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post #49471 of 51472
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Originally Posted by ygrene321 View Post

Hi everyone..
I just picked up a second set of used RC-70s and they are missing the gold binding post, foam plugs, and carpet spikes.
Should I try and see if they are still available from klipsch/Energy or are there generic aftermarket that I can use?

hmm.. just had a brain flash. I could just use wire.
I inquired about RC70 carpet spikes a few weeks back and was quoted $16each + shipping + tax eek.gif That's from their Canadian distributor though.

I believe these should work.
Edited by brendelac - 10/14/13 at 7:29pm
post #49472 of 51472
Bump in case it got missed:
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Originally Posted by Fears4Ears View Post

I just ordered 8 of these:


1.375" Brass Speaker Spike Chrome with 1/4-20 threads for $2.50 USD

8 = $20.00 USD

Shipping and handling $5.50 USD

Total $25.50 USD (Paypal accepted).

Also available in Gold color for the same price.

Don't get the M6 size that seem to be popular, get these to match the Energy thread. I'll let you know how they work once they get here, but they look fine and I couldn't find anything cheaper.

http://www.oregondv.com/1375spike.htm

post #49473 of 51472
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Originally Posted by brendelac View Post

I inquired about RC70 carpet spikes a few weeks back and was quoted $16each + shipping + tax eek.gif That's from their Canadian distributor though.

I believe these should work.

The Dayton Audio are the M6, 6MM thread.
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post #49475 of 51472
He should be happy to get $200-250 for the pair!
post #49476 of 51472
It's bad enough that he wants $750 for the speakers, but he is also charging $150 for shipping lol.
post #49477 of 51472
That's a great price....if he wants to keep them.

Looks like he's fishing, much like the person who was selling the energy speakers for $1500.
post #49478 of 51472
Looking to purchase either 4 V-Minis or CB-10 or CB-20 (not sure if the CB-20s are worth that much more than the CB-10s $220pr vs $350pr) fronts and CB-5 rears with matching centers for a basement HT setup. I have a older 15" Def Tech sub already. Any thoughts on the V-Minis vs the CB bookshelf speakers for HT? I know i love the look of the V-Mini. Thanks.
post #49479 of 51472
Awesome. This always reminds me of my favorite craigslist blockhead down here in San Diego, he just posted an ad the other day but it's gone now. He's beein trying to sell a pair of those C-6's for $680 (firm!) for at least SEVEN YEARS. And he hasn't once lowered the price.

Incidentally, when I searched Craigslist just now looking for that guy's ad, I noticed that there are THREE different sets of Connoisseur C-8's in SoCal craigslists, all priced between $300-400. And none of them appear to be our own johnb. Also a pair of Cherry RC-10 for only $225: http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/ele/4052936580.html
post #49480 of 51472
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Originally Posted by rolfeskj View Post

Looking to purchase either 4 V-Minis or CB-10 or CB-20 (not sure if the CB-20s are worth that much more than the CB-10s $220pr vs $350pr) fronts and CB-5 rears with matching centers for a basement HT setup. I have a older 15" Def Tech sub already. Any thoughts on the V-Minis vs the CB bookshelf speakers for HT? I know i love the look of the V-Mini. Thanks.


consider the vmini centers for $133 at wwstereo I believe. a little better sound same great look.
post #49481 of 51472
The big question is how BIG is the basement?? And then how far from the speakers will you be? And how loud do you want to play? If it's a huge space tiny speakers may not fit the bill, although the V-Mini's (assuming the same quality as the RC-Mini's) can play remarkably loud given their size. But you will run into compression limits if you are to go big on huge action movies in a big basement space.
post #49482 of 51472
The basement is not finished yet but I am planning on a 25' X 20' total room area with probably a 15' X 15' viewing area. I am not looking to go very loud, but I would say moderately loud on some action movies is possible. It will be powered by a older Denon 1800 right, now.
post #49483 of 51472
Anyone remember Deltadube that was banned from the Energy forum a few months back? He was ripping on the RC series and had nothing but praise for his V6.3s. "Sonic nirvana" was his term of choice if I recall correctly. Anywho, I just started posting on the emotiva forum and stated that I had my 2.3s, 2.0C and 2.0R. His response:

...but if you just got those energy speakers, you didnt say which ones exactly, i would take them back.. i dont like the sound
of those veritas speakers way to bright and forward for me..

i had the veritas line in my home on a try out.. but i sent em back... to bright for me and gave me ear fatigue..
some people like bright i dont.. also the source material type of music makes a difference as well..

i dont know the numbers you put out.. put i tired out the 6.3 and 5.2 and and the veritas sub..

cheers.


I guess sonic nirvana is only temporary.
post #49484 of 51472
SONIC NIRVANA?!?!?!!!!!!! eek.gif

Something about that dude is just not right.
post #49485 of 51472
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Originally Posted by rolfeskj View Post

The basement is not finished yet but I am planning on a 25' X 20' total room area with probably a 15' X 15' viewing area. I am not looking to go very loud, but I would say moderately loud on some action movies is possible. It will be powered by a older Denon 1800 right, now.

The total volume is mostly relevant to the subwoofer, with the speakers themselves it's mostly about distance to the listener and then how loud you go. A 15x15 viewing area isn't that large and I think the V-Mini CC's will do great. Just make sure to cross them over at 100-120Hz; not sure if that older Denon allows anything other than 80Hz??
post #49486 of 51472
Right now I have an older Def Tech PF1500 sub. It is a 15" monster, good for movies, a little slow and boomy for music. It should work well. My only concern would be having the cross over at 120Hz. Would that be asking too much of a 15" woofer? Also I thought the v-mini was rated to 78Hz or is that just marketing hype?

