September 04, 2009 by Stephen Hopkins
“Don’t judge a man by the size of his hat, but by the angle of his tilt.”
Until recently I had absolutely no idea what this phrase meant. Then today I realized it was really a metaphor for small speakers that still sound great!
You have to dig deep, but whoever said this was clearly talking about the Energy RC Mini.
The RC Mini may not wear the largest hat, with its 4.5-inch Kevlar-ribbed, elliptical surround woofer, 1-inch high-efficiency aluminum dome tweeter, and diminutive 4.75 x 7.5 x 6.5-inch cherry cabinet. But the tilt of its pure sound shows you don’t always need big speakers, just the right speakers.
Vanns.com currently has the Energy RC Mini for $89/each with free shipping, a $135 savings per speaker! At $178/pair, these are ideal for a small office 2-channel system, living room, or other setting where high quality sound is needed with minimal footprint.
Vanns also lets you pile on the savings with a 5.1-channel combo consisting of four RC Mini speakers, an RC Mini CC center, and ESWC10 subwoofer, all for $699. At the combo price, for about the MSRP of just the two speakers and subwoofer, you can put together a tiny 5.1 home theater that packs a surprising punch! Scroll down near the bottom of the RC Mini product page to find the 5.1 combo deal.
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Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.
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