Originally Posted by hernanu
I just switched to what you describe in a (currently) 3.1 RC-mini center setup for a small room (including a good little sub for the room. Eventually, once renovations are done, I'll redeploy the two RC-minis that were replaced for a 5.1 system.
The sound in my eyes (and ears) is improved. Not a huge leap, but better both for movies and music. I haven't had any experience with the younger veritas, but have heard that it does not provide any improvement over the RC's, so the three RC centers across your front would be good.
To provide a large leap in quality, the next step up would be the RC-LCR and two RC-10's. All three would need stands or a piece of furniture to be on - I haven't seen them (especially the RC-LCR) mounted on a wall. I had this setup on the way to RC-LCR, twin RC-50's, two RC-10's and two RC-minis with two subs setup I have now.
The little RC's are a gateway drug. Just a warning.
I just noticed something in your comment.
When talking about the V-series, I meant the V-5. I know the V-minis, as you said, are just like the RC minis, just newer.
As they say, our Energy Minis aren't "real speakers". The V-5 has a 6.5 inch woofer, and good build quality (I read at least) and presumably would offer more of a "real speaker" sound, they could handle more lows, I could adjust my sub crossovers etc.
But they are expensive. There's a single V-5 on eBay right now for $350 (no thanks).
Also I am not sure how they would blend with the RC-mini center.
Still, if I found two at a reasonable price I may bite. At only 12 pounds each I could mount them on the same kind of bracket mounts I have my RC Mini speaker on (which is 9 pounds). And they look great.
Still probably best that I go with 2 more RC Mini centers or book shelves if they'd ever show back up on eBay.