or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Energy Owners Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Energy Owners Thread - Page 1653

post #49561 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by beaveav View Post

eek.gif
They forgot to mention the third way to pay, which is to take cash out of your account and then burn it, one bill at a time.

That is a much more dramatic way to do it. Almost worthy of DirecTV subscribers. "Opulence. I has it." smile.gif
post #49562 of 51489
No red flags there at all. rolleyes.gif
post #49563 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

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.

Haha, how funny ... I just reposted mine a few minutes ago -- as well as jumped back on here. I always hate being behind on my 'reading' in this thread. wink.gif
I wish I could just post mine for $400-ish, but then someone would ask for less. Weird how you have to ask for more, to get what you're really shooting for.

And...I'll just keep politely throwing out the question:
I'm still in need of opening up my C-6 to swap out the tweeter (which has been waiting for literally a couple years now).
Does anyone have any knowledge in how to get that speaker series opened up? Or where I might even look in finding out? I've googled it to death.
Edited by johnb4467 - 10/23/13 at 6:18am
post #49564 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by HotInTheSale 
For customers who live in one of the following countries can use your credit card or debit card to send a western union payment online,these contries are: U.S, U.K, Canada, Australian, New Zealand, Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Greece,Ireland, Norway, Netherlands and Sweden.
lol.

I did a quick google search, and came up with loads of results from RipOffReport, reviewstalk, scamadvisor, etc, etc.

We need internet police to go nail people like this to a wall...
post #49565 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by caper_1 View Post

lol.

I did a quick google search, and came up with loads of results from RipOffReport, reviewstalk, scamadvisor, etc, etc.

We need internet police to go nail people like this to a wall...
Check out the names of the people that have submitted reviews. Most seem to be just two random words slapped together.
Edited by brendelac - 10/23/13 at 4:04pm
post #49566 of 51489

 

Veritas V2.0R Surround Speakers

 

I saw these on eBay and was wondering if these were the type affected by that dreaded frozen woofer situation?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/350907296985?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

post #49567 of 51489
Yup
post #49568 of 51489
Yes, I once bought a pair used that had frozen woofers. Big bummer. Somebody here recently bought a pair off eBay and one woofer was frozen. I wouldn't avoid them entirely especially if the price is right, they are the best surround speaker Energy ever made, but it's something to be cautious about.

Unfortunately I don't know of any reliable way to differentiate the i model from the non-i on these, short of having removing the woofer or having the original box as proof.
post #49569 of 51489

The ad says '' both speakers working and sound amazing''  ''but for some reason the woofers do not move''

Huh?

 

Worst case scenario and the woofers are frozen..what would be my options as far as fixing them correctly ?

Would replacing the woofer with a current veritas woofer be feasible or would that just defeat the purpose of owning a V2.0?

post #49570 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by ygrene321 View Post

The ad says '' both speakers working and sound amazing''  ''but for some reason the woofers do not move''
Huh?

Worst case scenario and the woofers are frozen..what would be my options as far as fixing them correctly ?
Would replacing the woofer with a current veritas woofer be feasible or would that just defeat the purpose of owning a V2.0?
It would defeat the purpose. Replacement woofers can be found but they likely won't be cheap. I'm wondering why they were repainted and would definitely be asking for pics of the tops and bottoms. Without more info, I would consider these as parts-only speakers and enter my bid accordingly (if at all...)
Edited by brendelac - 10/23/13 at 11:23pm
post #49571 of 51489
Frankly he should be reported to eBay as it's inappropriate to list those as "used" as opposed to "not working / for parts".

You can't say all drivers work but the woofers don't move. Unless you think the word "work" means something else.
post #49572 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Frankly he should be reported to eBay as it's inappropriate to list those as "used" as opposed to "not working / for parts".

You can't say all drivers work but the woofers don't move. Unless you think the word "work" means something else.
I sent an email, and he did confirm that the woofers are frozen, but said that they still produce sound so I guess that's how he's able to justify them as "working"

Here you go, Batpig ---> http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/ele/4139854717.html
post #49573 of 51489
Yeah, that's not gonna happen. Not for $1,200.

