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#372821 - 04/10/12 10:27 PM Energy Veritas 5.2 Center
ghost271 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
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Hello ladies and gentiles.

Ive found a ridiculous sale on the Energy Veritas center channel. Regularly $1000 CAD for $300. Has anybody had experience with it and how it compares with the Axiom line of centers ? I went to FS today to demo it but they had the setting so faint compaired to the towers that it was barely audible.
I was thinking of buying one just to flip and make a profit. Im kicking myself for not buying the Klipsch RF-82 speaks that FS had on their CyberSale. Buy one for $500 get the second one free :0

I listened to my system and VP-150 again and still love it. Just wondering how it would compare to the VP-160 i was looking at auditioning soon.
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#372830 - 04/10/12 11:00 PM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: ghost271]
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Joel, the 5.2 is a fairly conventional MTM design and doesn't have the benefit of the VP160's W T/M W configuration. Also, since its drivers are different from those in your M60s, it wouldn't match as well as the VP160 which has the identical M60 drivers.
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#372843 - 04/11/12 12:42 AM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: ghost271]
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Yeah John you are right. I was hoping in the off chance that it would sound good with the '60s and then if that was the casei would keep it. Now i just need to decide if i should buy it and flip it for a profit.
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#372942 - 04/11/12 04:55 PM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: ghost271]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Buy it...try it...like it...keep it...don't like it...sell it...make profit. Hulk say try.
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#372944 - 04/11/12 04:58 PM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: Adrian]
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This hulk is credible.
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#372945 - 04/11/12 05:00 PM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: ghost271]
Kruncher Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 484
Loc: Maple Ridge, BC
Hulk say no smash VP-150. Hulk say sell to friendly neighbourhood Kruncher. wink

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#372968 - 04/11/12 07:36 PM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: ghost271]
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Registered: 04/19/10
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Loc: Edmonton, Alberta
Or you could buy 3 (they are LCR's) and have a sweet set of M60's for a 2 channel set up elsewhere in the house smile

...ahhh, but then you'd need a sub. This is starting to add up to an expensive endeavor. I'd love to hear what you thought of that center though.

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#372972 - 04/11/12 08:21 PM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: ghost271]
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Holbrook, MA
Why is it 300? Seems fishy.
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#372975 - 04/11/12 08:28 PM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: ghost271]
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Registered: 10/31/07
Posts: 309
Loc: Buffalo, New York
I'm with Adrian. For that price I'd give an audition. Although keeping all speakers identical for that "timbre" match is recommended, why necessarily would a good quality center (in this case) be so bad? I run an Aperion center with my M22's and works rather nicely.
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#372982 - 04/11/12 08:47 PM Re: Energy Veritas 5.2 Center [Re: Lampshade]
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Registered: 09/19/08
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Originally Posted By: Lampshade
Why is it 300? Seems fishy.


There is nothing fishy about it. Future Shop is one of Canadas largest A/V retailers. It's a legit company first and foremost. Why are they selling these products so cheap? Since API was purchased there has been a lot of discounted pricing and/or massive sales on Mirage and Energy products. It's been going on for a few years now. For that reason the resale value has bottomed out.
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