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samisaadi 12-20-2012 07:46 PM

Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0-Channel Home Theater Speaker System $60 + Free Shipping
 
Tiger direct have Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0 Home Theater System for 99.00$ with free shipping, lowest I ever seen

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...No=4355734

DJ3xclusive 12-20-2012 07:46 PM

Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0-Channel Home Theater Speaker System $60 + Free Shipping
 
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Update: Now $59.97 when you enter coupon code EIZ79417. Thanks Drusi11a

Tigerdirect has Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0-Channel Home Theater Speaker System for $99.99 with free shipping. Thanks samisaadi

Price Research: Our research indicates that Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0-Channel Home Theater Speaker System is $100 lower (63% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $160 -DJ3

wikipost 12-20-2012 07:46 PM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
DEAD!

Use coupon code: EIZ79417 for additional $40 off :bounce:

Thanks to Drusi11a

Coupon code works, woohoo!!

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=56283714&postcount=64

Don't forget 5% shopdiscover cashback + additional shop online CB!

BE AWARE, SHIPPING IS NOT FREE if purchased through tigerdirect. It gives you the option to ship free, but in order to receive it free you MUST JOIN TigerDirect Inner Circle Membership - 1 year membership for a $49.99 price.

^^ not true. free econo shipping (4-9 days, residential only). Today only: $60 shipped!!
econo shipping shows up as long as your address doesn't have a second line

DEAD? Add to cart, nothing in cart at checkout, dozens of tries.

yuugotserved 12-20-2012 07:48 PM

Nice price. lowest i've seen so far. has been hovering around $120-$130.

musicman40nj 12-20-2012 07:52 PM

nice price -- looking for higher end speakers but repped as great bang for the buck

calistyle 12-20-2012 08:10 PM

Nice deal. :repped:

Quote:

Originally Posted by yuugotserved (Post 56272044)
Nice price. lowest i've seen so far. has been hovering around $120-$130.

Yeah, it's $20 cheaper than when I posted it last week.

digaphobia 12-20-2012 08:11 PM

Thank god I sold my set for $130 last week! Also, someone mentioned in another thread that Newegg has been listing the RC Micro systems as discontinued (which can occasionally mean out of stock with no re-up date) for several weeks now..

stimpy 12-20-2012 08:18 PM

I thought the $150 fp deals were usually 5.1 (sub included) ... could be wrong .. too lazy to look ... but not to post ... k, i'm done now

agureghian 12-20-2012 08:18 PM

Bring back the hd 500 for 200!

goblinpunk 12-20-2012 08:22 PM

Holy crap that's a good price on these speakers. Been using them for about a year and a half and they're great quality and look awesome.

TFreakburg 12-20-2012 08:25 PM

Tempted to almost buy a second set (got em for $130 earlier this year)... I need two to finish my 7.1 and I could find a place for the rest.... maybe :)

JMUFly 12-20-2012 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFreakburg (Post 56272698)
Tempted to almost buy a second set (got em for $130 earlier this year)... I need two to finish my 7.1 and I could find a place for the rest.... maybe :)

Me too. Very tempting. You don't live in VA, do you? we could split 'em :)

rd760118 12-20-2012 08:28 PM

Ordered a set, thx!

digaphobia 12-20-2012 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFreakburg (Post 56272698)
Tempted to almost buy a second set (got em for $130 earlier this year)... I need two to finish my 7.1 and I could find a place for the rest.... maybe :)

The sats sell pretty well as individuals (or twins) on eBay.

dab2mi 12-20-2012 08:31 PM

Great deal on a very good set of speakers.

thomasshi 12-20-2012 08:33 PM

Tweeter: 0.5-inch (12.7mm) hyperbolic aluminum dome

Midrange: 2.5-inch (63.5mm) high-excursion aluminum cone

You must have a sub

big_wake 12-20-2012 08:34 PM

What to do? I have these speakers with the sub and they are awesome. I am setting up another home theater and I think I want to do in wall and in ceiling speakers, but they cost so much more. I also don't have a good place for the back surrounds except in the ceiling. Any suggestions?

thomasshi 12-20-2012 08:36 PM

BTW, for those who will be charged tax

same price on CC

http://www.circuitcity.com/applic...CatId=5680

un_plug 12-20-2012 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomasshi (Post 56272888)
BTW, for those who will be charged tax

same price on CC

http://www.circuitcity.com/applic...CatId=5680

Umm, same company (tiger owns cc), same tax for me.

bilditup1 12-20-2012 08:56 PM

Take 5 vs RC Micro - do slightly bigger drivers win out against smaller size and purported better build-quality or not? Is it worth saving $30 going with the Micros, or are the Take 5's superior?

un_plug 12-20-2012 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bilditup1 (Post 56273256)
Take 5 vs RC Micro - do slightly bigger drivers win out against smaller size and purported better build-quality or not? Is it worth saving $30 going with the Micros, or are the Take 5's superior?

I'd go Take 5 unless you prefer the aesthetics of micros over sound- the micros sound great, but the take 5 sound better.

bilditup1 12-20-2012 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by un_plug (Post 56273328)
I'd go Take 5 unless you prefer the aesthetics of micros over sound- the micros sound great, but the take 5 sound better.

Thanks for the prompt response...

dudester 12-20-2012 09:09 PM

Bought this 1.5 months ago at $130.

Buyer's remorse: love the speakers but wishing I bought it later from tigerdirect.

(Tigerdirect: how about a price adjustment?)

makaveddie 12-20-2012 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agureghian (Post 56272582)
Bring back the hd 500 for 200!

I like take 5's better than the hd500's... smoother sound IMO.

digaphobia 12-20-2012 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bilditup1 (Post 56273256)
Take 5 vs RC Micro - do slightly bigger drivers win out against smaller size and purported better build-quality or not? Is it worth saving $30 going with the Micros, or are the Take 5's superior?

I used the RC Micros for about eight months, then moved over to the Take 5s. The difference is subtle for the most part, but the difference in mid-range and crossover is noticeable when listening to music with which I am intimately familiar. That said, for this price, I would probably go with these and a nicer sub.

edplayer 12-20-2012 09:24 PM

what is the lowest you guys have seen the Take 5's at?

un_plug 12-20-2012 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edplayer (Post 56273800)
what is the lowest you guys have seen the Take 5's at?

$130 is the cheapest I have seen them, which is rare. They show up for $150 often.

digaphobia 12-20-2012 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edplayer (Post 56273800)
what is the lowest you guys have seen the Take 5's at?

They've been at $130 several times recently. I haven't seen them go lower (except open box).

agureghian 12-20-2012 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by makaveddie (Post 56273586)
I like take 5's better than the hd500's... smoother sound IMO.

Thanks, yeah I dont know. I dont know anyone with the energy take fives IRL. A friend of mine has the HD500s and they sound great... Which ever one goes on super sale first, I will bite on. thanks for your input.

makaveddie 12-20-2012 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agureghian (Post 56273868)
Thanks, yeah I dont know. I dont know anyone with the energy take fives IRL. A friend of mine has the HD500s and they sound great... Which ever one goes on super sale first, I will bite on. thanks for your input.

NP - the subwoofer makes all the difference in the world, so choose wisely... i ended up with the rw-8 instead of the energy esw-10, my room is on the smaller side.

edplayer 12-20-2012 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by makaveddie (Post 56273954)
NP - the subwoofer makes all the difference in the world, so choose wisely... i ended up with the rw-8 instead of the energy esw-10, my room is on the smaller side.


what would you recommend specifically for this set? I also would prefer something smaller (maybe up to 10") with a budget of $150-300.



Quote:

Originally Posted by un_plug (Post 56273824)
$130 is the cheapest I have seen them, which is rare. They show up for $150 often.

Quote:

Originally Posted by digaphobia (Post 56273826)
They've been at $130 several times recently. I haven't seen them go lower (except open box).


thanks guys

slywalker 12-20-2012 09:45 PM

how do you get econo shipping at TD ? it show in the cart page, but not in the checkout page.

pdp76 12-20-2012 09:51 PM

To all the people who mentioned "Take 5" do you really mean the "Take Classic"? I'm guessing you are but wanted to make sure since the Take 5 were an older version on the Take Classic

rshiggs 12-20-2012 09:54 PM

I have an option to buy the Klipsch Quintet IV 5.0 system for $99 tonight. Is this a better deal?

