Lifelike Sound from a Compact Home Theater System
RC-Micro is Energy's most compact collection of high-tech components—satellites, subwoofer and center channel. Though tiny, this system packs a big wallop inside their great looking high-gloss black cabinets.
The RC-Micro proves beyond doubt that small can still be powerful. And it shatters any illusions about small, packaged home theater systems; you won’t get better performance, or better looks, even if you buy individual pieces. This system delivers lifelike performance from your favorite games and movies, with precision balanced mids & highs compliments of the Convergent Source Module, to the massive bottom end provided by a specially matched 240 watt 8” compact subwoofer, which features a Ribbed Elliptical surround for great bass detail and extension. The hyperbolic aluminum dome tweeter on the satellites and center channel focuses sound for clearer dialogue and stirring music. Keyhole slots and threaded inserts allow wall and stand mounting, letting you choose how and where to place your speakers. The RC-Micro Center and satellite speakers are magnetically shielded to eliminate interference with CRTs or televisions. Gold plated push connectors ensure positive connection for top-flight performance.Convergent Source Module
The Convergent Source Module, or CSM, is the heart of an Energy speaker. It provides wide dispersion, low distortion and amazing midrange performance. The speaker’s midrange and tweeter are designed to perfectly integrate with one another and are housed closely together to maximize driver integration, providing accuracy and excellence imaging. Ribbed Elliptical Surround
The patented Ribbed Elliptical Surrounds that encircle our products’ woofers are unlike any other. By changing the shape of the speaker surround to an ellipse, rather than the traditional “half roll,” distortion is reduced dramatically. Benefits also include increased excursion and a larger piston area, allowing for greater efficiency and greater dynamics than conventional designs.
Flat On-Axis Frequency Response with Wide Bandwidth
Speakers should reproduce the entire audio range in a uniform manner. By ensuring that no one frequency dominates any other, Energy ensures that every note is the way it was intended to be--and the sound as natural as possible.Wide and Constant Dispersion
Sound at all frequencies radiating from the speaker should be in an even pattern, in all directions throughout the room.Low Distortion and Resonance
No speaker system is distortion- or resonance-free, but Energy has achieved a significantly lower distortion level, a clearly audible improvement.
What Critics Are Saying About Energy RC Micro
"What sets the RC-Micro apart from other offerings is both the clarity of the presentation, and the width of the soundstage.
The RC-Micro is a very attractive set of home theater speakers, and have substance behind the flash. The same cannot always be said for other products in the space…it performed very well, and provides a great home theater experience.” --Andrew Yang, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, October 29, 2009
- Frequency Response: Sat: 150Hz-23kHz; Subwoofer: 36Hz-180Hz +/- 3dB
- Crossover Point: 3.5 kHz
- Sensitivity: 88dB
- Power Handling: Sat and Center: 240 Watts
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 20 - 100 Watts RMS (Continuous)
- Impedance: 8-ohm compatible
- Subwoofer Variable Low Pass Filter: 40Hz-150Hz
- Tweeter: 0.5-inch (12.7mm) hyperbolic aluminum dome
- Midrange: 2.5-inch (63.5mm) high-excursion aluminum cone
- Woofer: 8-inch (20 cm) Injection molded cone with Ribbed Elliptical surround
- Dimensions: Sat: 4.7 x 3.5 x 3.5in; Center: 3.5 x 5.9 x 3.5in; Subwoofer: 12.7 x 10.5 x 12.3in
- Weight: Sat: 1.6 lbs; Center: 1.9 lbs; Subwoofer: 16 lbs
Maximum Performance Tips
The center channel speaker needs to be centrally located so that the dialogue appears to be coming from the center of the screen. It needs to be above or below the monitor, as closely to it as possible. If you’re using a rear projection television, the most likely option is to place it above the screen. If you have a front projection system, you have choices--stand mounting, or placement on furniture, for example. It is important, though, to place the speaker so that its front edge is even with the edge of the shelf or stand supporting it. Unwanted diffraction occurs when the center channel is too far back into a cabinet or other surface with edges that could impede sound dispersion.
For left or right front channels, the distance between the speakers should be 6-8 feet at minimum for the best stereo imaging. The optimum room shape is rectangular, with the speakers along one of the shorter walls, facing the opposite side. If possible, do not place speakers against a wall or at rear of a bookshelf; corner placement is usually the worst option. Try to keep the speakers--especially rear vented models--at least two feet from the surface behind it, unless you use a vent plug. For best results mounting on a rear wall, position the speakers so they flank the main listening area and point toward the front of the room. They should be raised to a height of approximately six feet and should ideally have a space of six feet between them.
The three most common subwoofer locations include corners (which can result in boomy or exaggerated low frequency response), placement along a wall, away from the corner (producing moderate bass performance with increased fidelity over corner placement), or beside a front speaker (creating a better blend with the front speaker, but sacrificing overall volume). Experimentation with subwoofer placement is highly encouraged; slight adjustments can create big differences in sound reproduction. To test subwoofer placement, install it temporarily in your main listening position and walk around the listening room while playing a familiar piece of music until you find the best sounding position.