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#341085 - 03/07/11 08:19 PM QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs
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I purchased a set of Energy RC-Rs from eBay but there has been some complications. One of the speakers didn't arrive and I am left with just one speaker. I bought the set for $529, about just as much as I can purchase the QS8s for. I was contemplating the QS8s before the RC-Rs but I purchased a set of RC-50s and RC-LCR and I wanted a full matching set of speakers. I am not so sure now. I am thinking I would rather get a set of QS-8s.

If any of you have any experience with the RC-Rs, please chime in. I tested the single speaker in one channel mode today. The sound was kind of anemic, but I am not sure if that is how a surround speaker is supposed to sound. I really like the energy brand and I am sure the RC-Rs are great for surround duty, but I just have a feeling the QS8s are going to be that much better.

Please help.
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#341094 - 03/07/11 09:19 PM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: Seekinganswers]
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I can't help on the Energy speakers, have never heard them. I will say that the Q surrounds are widely regarded as one of the best in the industry. This is not from me being a biased Axiom owner, but if you follow some of the other bigger forums like AVS, they are incorporated into many other brand HT setups. In fact I found out about Axiom over at AVS.

ps: I would put through a complaint with Ebay that your items did not arrive per the description and provide bad feedback for the seller.
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#341098 - 03/07/11 09:28 PM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: SirQuack]
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Originally Posted By: sirquack
I can't help on the Energy speakers, have never heard them. I will say that the Q surrounds are widely regarded as one of the best in the industry. This is not from me being a biased Axiom owner, but if you follow some of the other bigger forums like AVS, they are incorporated into many other brand HT setups. In fact I found out about Axiom over at AVS.

ps: I would put through a complaint with Ebay that your items did not arrive per the description and provide bad feedback for the seller.


Well, I did correspond with the seller on eBay before he shipped it out. He said he was going to tape the two boxes together and secure it with whatever means. I told him that is fine as long as the speaker comes without any complications.

I did call UPS to get the issue resolved and they said they will call me tomorrow at the end of the day to sort things out and to come over and inspect the box to see the situation.

I do kind of feel bad for the seller, but I knew he was trying to save a few dollars by not placing the two speaker boxes in a bigger box to integrate them as one. Now he will probably lose out on the sale because of it. And he did promise to ship it out the first thing in the morning when he got his payment but I had to wait and encourage him to ship it two days later. I don't really believe he deserve a negative feedback, but I won't give him a positive one either.

If they do come back and just take my speakers away I will just go with the QS8s. On the other hand, I wish my rogue speaker would show up tomorrow.

also, I want the QS8s because I know I will eventually get the M80s and VP180 down the road. I might as well get on the Axiom band wagon with the QS8s.


Edited by Seekinganswers (03/07/11 09:31 PM)
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#341101 - 03/07/11 09:40 PM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: Seekinganswers]
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that is two bad, would have been better off using two different boxes seperately versus trying to tape them togethor, oh well. I'm sure it will all work out in the end.
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#341124 - 03/07/11 11:09 PM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: SirQuack]
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I remember listening to some Energy speakers in the past (can't recall the model) and as far as I remember, the sound was very different than Axiom. They are more of a laid back speaker (which is a reason why I didn't really like them) as opposed to the more forward (ie neutral) sound of Axiom. Therefore I am not sure that the QS8s would complement your system as well as other Energy speakers, you might end up with a completely tonal/timber mismatch. Again maybe this "laid back" doesn't apply to all Energy speakers.
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#341129 - 03/07/11 11:20 PM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: bdpf]
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Generally speaking, I believe the Energy speakers(RC's) have a slightly recessed midrange compared to most Axiom speakers but you'd probably be ok using QS8 surrounds with Energy's up front.
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#341136 - 03/07/11 11:39 PM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: Adrian]
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I'm using the q4's with Energy RC30's and they sound great..IMO. I'd easily recommend them as a viable alternative over the RCR's...my q4's work great in my space and it's 16x21.

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#341141 - 03/07/11 11:59 PM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: bdpf]
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Originally Posted By: bdpf
I remember listening to some Energy speakers in the past (can't recall the model) and as far as I remember, the sound was very different than Axiom. They are more of a laid back speaker (which is a reason why I didn't really like them) as opposed to the more forward (ie neutral) sound of Axiom. Therefore I am not sure that the QS8s would complement your system as well as other Energy speakers, you might end up with a completely tonal/timber mismatch. Again maybe this "laid back" doesn't apply to all Energy speakers.


From most accounts, you are correct in your assessment of Energy being a "laid back" speaker. I really like the sound of it. I had no idea that "forward" sounding meant neutral. I always thought forward meant "bright."

I guess I will stick with the RC-Rs because it would provide a better tonal/timber match with the rest of my speakers. I am surprise I did not get more QS-8 recommendation over the RC-Rs than expected. Thanks for the unbiased assessment.
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#341143 - 03/08/11 12:00 AM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: billy p]
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Originally Posted By: billy p
I'm using the q4's with Energy RC30's and they sound great..IMO. I'd easily recommend them as a viable alternative over the RCR's...my q4's work great in my space and it's 16x21.


I am loving the sound of my RC-50s. How are you enjoying your RC-30s? They are going for such a great price on Amazon right now I wish I had money to experiment and get a pair. What about your LCR?
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#341164 - 03/08/11 09:21 AM Re: QS8s vs Energy RC-Rs [Re: Seekinganswers]
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Originally Posted By: Seekinganswers
Originally Posted By: billy p
I'm using the q4's with Energy RC30's and they sound great..IMO. I'd easily recommend them as a viable alternative over the RCR's...my q4's work great in my space and it's 16x21.


I am loving the sound of my RC-50s. How are you enjoying your RC-30s? They are going for such a great price on Amazon right now I wish I had money to experiment and get a pair. What about your LCR?


I auditoned 30's & 70's although I did preferred the 70's...I had to settle on the 30's because of budget constrains. I'm in the process of buying some Axiom later this month(switching over on walls..IMO a lateral move)but from my understanding owning the Energy and having auditioned Psb's they would IMO be more laid back or recessed in nature and Paradigm & Axioms slighly more forward but speakers become very subjective in the mind of others and later this month we shall see. smile

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