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post #3331 of 3336 Old 07-02-2014, 08:55 AM
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Does anyone think the matching center is a bit underpowered? Seems you would have to run a higher crossover just for the center, for example 80Hz for the towers and 100Hz for the center, which is not ideal.

No, the little center is a poor match for the large towers but should be perfect with these smaller ones. You can have the same sub crossover for both.

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It's the same concern I have for the Infinity Primus P362 / PC350 combo. The center looks underpowered. Amazing for the price, but the EMP Impressions look leagues better. What we don't know is which sounds better.

Actually we do know that EMP sounds a bunch better than Infinity.


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Infinity Primus P362 + PC350
$450

EMP E5Ti + E5Ci
$575

The difference is greater because you are comparing a speaker with dealer markup included against one that is manufacturer direct. These speakers aren't in the same league at all.

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Also the Primus are front ported which is a big plus for me, as I can push them back closer to the wall.

You should leave speakers at least a foot from a wall regardless of where the ports are located.
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My understanding is that the e56ci was developed because the smaller sub mixed poorly with the towers. I've always thought that the e56ci and the towers blend really well with each other.

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I agree. We're talking about the small center pictured above and the smaller towers.
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I use to get pretty regular emails/Ads from EMPtek...but haven't gotten one in months. Do they still send email notification of sales, or have I been booted from the list? If they are going to have a July 4th sale, you would think they would have sent a notification by now!
I was hoping to score some gear, but who knows. Maybe they'll have one for Labor Day or as others mentioned, just wait until BF.
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Emailed Brian yesterday asking about any info on the new sub, said they expect it to be ready this winter.

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Anyone have thought about surrounds? the e55 vs the E5B? Is the bipole surround worth 2x the E5bi? My current surrounds are SLS Q Line gold, which have an amazing ribbon tweeter, so very detailed...but can only hit about 110 hz, so they need to be crossed at 120.

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