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Energy Connisseur C-5 Floorstanding Speakers, XLNT Sound and Condition - $300 (Vista)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Energy
model name / number: C-5

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Description :
The Energy Connoisseur C-5 is the smallest floor-standing speaker in the seven-speaker lineup that makes up the Energy Connoisseur line. The group of speakers has been carefully designed for full stereo and home theatre use. The C-5 is a slim tower with outrigger spiked feet to support its slim profile, with a very handsome front baffle containing 3-way custom designed and integrated drivers and a flared port at bottom. The entire baffle, with the exception of the front baffle of the tweeter enclosure, is silver/gray. The one-inch tweeter sits above two woofers, which are situated above a large, flared port. The entire cabinet of the Energy C-5 sits on silver stabilizing feet that match the baffle in color. The front two feet stick out about two inches to the side. The back of the speaker continues the silver theme with a large, plastic cup with oversized, gold-plated binding posts. There are no provisions for bi-wiring. The cabinetry joints are barely visible around the perimeter, but they are not seamlessly flush with the rear surface.

Comprised of Energy’s proprietary Spherex, the baffle is computer designed to enhance dispersion and strengthen the cabinet structure. The tweeter is complex in its construction and includes a chamber enclosed behind it to reduce the driver’s resonant frequency. This tweeter features its own chamber and allows for higher powered handling and a lower crossover point. The crossover point is set at 2kHz on the Energy C-5. This lower crossover point is said to minimize the dispersion pattern problems inherent in a higher-frequency crossover design. The Energy Connoisseur C-5 also features a tapered crossover. Despite only two driver sizes, Energy classifies the C-5 as a three-way speaker, due to its tapered crossover technology. The dual woofers work together on the lower frequencies to provide a large piston area, but only the upper driver is utilized for the midrange frequencies where large volume displacement is not necessary.

In listening, the overall smoothness of the Energy Connoisseur C-5 could immediately be heard, along with an effortlessness and freedom from coloration. The bass is surprisingly powerful and deep. It portrays midrange neutrality and ability to recreate smaller to mid-sized soundstages with conviction and believability. The high end is wide open, with an ever-so-slightly laid-back character. The Energy C-5 speakers are certainly mellow and laid-back, and having a little less control in the lower registers. The little extra upper octave energy could be perceived as a kind of sweetness that increases detail and ambient energy in strings and brass particularly, while also making acoustic guitars and percussion sound very alive.

Voices are silky smooth, with no sign of annoying sibilance that can frequently be heard on other speakers that are designed more for size than for sound. The Energy Connoisseur C-5 speakers perform well with the difficult-to-reproduce female vocals, giving them body and clarity without the harshness normally associated with affordably-priced speakers. The vocals and guitar work are vibrant and detailed throughout the midrange. They image very well too, though perhaps without the more holographic capability of more expensive speakers. Power handling is not an issue, either, with excellent deep bass even when they are driven hard, and the extra sensitivity pays off in outright dynamic range. Placement is critical with the C5s in order to get an even low end, considering their prolific output of bass. For home theater applications, this could be of little or no concern. If the Energy Connoisseur C-5 embodies any compromises, they are almost completely offset by the innovative technology employed in their engineering and manufacture.

Specifications :
System Type...................................Magnetically Shielded, Tapered 3-way Bass Reflex, Front Vented
Recommended Amplifier Power.........Up to 150W
Nominal Impedance..........................8 ohms
Minimum Impedance.........................4 ohms
Frequency Response........................36Hz to 23kHz
.........................30Hz, +/- 3dB
Usable Bass Response.....................Anechoic: -10dB
Sensitivity........................................Anechoic: 90dB
.........................................2 speakers in a typical room: 93dB
Crossover Point................................2kHz, Woofer 1 to 2kHz, Woofers 2 to 550Hz
Components.....................................Chambered 1" Aluminum Dome,
.....................................2 x 16.5cm injection molded homopolymer
.....................................woofers w/ NBR/SBR surround
Dimensions(w x d x h)........................31 x 38 x 96.5 cm
Weight............................................11kg per side

Made In...........................................Canada

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