LonelyHiker 12-20-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big_wake (Post 56272852)
What to do? I have these speakers with the sub and they are awesome. I am setting up another home theater and I think I want to do in wall and in ceiling speakers, but they cost so much more. I also don't have a good place for the back surrounds except in the ceiling. Any suggestions?

Parts Express has Dayton, Audiosource, and BIC in-wall and ceiling speakers for reasonable prices. I don't have experience with any of the in-wall speakers but I have used Dayton raw drivers for a lot of projects and I've found that even the cheap Dayton drivers, when built with a proper enclosure and crossover, sound better than a lot of expensive name-brand speakers (having worked in the business I've properly auditioned a lot of speakers). And the more expensive Dayton Reference Series drivers which I use in my home system outperform just about everything at many times the price.

lixivix 12-20-2012 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rshiggs (Post 56274400)
I have an option to buy the Klipsch Quintet IV 5.0 system for $99 tonight. Is this a better deal?

No, and give me a link so I can buy them too!

thebtran 12-20-2012 10:04 PM

wow thats cheap but i just got the take 5s from newegg :(

amanpatel 12-20-2012 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rshiggs (Post 56274400)
I have an option to buy the Klipsch Quintet IV 5.0 system for $99 tonight. Is this a better deal?

Link please!

un_plug 12-20-2012 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slywalker (Post 56274188)
how do you get econo shipping at TD ? it show in the cart page, but not in the checkout page.

I could not get the free shipping to show up either. There is an asterisk next to free shipping that states "Oversized orders that require delivery by truck do not qualify". I hardly think a micro speaker system would qualify as oversized.

Bit anyway as I did not want $7 to cost me the deal.

dealwxy 12-20-2012 10:39 PM

This is a crazy deal, considering the 5.1 set (with a subwoofer) was MSRP $1000 when they first came out.

rshiggs 12-20-2012 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lixivix (Post 56274826)
No, and give me a link so I can buy them too!

Its a B&M only deal at the Yokosuka NEX at 1800 tonight (JST). I wish I could share a link!

Turbotalon 12-20-2012 11:10 PM

I had to throw my wallet across the room so I wouldn't buy these. I have a set of Promedia 2.1 for my computer and love them. These would have made great rear surrounds when I did my bedroom theater a few years ago. Only for rears though, not sure how they'd fare with my 12" sub. My room is only 10x11 so these with an 8" probably would be great for most users.

I mentioned my Promedias because Klipsch has been around for a LONG time with small speakers that sound amazing. Obviously if you want to spend the money you can get a more balanced sound but for $100 this is crazy.

bilditup1 12-20-2012 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdp76 (Post 56274338)
To all the people who mentioned "Take 5" do you really mean the "Take Classic"? I'm guessing you are but wanted to make sure since the Take 5 were an older version on the Take Classic

Yeah. Thing is 'Take Classic' is a dumb name, whereas 'Take 5'...immediately evokes this [youtube.com] (R.I.P.)

rshiggs 12-20-2012 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thebtran (Post 56274876)
wow thats cheap but i just got the take 5s from newegg :(

It is a B&M deal only at the Yokosuka NEX tonight at 1800. I wish I could share a link!

Turbotalon 12-20-2012 11:23 PM

Oh whoops, these are actually Energy branded, but Klipsch owns them so... My front 3 speakers are C50/C100s so I recommend "both" brands :D

I also recommend premier accoustic (eBay) subs. Mines taken one hell of a beating over the last 4 years and still performs really well.

The specs

http://www.voxxintlcorp.com/docs/...CUT_SH.pdf

Soymilk 12-20-2012 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stimpy (Post 56272574)
I thought the $150 fp deals were usually 5.1 (sub included) ... could be wrong .. too lazy to look ... but not to post ... k, i'm done now

that was probably the energy take classic 5.0, not these. those go on sale for 150 fairly often.

ibuyufo 12-21-2012 12:59 AM

How bad can these be for $100. It can't be worse than the insignia 5.0 speakers, right?? I'm in.

luckyj26 12-21-2012 01:57 AM

Why did I just buy this... I have no receiver. Damn you SlickDeals!

ShonnyG112 12-21-2012 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luckyj26 (Post 56277992)
Why did I just buy this... I have no receiver. Damn you SlickDeals!

I just bought me the one off Amazon. Now to find a sub.

nitsuj3580 12-21-2012 04:33 AM

I've almost bought these so many times over the years. I finally went for it. Thanks!

arnienumerouno 12-21-2012 05:28 AM

Can you hook these up via bluetooth?

joinup 12-21-2012 05:28 AM

As a reminder (If you have a discover card)
shopdiscover is 5% at tigerdirect + 5% for online using discover

BosuxRedsux 12-21-2012 05:32 AM

thanks op. May gift these.

un_plug 12-21-2012 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slywalker (Post 56274188)
how do you get econo shipping at TD ? it show in the cart page, but not in the checkout page.

Anybody else not getting the free shipping option?

buzzy 12-21-2012 05:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big_wake (Post 56272852)
What to do? I have these speakers with the sub and they are awesome. I am setting up another home theater and I think I want to do in wall and in ceiling speakers, but they cost so much more. I also don't have a good place for the back surrounds except in the ceiling. Any suggestions?

There are constantly deals on every type of speaker, and there will be more in the next few months. Get the right speakers. If you're going to go to the trouble of selecting and placing, not to mention in wall mounting, get the right speakers.

big_wake 12-21-2012 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LonelyHiker (Post 56274416)
Parts Express has Dayton, Audiosource, and BIC in-wall and ceiling speakers for reasonable prices. I don't have experience with any of the in-wall speakers but I have used Dayton raw drivers for a lot of projects and I've found that even the cheap Dayton drivers, when built with a proper enclosure and crossover, sound better than a lot of expensive name-brand speakers (having worked in the business I've properly auditioned a lot of speakers). And the more expensive Dayton Reference Series drivers which I use in my home system outperform just about everything at many times the price.

Thanks so much for the advice. I almost bought a Jamo set [amazon.com] last night for pretty cheap, I think they were $108 last night, though up a bit this morning. I decided I would hold off since floor standing was not my first choice. I'll take a look at what you mentioned.

stimpy 12-21-2012 05:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Soymilk (Post 56276806)
that was probably the energy take classic 5.0, not these. those go on sale for 150 fairly often.

You are correct sir!
4 points for Griffondor!

Slickzilla 12-21-2012 06:14 AM

These and buy a sub seperate or the Polk Audio RM705 5.1 set with a sub for $199????

SlickCanon 12-21-2012 07:01 AM

This jamo set for $115 is way better if you have enough room for the towers:
http://www.amazon.com/Jamo-426-HC...words=jamo

Price has risen slightly but was FP when they were $130

TFreakburg 12-21-2012 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMUFly (Post 56272752)
Me too. Very tempting. You don't live in VA, do you? we could split 'em :)

no, but I'm going to be in virginia beach all next week for christmas... hmm :) lol

JMUFly 12-21-2012 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SlickCanon (Post 56281758)
This jamo set for $115 is way better if you have enough room for the towers:
http://www.amazon.com/Jamo-426-HC...words=jamo

Price has risen slightly but was FP when they were $130


You sure about that? Have you heard both in person? Here is the review summary of the 5.1 version of this (from back when it retailed for $1000) from Steve Guttenberg, a highly respected a/v expert:

Quote:

Summing up, Energy's RC-Micro 5.1 is simply one of the best-sounding, mini, packaged speaker systems we've heard to date. It's highly recommended for movies and music, and easily justifies its $1,000 price tag.

dvaz23 12-21-2012 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by un_plug (Post 56279892)
Anybody else not getting the free shipping option?

I'm having the same problem. To get free shipping, I need to sign up for some membership that costs $40+. How are people getting free shipping?? Thanks.

