Wow! I thought the subwoofer discussions could get petty!
I tried to read this thread, but had to skim most of it. The insults of members' (alleged) psychological disorders, spouses, children, teachers, etc., make it hard to get through. I have no children, but I've had some wonderful teachers. If you insult them, I can only think you would have been so lucky to have had them. Insult my wife, and I know why you're not so lucky. Insult my mental state, and you're probably right.
As a prospective Emotiva owner, I'm interested in any factual information other users/researchers can share with me (I can make the subjective conclusions about sound quality myself after the equipment arrives).
What this thread could use is a summary of Emotiva benefits and known problems by model. Gonk has done some great research on the LMC-1, and I would like to see more of the same for their other products.
Heck, after posting such a summary, a separate thread based on that summary would be useful so folks wouldn't have to suffer through the personal insults in this thread.
Chu, I know you said you were done with this thread, but your input on such a summary would be valuable to me as you've always struck me as a rational thinker.
From a selfish perspective, I'm looking for as much as I can find on the DMC-1 (looking at that for future upgrades to an amp with balanced inputs and its current sale price) and the IPS-1 (the amp without balanced inputs as a matter of budget).