Is anyone using energy speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Todd Hill, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. Todd Hill

    Todd Hill Auditioning

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    Hello to all,
    I ask this question because I purchased an e:XL-C1 about 18 months ago for my center channel. This was before I really started learning about HT. I use this along with a pair of Sony towers (SS-MF315) purchaced about 4 years ago. My rear surrounds are B**e 161's which I can't stand (also purchased before I had been enlightend). It's now time to start upgrading my speakers and I was wondering if it makes sence to go with "matched" energy for the fronts and surrounds, or are there better options available.

    Along the same lines, my HT dimensions are about 10' wide and 12' deep. How about bookshelf speakers? Any comments?
    Thanks,
    Todd
     
  2. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    It's always a good idea to go with "matched" speakers. Go check out the current XL series from Energy, which I believe is an update of the e:XL series. I have audition the e:XL25 bookshelf speakers and they were excellent. I have owned other brands of speakers but always coming back to Energy. Currently, I am using Energy C-3 since I got a great deal on a pair 2 months ago.

    Do a search on the user "KeithH"....he has a system comprised of e:XL speakers connected to some quality gear.
     
  3. Jean D

    Jean D Screenwriter

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    my girlfriend's parents have Energy Encore's. They seem great. I guess, what you need/want depends on your budget. is it worth buying a new center as well? or would you rather buy the fronts and save the cash for upgrading the rears?

    Yes, it makes sense. your 3 front channels should all be matched so when something moves across the screen the sound is all the same tone and level. As far as your rears are concerned, I think its personal preference. They dont need to be matched as far as I know. But I would think it would only make sense to get them all matched if you listen to Multi-channel music or something like that. But again, I guess it depends on personal preference, budget, and what they are being used for.
     
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    Some years ago, I did a lot of speaker buying and comparing. I tried a set of Energy RVS L+C+R and was impressed at their clarity. My son liked them a lot and ended up keeping them for himself as his mains and center. I eventually bought a pair of the RVSS surrounds, traded my son out of his RVS and now have them as my setup in addition to 2 JBL Sat rear centers and JBL N-26 presence and a SVS PB2+. Those Energy RVS & RVSS, even though they are older, are still bright, strong and clear........
     

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