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Originally Posted by losservatore View Post

Well are you referring about lend or loan for money?

i meant 'lend' only...
post #50282 of 51452
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Originally Posted by ragingmain View Post

Ok so you are saying the Center Speaker for all three??  Interesting concept

Yes, I was suggesting to use the center speaker for all 3. The extra driver will give you bit fuller sound which is pretty important for the fronts. You can still get them on amazon for $99/each, but only the rosenut color. The black is harder to find.

If you went that route, you could move your takes to front wides and surrounds to help disperse the sound. If thats not enough, then you could get a pair of the mirage's for surrounds and move your second pair of takes to surround back's if your room can accomodate that.
Edited by kgallerie - 12/31/13 at 6:48am
post #50283 of 51452
Man, I didn't even know those monitor speakers existed...
post #50284 of 51452
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Originally Posted by kgallerie View Post

Yes, I was suggesting to use the center speaker for all 3. The extra driver will give you bit fuller sound which is pretty important for the fronts. You can still get them on amazon for $99/each, but only the rosenut color. The black is harder to find.

If you went that route, you could move your takes to front wides and surrounds to help disperse the sound. If thats not enough, then you could get a pair of the mirage's for surrounds and move your second pair of takes to surround back's if your room can accomodate that.

Can v-mini-c be used for surround with v6.3 (L+R) + v.5.2c setup? I was looking for v-mini initially for surround.
post #50285 of 51452
Sure why not? There is nothing special or different about a center channel speaker other than the fact that they are short and wide for placement below/above a screen. Most of them actually perform better in the vertical orientation. And as noted above the CC with its larger cabinet volume and extra woofer has deeper bass response and a slightly fuller sound than the smaller bookshelf.

If you are wall-mounting surrounds though I would strongly suggest going for the V-S instead. Will be a better match for the fronts.
post #50286 of 51452
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Originally Posted by NewHT View Post

Can v-mini-c be used for surround with v6.3 (L+R) + v.5.2c setup? I was looking for v-mini initially for surround.

That's the exact setup I have. To me, it sounds awesome. The surrounds have good depth due to the 2 woofers. I have the v6.3s, v5.2 and 4 V-mini-c for surrounds and front Heights.
post #50287 of 51452
I would like some feedback. I found a used S10.3 on the local market in good condition and the guy said he won't take any less than $250CAN. Should I take the plunge? He also has a S12.3 but I didn't inquire about it, I assume that would be around $400. Any suggestions?
post #50288 of 51452
What's the current sub situation? What would it be used for( another room or supplementing the main room)? How big is the room.

$250CA is probably a "fair" price for the performance but not a bargain. The S12.3 is a beast though, I'd definitely check into the pricing if it's for a serious ht setup.

Once you get close to $500 though you can get the SVS PB-1000. Probably not as much output as the S12.3 in the mid bass but it will dig deeper (to 20hz).
post #50289 of 51452
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

Sure why not? There is nothing special or different about a center channel speaker other than the fact that they are short and wide for placement below/above a screen. Most of them actually perform better in the vertical orientation. And as noted above the CC with its larger cabinet volume and extra woofer has deeper bass response and a slightly fuller sound than the smaller bookshelf.

If you are wall-mounting surrounds though I would strongly suggest going for the V-S instead. Will be a better match for the fronts.

Yeah I thought about VS. its more expensive than v-mini or c. I can get 2 for price of one smile.gif)

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Originally Posted by Carl Lee View Post

That's the exact setup I have. To me, it sounds awesome. The surrounds have good depth due to the 2 woofers. I have the v6.3s, v5.2 and 4 V-mini-c for surrounds and front Heights.

Sounds good, don't need heights for now. I will order 2 for surrounds.
Thanks for the advice!
post #50290 of 51452
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Originally Posted by batpig View Post

What's the current sub situation? What would it be used for( another room or supplementing the main room)? How big is the room.

$250CA is probably a "fair" price for the performance but not a bargain. The S12.3 is a beast though, I'd definitely check into the pricing if it's for a serious ht setup.

Once you get close to $500 though you can get the SVS PB-1000. Probably not as much output as the S12.3 in the mid bass but it will dig deeper (to 20hz).

I'm trying to find a good bang for buck sub for my brother is all. Wasn't sure if $250 was a good price for what I'd be getting or if there are better options in that price bracket. I just remember people being satisfied with the performance of a S10.3.
post #50291 of 51452
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Originally Posted by NewHT View Post

Yeah I thought about VS. its more expensive than v-mini or c. I can get 2 for price of one smile.gif)
Sounds good, don't need heights for now. I will order 2 for surrounds.
Thanks for the advice!

No problem. I can't use stuff like the VS surrounds as my couch sits against the back wall. I was going to use the V-minis but the C was cheaper and had the second woofer. I'm glad I chose it. Sounds awesome.
post #50292 of 51452
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Originally Posted by knight_40k View Post

I would like some feedback. I found a used S10.3 on the local market in good condition and the guy said he won't take any less than $250CAN. Should I take the plunge? He also has a S12.3 but I didn't inquire about it, I assume that would be around $400. Any suggestions?

