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post #4951 of 4967 Old 05-27-2015, 04:57 PM
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Yes indeed. Both will have an air about them and around the instruments, creating a bit more depth and realism. Great tweeters that soar, but they do get pricey.
Yep that's exactly what I heard. Maybe some day when I have money for multiple setups, I'll have a music room with something like that. For now, these will have to do.
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Chane A3rx-c.

I believe now that the A5rx-c would likely have been a better fit for me, but I'm happy with the direction I went. I think I got something that smaller drivers can't compete with. Especially when it comes to drums and bass guitar.

The EMPs are much closer in sound to the RA's than the Chanes are, so they will make good surrounds for me. Not saying they are close, just that their sound heads more in that direction. I will get some R5Bi or R55Wi soon after I move and I figure out what's best for the new room.
you didn't have those very long, if I remember correctly. Did you return them, sell them or keep?
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I returned them after giving them about 120 hours of break in. My final placement sounded the best but I was never satisfied with the midrange character.

You're right, once you start auditioning speakers, you want to hear more. And, my understanding of speakers and audio is much greater after spending 6 months on these forums. My original thoughts on the EMPs were really not positive, but after spending more time with them and other speakers, along with putting to use new knowledge about placement, acoustics and room correction, my thoughts changed. During all of that, I was also forming ideas about what I liked in a speaker which is something I didn't really know before. It takes experience to understand why audio geeks do what they do, and I get it now.

You know you're a speaker geek when the first thing you think about when looking at houses is speaker placement.
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You're right, once you start auditioning speakers, you want to hear more. And, my understanding of speakers and audio is much greater after spending 6 months on these forums.

It takes experience to understand why audio geeks do what they do, and I get it now.

You know you're a speaker geek when the first thing you think about when looking at houses is speaker placement.
Be careful, because the merry-go-round can keep turning. I have had around 90 sets of speakers in my home.

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Be careful, because the merry-go-round can keep turning. I have had around 90 sets of speakers in my home.
The frequency in which you audition speakers ... why am I not surprised? .

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You know you're a speaker geek when the first thing you think about when looking at houses is speaker placement.
You know you are a speaker geek when your litenacy test for dating is whether the woman would allow the big tower speakers in the living room...

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Boy, that camera is lost "really good" at EMP....

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Maybe they are building it from scratch...


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I hear that the Unicorn, Bigfoot and puff the magic dragon are meeting today about the Impression series sub.

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Loch Ness might make an appearance also. We'll see

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Nessie is busy working with congress on tax breaks!

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Nessie needs to get her muddy hands out of the cookie jar.
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She just needs about tree fiddy...

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Just another quick note about the EMP, which came to my attention reading the "more musical" speaker thread...

As you guy know, I have a set of Philharmonitors with a BMR midrange driver and RAAL ribbon. After having had those speakers on my computer/TV in the bedroom in a system where I listen to mostly music (and they excell, especially for classical, rock and jazz), I moved them down into my theater and replaced the E5Ti and watch a few of my favorite movies. Interesting, the Phil, outstanding for music, aren't much better than the EMPs in a HT set up. Maybe because many movies are dominated by LFE and excellent midrange, the Phils did NOT seem like a great improvement for HT. Oh, now once or twice a movie I would hear an effect where I would say- wow, the ribbon tweeter sounds great, but those were few and far between! Anyway, the Phils are movie back upstairs and the EMP give me no reason to want to replace them! The Phils were 1000/pr, so 4x more expensive than the e5Tis...

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Just another quick note about the EMP, which came to my attention reading the "more musical" speaker thread...
The EMPs are a standout performer, requiring a substantial increase in budget to significantly improve on for either music or movies. I for one ended up getting something that goes for almost 2x what a E55Ti pair cost. And I'll be pairing them with EMPs for surrounds because I think they are a decent match.
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Well, the Phils are better, no doubt...they hit low better, which really doesn't matter for HT and they hit highs better, which may be way better for some movies, but not so much for 2012, Live Die Repeat and Avengers of the Universe.
But the EMPs are still an amazing speaker at the price range...

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