Indio22 12-21-2012 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMUFly (Post 56282616)
You sure about that? Have you heard both in person? Here is the review summary of the 5.1 version of this (from back when it retailed for $1000) from Steve Guttenberg, a highly respected a/v expert:

Well, I wouldn't put too much stock in that inflated $1000 msrp or wherever he got that number. I doubt anyone ever paid $1000 for the Micros.

Also the Micros only have 2.5 inch "woofers", if you could call them that. They seem well regarded for the size - keep that "size" qualifier in mind. You think a little speaker with one 2.5" driver is going to best significantly larger speakers like the Jamos?

The Micros seem like very nice speakers - for people who need small speakers due to space/aesthetic considerations. For the Micros, you will probably want a good sub that can handle a higher crossover point without getting muddy.

Drusi11a 12-21-2012 08:13 AM

I applied this coupon code: EIZ79417 and it took $40 off the speakers making it $59.97 with Free Shipping and no Tax.

Coupon expires today.

tried to add it with the Samsung HM-1000 Bluetooth Headseat for $1 after rebate but it made the price $19 instead of $15
http://slickdeals.net/f/5730666-Samsung-HM-1100-Bluetooth-Headset-1-AR-S-H-TigerDirect-com

jmszafran 12-21-2012 08:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edplayer (Post 56273800)
what is the lowest you guys have seen the Take 5's at?

I picked up a new & unopened set of Take Classic's for ~$120 shipped about 2 weeks ago. I think they were a FP deal here from Woot.

thinklinux 12-21-2012 08:23 AM

how does it compare to Klipsch's reference series? I would like to have a set of speaker system, but I am not sure if the $1.5K price difference really make some sound quality difference to a newbie. hifi gurus, please share your points.

RobertoRx 12-21-2012 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drusi11a (Post 56283714)
I applied this coupon code: EIZ79417 and it took $40 off the speakers making it $59.97 with Free Shipping and no Tax.

Coupon expires today.

tried to add it with the Samsung HM-1000 Bluetooth Headseat for $1 after rebate but it made the price $19 instead of $15
http://slickdeals.net/f/5730666-Samsung-HM-1100-Bluetooth-Headset-1-AR-S-H-TigerDirect-com

Wow, thanks!

Slickzilla 12-21-2012 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drusi11a (Post 56283714)
I applied this coupon code: EIZ79417 and it took $40 off the speakers making it $59.97 with Free Shipping and no Tax.

Coupon expires today.

tried to add it with the Samsung HM-1000 Bluetooth Headseat for $1 after rebate but it made the price $19 instead of $15
http://slickdeals.net/f/5730666-Samsung-HM-1100-Bluetooth-Headset-1-AR-S-H-TigerDirect-com

REPPED!!!!! $128.34 for 2 SETS

wassabe 12-21-2012 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luckyj26 (Post 56277992)
Why did I just buy this... I have no receiver. Damn you SlickDeals!

Here is a complete set [woot.com] with Denon avr-1312 Receiver and 5 Boston speakers + a sub for $255, might give this a thought.

sniperruff 12-21-2012 08:29 AM

I know this has been asked on every thread, but...

do you need a receiver to hook up these speakers on a computer?
is a sub necessary?


Thanks!

ibuyufo 12-21-2012 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drusi11a (Post 56283714)
I applied this coupon code: EIZ79417 and it took $40 off the speakers making it $59.97 with Free Shipping and no Tax.

Coupon expires today.

tried to add it with the Samsung HM-1000 Bluetooth Headseat for $1 after rebate but it made the price $19 instead of $15
http://slickdeals.net/f/5730666-Samsung-HM-1100-Bluetooth-Headset-1-AR-S-H-TigerDirect-com


I ordered yesterday at the regular price and the order already shipped! Couldn't cancel so I ordered another one using the coupon! Thanks! I'll have to somehow get rid of the other one.

un_plug 12-21-2012 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drusi11a (Post 56283714)
I applied this coupon code: EIZ79417 and it took $40 off the speakers making it $59.97 with Free Shipping and no Tax.

Was going to post the code too, but wanted to make sure mine sipped first :O.
Wondering how many will go thru before fix/cancellation.

Still had to pay tax and shipping which brought it to $73. Still can't figure out why I can't get free shipping like everyone else. Wonder if it has anything to do with having a store in city?

Bmr4life 12-21-2012 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShonnyG112 (Post 56278818)
I just bought me the one off Amazon. Now to find a sub.

You talking about the Jamo? I'm thinking about doing the same.

peppermint 12-21-2012 08:32 AM

why do they call it home theatr system? I thought that had some sort of receiver along with it? thanks

indeo 12-21-2012 08:34 AM

I am not getting free shipping ... when i go to last page to place order ... does not give free ship option ... charges me 9.99

grzesiu 12-21-2012 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drusi11a (Post 56283714)
I applied this coupon code: EIZ79417 and it took $40 off the speakers making it $59.97 with Free Shipping and no Tax.

Coupon expires today.

tried to add it with the Samsung HM-1000 Bluetooth Headseat for $1 after rebate but it made the price $19 instead of $15
http://slickdeals.net/f/5730666-Samsung-HM-1100-Bluetooth-Headset-1-AR-S-H-TigerDirect-com

WOW! Awesome deal! Thanks for the code. REPPED!

jmszafran 12-21-2012 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmszafran (Post 56283942)
I picked up a new & unopened set of Take Classic's for ~$120 shipped about 2 weeks ago. I think they were a FP deal here from Woot.

Correction: ~$135 and it was the Take Classic 5.0 system.

nxsfan 12-21-2012 08:38 AM

I bought the Jamo S426 system that was FP earlier this week. I now have this Energy set in my basket for $60. Do I buy these instead of the Jamos and save $50?

rockmo 12-21-2012 08:44 AM

Damn. Damn. Damn. Damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't need these but I can't stop myself. For $60 bucks...how can I resist!!!!! I need help!!!!!!!

hpdad 12-21-2012 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drusi11a (Post 56283714)
I applied this coupon code: EIZ79417 and it took $40 off the speakers making it $59.97 with Free Shipping and no Tax.

Coupon expires today.

tried to add it with the Samsung HM-1000 Bluetooth Headseat for $1 after rebate but it made the price $19 instead of $15
http://slickdeals.net/f/5730666-Samsung-HM-1100-Bluetooth-Headset-1-AR-S-H-TigerDirect-com

Saw the deal last night but really didn't need the speakers.
Today, with the coupon code, there is no reason not to. Ordered on set with free shipping $59.99. Hopefully they will ship. Been cancelled few deals from them before.

Thanks + repp OP and Drusi11a

JMUFly 12-21-2012 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Indio22 (Post 56283296)
Well, I wouldn't put too much stock in that inflated $1000 msrp or wherever he got that number. I doubt anyone ever paid $1000 for the Micros.

Also the Micros only have 2.5 inch "woofers", if you could call them that. They seem well regarded for the size - keep that "size" qualifier in mind. You think a little speaker with one 2.5" driver is going to best significantly larger speakers like the Jamos?

The Micros seem like very nice speakers - for people who need small speakers due to space/aesthetic considerations. For the Micros, you will probably want a good sub that can handle a higher crossover point without getting muddy.

I have the 5.1 set... and a sub that can go up over 150hz is a given... the included one goes up to 200hz. Mine is in the front of the system, so I couldn't tell you if localization is an issue. That said, this system was selling for over $500 for a couple of years... after seeing the review, I watched it till it went down to $399 and I bought it. I couldn't be happier, even considering how much cheaper it is these days. I replaced a 5.1 JBL Northridge setup with this, and I don't regret it one bit. Yes, if I were in a giant room, I might be able to tell the difference, but in my 15x18 room (carpeted, with 8 foot ceilings), this is great... I never feel like I am pushing this setup hard. That said, I have a kid in the house, so I am not trying to rock the house like I used to in college with my old KLH towers and their 15" woofers....

wassabe 12-21-2012 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmszafran (Post 56284404)
Correction: ~$135 and it was the Take Classic 5.0 system.