Other than the CB-20s being louder is there any advantage to them over the v-minis?
post #49487 of 51472
The on paper spec is optimistic. It's a small speaker.

The advantage of the larger CB bookshelves is that they can handle more bass output, enabling a lower crossover. But they have lesser quality build and drivers. So it's kinda a quantity vs quality decision. If you go with the CB-20 and matching CC-10 center it will easily do an 80hz crossover and play pretty loud.
post #49488 of 51472
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

The on paper spec is optimistic. It's a small speaker.

The advantage of the larger CB bookshelves is that they can handle more bass output, enabling a lower crossover. But they have lesser quality build and drivers. So it's kinda a quantity vs quality decision. If you go with the CB-20 and matching CC-10 center it will easily do an 80hz crossover and play pretty loud.

How much quality do you really need in a HT? Would I just notice it more in music?
post #49489 of 51472
I think the CB-20 and CC-10 would be better for your setup. But don't pay $350/pr for a CB-20, that's way too much.

When you start spending $350 for bookshelf speakers look at the Focal 705V, Ascend CBM-170SE, HTD Level Three, Hsu HB-1 and a bunch of other speakers.
post #49490 of 51472
The problem with the smaller speakers is setting the crossover that high can make the sub too localizable, especially when you only have one sub. I agree $350 is high for the CB-20, there are lots of good speakers out there at that price. The Ascend 170 are on sale for $300 last time I looked. Also the Arx bookshelves get great reviews at $300.
post #49491 of 51472
The problem with the smaller speakers is setting the crossover that high can make the sub too localizable, especially when you only have one sub. I agree $350 is high for the CB-20, there are lots of good speakers out there at that price. The Ascend 170 are on sale for $300 last time I looked. Also the Arx bookshelves get great reviews at $300.

http://www.theaudioinsider.com/product_info.php?products_id=65
post #49492 of 51472
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I think the CB-20 and CC-10 would be better for your setup. But don't pay $350/pr for a CB-20, that's way too much.

When you start spending $350 for bookshelf speakers look at the Focal 705V, Ascend CBM-170SE, HTD Level Three, Hsu HB-1 and a bunch of other speakers.

What should my target price for the CB-20 be? The other speaker I was looking at was a pair of Polk RTI A3 for around $300.

Budget wise I am looking to spend about $750 for the five speakers. ($300 for CB-20, $200 for CB-10, $200 for CC-10) So Energy did fit my price point.
Edited by rolfeskj - 10/17/13 at 6:19am
post #49493 of 51472
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I think the CB-20 and CC-10 would be better for your setup. But don't pay $350/pr for a CB-20, that's way too much.

When you start spending $350 for bookshelf speakers look at the Focal 705V, Ascend CBM-170SE, HTD Level Three, Hsu HB-1 and a bunch of other speakers.

The focal is a great looking speaker but might blow my budget of $750 for five speakers. But those HSU speakers are tempting and they have a 5.0 package for $789, not bad. Are the HTD and HSU speaker really better than the CB-20? I know better is subjective but its hard when you cant listen to some speakers. I know I have heard nothing but good review on their subs.
post #49494 of 51472
Not Energy, but check this deal out, you probably can't do better for the money for a budget HT setup all in one package: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Axiom-Audio-5-0-Speaker-Set-/261302766731
post #49495 of 51472
Also what is your closest craigslist metro area? You can often get more bang for the buck buying used.

There is nothing wrong with the Energy Connoisseurs at all, a setup of CB-20 / CC-10 / CB-10 will do very nicely for a basement HT setup. I think people are just providing alternate options that may be even better value.
post #49496 of 51472
Anyone on here looking for a black RC-LCR? I have one sitting in my closet, new in the box. I am in the process of getting rid of a lot of stuff, and should probably sell it. I bought with the thought of having it in case I wanted to set up another system with my RC-10's. I have a 5.1 RC50/RC10 setup for my main speakers and a 2.1 RC10 setup for music. Really don't want to sell it, but I tend to hold on to these things too long. If I do sell it, I would rather it be someone on this forum/thread. I'm not going to give it away, but would be looking for a fair price. PM me, and we can talk about it. Thanks, Josh
Edited by joshtee - 10/17/13 at 1:53pm
post #49497 of 51472
I think you're gonna be popular here Josh smile.gif
post #49498 of 51472
Does anyone know anything about energy esm-1s bookshelf speakers. What are the specs and how it stacks up against other energy products? can not find much info on them.
post #49499 of 51472
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Originally Posted by neutro View Post

I think you're gonna be popular here Josh smile.gif

LOL. Yeah, you know I haven't been on here for a while, so I really don't know how hard these things are to find. In reality, I was hoping they wouldn't be that scarce, because that makes me want to hang onto the damn thing, not knowing if I could find another I needed it. Are they hard to find?
post #49500 of 51472

I`ve seen a few pop up from time to time on fleabay.. but they are becoming more  and more scarce.

 

I was looking at some pictures of other home theater setups and came across someone that had used two center channels . One right on top of the other.

I was like ''huh?''

How does that work? and if that works how do you connect that to your receiver? Just split it with a Y?

or just not recommended....weird.

 

Reason I ask is I also have 2 RC-LCRs that I was using as a left and right in stereo before I acquired the RC-70s.

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