I don't care if they still produce sound, they are broken, and it's against eBay's terms of service to list them as "Used" and not as "For parts or not working". http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/item-condition.html
post #49574 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Yeah, that's not gonna happen. Not for $1,200.
...

I emailed that guy a year ago or so when he listed them with no price and just said "make me an offer." I offered something like $600 and he replied back and scoffed at me and said I wasn't even close. I showed him links to several that had sold around that price, and he basically said "yeah, but mine are new in the box." Which means they've been sitting in a box for a few years now. rolleyes.gif To me that's no better than if they had been used and taken care of.
post #49575 of 51489
I sent an eBay message to that dude and he gave me attitude, so I'm reporting his ass. That is a clear violation of eBay policy.
post #49576 of 51489
Well are they just not moving the way loss made his woofers dance in that video? Doesn't necessarily mean that they are frozen?
post #49577 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonmichaelh View Post

Well are they just not moving the way loss made his woofers dance in that video? Doesn't necessarily mean that they are frozen?
It's not unusual for a driver magnet to come unglued and shift position, trapping the voice coil so that the cone cannot move normally. If the coil is still intact it can cause the cone to vibrate just enough to still create sound.
post #49578 of 51489
Right. That's what causes the non "i" series Veritas woofer freezing issue? What I'm questioning is whether or not the sellers woofers are defective. He may just be making an observation. On my pair of 2.0r's, the woofer doesn't have much travel, and doesn't really move unless you really crank it up.

If they don't travel at all, then i agree with BP, they need to be listed as "for parts". If the guy is not willing to check, well then, thats just fishy.
post #49579 of 51489
Hey everyone,

I just upgraded to a pair of V-6.3 towers for my mains. I am selling my V-6.2s - if anyone is in the San Francisco Bay Area and is interested, please DM me.

Also, I posted this a couple of minutes ago with a link to my Craigslist posting, and AVS deleted it and sent me a spam warning. Is that a no-no on the forum?
post #49580 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by jasonmichaelh View Post

Well are they just not moving the way loss made his woofers dance in that video? Doesn't necessarily mean that they are frozen?..... He may just be making an observation.

Give me a break, you are being pretty generous there with the benefit of doubt. He says ver batem in the ad, "All drivers are working, but for some reason woofers do not move, have no idea why." Why would someone choose to call that out? When have you EVER seen an ad for a pair of speakers where someone chose to explicitly point out that? You think it's remotely probable that he is just incidentally, casually making an observation, oh hey check it out they don't move that much! And it's a pure coincidence that it just happens to be a speaker model which has a known woofer defect which causes them to freeze?

You sir have to turn in your cynic card, you're out of the club. tongue.gif
post #49581 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by wryan View Post

Hey everyone,

I just upgraded to a pair of V-6.3 towers for my mains. I am selling my V-6.2s - if anyone is in the San Francisco Bay Area and is interested, please DM me.

Also, I posted this a couple of minutes ago with a link to my Craigslist posting, and AVS deleted it and sent me a spam warning. Is that a no-no on the forum?

Yes, adverstising items for sale outside of the classified section is a violation of forum rules.
post #49582 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Yes, adverstising items for sale outside of the classified section is a violation of forum rules.

Thanks for the clarification Batpig, and sorry all for the violation.
post #49583 of 51489
No need to apologize to me, I'm not a forum moderator smile.gif I was just helping you out
post #49584 of 51489
I need help energy owners. I need to convert my rc micro 5.1 setup into a 7.1 and I dont know what to do really. I need to keep the speaker small enough that they wont clash with the boss (my wife), plus it gets even better, I have a pretty tight budget Ideally no more than 200 bucks. I bought these at 120$ when newegg had their awesome deal about 2 years ago. But I am finding out that energy speakers are very expensive. So any suggestions you may have will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
post #49585 of 51489
Would anyone consider the Klipsch RF62 Reference Towers an upgrade to my current Energy e:xl 26's?

I like them and have owned them since new but looking to upgrade both these and my Energy e:xl C centre channel.