Correction, it was $120, $115 + $5 shipping, Woot lowered the price after people complained Newegg was selling for $130.

headcr4b 12-21-2012 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by indeo (Post 56284362)
I am not getting free shipping ... when i go to last page to place order ... does not give free ship option ... charges me 9.99

For you and all others out there wondering, the free econo shipping only ships to residential addresses. Hope this helps.

digThisXL 12-21-2012 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Drusi11a (Post 56283714)
I applied this coupon code: EIZ79417 and it took $40 off the speakers making it $59.97 with Free Shipping and no Tax.

Coupon expires today.

tried to add it with the Samsung HM-1000 Bluetooth Headseat for $1 after rebate but it made the price $19 instead of $15
http://slickdeals.net/f/5730666-Samsung-HM-1100-Bluetooth-Headset-1-AR-S-H-TigerDirect-com

THIS! Wow, awesome!

peppermint 12-21-2012 08:55 AM

Where can I find the dimensions on these please?

LEMON LIME 12-21-2012 08:56 AM

$60.00 shipped to my house. Are you kidding me??????


Order placed. This will be one of the slickest deals for me that are thanks to SD peoples!!!!!

Thanks!

PS, on the dimensions of these, watch the video, they are SMALL!!!!!! A hand comes out of nowhere and picks them up and they fit in a hand, so they have to be pretty small, or they got a giant to play the hand guy.

cap829 12-21-2012 08:56 AM

Question for electronic geeks... I am looking at entering the component sound system world... are these good entry level speakers for a small living room? Much better than home theater in a box?

itaintrite 12-21-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nxsfan (Post 56284504)
I bought the Jamo S426 system that was FP earlier this week. I now have this Energy set in my basket for $60. Do I buy these instead of the Jamos and save $50?

Same, but for $60... I'll take both!

LEMON LIME 12-21-2012 09:02 AM

Now to find an amp and a sub for this!

Will just be for watching movies and PS3 playing in a fairly small living room.

Anyone have another screamin match for these as far as amp and sub goes?

nxsfan 12-21-2012 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itaintrite (Post 56285006)
Same, but for $60... I'll take both!

You are a bad person! I followed your lead - I'm sure my wife will understand when I blame it on a random guy on the internet. :lol:

Center 12-21-2012 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFreakburg (Post 56272698)
Tempted to almost buy a second set (got em for $130 earlier this year)... I need two to finish my 7.1 and I could find a place for the rest.... maybe :)

That's a brilliant idea.. I have the full 5.1 set and was tempted to get this just for the sheer price. But your idea of using 2 of them for 7.1 and the other 3 as backups (in case one of them blow out *knock on wood*) sold me.. Just ordered it..

wighty 12-21-2012 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cap829 (Post 56284976)
Question for electronic geeks... I am looking at entering the component sound system world... are these good entry level speakers for a small living room? Much better than home theater in a box?

I would say they are much better than most HTIB, but you need to make sure you get a subwoofer since these speakers only go down to 150 Hz.

greenmky 12-21-2012 09:05 AM

Hottest speaker deal I've seen in ages for $64 shipped (I through in a $4 aux cable...needed one anyway).

Will replace my mismatched old Fluance center/surrounds and Polk $30 black friday bookshelf fronts. Thanks a lot OP (and especially the $40 coupon person).

Coupon looks like an error (and old $40 off to make it $159...or $5 off? Not sure). Hopefully it ships.

josepaz2 12-21-2012 09:05 AM

F**K!!! I was going back and forth about buying these for my bedroom @ the $100 price... After I saw that coupon I think I blacked out but just received an email TD confirming I placed an order, so I guess I just bought them.

emgineering 12-21-2012 09:06 AM

Hello,

I'm also new into this speaker world. Buying this for the living room, what else do I need to buy? I read something about a receiver and subwoofer? Any recommendations?

Also, do I have to wire these around the room? Or are they wireless or something? Sorry for the ignorance.

peppermint 12-21-2012 09:06 AM

Does anyone know how big the box is? I might have to ask someone to take the delivery.. jut wondering if it is too big or too heavy.. thanks

fungo45 12-21-2012 09:08 AM

Couple good subs that I found at Bestbuy. The top two subs are Polk, and half off. For $25 more, I'd personally choose the 200 watt version.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searc...+subwoofer

josepaz2 12-21-2012 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emgineering (Post 56285326)
Hello,

I'm also new into this speaker world. Buying this for the living room, what else do I need to buy? I read something about a receiver and sub-woofer? Any recommendations?

Also, do I have to wire these around the room? Or are they wireless or something? Sorry for the ignorance.

You'll need speaker wire (look for some on Monoprice dot com)

You'll also need a sub-woofer. Keep your eyes posted on slickdeals there are always good deals.

And you'll also need a receiver. I'd look at BestBuy store locator in your area and search for "OpenBox" receivers. I've been able to find some good ones in my area for dirt cheap.

hpdad 12-21-2012 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peppermint (Post 56285336)
Does anyone know how big the box is? I might have to ask someone to take the delivery.. jut wondering if it is too big or too heavy.. thanks

Don't know how big is the box bit it weights only 11 lbs on TD site.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/cgi-bi...gCart-_-NA

Edit: check on amazon, it says 32 lbs ???

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Ene...B009ZX9ZMW

Bmr4life 12-21-2012 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emgineering (Post 56285326)
Hello,

I'm also new into this speaker world. Buying this for the living room, what else do I need to buy? I read something about a receiver and subwoofer? Any recommendations?

Also, do I have to wire these around the room? Or are they wireless or something? Sorry for the ignorance.

You need a receiver with built in amp, a powered sub and wires. No recommendations without a budget.

Lilgipper 12-21-2012 09:12 AM

In for 2. Waiting on hold to cancel my $100 order from earlier. I bought these at amazon a month ago for $120 after waiting months for a good price. Amazon was oos at the time and still is. If these actually ship to me, I'll be getting 2 for one off the already great amazon price I had locked in.

Eta: long hold time but cancelled the $100 order. Rep saw other two orders, checked stock on his own initiative and stated they have plenty of stock left so those 2 should go out. I made no mention of the coupon. Fingers crossed on this slickest of deals this year imo. Repped.

puddnhead 12-21-2012 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFreakburg (Post 56272698)
Tempted to almost buy a second set (got em for $130 earlier this year)... I need two to finish my 7.1 and I could find a place for the rest.... maybe :)

I was thinking along same lines, but I decided I wanted better front speakers -- the 150hz lower limit on these is REALLY limiting -- so instead of buying another set, I spent a little more ($80 per speaker, with patience in looking for a deal. It's not too hard to find them for $100-$110 each otherwise) and bought two V-mini energy speakers to replace those, plus a center V-mini (harder to find a good deal on), and got to my 7.1 that way (with the micro center speaker left over). The V-minis match perfectly with the micros, look like a slightly larger version of the same speaker. Just another idea.

emgineering 12-21-2012 09:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by josepaz2 (Post 56285434)
You'll need speaker wire (look for some on Monoprice dot com)

You'll also need a sub-woofer. Keep your eyes posted on slickdeals there are always good deals.

And you'll also need a receiver. I'd look at BestBuy store locator in your area and search for "OpenBox" receivers. I've been able to find some good ones in my area for dirt cheap.


Thanks for the feedback! I guess I'll have to learn how to "hide" the wires connecting to the speakers.

Slickzilla 12-21-2012 09:23 AM

Order Status: Carrier Pickup - Your item(s) have been processed and delivered to the carrier for pickup. Please note: no changes or cancellations can be made at this point.

I guess my 2 SETS are coming!!!!! for $128 !!!!

rockmo 12-21-2012 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hpdad (Post 56285462)
Don't know how big is the box bit it weights only 11 lbs on TD site.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/cgi-bi...gCart-_-NA

Edit: check on amazon, it says 32 lbs ???

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Ene...B009ZX9ZMW


This should be the 11lb. The 32lb box would be the package that includes the subwoofer.

busbeepbeep 12-21-2012 09:26 AM

in for one set at $60

puddnhead 12-21-2012 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peppermint (Post 56285336)
Does anyone know how big the box is? I might have to ask someone to take the delivery.. jut wondering if it is too big or too heavy.. thanks

It's not big/heavy at all. going by mmeory, but maybe 18" by 24" by 8", and maybe 15 pounds?

