mentioned in this thread
that you folks like your EMP prOn over here, so I'm doing my part
Received the R5Bi pair and R5Ci on Dec 5th. Initially just plugged them in to make sure they were in perfect working order, then spent some time to determine best placement and receiver settings. Not an audiophile by any means, but the first 2 words that came to mind when I heard them were "Depth" and "Clarity". These replaced a pair of Mirage Nanosat Prestige and the matching Nano-CC center.
I'm not sure how I could write anything that accurately describes the sound, so I'll keep this brief. By "Depth" I will reference the Allman Brothers Band, specifically "Melissa". Anyone that has heard this song on lesser speakers knows how "flat" it is - Not much forward vs. back, all pretty much on a similar plane. The R5Bis give this song (and many others, I'm sure) depth that I have never experienced before.
"Clarity" I feel is fairly self-explanatory. The mid and high ranges appear to me to be very accurate. They are not harsh at all, nor are they too laid back.
For HT the R5Ci center works very well in our living/games room "theater". Much cleaner dialog than I have heard from other centers.
Love the speakers, glad I took the leap and I understand what you all have been talking about now!
EDIT: My bad, a special "thanks" goes out to
for his review
that helped me to decide on the EMPs!
So, on to the prOn:
Full frontal. Made an already wide soundstage from the speakers even wider. Angled down and toed in to the MLP.
Left. You can see the Pinpoint AM20 holding her up, and that my patch job hasn't been sanded/painted yet
And center. That's a Samsung HL61A750 for reference (61")