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Originally Posted by Soulburner View Post
I'm just going to say it - if you're going to run without room correction, the sightly lower priced EMP Impressions speakers sound better. The Chane Arx has a better tweeter, probably the best you'll find without spending thousands, but the midrange is just too recessed. In contrast, EMPs uncorrected midrange is just right, bringing a convincing concert into your room rather than being stuck in a box. Thoughts change with Audyssey, however. Full review coming soon.
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Interesting, since I thought my EMP speakers got a lot better, especially on the high end, after running EQ. But yes, I doubt a dome tweeter can complete with even a "not high priced" ribbon tweeter. The EMP speakers have convinced me that when I step up in my theater, my new speakers will have a designated midrange driver...no desire to do so at this time, however.
Mine too. MultEQ XT brought the upper midrange and top end to life. I feel they're WAY too recessed without EQ, but I'm dealing with a large room and possibly something else causing cancellations.

The Chane tweeter is a planar, not a ribbon. Even then, there are dome tweeters that are just as good as stuff like the RAAL. Pros and cons to both really. I think if Chane made a larger speaker (the A5 is pretty small) and added a little curvature or something then they'd be on to something. A MTM-WW with some 6.5" woofers, dual midrange and the planar would be lovely.

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Audyssey definitely helps the EMPs, but they don't need quite as much correction. I'm also starting to wonder how much of a difference the midrange driver makes on the A5.
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True about all kinds of good and bad tweeters, but I have heard some REALLY bad dome tweeters (my Polk M40s, the Tweeter in the Pioneer AJ that EVERY loves) and have yet to hear a bad ribbon- even my cheapo SLS Q line speakers, with nothing below 130 hz and a cheap ugly design, are damn good at the high end. They have a the cheapest possible ribbon and while this won't play loud, man, the detail at low to moderate volume is not that much worst than my Philharmonic-BMRs!

Anyway, looking forward to hearing more about the A5s!

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