Dasnyde4 12-21-2012 09:29 AM

I couldn't resist. Bought a second. If you were to add to a 5.1 to make it a 7.1 would you use the rear or front speakers?

rockmo 12-21-2012 09:29 AM

I'm amazed that I haven't seen a post yet from the audiophile crowd telling you these won't sound as good as a $2,000 set up.:lol:

Sleepy1116 12-21-2012 09:30 AM

Very tempting, but too small to combin with my current Polk floor stand. Anyone know a good center speaker that slim enough, but with good performance? Or anyone know how I can use sundbar as center channel?

puddnhead 12-21-2012 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dasnyde4 (Post 56286068)
I couldn't resist. Bought a second. If you were to add to a 5.1 to make it a 7.1 would you use the rear or front speakers?

The front and rear speakers are identical (i.e. there are 4 speakers ofthe same type, plus a center). that's why I advocated getting two sligthly larger speakers (with lower frequency range on those) to use for the fronts if you want to go 7.1, instead of buying another set of 5. You will end up with a much better sound, sometimes you are better off paying a little more, especially if you are bothering with something as elaborate as 7.1. Since these speakers only go down to 150hz, though they are great quality, they are pretty limited in their frequency range by simple physics, I hope you keep in mind. But for the rear/side four speakers, they are perfect IMO.

atarilynx 12-21-2012 09:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fungo45 (Post 56285390)
Couple good subs that I found at Bestbuy. The top two subs are Polk, and half off. For $25 more, I'd personally choose the 200 watt version.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searc...+subwoofer


Thanks...the 200W seems to blend well with these...frequency range is up near 250hz, and blends from 60-160hz

mathurawasi 12-21-2012 09:36 AM

Excellent deal got 1. Can somebody suggest how is this sub in BB

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Polk+...ab=reviews

or should I wait for some other good deal?

Lilgipper 12-21-2012 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mathurawasi (Post 56286288)
Excellent deal got 1. Can somebody suggest how is this sub in BB

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Polk+...ab=reviews

or should I wait for some other good deal?

I have a similar Polk sub. That one should go quite well with this setup. I'm actually counting on it being better than the rc micro 5.1 package (who's weakness is the sub).

I hide my sub away so aesthetics / match to sats doesn't matter. No need to voice match a sub, just make sure it covers the low range of your sats so you get proper crossover and no frequency gaps.

washin 12-21-2012 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by puddnhead (Post 56286174)
The front and rear speakers are identical (i.e. there are 4 speakers ofthe same type, plus a center). that's why I advocated getting two sligthly larger speakers (with lower frequency range on those) to use for the fronts if you want to go 7.1, instead of buying another set of 5. You will end up with a much better sound, sometimes you are better off paying a little more, especially if you are bothering with something as elaborate as 7.1. Since these speakers only go down to 150hz, though they are great quality, they are pretty limited in their frequency range by simple physics, I hope you keep in mind. But for the rear/side four speakers, they are perfect IMO.

Got 2 sets, 1 to gift and other for me.

Can you suggest "slightly larger" set for the fronts for a 7.1 setup. Or should i get a sub that would compensate for frequency with a 5.1 setup. 7.1 Vs 5.1, which one is better with this set ?.

Also need a recommendation for Receiver/Amp with $150-200 for the amp/receiver.

Noob here and not an audiophile ...

puddnhead 12-21-2012 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mathurawasi (Post 56286288)
Excellent deal got 1. Can somebody suggest how is this sub in BB

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Polk+Audio+-+10%22+200W+Powered+Subwoofer+-+Black/8826103.p?skuId=8826103&id=1207352528863#tab=reviews

or should I wait for some other good deal?

It's probably OK, but if small size and looking good is your need/motivation -- IMO the only reason you should be getting the Micros in the first place, you'll probably be happier with bigger speakers if size & appearance in the room isn't a factor -- then you should strongly consider the Energy ESW-M8 [energy-speakers.com]. I have it paired with these & they sounds grea together, the M8 really "helps out" with the frequencies up to 160hz, with minimal directionality if place carefully. Not uncommon to find it around $250 somewhere every couple months. Not only is it a perfect match aesthetically to my RC Micros, but it is a good match in the context of incredibly tiny size, it is only 9x9x9 v.s 14.5 x 14.5 x 17 for the one you are looking at. Maybe that doesn't sound that much smaller, but when you do the math you will find that sub is almost FIVE TIMES the volume of the ESW-M8 (!)

JMUFly 12-21-2012 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cap829 (Post 56284976)
Question for electronic geeks... I am looking at entering the component sound system world... are these good entry level speakers for a small living room? Much better than home theater in a box?

YES. But you need a sub that goes up above 150hz... and a receiver, of course. Should run you between $4-500, total... depending on your sub and receiver. Check out the review I mentioned earlier, if you are in doubt. link [cnet.com] That is with the matched sub, but the sub isn't particularly unique... any sub that goes up high enough to blend with the speakers should do fine.

Lilgipper 12-21-2012 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by washin (Post 56286494)
Got 2 sets, 1 to gift and other for me.

Can you suggest "slightly larger" set for the fronts for a 7.1 setup. Or should i get a sub that would compensate for frequency with a 5.1 setup. 7.1 Vs 5.1, which one is better with this set ?.

Also need a recommendation for Receiver/Amp with $150-200 for the amp/receiver.

Noob here and not an audiophile ...

2x Energy v mini bookshelf would make nice fronts but for your receiver budget I would't bother with 7.1... $450 range buys you a decent home theater receiver like the Onkyo thats currently on FP deals.

But I currently run an Onkyo HT-RC360 which can be had any day for around $300. I like it.

Bmr4life 12-21-2012 09:52 AM

Bah. At $60 its hard not to get these. Also, don't forget 5% CB with Shop Discover.

mathurawasi 12-21-2012 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by puddnhead (Post 56286634)
It's probably OK, but if small size and looking good is your need/motivation -- IMO the only reason you should be getting the Micros in the first place, you'll probably be happier with bigger speakers if size & appearance in the room isn't a factor -- then you should strongly consider the Energy ESW-M8 [energy-speakers.com]. I have it paired with these & they sounds grea together, the M8 really "helps out" with the frequencies up to 160hz, with minimal directionality if place carefully. Not uncommon to find it around $250 somewhere every couple months. Not only is it a perfect match aesthetically to my RC Micros, but it is a good match in the context of incredibly tiny size, it is only 9x9x9 v.s 14.5 x 14.5 x 17 for the one you are looking at. Maybe that doesn't sound that much smaller, but when you do the math you will find that sub is almost FIVE TIMES the volume of the ESW-M8 (!)


Thank you for your nice suggestion

Bmr4life 12-21-2012 09:55 AM

Someone please find a small powered sub around $60 shipped. The $100 polk is to much for my bedroom.

puddnhead 12-21-2012 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by washin (Post 56286494)
Got 2 sets, 1 to gift and other for me.

Can you suggest "slightly larger" set for the fronts for a 7.1 setup. Or should i get a sub that would compensate for frequency with a 5.1 setup. 7.1 Vs 5.1, which one is better with this set ?.

Also need a recommendation for Receiver/Amp with $150-200 for the amp/receiver.

Noob here and not an audiophile ...

I got the Energy V-mini [energy-speakers.com] As I posted a little earlier, they are frequently found for $100-$110 each, and I got mine for $80 each if you are really patient & diligent -- I saw they were available on BF again for about that price somewhere. Paired with the Energy ESW-M8 sub I mentioned in my last post (and which does have a 150hz crossover potential to compensate, yes), the set looks like they could have all been sold together, the piano black finishes, grills, even connectors on back are an exact match on each product line.

you may not feel the need to do that, you may just love 'em as they are. But if you are like me, after you get these you will realize that, while really nice speakers, they have to obey the laws of physics like any other speaker & you'll want to start tweaking your setup :)

Can't help you much on the receiver end, it depends a lot on what you want as far as features. FWIW, I got a Denon 2112CI. For < $200, the Denon 1712 might be worth looking at, I've read good things about it Good luck.

