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Forum: Speakers   05-22-2017, 11:39 AM
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Posted By Elihawk
There you go. Now that is action..the only way...

There you go. Now that is action..the only way you can get the best possible speakers for your ears in your room is to listen to them with your ears in your room. be sure to post impressions!
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 289
Posted By Elihawk
As pointed out by more than a few people. 1....

As pointed out by more than a few people.
1. You have a well respected speaker, why not take a listen?
2. Not everyone subscribes to the "high sensitive speakers only" philosophy and some of us get...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 289
Posted By Elihawk
I have a 22 x 14 foot room, speaker with 86 db...

I have a 22 x 14 foot room, speaker with 86 db sensitivity and a 50 wpc amp. My system get stupid loud.
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 289
Posted By Elihawk
18, I don't think the OP suggested he was sitting...

18, I don't think the OP suggested he was sitting 40 feet away! If he is sitting 10 feet away, the ELAC with a decent Amp will be plenty powerful. Your front speakers only have to deliver SPLs to the...
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 289
Posted By Elihawk
Btw, ELAC is VERY highly regarded on this forum!...

Btw, ELAC is VERY highly regarded on this forum! Since I haven't listen to them personal, I cannot comment.
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By Elihawk
I spent about 2 hrs last night A/B then with my...

I spent about 2 hrs last night A/B then with my EMPtek e5Bi...
Areomax 2 have better bass, but I think that fact doesn't surprise anyone. The e5Bi are tuned/crossed to drop off quickly after 60 hz....
Forum: Speakers   05-22-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 289
Posted By Elihawk
9 hr of research, but how much of that time was...

9 hr of research, but how much of that time was spent LISTENING to speakers? The only way you will know what you like is to listen to speakers! Why not listen to the ELAC?
Forum: Speakers   05-21-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 696
Posted By Elihawk
As a e5Bi owner, I can say they are a great...

As a e5Bi owner, I can say they are a great choice. I am currently A/B them with a pair of Aeromax 2 from Cambridge audio, which listed for 599/pr. The EMPtek are the better speaker, IMHO...althought...
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Elihawk
They sound great for the money as well!

They sound great for the money as well!
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,048
Posted By Elihawk
My point wasn't to bash Def Tech overall, just to...

My point wasn't to bash Def Tech overall, just to say that the SM450 are, IMHO, overpriced for the money. no indictment of Def Tech...
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2017, 09:50 AM
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Views: 378,192
Posted By Elihawk
Dennis I probably would too...but rumor has it...

Dennis I probably would too...but rumor has it you don't have any in stock! :) Anyway, I have wanted a lightweight 100watt/ch 2 channel amp and that and the Aeromax speaker for 200 was something i...
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,048
Posted By Elihawk
It is one of those questions which cannot really...

It is one of those questions which cannot really be answered? Overrated? strictly opinion...overpriced? again, what everyone is will to pay for quality is different and what "more" people will pay...
Forum: Speakers   05-19-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 378,192
Posted By Elihawk
I am doing a lower end speaker challenge, as a...

I am doing a lower end speaker challenge, as a friend of mine took advantage of the A4less special with the Areromax2 and two channel amp special (299.00) and then found out the wife didn't approve....
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,048
Posted By Elihawk
Overrated, I think no...overpriced? yes, if you...

Overrated, I think no...overpriced? yes, if you pay list price! My Def Tech SM450s IMHO, aren't worth 599/pr.but I got them for 200/pr, so good value.
Forum: Speakers   05-18-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By Elihawk
I did get some port chuffing on the Aeromax 2...

I did get some port chuffing on the Aeromax 2 last night when I pushed them and was beginning to hear some distortions, so I back off...not sure how many watts I was pumped into then, but about...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-18-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By Elihawk
Well, I have owned two Klipsch subs...the Synergy...

Well, I have owned two Klipsch subs...the Synergy 10 inch and the RW12d...and both were below average, compared to ID subs from SVS (I own the NSD-SB12), Outlaw (I own the LFM-1 plus) and Rthymiks...
Forum: Speakers   05-17-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Elihawk
EMPtek (RBH sound) Impression speakers come in...

EMPtek (RBH sound) Impression speakers come in Red Burl vinyl wrap, but it is very well done and looks nice.
https://rbhsound.com/towers_imp.php
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   05-17-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 42,423
Posted By Elihawk
I saw Resident Evil, the final chapter last...

I saw Resident Evil, the final chapter last night. Good lfe and good special effects, but I hope this one takes its name to heart. i think that series is done, but the end sure left open another...
Forum: Speakers   05-17-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By Elihawk
So that might put it about 45 hz for +/-3 db? The...

So that might put it about 45 hz for +/-3 db? The Aeromax 2 has very good bass for a small bookshelf speaker...but it doesn't come close to what the Phil-BMR will do in terms of extension, output or...
Forum: Speakers   05-17-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By Elihawk
Amazing what you can learn about speaker design!...

Amazing what you can learn about speaker design! Back to the Aeromax 2 speakers and btw, while I don't believe in the "break in period" for speaker, these now have about 25 hours play time on them,...
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 498
Posted By Elihawk
Movies, parties and music...you need reasonable...

Movies, parties and music...you need reasonable big, sensitive speakers and a big subwoofer! Yet you want smaller, sleaker? Not consistent with your propsed usage!
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By Elihawk
Dennis...not port noise, but I was just...

Dennis...not port noise, but I was just complaining that the bass in the Def tech speakers I have heard (both the old and the newer version of the SM speakers) wasn't very accurate and I wondered if...
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 341
Posted By Elihawk
In ceiling for your fronts would be a bad...

In ceiling for your fronts would be a bad idea...maybe in wall, but those need to be directed from the Tv/Screen toward the listener!
What type of speakers do you like? warm (bass heavy), bright...
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By Elihawk
perhaps, but you rarely see a speaker with a 8...

perhaps, but you rarely see a speaker with a 8 ich port!
Forum: Speakers   05-16-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 578
Posted By Elihawk
18 makes a good point...I have run some systems...

18 makes a good point...I have run some systems with a phantom center, but they won't sound good at 5 different listen positions. So if you often have a room full of people, it is likely best to have...
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