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Old 10-23-2009, 07:41 AM   #16  
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What about the new HD-500, what's the lowdown on them? Are they better or worse than the Quintet III/SL? Specs seem to be a step down?

Which Energy models would you recommend?
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What about the new HD-500, what's the lowdown on them? Are they better or worse than the Quintet III/SL? Specs seem to be a step down?

Which Energy models would you recommend?

I haven't listened to the HD-500, so I can't comment on those.

Here's a nice Energy package....http://cgi.ebay.com/Energy-C-50-C-C5...item4ceb6690b0

These aren't bad sounding speakers, either....http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo...mber=ENTAKE5PK

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Old 10-23-2009, 08:50 AM   #18  
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What about the new HD-500, what's the lowdown on them? Are they better or worse than the Quintet III/SL? Specs seem to be a step down?

Which Energy models would you recommend?
The new HD 500 got a glowing review from a professional...and they do sound awesome. I would suggest them as an alternative to the other speaker systems you mentioned.

Review here - http://www.hometheatermag.com/compac...peaker_system/
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:59 AM   #19  
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Went to Best Buy yesterday (not to purchase). Listened to the Klipsch Quintet III (new model) in their calibration set-up. I thought it sounded good especially the lows but I think the Klipsch Sub had something to do with that. I don't think they had the Center set up properly (most likely to dramatize the surround effect). I also heard the Definitive Tech Pro 1000 Center speaker in the Magnolia area. That was a very impressive center. Thoughts on it?
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Went to Best Buy yesterday (not to purchase). Listened to the Klipsch Quintet III (new model) in their calibration set-up. I thought it sounded good especially the lows but I think the Klipsch Sub had something to do with that. I don't think they had the Center set up properly (most likely to dramatize the surround effect). I also heard the Definitive Tech Pro 1000 Center speaker in the Magnolia area. That was a very impressive center. Thoughts on it?
Unless you match it with other Def Tech speakers it will be out of place. If you want an entire Def Tech system, they are very good...
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:40 AM   #21  
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It would be the same scenario, I would get that Center now then gradually upgrade to all Def Tech. I thought Def Tech was more high end so I was surprised to see that center for so cheap.
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I would still choose the HD 500 system...
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:23 PM   #23  
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CNet seemed to like the Energy set over the HD 500 or do you not go by them?
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CNet seemed to like the Energy set over the HD 500 or do you not go by them?
I have found CNet's ratings to be sometimes biased or at least not as critical as they should be (can you say advertising dollars). I tend to, and recommend that anyone shopping for new equipment read some A/V review magazines like Sound & Vision, Home Theater Magazine, The Perfect Vision, and the like as well as on line sources like Audio Video Revolution (http://www.avrev.com), Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity (http://www.hometheaterhifi.com) as examples.

I also do my own testing and reviewing as well as collaborate with other industry professionals.

Now on to the speakers - I like the Energy speakers but believe the Klipsch satellite system to be more versatile and with another sub added either now or in the future, a system to be dealt with by systems costing many times it's price.
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I'm not a big fan of Sats in the front. So I'm not sure if I want to go the Quintet or HD500 route. Sorry If I'm being a pain.

I'm sorta thinking about getting a RC-25, RC-52 or C-2 now and then getting the F1 or R-15 fronts in a couple months. I'm worried about matching the center to the fronts so obviously the C-2 goes with the F1 and Reference series together. Are these quality fronts?
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Are these quality fronts?
Since they are not made by some no name company or Bose they would be just fie. Hearing is believing and sound is subjective. I do suggest that you audition the speakers prior to making a decision.

Please also note that the equipment you have the speakers connected to will also effect the way they sound.
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I have an Onkyo 604, not the greatest but I think it's somewhat decent? Would that be enough to power the towers and center efficiently?

That's also another question, with my current receiver, would it even be advantageous to go after something like the reference line or stick with the F-1 or below models?

By the way do you have AIM, would make things slightly easier.

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I have an Onkyo 604, not the greatest but I think it's somewhat decent? Would that be enough to power the towers and center efficiently?

That's also another question, with my current receiver, would it even be advantageous to go after something like the reference line or stick with the F-1 or below models?

By the way do you have AIM, would make things slightly easier.
Nope, no AIM. I would suggest you look at brands other than Klpisch as they sound a bit too bright and harsh powered by an Onkyo receiver...that is all except for the HD 500 system.
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Interesting. Why is that?

Because I could get these...

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/ele/1432953883.html

For $450 for the speakers and sub.

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Old 10-26-2009, 07:07 AM   #30  
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newegg.com has the Energy Take 5 Set for $150, think I should bite? I could also get the Energy Sub that goes with it off ebay for $130 or a Klipsch KSW10 for $160

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