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Would this be considered an upgrade or not really?


I have a pair of PSB Alpha B that I used to use as PC speakers. Now I moved them to a TV room and tried to use them in a 2.1 music/HT setup. The problem is they sound too laid-back. The highs aren't very detailed/crisp.


So, would Energy C-100 be a little more forward in comparison or is it also a very laid back speaker and I wouldn't notice any difference? I'm asking because I don't have the opportunity to listen to the Energy before purchase. Hoping someone else heard these...


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My advice would be to move up to the Energy RC-10 and this would be a very nice upgrade. One of the best speakers I've heard, especially for the price.
 

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If it's something that's more forward than the PSB, it'll probably be a JMLab, Monitor Audio, or Paradigm. Moving to Energy will be even more laid back.
 

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Originally Posted by Pete7874 /forum/post/15529674


Would this be considered an upgrade or not really?


I have a pair of PSB Alpha B that I used to use as PC speakers. Now I moved them to a TV room and tried to use them in a 2.0 music/HT setup. The problem is they sound too laid-back. The highs aren't very detailed/crisp.


So, would Energy C-100 be a little more forward in comparison or is it also a very laid back speaker and I wouldn't notice any difference? I'm asking because I don't have the opportunity to listen to the Energy before purchase. Hoping someone else heard these...


Thanks.


Have you tried running the treble tone control 2 or 3 dB hot? Is that just not cutting it for ya?
 

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Have you tried running the treble tone control 2 or 3 dB hot? Is that just not cutting it for ya?

Tone controls? Blasphemy!!!
 

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Have you tried running the treble tone control 2 or 3 dB hot? Is that just not cutting it for ya?

Yeah, I've tried. It's not cutting it.


The reason I asked about the C-100 was because Vanns had them on sale for $100, so I thought it could be a cheap way of solving the issue, but it sounds like the C-100 is also a pretty laid back speaker.


I suppose I could get the Insignias from BestBuy for less than $100. They are pretty bright, but the cabinets are kind of big (for bookshelf speakers), and the overall sound isn't the cleanest... I guess there is only so much you can get for a $100.
 

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The C-100's are very good speakers for that price. They're just not what you're looking for.


If you want a lot detail in the midrange and highs, get some KEFs.
 

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If you want a lot detail in the midrange and highs, get some KEFs.

Great imaging on individual instruments, no soundstage.
 

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Great imaging on individual instruments, no soundstage.

KEFS won't cut if he already finds the PSBs laid back. He needs to look at Axiom or Klipsch for the sound he desires.
 

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KEFS won't cut if he already finds the PSBs laid back. He needs to look at Axiom or Klipsch for the sound he desires.

or Cerwin Vega, Mordaunt Short Avant line, etc...
 
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