Thoughts/ comments?
post #49586 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fefrank View Post

I need help energy owners. I need to convert my rc micro 5.1 setup into a 7.1 and I dont know what to do really. I need to keep the speaker small enough that they wont clash with the boss (my wife), plus it gets even better, I have a pretty tight budget Ideally no more than 200 bucks. I bought these at 120$ when newegg had their awesome deal about 2 years ago. But I am finding out that energy speakers are very expensive. So any suggestions you may have will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

You can buy 2 more RC Micro's. You can find them on ebay for cheap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-RC-Micro-Satellite-Speaker-Pair-Never-Been-Used-/331046825123?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item4d13edaca3

Or buy two of the Micro center then you'll have three across the front.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-RC-Micro-Center-Speaker-NEW-FREE-SHIPPING-/221298409910?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item338669c1b6

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Energy-RC-Micro-Center-Speaker-Never-Been-Open-/231068985253?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item35ccc8e7a5
post #49587 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by guida74 View Post

Would anyone consider the Klipsch RF62 Reference Towers an upgrade to my current Energy e:xl 26's?

I like them and have owned them since new but looking to upgrade both these and my Energy e:xl C centre channel.

Thoughts/ comments?

Well in theory yes, the Klipsch RF are more expensive speakers and should be "higher quality". The e:XL are nice but they are entry level speakers.

That said, it's not a straight line up, but rather a step up and sideways because Klispch has a totally different sound than Energy. They are built for ht with horn loaded tweeters that make them sensitive and capable of driving to high volumes with minimal power, buy they are also notorious for being bright and harsh at higher volumes. If you had a dedicated HT they allow an inexpensive entry into horn loaded theater speakers that nearly any receiver can drive to high volumes with crisp dynamic sound, but they are going to be a departure from the smooth neutrality of the Energy speakers.

So it would be better of you to take a step back and describe your situation more broadly, what is your budget, your goals, etc. if you want to stick with the a Energy sound but move up to something higher end and more refined, there are many great bargains on used stuff.
post #49588 of 51489
Quote:
Originally Posted by guida74 View Post

Would anyone consider the Klipsch RF62 Reference Towers an upgrade to my current Energy e:xl 26's?

I like them and have owned them since new but looking to upgrade both these and my Energy e:xl C centre channel.

Thoughts/ comments?
I just recently sold my e:XL speakers (26, 16 and C) and had owned them since new as well. I liked them a lot until I went in to audition the RC-70s. I had no intention of purchasing new speakers, but they were being offered at a great price so I figured a listen wouldn't hurt. The difference was night and day. I took them home with me that same day.

A word of caution though - upgrading is addictive, highly for some of us. Since I replaced my e:XLs I've spent a lot of cash in the past 2 years on A/V gear and there is no end in sight. Had I not purchased the RC70s, I'd still be enjoying my e:XLs.
post #49589 of 51489
I never thought much of the XL series speakers. The RC are a great improvement.

The Klipsch will be much brighter than your XL speaker due to the horn tweeter.
post #49590 of 51489
Thanks for all your input.. I'm up in Canada, speaker deals are far and few between. I have been monitoring the used market frequently but nothing grabs my attention or I see a nice deal offered here on AVS but the seller is either selling locally or shipping costs kill the deal. Also seems like some classified sellers are asking slightly below MSRP for older models without a warranty so it makes no sense to buy used unless its a really good deal.

I predominately use my set-up for home theatre 80% and the balance for 2-channel music. I also have a Paradigm PDR-10 sub and Jamo Concert C60 SUR for the rears. I am quite happy with the current set-up, maybe I should save my $$ or wait until Boxing Day to see if some better deals come along. I don't want to spend more than $1000 on towers and center speaker. Perhaps at this price point I am not going to see much of an improvement over what I currently have.

Another speaker I was interested in is the Sinclair Audio Brighton 460T and matching 25CC centre channel. Thoughts?

I did some research on the Klipsch Reference speakers and read many comments which indicate it is not a neutral speaker and bright.. The only place I could demo a pair was at a local Best Buy store and with all the background noise and large space I could not truly hear what the speaker sounded like.

Once again, thanks for everyones input.
Edited by guida74 - 10/27/13 at 1:31pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Speakers
AVS › AVS Forum › Audio › Speakers › Energy Owners Thread