Originally Posted by ungo4
Knucklehead, I bought the ERM-1/ERD-1 5.0 setup. Basically I have the top of your 8.3 towers for the front stage. The build quality on the speakers is second to none. I did extensive research looking at speakers and had basically decided on another brand over these due to the lack of user comments vs. the other brand. I really liked the Emotiva design, the fact that Vance Dickason was involved, and I knew I had 30 days to try them out, so at the last minute I decided to go for it. I have no regrets what so ever with my purchase and the speakers are everything I had hoped for and much more.
I've heard some really great sounding speakers and these are well within range of them. Spending even 5 times what these cost would not get you a better sounding speaker IMHO.
I'm using a Pioneer 1015 receiver right now with my eye toward upgrading to a UMC-1 and either an XPA-5 or UPA-7 amp. Emotiva has my business from now on.
It sounds like your Emo speakers aren't going back. Is that a valid assumption?
So how is your Pioneer holding up? Running a little hot while watching theater? Not too many receivers take kindly to driving 4 ohm loads but the speakers aren't all that power hungry.
I'm driving the ERTs just fine with the UPA-7. Of course it delivers 280wpc in 2 channel if I need it. I'd need a hearing aid if I used that much power.
From what I understand Dann G said the 8.3 is a modular design of sorts, the ERM-1 faceplate is the same as the ERT upper faceplate. I love the build quality of these speakers. Solid as anything I've ever owned bar none.
bill1908: Yes I got the bigfoot. It is a monster! It is slowly collapsing my 15 year old entertainment center. The timbre match with the Emo speakers is uncanny good. If I listen carefully I can hear the shift in sound as a scene 'walks' across the front 3 speakers. It has a very good sound quality, probably as good as the Emo speakers and thats saying a lot. I'm not in any hurry to get a 6.3 to replace it, especially for what I paid for this one. I can almost buy 3 of them for the price of 1 6.3. And 2 channel is where I'm at 90% of the time.
Glad you asked about the bigfoot. Sometimes used things get lost in the shuffle with new stuff. The bigfoot should be on anyone's short list for a decent center channel speaker.
Here is a shot of the current setup of mine. I don't have the LMC-1 in there, but I did get it today. Sounds great!
Anyway, the towers are the ERTs, center is the bigfoot and the sub is an Infinity PS212, quite capable but unheralded in the audio world. Its 400 watts and 12". Works for music and theater just fine. Not seen but most certainly not forgotten is the ERD-1s, a fine surround speaker.
Oh, might as well get a shot of my favorite ride in here. Not actually my bike but mine looks exactly like it.