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rwe416's Avatar rwe416 03:08 PM 03-07-2012
Just got off the phone with Emp and my E55ti mains and E56ci center will be shipped tomorrow. They said that they have been overwhelmed with the responses from this forum. They cut me a deal on the set. They are shipping out tomorrow.

For the ones who have bought the Emp's,what receiver are you using? Someone wants to buy my Denon 791 and I have been looking at the Denon 2112ci.

Wife said to get whatever I want and get the system done. She said to buy now and not regret later.

Word of warning: Emp said that they are having phone service problems so if there is no answer to please try again.

KRELL44's Avatar KRELL44 05:01 PM 03-07-2012
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Just got off the phone with Emp and my E55ti mains and E56ci center will be shipped tomorrow. They said that they have been overwhelmed with the responses from this forum. They cut me a deal on the set. They are shipping out tomorrow.

For the ones who have bought the Emp's,what receiver are you using? Someone wants to buy my Denon 791 and I have been looking at the Denon 2112ci.

Wife said to get whatever I want and get the system done. She said to buy now and not regret later.

Word of warning: Emp said that they are having phone service problems so if there is no answer to please try again.

Good info,but what was your deal?.....Were they new or clearance?......why the mystery?
rwe416's Avatar rwe416 05:22 PM 03-07-2012
He did not say if they were new or b-stock. If they are b-stock,everyone seems to be happy with theirs so I am not worried. I was given the sale price on the towers and 2 bills off of the center. If you do the math I feel as though I got a great deal.
KRELL44's Avatar KRELL44 05:28 PM 03-07-2012
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He did not say if they were new or b-stock. If they are b-stock,everyone seems to be happy with theirs so I am not worried. I was given the sale price on the towers and 2 bills off of the center. If you do the math I feel as though I got a great deal.

I didn't mean to beat on you(lol)......I bought the 55ti's on clearance and they're perfect,not a mark on them...same as new.....If I can get $200 off the center,I'm going to buy that,too.....thanks for the info....a lot of people have been waiting to hear some news....peter
KRELL44's Avatar KRELL44 05:33 PM 03-07-2012
Oh....and go with a Pioneer recvr....like the 1121k that has pre-outs.....on sale at newegg.

or one of the older pioneer elites.....I have the Elite 74TXVI in silver......7ch....140w per....can't beat the Pio Elite Receivers,imho
slammin86's Avatar slammin86 06:31 PM 03-07-2012
I too got a similar deal on the center.
bigtim2000's Avatar bigtim2000 03:27 PM 03-08-2012
Do I have to call or can just email them for that price on the e56ci? I was waiting for the sale but 250 sounds good to me.
slammin86's Avatar slammin86 08:29 PM 03-09-2012
Looks like the sale should hit next week.
bitterwaste's Avatar bitterwaste 01:21 AM 03-10-2012
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Looks like the sale should hit next week.

Any word on how long the sell might last for once it starts? I'm thinking about getting some E55ti and a two subs with a center if its a nice discount.
Scottyp3's Avatar Scottyp3 01:30 AM 03-10-2012
wish they would answer emails
rwe416's Avatar rwe416 02:29 AM 03-10-2012
They said that they are overwhelmed right now. Best to call. They are very helpful on the phone.
KRELL44's Avatar KRELL44 11:39 AM 03-10-2012
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wish they would answer emails

They must be bombed......when I bought my 55ti's 3 weeks ago....I sent a couple of emails to Brian Tracy and he got right back to me....excellent cust svs,imo
slammin86's Avatar slammin86 05:44 PM 03-10-2012
I have been talking to Brian also. Very helpful and always responds.
KRELL44's Avatar KRELL44 06:58 PM 03-10-2012
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Any word on how long the sell might last for once it starts? I'm thinking about getting some E55ti and a two subs with a center if its a nice discount.