ADDED: Lilgipper makes a good point. If your budget is <$200 on a receiver, maybe it's not worth it to go 7.1, or to upgrade the fronts, at least not right away.. I'm not even sure you can find a receiver that can do 7.1 at that price point. Start out with the micros, and spend the rest of the money you have on the sub & reciever, get the best you can. Then live with the 5.1 setup a while, all RC Micro + sub, see if you find you are happy enough with that.. If you do decide you want to go further, to 7.1 and better fronts, then you can buy the two V-min (or whatever), put those in place of the front micros, and just shift those two micros to become the 6th & 7th speaker. By then you will have more funds. To start out with, put what you can into just the receiver and sub. That's basically what I dd. And to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure going 7.1 was worth it, just on its own. I think most, maybe all the improvement in sound I got was from upgrading the fronts to V.mini. though it's still early (just got the V-minis last month, and haven't had time to watch too many movies yet), I think the upgrade to 5.1 to 7.1 was almost a waste of time. The only reason it was wroth doing was because I literally had the two extra RC Micros sitting there, after taking them out as the front pair.

unclelobsterman 12-21-2012 10:01 AM

Wow, for 60 with 6% CB from mistarebates how could I not? Maybe they can replace my decade old Cambridge Soundworks set and I can still use the sub from that. Then again, there is nothing wrong with the old CB set so why the hell did I just buy these?

pdp76 12-21-2012 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bmr4life (Post 56286834)
Someone please find a small powered sub around $60 shipped. The $100 polk is to much for my bedroom.

Here is one for $70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882117402

kuripot 12-21-2012 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bmr4life (Post 56286834)
Someone please find a small powered sub around $60 shipped. The $100 polk is to much for my bedroom.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdp76 (Post 56287292)


You beat me to it. Here's an SD thread I made for the SW-8 yesterday.

micceo 12-21-2012 10:19 AM

play from pc
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by yuugotserved (Post 56272044)
Nice price. lowest i've seen so far. has been hovering around $120-$130.

Can I use them to connect and play sound from my PC, do I need to buy anything else

puddnhead 12-21-2012 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by micceo (Post 56287538)
Can I use them to connect and play sound from my PC, do I need to buy anything else

These are just speakers, pure and simple. You need to connect them to an amplifier, it is impossible to directly connect them to your PC.

tmly 12-21-2012 10:23 AM

Noob question, but which receiver is the best for these speakers? Trying to stay under $200. Using it for tv and movies only.

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR...b_title_ce

or this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...d_i=507846

or this

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1...eiver+1513

ibuyufo 12-21-2012 10:23 AM

has anyone been able to apply the coupon after the order has shipped?

exhurt 12-21-2012 10:38 AM

Darn, I should have ordered the cheap 5.1 Onkyo refurb receivers when I had the chance.

midorix 12-21-2012 10:51 AM

Ordered 2 sets for $120 including tax and shipping! Great deal! (crossing my fingers they won't cancel).
Now I'm looking around for decent sub to go with it.

itaintrite 12-21-2012 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nxsfan (Post 56285202)
You are a bad person! I followed your lead - I'm sure my wife will understand when I blame it on a random guy on the internet. :lol:

:lol: random tip of the day. Keep box and all accessories intact. That way you can always regift :lmao:

kuripot 12-21-2012 10:59 AM

I might send the Jamo's back and keep these so I can budget more into a better sub (ordered a Pioneer SW-8, but the more I read the more I hear its better suited for music listening, whereas I'll be using these for 50/50 movies/games. I'm thinking a Dayton 1000 or 1200 or a Bic F12. This will all go into a bedroom ~ 9 x 12ft. Thoughts?

Bmr4life 12-21-2012 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdp76 (Post 56287292)

Hmm. Good reviews at amazon and cost $100 there.

Bmr4life 12-21-2012 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kuripot (Post 56288714)
I might send the Jamo's back and keep these so I can budget more into a better sub (ordered a Pioneer SW-8, but the more I read the more I hear its better suited for music listening, whereas I'll be using these for 50/50 movies/games. I'm thinking a Dayton 1000 or 1200 or a Bic F12. This will all go into a bedroom ~ 9 x 12ft. Thoughts?

Same thoughts. :)

Hmm. Just looked around online and learned that my current Onkyo skw200 sub isn't great so I'll just put it in my bedroom and get something new for my living room.

Garritos 12-21-2012 11:08 AM

Receiver
 
I have a set of these with a $110 Onkyo [accessories4less.com] and a cheap pioneer powered sub and it kicks my little condo. I am looking to upgrade my center channel in the near future to help the dialogue keep up with the special effects.

I am very happy with my setup! recommended! :lol:

pinsomniac 12-21-2012 11:14 AM

So is this really as great of a deal as people make it out to be—as in, if I don't have a use for it now but plan on needing this in the next couple years, does it make sense to buy a set and stash it away?

All this talk of it being the best price in a long while makes me wonder if I'd be better off doing that or just holding off. Thanks!

rockmo 12-21-2012 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tmly (Post 56287634)
Noob question, but which receiver is the best for these speakers? Trying to stay under $200. Using it for tv and movies only.

http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR...b_title_ce

or this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...d_i=507846

or this

http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR-1...eiver+1513

This one may be a good deal. Just saw it and thought of your post. Amazon reviews are good but it's $150 at Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...SID=288524

exhurt 12-21-2012 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinsomniac (Post 56289138)
So is this really as great of a deal as people make it out to be—as in, if I don't have a use for it now but plan on needing this in the next couple years, does it make sense to buy a set and stash it away?

All this talk of it being the best price in a long while makes me wonder if I'd be better off doing that or just holding off. Thanks!

For $60, it's worth storing unless you're tight on space. For the previous sale price of $100, it was not.

tmly 12-21-2012 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockmo (Post 56289166)
This one may be a good deal. Just saw it and thought of your post. Amazon reviews are good but it's $150 at Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...SID=288524

Thanks a bunch and right in my range.

jack8daniels2 12-21-2012 11:27 AM

Given that the mains can only go as low as 150Hz, do we have to set the crossover at 150-160Hz (so that there is no frequency gap?).

According to spec on amazon, "Crossover Point: 3.5 kHz". I'm not sure how these relate to the crossover frequency.

stalkerz 12-21-2012 11:30 AM

Does these speakers come with speaker wires?
All it needs is a receiver and a sub and maybe a HDMI cable and that's it?

Bmr4life 12-21-2012 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stalkerz (Post 56289574)
Does these speakers come with speaker wires?
All it needs is a receiver and a sub and maybe a HDMI cable and that's it?

You need speaker wire and something to feed your amp with a source.

Garritos 12-21-2012 11:39 AM

You will need cables, as one posted stated, try monoprice.

castrojustin 12-21-2012 11:40 AM

Would these speakers work well with the Onkyo TX-NR509 that was on sale 2 days ago for around $160? I may grab it on Amazon even for $180.

I have a small condo (650sq ft), so I don't need a lot of power. I'm interested in the Onkyo for it's Pandora & Android apps. I have an Android tablet in my kitchen, as well as my living room. I'm wondering if I can use the "Zone 2 Line Out" with my Cable Unlimited wireless speaker kit to broadcast audio in my bathroom & kitchen.

buzzy 12-21-2012 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinsomniac (Post 56289138)
So is this really as great of a deal as people make it out to be

Yes
Quote:

—as in, if I don't have a use for it now but plan on needing this in the next couple years, does it make sense to buy a set and stash it away?
No, that never makes sense. In a couple years your needs are almost sure to have changed.

buzzy 12-21-2012 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jack8daniels2 (Post 56289486)
Given that the mains can only go as low as 150Hz, do we have to set the crossover at 150-160Hz (so that there is no frequency gap?).

Or higher. But the truth is, anyone with tiny satellites has a frequency gap. These don't reach to 160hz effectively, and subs don't reach 200hz well. So a lot of people have a gap. But it's a tradeoff people are willing to make for small speakers. Way better than no music, or TV speakers.

Quote:

According to spec on amazon, "Crossover Point: 3.5 kHz". I'm not sure how these relate to the crossover frequency.
That's the crossover between the tweeter and the mid/bass drivers in one speaker. That is, the tweeter handles from 3.5khz up (approximately).

