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Energy CC-1 Center Channel Speaker, XLNT Condition, $500 New - $125 (Vista)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Energy
model name / number: CC-1

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Energy Speaker Systems is part of Audio Products International Corporation which designs and manufactures three brands: Energy Speaker Systems, Mirage Loudspeakers, and Athena Technologies. API has existed for over 25 years and specializes in moderately priced (for the High End anyway) loudspeakers. The Veritas line (one of the Energy lines) is very well regarded, and the Connoisseur line attempts to bring as much of the Veritas performance level to a lower price point.

Energy's three main design points of flat, wide bandwidth, on-axis frequency response, wide and constant dispersion, and low distortion and resonance are difficult design goals to achieve with a restricted budget. The Connoisseur speakers use a hard-dome tweeter with a smooth, flared fascia and a low resonance frequency that allows a lower crossover frequency (2 kHz), improving the performance of the woofers.

The woofers themselves use a very novel design. The woofer baskets are an integral part of the front panel of the speaker cabinets. The woofer baskets are molded directly into the plastic front panel. The driver cones and concave dust caps are made of the same polymer compound used for the much more expensive Veritas speakers.

Cabinets are braced MDF with laminate vinyl veneer finish; mine were the ubiquitous black ash. The C-R1 rears have a crackle black (also a vinyl laminate) finish. All speakers except the rears are magnetically shielded, and have convenient and clever magnetically attached grilles. Binding posts are very well made and solid, and do not allow the use of a wrench to tighten them, which eliminates the possibility of over tightening. They do allow the use of banana plugs.

C-C1 Center Channel:

• Two-Way Reflex
• One 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter, Two 5 1/2" Rubberized Woofers
• MFR: 50 Hz - 23 kHz ± 3 dB
• Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
• Sensitivity: 90 dB/W/M
• Size: 6 1/2" H x 22 3/4" W x 9 3/4" D
• Weight: 16 Pounds Each

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