I have nothing but good things to say about the S10.3. I orginally got it on sale for 299.00 from Newegg a few years back. It was accurate and clean with great extension in my HT. Did well with music and great with HT.
post #50293 of 51452
2014 im the first one lol.happy new year energy owners!
post #50294 of 51452
Happy new year too, caloyzki!
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Happy new year to all. I am having a slight problem. I recently purchased the rosenut Energy Veritas 6.3 towers at the discounted price and got the matching Veritas center too. I have owned CF series energy speakers in the past but I was completely blown away by the Veritas towers. However, one of the towers was damaged in the shipping(it is pretty glaring) and the other has a dent in the tweeter. I was hoping to get replacements but the seller doesn't have anymore in stock. I am trying to set up a home theater and these were meant for music as well as movies. I am not sure what my options are right now. I can find some CF70s but I really didn't like their sound. The other option for me in that price range is Arx5 towers and the matching center but I haven't heard them in person. However I have read rave reviews about them. Any other suggestions? Thanks. 

post #50296 of 51452
If you can't get replacement speakers then get your money back. I still see the towers in black available but the matching center probably isn't.

I've been reading reviews of the Arx towers and they look pretty impressive. You may want to go in that direction.
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So If i have the cf-30 towers, the c-10 center, 5.1 take classic with 2 take classic subs, i have a entry level cheesy system?
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Veritas 2.3i towers $500 Spokane, WA

Caloyzki, pack your bags and book your flight.
Edited by brendelac - 1/1/14 at 5:32pm
post #50299 of 51452
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Originally Posted by sullytool View Post

So If i have the cf-30 towers, the c-10 center, 5.1 take classic with 2 take classic subs, i have a entry level cheesy system?
You have an entry level Energy system. Energy is/was a good name in audio, but they have different levels of product to appeal to various types of consumers.
post #50300 of 51452
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Originally Posted by sullytool View Post

So If i have the cf-30 towers, the c-10 center, 5.1 take classic with 2 take classic subs, i have a entry level cheesy system?

The Takes are satellites speakers but the Connoisseur line, while entry level, is really fine (well that's my opinion and the opinion of many others). In my opinion, if your AVR can EQ your channels independently, the differences between individual speakers are reduced a lot anyway. This depends on the calibration routine of course. What is left is mostly build quality and aesthetics, and power handling.

Now for the two Take subs... that's entry level alright wink.gifbiggrin.gif Unless you're dissatisfied with your whole setup, that would be a nice upgrade target.
post #50301 of 51452
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Originally Posted by sullytool View Post

So If i have the cf-30 towers, the c-10 center, 5.1 take classic with 2 take classic subs, i have a entry level cheesy system?

If you like it, who cares? Don't get caught up in trying to have a "first class" system. It gets very expensive quickly.
post #50302 of 51452
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Originally Posted by sullytool View Post

So If i have the cf-30 towers, the c-10 center, 5.1 take classic with 2 take classic subs, i have a entry level cheesy system?

No. If you have a sound bar made by "Coby" you do, though.
post #50303 of 51452
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Originally Posted by sullytool View Post

So If i have the cf-30 towers, the c-10 center, 5.1 take classic with 2 take classic subs, i have a entry level cheesy system?

By no means 'cheesy'. They might not be at the top of the Energy line, but that doesn't mean they're not good speakers.
If your system is "cheesy", then by the same token many of us who spend a good amount of money on their 'upper end' speakers are idiots for spending so much.
It all comes down to what you want, what you enjoy...and how obsessive-compulsive you are. wink.gif

If you enjoy what you have -- just keep on enjoying it. smile.gif
post #50304 of 51452
The important thing to understand is that "entry level" systems from reputable speaker manufacturers like Energy, Paradigm, B&W or internet direct options like Axiom or Ascend are pretty darn good and advance you pretty far along the diminishing returns curve of speaker performance.
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Hello everyone, first post to the site but I've gotten a TON of information from all of you over the past year or so putting together my basement entertainment room. I'm working on upgrading piece by piece from my take classic 5.0 and I wanted to get suggestions for the rear satellites and also the front highs (room wouldn't allow for side satellites). My current setup is:

(2) CB-10's for the L/R
(1) RC-LCR for center channel
(4) take classic satellites (these are what I'm looking to upgrade)
(1) SVS PB12-NSD for the subwoofer
Onkyo TX-NR626 powering it.

The satellites have to have a 1/4-20 key hole for mounting because of how they need to be mounted on the ceiling. Thoughts suggestions are appreciated!!
post #50306 of 51452
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Originally Posted by Jeff Campbell View Post

Hello everyone, first post to the site but I've gotten a TON of information from all of you over the past year or so putting together my basement entertainment room. I'm working on upgrading piece by piece from my take classic 5.0 and I wanted to get suggestions for the rear satellites and also the front highs (room wouldn't allow for side satellites). My current setup is:

(2) CB-10's for the L/R
(1) RC-LCR for center channel
(4) take classic satellites (these are what I'm looking to upgrade)
(1) SVS PB12-NSD for the subwoofer
Onkyo TX-NR626 powering it.

The satellites have to have a 1/4-20 key hole for mounting because of how they need to be mounted on the ceiling. Thoughts suggestions are appreciated!!

Personally, I would look to upgrade the fronts to something of the RC line to match the center (RC-10's or RC-30's or 70's). Then move your CB-10's to the surrounds, and use your takes as rear surrounds. This will give you a matching front 3 which is the most critical for HT and you will get a nice upgrade to your surrounds.
post #50307 of 51452
Haven't the RC-10's been discontinued? I did a search for them and it seems there aren't any out there for sale that are new.
post #50308 of 51452
Yes all the RC's are discontinued but they will crop up on the used market.
post #50309 of 51452
I found a set of RC-10's local here for $250. Seller said they are like new, still in the box. Good deal??
post #50310 of 51452
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Originally Posted by Jeff Campbell View Post

I found a set of RC-10's local here for $250. Seller said they are like new, still in the box. Good deal??

Yep. Instant win.
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