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Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Adam_Bailey, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Adam_Bailey

    Adam_Bailey Member

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    I have Energy c5 speakers I've bought for front channels. I'm going to be using a projector and screen, so I don't need the center channel to be shielded. What I'd like to do is just get a thrid c5 and use for the center channel. Anyone see anything wrong with that?

    Also, as far as a subwoofer. Are there any situations where using a sub would give you a less accurate sound or even less bass? I guess my thinking is, with a more powerful center channel perfectly matched with the side channels, it would have less need to compensate with a sub.
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    That's actually preferable (using the same speaker across the front) because the panning across the speakers will sound very coherent.
     
  3. Terry.P

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    The on problem is trying to buy one C5 as they come in pairs. Current, solution is the C-C1. If you wait a month you can get the new Energy Connoseuir C-C3. It's a 3 way, dual 6-1/2 woofer, dual 2" mid, 1" dome arrangement. It'll be awesome, and about $600 US retail.
     
  4. PaulDF

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    Just a thought, but isn't the crossover in a center channel speaker designed with center channel material in mind? I have heard of people doing it both ways, but I kinda figured a speaker designed to be a center channel would perform better? I could be wrong... [​IMG]
     
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  6. Adam_Bailey

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    I've been a little worried about whether or not you can get them individually. I bought my first two from "hooked on tronics" online, good prices. It looks to me like they allow for a purchase of one but I'll probably call first.

    Hopefully I'll be getting my amp soon so I can say how much I like them, its driving me crazy, but when your doing the whole room from the ground up on a budget, it takes time to get everything.

    I can say I liked them compared to the boston accoustics, bose, and klipsche as I heard them in the store. But I havn't listened to NHTs, I've heard some like those better (for the price range).
     
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    gotta have a sub
     
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    Adam> Go with the best sub your budget allows. HT demands it and it will make a huge difference. You can trust me on this.
     
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    HookedOnTronics sells single towers, but not single bookshelves for the Energy C-series. I personally am studying the same exact issue, but I doubt I will be able to fit a tower under the screen in an upright orientation. That sure would be nice though!
     
  12. Mark Amayao

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    I say do it towers all up front. I have the c5's in the front will transition those to the back, as i am going to receive c9's very very soon.[​IMG]

    I work for a retailer and YOU CAN BUY C5'S EACH! enjoy your speakers!
     

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