I would hold off on their subs....I have a feeling they're coming out with a larger sub...Instead of 2 subs I would look at Revel or Hsu....very musical subs....better match for the Emp 55ti's....I have the Revel T-1($700)......the smaller T-5 is only $500.The Hsu Vtf-1 would be great,also.....Peter
bitterwaste's Avatar bitterwaste 07:15 PM 03-10-2012
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I would hold off on their subs....I have a feeling they're coming out with a larger sub...Instead of 2 subs I would look at Revel or Hsu....very musical subs....better match for the Emp 55ti's....I have the Revel T-1($700)......the smaller T-5 is only $500.The Hsu Vtf-1 would be great,also.....Peter


Cool thanks Krell, I have SVS subs I might try with that as well and see how they do with the EMP Tek, but I've fallin in love with these speakers and with all the nice reviews online I have to try it my self.
slammin86's Avatar slammin86 10:02 AM 03-12-2012
bigtim2000's Avatar bigtim2000 10:07 AM 03-12-2012
20% off! not too bad.
KRELL44's Avatar KRELL44 11:54 AM 03-12-2012
20% off MSRP?.......eh
NewToHT's Avatar NewToHT 11:58 AM 03-12-2012
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20% off MSRP?.......eh

HAHA!!!! I know!!!! They NEVER sold them at MSRP!! Now they advertise 25% off....when in actuality, compared to what the prices were yesterday....it's more like 5%!!!! I was going to pick me up a pair of those 55's too!! Oh well.....
Elihawk's Avatar Elihawk 12:13 PM 03-12-2012
yea, that isn't really much of a sale! Good price? maybe...Great sale, no!
Djoel's Avatar Djoel 12:19 PM 03-12-2012
You guys are just spoiled rotten


DJoel
slammin86's Avatar slammin86 12:29 PM 03-12-2012
I ordered some b stock bookshelves to use as surrounds this morning.
jephdood's Avatar jephdood 01:59 PM 03-12-2012
Meh.

I don't think you can advertise 'March Madness' when there is, in fact, no madness.
slammin86's Avatar slammin86 04:46 PM 03-12-2012
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20% off MSRP?.......eh

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HAHA!!!! I know!!!! They NEVER sold them at MSRP!! Now they advertise 25% off....when in actuality, compared to what the prices were yesterday....it's more like 5%!!!! I was going to pick me up a pair of those 55's too!! Oh well.....

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yea, that isn't really much of a sale! Good price? maybe...Great sale, no!

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Meh.

I don't think you can advertise 'March Madness' when there is, in fact, no madness.

IDK guys to me it seems pretty good.

A stock E55Ti normally $795 now $636
A stock E56Ci normally $450 now $360
A stock E5Bi normally $250 now $200
A stock E1010i normally $499 now $399

To me these are decent sales. Nothing compared to the B stock ones but these are not B stock speakers.

If you want B stock maybe email them or call to see if they have any available. I got my towers, center, and surrounds all B stock.
cdub5's Avatar cdub5 08:06 PM 03-12-2012
So I just recently purchased a pair of klipsch rf82ii and a rc62ii, currently running them with a marantz avr, however the marantz is going back due to the fact that I bought it without the wife agreeing. Oh well, it was worth a shot. Anyway, I'll be going back to using my Yamaha RX-v671. So I like the klipsch at times, and other times not so much. I've been reading a lot about emp, and curious how they compare, good or bad to the klipsch I have. If anyone here is familiar with the speakers I have and how they compare, your opinion would be appreciated. Any similarities, or are they completely different? I'm mostly home theater and TV, with music here and there. I love the power, and clarity of klipsch, but yes, they can be a little "harsh-ish" at times. How do emp, hold up to movies? Do they require a lot of power, meaning I would need a better avr, or separates? All opinions welcome. Thanks
NewToHT's Avatar NewToHT 06:09 AM 03-13-2012
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IDK guys to me it seems pretty good.

A stock E55Ti normally $795 now $636
A stock E56Ci normally $450 now $360
A stock E5Bi normally $250 now $200
A stock E1010i normally $499 now $399

To me these are decent sales. Nothing compared to the B stock ones but these are not B stock speakers.

If you want B stock maybe email them or call to see if they have any available. I got my towers, center, and surrounds all B stock.

The reason why it's not a great sale is because they NEVER sold their speakers at MSRP in the first place. Their 'March Madness Sale' is based off of their MSRP.......so really it's more like a 5%-10% sale from what they normally have their prices. So it's still a sale....just nothing that will make people who had their eye on them for a while do cartwheels......
slammin86's Avatar slammin86 08:03 AM 03-13-2012
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IDK guys to me it seems pretty good.

