Summary: I recently finished my basement and was looking for quality in-wall and ceiling speakers for a 7.1 home theater. I couldn't find anything that I was happy with so I purchased these for their size and made my own speaker grills for the side surrounds and they were perfect for hanging from a drop ceiling--the small size is light and small size doesn't hang down too far. I installed a black drop ceiling and the speakers look great accenting against it.
Summary: The ENERGY RC-MICRO 5-PACK, mated with an appropriate sub-woofer can provide a really nifty home theater experience- depending on what your expectations are. In a small space (home office, bedroom, etc) these beautiful little drivers may be the only speakers you'll ever need. Remember, a sub-woofer is not optional. Without a good sub (more on this later) the MICRO's cannot possible reproduce mid to low bass needed for "high fidelity sound".
Summary: Great sound out of such a small footprint. This is my second set,which I have used in a 7.1 surround system with a 6" energy sub and denon receiver .They arrived in perfect condition and were very well packed by the manufacturer.
Summary: These look amazing and sound very good. I had some larger onkyo speakers before trying these and I noticed that these speakers definitely lack some oomph in the low-mid / upper-bass range (think trombones or french horns playing in something like lord of the rings). These would still be an enormous upgrade over tv speakers and are probably the best combination of quality and price for their very small size.
Summary: I have a 10 year old Harman Kardon surround sound system with a 10" active subwoofer and satelite speakers. I didn't buy the Energy RC-Micro 5's to replace these - rather for a separate movie set-up in a detached office - but man, I just might have to buy another pair of these to do that. The old Harmans sound less full, less rich compared to the RC-Micros. The biggest difference is the center channel.
Summary: First of all the letters RC if you do some research, its basically built exactly like a Veritas, these speakers are perfect gems one of the best built,engineered tuned like no other Micro, and built better than the classics 2.0, 2.1. 2.2 this is my third pair, First pair 8 years ago of course they are made to play with a big 10,12,14 inch woofer,with the Amp/Receiver crossover at 60, because its impossible to get deep base not made to function without a woofer Some...
Summary: Came with high ratings from cnet so I took a chance. I was a bit worried since they were inexpensive However they are worth every penny. Very clear even with a 10 year old jvc receiver. Have a set of old tower Yamaha front speakers on 2nd channel for concerts. The energy rc's and the Bic f12 sub for movies. My perfect home theatre setup.