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Btw, a freind of mine brought over his Bic f12 sub and we did a head to head challenge with the E10i10i sub. Not a perfect test by any means, but we set both subs in the best spot based on a sub crawl (which isn't where I normally have the sub, since it is in the way). I had done a similar challenge with my Klipsch 12Wd and the EMP was far away better in terms of SQ, and I think got as loud. A similar comparison with the SVS PB1000 and the EMP sub was every bit as good, perhaps not hitting quit as low but not very noticable difference.
Anyway, I think we both agree that the EMP was a more faithful sub and performed better except maybe in very bass heavy movies. During a couple scenes of Oblivion, I get some minor distortion with the EMP which we didn't hear with the F12. Anyway, we spend about 2 hour with both subs for music and some selected scenes from movie and wouldn't hesitate to won either subwoofer. However, I would't trade my EMP for the Bic either! If EMP hadn't discontinued this sub, I would own two of them right now!
Set up #1: EMP e5Ti, e5Ci, and EMP e5Bi surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, SVS NSD SB12 sub, Marantz Slimeline 1504 AV receiver
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and EMPtek10i10i sub, Denon 1910 AV receiver
Set up #3: Philharmonics- BMR in a 2.0 system, music only, Yamaha RXV-363 AV receiver