Auditioning Energy C-C3 this weekend

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Robert_Z, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. Robert_Z

    Robert_Z Screenwriter

    Jun 16, 2002
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    I went to listen to the C-C3 at the local shop Saturday, and the salesman let me bring it home for the weekend. I am currently using the AC-300, which is a fine center.

    But I must say, the C-C3 is really better...and worse. What I mean by that is I can run movies at significantly louder, yet it does not seem any louder because the C-C3 can handle the load with ease.

    I usually run my Denon AVR-3802/Carver A-V705x combo at -13 on my Denon volume control. I noticed with the new center, the sound seemed somewhat subdued, so I turned it up to -8 (with the AC-300, that would be near its breaking point). The C-C3 just seemed to smile and say "Is that all you got?"

    I decided to demo scenes from Thirteen Days, which has a lot of good dialogue scenes and some cool, though brief, airplane action. Well, I ended up watching the whole thing. Then I decided to plop in the Matrix to listen to the opening sequence as well as the lobby scene. Well, I ended up watching the entire Matrix as well.

    Very nice center. And the C-C3 looks a lot cooler than the pics led me to believe. Damn, anyone want to give me $599 so I can buy one of my very own? Otherwise, I'll have to wait a few more months for someone to sell a used one or for an eBay dealer to start carrying them.

    If anybody out there has Energy speakers, I TOTALLY recommend the C-C3 for your next upgrade, unless you already have Veritas. [​IMG]
  2. DonnyD

    DonnyD Screenwriter

    Jun 12, 1999
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    Yeah, those Energys are the real thing. After much auditioning, buying, selling, returning, I bought my son the Energy RVS L-C-R setup. Really great stuff. I recently added the RVSS surrounds to my own HT and just bought Veritas 2.2 for my mains. The RVSS added so much to my depth and fullness and I expect the Veritas to be that major next step up as mains. Next will be a matching 2.0 center for them.

    I continue to be impressed with the Energy lineup and am currently helping a buddy set his own HT up and Energy may get the nod then too.

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