SlickAnon 12-21-2012 12:06 PM

I just received these yesterday (Energy Take 5) but haven't opened the box. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882269004

Anyone know how they compare?

jack8daniels2 12-21-2012 12:10 PM

Thanks Buzzy. For everyone's benefit, here's what I have learned about the Energy RC setup so far.

Look for a subwoofer that can go well above 150Hz and experiment with high crossover (120-160Hz).
Problem/Tradeoff of going with a high crossover frequency is that the subwoofer will deliver some of the directional portion of low frequency. So, it is best to keep the subwoofer somewhere close to the main speakers rather than a corner.
Lastly, distance between the front speakers and the listener should be 1-1/2 times the distance between the two front speakers. So, for example, I'm going to keep the two front speakers 6 feet apart, since my couch is 9 feet away from the TV.

dealripper 12-21-2012 12:11 PM

Ordered one for $64.32 shipped.
Repped OP and Drusilia for the $40 coupon.
Thanks guys! Thanks SD.

bilditup1 12-21-2012 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by SlickAnon (Post 56290652)
I just received these yesterday (Energy Take 5) but haven't opened the box. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6882269004

Anyone know how they compare?

Here ya go:

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Originally Posted by bilditup1 (Post 56273256)
Take 5 vs RC Micro - do slightly bigger drivers win out against smaller size and purported better build-quality or not? Is it worth saving $30 going with the Micros, or are the Take 5's superior?

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Originally Posted by un_plug (Post 56273328)
I'd go Take 5 unless you prefer the aesthetics of micros over sound- the micros sound great, but the take 5 sound better.

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Originally Posted by castrojustin (Post 56289870)
Would these speakers work well with the Onkyo TX-NR509 that was on sale 2 days ago for around $160? I may grab it on Amazon even for $180.

Speakers are 8ohm and relatively efficient, so you should be fine. This is a typical combo.

dsp1283 12-21-2012 12:23 PM

Another noob question. Would these work well if I replace the stock Logitech z-5500 satellite speakers with these? From what I see, both speakers are 8 ohm, but don't know much beyond that. Thanks

Here is what I found for the z-5500 spec
Satellite RMS Power /ea
Left/Right: 62 watts RMS x 2 (into 8 ohms, @ 1khz, @ 10% THD)
Center: 69 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 1kHz, @ 10% THD)
Rear Left & Right: 62 watts RMS x 2 (into 8 ohms, @ 1kHz, @ 10% THD)
Subwoofer RMS Power
188 watts RMS (into 8 ohms, @ 100Hz, @ 10% THD)

rockmo 12-21-2012 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by pinsomniac (Post 56289138)
So is this really as great of a deal as people make it out to be—as in, if I don't have a use for it now but plan on needing this in the next couple years, does it make sense to buy a set and stash it away?

All this talk of it being the best price in a long while makes me wonder if I'd be better off doing that or just holding off. Thanks!


Just to put this in perspective, as of just last year this set with matching sub was going for $399. You can most certainly find a sub to accompany these for under $100...you don't need a sub but once you add one you'll be sorry you didn't earlier. Speaker technology does not evolve as quickly as other tech so I wouldn't worry about them being outdated. Honestly, I don't need them right now either but I'm going to hook them up and see if their better than what I have and to make sure their all in working order. For $60, it's less then me playing a round of golf but yet I'll get years of enjoyment.

emgineering 12-21-2012 12:28 PM

Any suggestions on a decent receiver around $150? Again, i'm new at this, looked at monoprice but don't know which wires to get and how many. Seems like if I need to get 6, the wires themselves would cost more than the speakers?

mshende12 12-21-2012 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by emgineering (Post 56291300)
Any suggestions on a decent receiver around $150? Again, i'm new at this, looked at monoprice but don't know which wires to get and how many. Seems like if I need to get 6, the wires themselves would cost more than the speakers?

How about this one:
Newegg.com has the Yamaha RX-V471 5.1 channel home theater receiver for $150 shipped after promo code EMCJHHJ44

busbeepbeep 12-21-2012 12:33 PM

yeah, that Yamaha is gonna be your best bet at $150

KITHPOM 12-21-2012 12:36 PM

Holy Crap this is slick!

Best speaker/audio value I've gotten from slickdeals yet. Energy speaker set for $60, insane!

PhoneyPersona 12-21-2012 12:38 PM

Don't need em....Can't use em....Can't pass em up....Just bought em!

Somebody is getting a stocking stuffer. Problem is, I've already covered everyone on the 'NICE" list. I guess there is going to be one lucky bastard on my "NAUGHTY" list.

Order Date: 12/21/2012 1:32:46 PM EST

Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0 Home Theater System - 5 Pack, Flat Panels, 150Hz-23kHz, Gold Plated Push Connectors, Built-in Keyhole Slot, 8 Ohm, High-Gloss Black Finish

Available While Supplies Last
1 $99.97 - $40.00
coupon Items: $99.97
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Coupon Discount: - $40.00
Sales Tax: $4.80
Order Total: $64.77

chenw87 12-21-2012 12:42 PM

What is the wattage for these speakers? 20-100?

mikebshopper 12-21-2012 12:43 PM

Wow 64 bucks for these speakers!

Good lookin out!

KITHPOM 12-21-2012 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by xristosx (Post 56284094)
REPPED!!!!! $128.34 for 2 SETS

So it does double the discount? I was going to try but I don't need the one set @ $60, I really don't need 2 @ $120, and yet the temptation was there

What is the deal with this coupon? What is it supposed to be for?

rockmo 12-21-2012 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by emgineering (Post 56291300)
Any suggestions on a decent receiver around $150? Again, i'm new at this, looked at monoprice but don't know which wires to get and how many. Seems like if I need to get 6, the wires themselves would cost more than the speakers?


Just buy a roll of 16 gauge and you should be good. Determine you're length requirements. You're at the right place if your using Monoprice as they have great quality for reasonable prices. The link below is for 100' under $20.

http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2


I think if you sign up for their newsletter they have a 20% deal for signing up.

munkymonkjr 12-21-2012 12:50 PM

Ehh, still happy with my HD300s. Got them Tiger put them on clearance -- $90.

marffeus 12-21-2012 12:52 PM

WOW can't believe I just bought 2 freaking sets when I needed 0. Too good of a deal to pass up, will make good last minute gift to someone though! Thanks OP and Drusi11a

KITHPOM 12-21-2012 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by PhoneyPersona (Post 56291576)
Don't need em....Can't use em....Can't pass em up....Just bought em!

Somebody is getting a stocking stuffer. Problem is, I've already covered everyone on the 'NICE" list. I guess there is going to be one lucky bastard on my "NAUGHTY" list.

Getting someone a surround sound set requiring a receiver, subwoofer, cabling, and mounting hardware is kind of mean. You pay $60 on a gift that likely costs $300+ to use properly.

tmly 12-21-2012 12:55 PM

So for under $300, I got these speakers paired with:

Pioneer SW-8 100W Powered Subwoofer
YAMAHA RX-V471 5.1-Channel AV Receiver

I'm sure this'll be better than the sound bar I was gonna get for $250.

So if I have a cable box, blu ray player and TV, do I need 3 hdmi cables to connect to each? Gonna order the wires and hdmi soon and didn't know how many I would need. Thanks.

cap829 12-21-2012 12:55 PM

Dont have a receiver or a sub to go with it.... Of course I needed to buy these. Thanks SD for blowing my christmas budget ;)

cap829 12-21-2012 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by luckyj26 (Post 56277992)
Why did I just buy this... I have no receiver. Damn you SlickDeals!

Im in the same boat. All this will do is make me go spend more money when i didnt need it in the first place. Lets hope there are some good after christmas sales on here.

kryztalz 12-21-2012 01:05 PM

are these wireless?

luvgisele 12-21-2012 01:07 PM

Not getting free shipping - charges 12.xx for CA? :(

emgineering 12-21-2012 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by rockmo (Post 56291856)
Just buy a roll of 16 gauge and you should be good. Determine you're length requirements. You're at the right place if your using Monoprice as they have great quality for reasonable prices. The link below is for 100' under $20.

http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2


I think if you sign up for their newsletter they have a 20% deal for signing up.

