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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
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Again, in a direct comparison in my room, the smaller EMP tower, the now discontiued e5Ti, was EVERY BIT as good as the Ascend Acoustic CMT340. I am very careful to say as good and not better, as it really was a toss up. In terms of drivers, the CMT340 and the e5Ti is the more fair comparison, as both have dual woofers and dome tweeter (the EMP also has a midrange driver).
Again, my freind Ray and I found better bass from the AA CMT340, better midrange from the EMP and found both speakers to be very clear, detail and mostly neutral. IMHO, the EMP is a better looking speaker and my e5Ti cost per pair less than Ray spent to one speaker. We both agree, the CMT340 was a bit better if 2 ch music was your deal and the EMPs were a bit better for HT content (I think they tend to dissapear better, creating a wider soundstage, but then again, that might be different in your room).
Set up #1: EMP e5ti, e5Ci, and SLS Q line Audio surrounds, Outlaw LFM1 Plus sub, EMP 10i10i sub
Set up #2: Def Tech SM450, CLR2002, SLS Qline surrounds and Klipsch 12wD sub
Set up #3: JBL130, JBL120C and Klipsch synergy sub