*posted something similar in the emotiva forum
So i finally got to really test my new Swan Diva 5.1's and new Emotiva LMC-1/LPA-1 combo. And this setup rocks my socks off. I have been finding my swans to lack alot of lower end...but after properly calibrating my setup and making some minor tweaks, this set just f*cking rocks. I listened to a bunch of random music in my collection (Pete Murray, DMB, Dave Grusin, Pink Floyd, HIM, OneRepucic, Counting Crows, and a couply others) and i was really impressed. Now im no expert by any means, but i think this sounds really really good. I got the Swans for $550 and the pre/pro and amp for another $550. And its just way better than i expected buying into all this stuff. I was hoping to get some good equipment, but it just blew my mind how much i really like this setup. The clarity is amazing, and i can actually sit back and listen to these babies at high levels with no fatigue!!!! Just thought i would share my experience so far, and im a very satisfied customer.