Repped, thanx for the help!

CaptainOC 12-21-2012 01:09 PM

Wow $59.97 no tax and free shipping? I can't even believe this.

shawnusa 12-21-2012 01:16 PM

I do not know why, but got one. Thanks.

dprimc 12-21-2012 01:16 PM

Merry Christmas to me! Had been on the fence, but under $60 shipped...I'm off the fence.

PhoneyPersona 12-21-2012 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by KITHPOM (Post 56291932)
Getting someone a surround sound set requiring a receiver, subwoofer, cabling, and mounting hardware is kind of mean. You pay $60 on a gift that likely costs $300+ to use properly.

HMMM..I like that. Now i'm off to see who on the NAUGHTY list doesn't already have any of that. HO-HO-HO

gammah 12-21-2012 01:21 PM

What is a good speaker wall/ceiling mount for these speakers? Looking for black color.

LEMON LIME 12-21-2012 01:23 PM

These had better ship as I just bought a receiver.

68droptop 12-21-2012 01:26 PM

Ugh...

2 sets for me. At $64 per set, how can you not buy them?

I have an Energy Encore speaker system in my HT that I bought 10 years ago when Energy was still independent and to this day, they are fantastic speakers.

eau 12-21-2012 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by kryztalz (Post 56292318)
are these wireless?

These don't come with the required speaker wires if this is what you are asking :lol:

dwells 12-21-2012 01:32 PM

Hey, why not.

maria_bettina 12-21-2012 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by PhoneyPersona (Post 56291576)
Don't need em....Can't use em....Can't pass em up....Just bought em!

Somebody is getting a stocking stuffer. Problem is, I've already covered everyone on the 'NICE" list. I guess there is going to be one lucky bastard on my "NAUGHTY" list.

Order Date: 12/21/2012 1:32:46 PM EST

Klipsch Energy RC Micro 5.0 Home Theater System - 5 Pack, Flat Panels, 150Hz-23kHz, Gold Plated Push Connectors, Built-in Keyhole Slot, 8 Ohm, High-Gloss Black Finish

Available While Supplies Last
1 $99.97 - $40.00
coupon Items: $99.97
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Coupon Discount: - $40.00
Sales Tax: $4.80
Order Total: $64.77

You buy nice gifts for your nice friends... and apparently your naughty friends too.

soconfused 12-21-2012 01:33 PM

"coupon code not found" :(

Never mind...got it to work

exhurt 12-21-2012 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by luvgisele (Post 56292364)
Not getting free shipping - charges 12.xx for CA? :(

Make sure you leave the 2nd line for the address blank. Put your apartment number on the first line.

kryztalz 12-21-2012 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by eau (Post 56293004)
These don't come with the required speaker wires if this is what you are asking :lol:

I guess that's how they get you - buy a product so that you can buy more products.

Thank you!

rockmo 12-21-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by tmly (Post 56292018)
So for under $300, I got these speakers paired with:

Pioneer SW-8 100W Powered Subwoofer
YAMAHA RX-V471 5.1-Channel AV Receiver

I'm sure this'll be better than the sound bar I was gonna get for $250.

So if I have a cable box, blu ray player and TV, do I need 3 hdmi cables to connect to each? Gonna order the wires and hdmi soon and didn't know how many I would need. Thanks.


You'll need 1 HDMI from the cable box to the receiver and 1 from the Blu Ray to the receiver. Then 1 HDMI to the TV from the receiver. Again, Monoprice is great for cables but with HDMI's l always check Amazon as usually can find them there with free shipping. Just read the reviews and don't fall for the hype for more expensive cables.

LEMON LIME 12-21-2012 01:47 PM

Mine shipped. Ordered a few hours ago! Yippie!

wassabe 12-21-2012 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by xristosx (Post 56285876)
Order Status: Carrier Pickup - Your item(s) have been processed and delivered to the carrier for pickup. Please note: no changes or cancellations can be made at this point.

I guess my 2 SETS are coming!!!!! for $128 !!!!

yours already shipped? mine is still processing, I placed the order within 5-10 minutes when the Code was posted.

luvgisele 12-21-2012 01:47 PM

are these better or the Jamo S 426 HCS 3 WENGE 5-Piece Home Theater System at amazon?

eau 12-21-2012 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by kryztalz (Post 56293130)
I guess that's how they get you - buy a product so that you can buy more products.

Thank you!

Most speaker systems don't come with speaker wires anyway. If they do, it's usually some cheap thin wires. For home theater setup, you typically want 16-18 AWG or better wires because of the distance of some of these speakers from the amp. For better full range speakers, you will want 14 AWG or better.

kryztalz 12-21-2012 01:47 PM

I want to buy this because it’s such a good deal, but then I'll be sitting in my room with speakers and have no idea what to do with them...

this thread is getting too technical for me :confused::wave:

Identity404 12-21-2012 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by luvgisele (Post 56293412)
are these better or the Jamo S 426 HCS 3 WENGE 5-Piece Home Theater System at amazon?

Yes, the general consensus is that those Jamos are pretty much crap. Though, they are probably a bit better if you have a larger room.

Mummel 12-21-2012 02:04 PM

Are these better than the Energy Take Home Classic?

Identity404 12-21-2012 02:06 PM

Can anyone recommend a good sub for these. I know a lot of people like to pair the Polk PSW10 with the Energy Take Classics. Would the polk pair ok with the Micros?

tmly 12-21-2012 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by rockmo (Post 56293322)
You'll need 1 HDMI from the cable box to the receiver and 1 from the Blu Ray to the receiver. Then 1 HDMI to the TV from the receiver. Again, Monoprice is great for cables but with HDMI's l always check Amazon as usually can find them there with free shipping. Just read the reviews and don't fall for the hype for more expensive cables.

I just saw a youtube video showing this, but they also ran an optical cable from the TV back to the receiver. Is that necessary? Also will a monoprice stand hold these speakers? Thanks again.

http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2

tmartenst 12-21-2012 02:06 PM

Thanks. In for a set. We'll dust off the old Kenwood receiver.

Identity404 12-21-2012 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Mummel (Post 56293806)
Are these better than the Energy Take Home Classic?

The RC Micros have a better build quality, but the Classics are a little larger... I think most people will give the small edge to the Classics, but at $60 it seems like a no-brainer to go with the Micros...

maria_bettina 12-21-2012 02:11 PM

Bought em. $60 shipped in CA. Also bought the Yamaha Receiver for $150. Now I just need that 55" 3D LED Pany...

pdp76 12-21-2012 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Mummel (Post 56293806)
Are these better than the Energy Take Home Classic?

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Originally Posted by Identity404 (Post 56293930)
The RC Micros have a better build quality, but the Classics are a little larger... I think most people will give the small edge to the Classics, but at $60 it seems like a no-brainer to go with the Micros...

Anothing thing to consider is that the RC Micros only go down to 150Hz while the Classics go down to 110-115Hz, which means the subwoofer you get has to cover a bit more range for the Mircos than the Classic.

veteranwang 12-21-2012 02:17 PM

already got the engery take 5 but at this price had to do it. but guys keep in mind some orders might not ship, my last 2 orders with tigerdirect got cancelled.

rockmo 12-21-2012 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by tmly (Post 56293844)
I just saw a youtube video showing this, but they also ran an optical cable from the TV back to the receiver. Is that necessary? Also will a monoprice stand hold these speakers? Thanks again.

http://www.monoprice.com/products...1&format=2


You know, I thought about that when replying. I run my cable box directly into my TV and then run an optical cable back the receiver. I guess I was thinking that with receiver off it wouldn't pass the signal to my TV so I'd have to constantly have my receiver on when watching TV. Someone else may have to chime in here on that. I only use my receiver for mostly music, then Blu Rays and gaming so it's not on much while I'm watching TV. Not sure if that's the optimal set up but it works for me.

Not sure on the stands. I did just a quick scan on the reviews and some guy said they fit his Energy Take Classics perfectly which I beleive are similar to these. I'm getting ready to hit happy hour so I had to be quick. Good luck!


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