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Energy Reference Connoisseur line

I've been looking into a speaker purchase; the rest of the system is all up to the level I want it to be. There are some Klipsch speakers that I like and a nice pair of Totems that are a bit more than I wanted to spend. The guy at my favorite stereo place is making my listen a lot to Energy's RC series. I must say that sound-wise, they are very impressive - at least on par with anything else I've listened to. And they look infinitely better, the veneers are beautiful. The wife would like them for that reason alone. I can find tons of online comments from users of the other speakers to get a sense of what they're like for long-term ownership, but I haven't found anything on the RC's.

Are there any RC owners around that can tell me what they've been like post-break-in and after being able to listen to them for a longer spell than I can manage in a stereo store?

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Re: Energy Reference Connoisseur line

I might also be looking at the B&W 303's @ about $300 and the 603 at $1K that "Phile" really liked, as well as the Triangle Heliade at about the same price point. Check Underwood HIFI for pricing and delivery. He also does Quad and Monitor Audio.

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Re: Energy Reference Connoisseur line

The rest of your system is, you say, up to where you want it to be. Where is that? What do you want from the system - two channel sound?, home theater? Hard to deal with your question without knowing that. You're talking about two grand for a pair of speakers. You can get some pretty decent stuff for that, but where you go with your money depends on your goals. Sounds like you face the problem we all do these days - very few brick and mortar dealers. What you have in that regard amounts to someone who, for his own reasons, wants to sell you a particular speaker. Despite the apparant appeal that speaker would have to your wife's decorating aspirations (we all deal with that problem) you seem to be looking for a reason to avoid going with the Energy References. Give us some more info about what you're matching new speakers to, where you are located and what your goals are and it will be easier for us to provide some help.

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