Energy Speaker Systems C-500 Floorstanding Speakers

4.13/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $700.00


Product Description

Full bore performance. The C-500 pushes presentation levels to all new heights, while maintaining a level of harmony with its surroundings that few speakers can boast. The dual 6-1/2” composite Fiberglas woofers are mated to Energy’s exclusive Tapered Crossover system, reproducing bass that is thunderous, along with dynamics and speed that are legendary. Many reviewers and listeners heralded the Energy Connoisseur C-5 (the precursor to the C-500) as the leader in performance in this category, but that is about to change. The C-Series C-500 is capable of greater extension, slam and impact than its predecessor, with less distortion and better articulation. Let’s not forget the 1” chambered aluminum dome tweeter that resides above the 2 woofers. This exclusive HyperbolicTM dome tweeter, now in its 5th generation, offers the dispersion, imaging and soundstage that has helped make Energy Speakers the brand it is.

Attention to detail, that further differentiates Energy from the competition, is maintained in the C-500. Port plugs are included for the two rear ports, to control bass performance in your listening room, another example of the care and consideration put into every design. The removable high gloss base is even removable, for those instances where a slightly different look is desired. The C-500 even includes high quality metal spikes, with adjustment nuts and protective discs.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2014

Bottom Line:   
Nice bass from these inexpensive speakers. Well suited to non- critical listening- i.e. digital formats and non-classical music. Sounds great on mp3, detailed as much as it can be with that flawed format. For video they are top notch. Frankly, I used these to replace a pair of Rodgers LS3/5a's and frankly they have a better soundstage and a more critical and detailed top end, and I'd say they best the LS3/5a's in all but one area...piano. Tracing the groove of my Chesky Pressing of Earl Wild's Rachmaninoff I found them unlistenable. But again this is most speakers and ALL speaker that come from anywhere in the orient. Designers simply do not understand the complexity that is a piano, nor do many audiophiles understand that an mp3 of a piano misses 80% of the inherent dynamics of the instrument. Bottom line, if you don't listen to classical music on LP (mp3 is fine) these are a terrific deal.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nsomnia a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2010

Bottom Line:   
ive owned two pair of these speakers ( fronts and rears ) for two years now and love the sound of them, i preffer them over my old polk rti12s and my jbl stadiums, would have given them 5 stars but like the rti12s they do not handle power well. ive had to replaice the tweeters twice now. the speakers are being powered by a pioneer vsx 1015

strengths: great crisp sound

weaknesses: does not handle volume well

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by virpas a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I have a lote of experience with high quality acoustic systems. What I can say-poor quality woofers,poor quality of sound,this is my strong opinion. That speaker has good quality tweeter but-middle range-absolutely terrible.Probably that speaker designed just for home cinema?Not for music. For home cinema this quality probably acceptable,but for Hi-Fi exactly not.Just compare this line with Tannoy Focus,Wharfedale Diamond,Mission speakers,B&W, Polk Audio,Klipsch,KEF,Infinity, and everything would be clear.Same kind of woofers and tweeters use Athena Technologies C-series - they have same poor quality of sound.A lot of car speakers nave better quality of woofers and better quality of sound.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these speakers from audio advisor for 400 per pair plus 75 for shipping.At the reg price of 750
they are a good deal at 400- well an even better deal. What is nice about the c-500s is the bass is so good
you don't need a sub unless you want to plumb the debths below 35 hrtz but at that low a cut off point I personally don't care.Another point about the bass it will probably be better than most subs out there, tighter
and more accurate. Like most speakers they are room dependent but when you find there best position in the
room you will be rewarded with a good balance of sound that is pretty nuetral and non fatigueing. A good
value in sound quality for music and becuase you don't need a sub.Also they work well for watching movies.A rare find at this price , apparently this model is being replaced by another. Go figure.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Painter a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a smooth, warm soundiing speaker as apposed to the many overly bright and in your face alternatives available in my price range at the time. The c-500s jumped out at me. Wow, what a warm, chilled, mellow sound! Nice detail, good highs (although highhs not as smooth as on the Energy RC 50s), and accurate sufficient sounding bass. The bass could be a little more intense at lower volumes, however the bass is undeniably tight accurate, and clean sounding. Soundstage is average, and could be better if it extended further to the left and right, however it's not far off from what's heard on the much more expensive Energy RC50s and the great overall warm sound of the c-500s make up for this. The regular price for these speakers in my location is about $850 for the pair. Compared to competition, regularly priced around there, the only real plus for the c-500s in the 850+ range, is the warm smooth sound, if that's the sound you prefer. The great sound, detail and tightness may compare to speakers $1000+, but the soundstage and imaging does not. These speakers are fantastic for HT and for $600 and under for the pair they are great for music as well, However, they are absolutely brilliant for HT. Just the PERFECT sound for movies in a 5.1 or 7.1 setup. The c-500s are also great for 2 channel music in medium sized rooms, however in their regular price range of $800+, you are likely to find speakers that generate a larger and more realistic soundstage, but are unlikely to find speakers that are this warm and smooth sounding. I feel that these speakers were designed with HT in mind, but also can get the job done very nicely for 2 channel music.

Bottom line: for $600 a pair or under, these speakers are untouchable.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2008

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Futureshop.




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