line product. Then, the "Veritas" subs (VSW) came out a couple of years later as the high end line, and the RC subs disappeared into the dustbin of history.
post #48403 of 51489
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Originally Posted by SanVito66 View Post

Not sure if this is a V2.0, but definitely a great price. The tweeter does not look like a CC-10.
http://longisland.craigslist.org/ele/3875902300.html

That is definitely a V2.0C. Even looks like an "i" model based on the grill. Somebody should snag that ASAP, it's a ridiculously insane deal.
post #48404 of 51489
I owned both Rc and Veritas and before I decide it which one to keep, I invited friends to my house to help me choose, I told then to forget about the beautiful finish I want the sound ,all the listeners choose the veritas for music and movies ,they found the RC tweeter too laid back and lacking on details/clarity also they found that the speakers have too much bass emphasis ,the VERITAS are not perfect but even with some problems here and there they sound better to then.
Edited by losservatore - 7/1/13 at 3:03pm
post #48405 of 51489
Best way to do a 2.0 stereo setup? Strictly for music.
post #48406 of 51489
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Not that I'm aware of. As far as I know, the only subwoofer Energy ever made with a non-black finish was never released to market. When the RC lineup was first released (2005?) there was supposed to be a matching subwoofer lineup, available in gloss black or matching rosenut finish. These subs were shown off at trade shows like this:



However, legend has it that there was some catastrophic amp problems that caused the subs to literally catch on fire! eek.gif I don't know if that's actually true, but for whatever reason Energy never actually released these subwoofers, so the SX.3 subs remained the top line product. Then, the "Veritas" subs (VSW) came out a couple of years later as the high end line, and the RC subs disappeared into the dustbin of history.

Those are nice looking, thanks batpig for the info.
post #48407 of 51489
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Originally Posted by mlupia92 View Post

Best way to do a 2.0 stereo setup? Strictly for music.

Hook up 2 speakers to your receiver., throw in a CD and let her rip tongue.gif
post #48408 of 51489
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

That is definitely a V2.0C. Even looks like an "i" model based on the grill. Somebody should snag that ASAP, it's a ridiculously insane deal.
. I'm on LI. Anyone wants it, and willing to pay the $50 plus shipping, I'll pick it up for you.
post #48409 of 51489
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

. I'm on LI. Anyone wants it, and willing to pay the $50 plus shipping, I'll pick it up for you.

I will take it
post #48410 of 51489
You need ANOTHER speaker?! tongue.gifbiggrin.gif
post #48411 of 51489
Who Me??? eek.gif
post #48412 of 51489
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Originally Posted by baron2 View Post

I will take it
Caloyski Pm d me and said he was going to pick it up. I pmd him to confirm. If he doesn't want it, I'll pick it up for you Baron.
post #48413 of 51489
dsskid the description said that is brand new but I don't think so ,but it still a steal for the price.
Edited by losservatore - 7/1/13 at 5:14pm
post #48414 of 51489
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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

dsskid the description said that is brand new but I don't so ,but it still a steal for the price.
caloyzki already confirmed he's taking it. Sorry baron.
post #48415 of 51489
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Originally Posted by dsskid View Post

Caloyski Pm d me and said he was going to pick it up. I pmd him to confirm. If he doesn't want it, I'll pick it up for you Baron.

No problem, maybe he plans on building a new system.
post #48416 of 51489
Ironfist9

The same person that you are comparing your speakers sound have another video testing 2 different emotive amps with this speakers with a very good sound and a very open midrange.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2TZwaXRrj8


Also the video that you posted said clearly not break in yet.
post #48417 of 51489
The Klipsch S-10 Surround Speakers can be had for a steal right now at $130 shipped for a pair. thinking of picking up two pair for surround and surround back duty to go with my V6.2 fronts and V5.2 center.
Anyone have experience with the S-10's?
I've been wanting to pick up a couple Energy VS Surrounds but they would stretch my current budget.
post #48418 of 51489
Ill recommend a surround speaker with the same same type of tweeter ,(metal dome tweeters) but for surround is not that critical to have the same speakers. The surround will be away your ears.
Edited by losservatore - 7/1/13 at 5:51pm
post #48419 of 51489
While in Southern California last weekend I purchased the V2.4i towers and the V2.0ci from the gentleman on Craigslist north of San Diego. They sounded awesome when I listened to them in his home....incredible detail!! I can hardly wait to set them up with an AVR that will do them justice and run Audyssey on them. I have LOTS of questions about them, but I am going to start with the cosmetic issues first and then eventually ask of advice on how to set them up.
The tops of the two speakers had a very sticky/gummy residue on them. The previous owner did not like the appearance of the tops and thus kept a black hand towel on them so you couldn't see the "scratches". After getting them home and inspecting them further, I came to the conclusion the residue is years of buildup of what I believe is furninture wax! I spent hours yesterday removing the residue on the tops using a soft old t-shirt and lots of good old elbow grease. I tried a couple of products formulated to remove wax etc, but they just really didn't seem to make that much difference. I have included some pictures of before, during and after finishing one of them. The surface now is very smooth, but looking one can see there are some streaks that do not seem to disappear. Finally, to my question.
Has anyone found a product they use on the tops of these speakers that imparts a nice even finish and smoothes out the streaks and smudges? I understand the speakers are likely 10+ years old and will not look brand new, but just wondered what others have found to work well. Thanks!
post #48420 of 51489
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Originally Posted by burkeydvm View Post

While in Southern California last weekend I purchased the V2.4i towers and the V2.0ci from the gentleman on Craigslist north of San Diego. They sounded awesome when I listened to them in his home....incredible detail!! I can hardly wait to set them up with an AVR that will do them justice and run Audyssey on them. I have LOTS of questions about them, but I am going to start with the cosmetic issues first and then eventually ask of advice on how to set them up.
The tops of the two speakers had a very sticky/gummy residue on them. The previous owner did not like the appearance of the tops and thus kept a black hand towel on them so you couldn't see the "scratches". After getting them home and inspecting them further, I came to the conclusion the residue is years of buildup of what I believe is furninture wax! I spent hours yesterday removing the residue on the tops using a soft old t-shirt and lots of good old elbow grease. I tried a couple of products formulated to remove wax etc, but they just really didn't seem to make that much difference. I have included some pictures of before, during and after finishing one of them. The surface now is very smooth, but looking one can see there are some streaks that do not seem to disappear. Finally, to my question.
Has anyone found a product they use on the tops of these speakers that imparts a nice even finish and smoothes out the streaks and smudges? I understand the speakers are likely 10+ years old and will not look brand new, but just wondered what others have found to work well. Thanks!

Firstly...great job on finding those speakers!!!

On my [much smaller] 2.2i's, those tops are indeed difficult to clean. I didn't have much to worry about ... just some packaging foam spots -- but not much of it. That still took some time to clean off.
I really am not sure if there is a way to smoothen out the top of those. Continue to ask around on here though, by all means...I haven't dealt with them much. You may end up going the route the previous owner did, and find something that looks good on top of them?
I'll be interested as well to see what everyone on here has to offer for advice; it's a good question!!!

All I can think of is "goo gone" or whatever it is...but I wouldn't dump a bunch of that on top of the speaker surface...I don't know how it'll mesh with it. Just a thought off the top of my head.
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