Speaker Guidance (Energy C-6s)

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  1. brian a

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    I currently have a pair of Energy C-6's up front (rated to 30Hz) and an AC-300 center speaker. I'd like to hear form folks who have owned these or are faimiliar with them where you feel they fall in comparison to the other brands that are talked about on here. I'd like to get some gauge of where I stand and what would be a step up.

    I also have a Velodyne 1215vx (12" active front fire, 15" passive down fire), and I'd like the same advice on it as well.

    I'll probably replace the sub next, and was thinking about a DIY job. I'd like to hear some advice from other users of these components though.
     
  2. Sean D

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    Hi Brian,
    I used to use a pair of Energy 22.3 mains 22.3 Brochure which was the predecessor to the Connoisser series. I also had the AC-300 and RVSS rears. I just recently switched to the Swans Diva 6.1 , C3 and 2.1 for rears. I have no regrets at all. As far as I'm concerned they were a nice step up. I am using a dual SVS 20-39cs with Samson s700 setup, until this week coming up. I'm buying 2 Hsu VTF-3 subs.
     
  3. brian a

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    Thanks, Sean. How much of an improvement would you say the Divas are? Where do you notice the improvement the most?
     
  4. Sean D

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    Well Brian ,

    The tweeter is much nicer, the bass seems also to be deeper. The imaging and detail is also improved quite a bit.

    The midrange driver on the 6.1 is also very nice, vocals are very clear. As far as how much of an improvement I'd say I have NO regrets at all. I don't know how much you are looking to spend or what exactly you are looking to get out of a future upgrade but for the money I don't think you'll be disappointed at all. The AC-300 is a nice center channel but I think the C3 has an edge in the bass department and the midrange . It also shares the same tweeter as the rest of the series so it mates quite well. I'm by no means very good at reviews/audiophile lingo but I know what sounds good to my ears and I feel that the Divas are a step up. A good friend on mine who was familiar with my old setup came over when I first got them and he noticed the differnce in sounds right away. He also felt that the Divas were nicer. They do need to broken in though.
     
  5. Erik Farstad

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    I have the AC-300 as my center and C-2's for front and rear...I couldn't be happier. Like anything in this sick and crazy want-to-upgrade hobby of ours...it's all about you and what you like. I'm happy with my gear and since it's for HT only...no complaints! The AC-300 is still rated, if you care about SGTH magazine classifications, on their recommended list for speakers. Dynamic, very neutral sounding, just what I like in HT.

    If you like it, stay with it I say...but if you want to upgrade...don't listen to us fools...what do YOUR EARS tell you?

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  6. brian a

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    Thanks, guys. I've wanted to try out the Divas. Maybe I'll get on the list of folks that want a local demo. I've also looked at the M&K 150s and am starting to look at B&Ws. I'll probably spend up to a few thousand for the front three. I'm going to go to the dealer for a B&W demo this week.
     
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    The C6 was an awesome speaker that did many things very well.

    Have you tried tweaking them with some premium wires? Are you bi-wiring them now? If not give a try and see what you think.
     
  8. brian a

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    Don't get me wrong. I love my C-6's and AC-300. I'm just curious where they fall in comparison with the Divas or the B&W line. I'm actually very happy with my entire system now, buit there's always upgrade fever to deal with. I need to decide what the weakest link in the system is so that I can start saving up to replace it. [​IMG]
     

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