A stock E55Ti normally $795 now $636
A stock E56Ci normally $450 now $360
A stock E5Bi normally $250 now $200
A stock E1010i normally $499 now $399

To me these are decent sales. Nothing compared to the B stock ones but these are not B stock speakers.

If you want B stock maybe email them or call to see if they have any available. I got my towers, center, and surrounds all B stock.

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The reason why it's not a great sale is because they NEVER sold their speakers at MSRP in the first place. Their 'March Madness Sale' is based off of their MSRP.......so really it's more like a 5%-10% sale from what they normally have their prices. So it's still a sale....just nothing that will make people who had their eye on them for a while do cartwheels......

What am I missing here? If you were to buy A stock speakers from them prior to this sale the prices I listed above would be what you pay.

I will add msrp to my list.

A stock E55Ti normally $795 now $636 - MSRP = $995
A stock E56Ci normally $450 now $360 - MSRP = $650
A stock E5Bi normally $250 now $200 - MSRP = (CANT PULL THIS UP)
A stock E1010i normally $499 now $399 - MSRP = $850

I think you are confusing A stock and B stock speakers.
KRELL44's Avatar KRELL44 09:16 AM 03-13-2012
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So I just recently purchased a pair of klipsch rf82ii and a rc62ii, currently running them with a marantz avr, however the marantz is going back due to the fact that I bought it without the wife agreeing. Oh well, it was worth a shot. Anyway, I'll be going back to using my Yamaha RX-v671. So I like the klipsch at times, and other times not so much. I've been reading a lot about emp, and curious how they compare, good or bad to the klipsch I have. If anyone here is familiar with the speakers I have and how they compare, your opinion would be appreciated. Any similarities, or are they completely different? I'm mostly home theater and TV, with music here and there. I love the power, and clarity of klipsch, but yes, they can be a little "harsh-ish" at times. How do emp, hold up to movies? Do they require a lot of power, meaning I would need a better avr, or separates? All opinions welcome. Thanks

I've had many Klipsch speakers in the past and I currently have the emp 55ti's.This is a difficult comparison as they are completely different speakers.The horn tweeter is a very effecient design,requiring minimal power to drive.However,it does sound harsh and can become fatiguing.They are good for movies.....for music,not so much.

The emp's are a 3-way design with a fabric dome tweeter and 2 mid-range woofers,much better for music and vocals.....They are a nominal 6ohm speaker,but are easy to drive.The Klipsch are so efficient You could drive them witha mouse on a treadmill(lol).

For me,after having both Polk speakers and the Emp's,i could never go back to Klipsch and the horns....but,that's just me,I'm more of a 2-channel,music person,now....rolling tubes and buying the lastest Dac's.

For home theater,the Klipsch are pretty damn good.I would try out the Emp's,as they have a 30-day return policy....I'm extremely happy with my new 55ti's.....sometimes,it pays off to make a radical change.....hope this helps......peter
rwe416's Avatar rwe416 02:30 PM 03-13-2012
Just received my towers and center. The center channel is HUGE! They are on perfect condition. The boxes were a little beat up but for a b- stock I can not find anything wrong with the finish. I will post some reviews when I get everything hooked up and running. This may take a couple of days. I am waiting on my wires to get here from monoprice.

A guy that I work with bought my other setup and now I have no wires. I also received the new receiver today a Denon 2112ci. I am stoked but I waited this long so a couple more should not be that bad.


By the way the wife had everything unpacked before I got home. She is as excited as I am. These passed the WAF with flying colors.
KRELL44's Avatar KRELL44 04:24 PM 03-13-2012
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Just received my towers and center. The center channel is HUGE! They are on perfect condition. The boxes were a little beat up but for a b- stock I can not find anything wrong with the finish. I will post some reviews when I get everything hooked up and running. This may take a couple of days. I am waiting on my wires to get here from monoprice.

A guy that I work with bought my other setup and now I have no wires. I also received the new receiver today a Denon 2112ci. I am stoked but I waited this long so a couple more should not be that bad.


By the way the wife had everything unpacked before I got home. She is as excited as I am. These passed the WAF with flying colors.

You let your wife open YOUR presents?(lol).....just kidding......Congrats!
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