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Forum: Speakers   03-31-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Elihawk
If you are talking about a full range bookshelf,...

If you are talking about a full range bookshelf, you won't get one for 2-300/pr. If you are talking about a bookshelf that can produce decent bass, maybe. Wharfdale 10.2 speakers always impressed me...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 140
Posted By Elihawk
In a room that size, i would forget ribbon...

In a room that size, i would forget ribbon tweeters! you almost have to have a very efficient speaker with a horn loaded compression driver/tweeter and I warn you, those aren't for everyone.
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By Elihawk
Not knowing what you have available in Canada,...

Not knowing what you have available in Canada, you may have done as good as you can on your budget. AV receiver are almost impossible to future-proof, as technology changes very rapidly.
We just...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 300,488
Posted By Elihawk
Quick review, as I have short stretch of time- I...

Quick review, as I have short stretch of time- I am just going to call them the Phil-BMR for now, until Dennis comes up with an official name! Btw, I have the PE version of these speakers, so the...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 199,047
Posted By Elihawk
The thing about RBH, seems like most products,...

The thing about RBH, seems like most products, you have to order through a dealer. Since they have retaken over EMPtek, I don't get why they don't offer both EMP as budget systems and RBH as higher...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 199,047
Posted By Elihawk
Dennis just had his cabinet-maker leave, so the...

Dennis just had his cabinet-maker leave, so the speaker I bought were in a part express cabinet with Piano black finish, not my favorite...
What he told me was he was going to make a few in the PE...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 199,047
Posted By Elihawk
Off topic abit, but just wanted to share this...

Off topic abit, but just wanted to share this with EMP owners. I recently bought a speaker pair from Dennis Murphy, as I wanted a really good ribbon tweeter speaker in my "mostly music" bedroom set...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 199,047
Posted By Elihawk
Currently, there really isn't an available EMPtek...

Currently, there really isn't an available EMPtek sub, well, thats not true, but they discountinued the Impression series subs (10i and 10i10i). I think the 10 and 12 inch one they offer right now...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By Elihawk
Okay... 1. You spent as much on a AVrec as you...

Okay...
1. You spent as much on a AVrec as you did speakers/sub. A great receiver won't make mediocre speaker sound great. It is usually recommend that you set a budget and spend no more than 20-25%...
Forum: Speakers   03-30-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 109
Posted By Elihawk
Typically people ask for advice BEFORE they buy a...

Typically people ask for advice BEFORE they buy a system, however, my advice is enjoy what you have and I hope the upgrade bug doesn't hit too soon!
Forum: Speakers   03-29-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,926
Views: 300,488
Posted By Elihawk
yea, Dennis recently shipped me a pair of the...

yea, Dennis recently shipped me a pair of the RAAL/BMR/Scanspeaker speakers and since it was nice in Iowa, I haven't had much of a chance to listen to them. I will post a full review soon.
Forum: Speakers   03-29-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 658
Posted By Elihawk
Anything short of the matching center is a...

Anything short of the matching center is a compromise, IMHO. Have you tried looking used?
Forum: Speakers   03-29-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Elihawk
I owned the Martin logan Dynamo sub in the past...

I owned the Martin logan Dynamo sub in the past and a "dynamo" it is not...more like a dud!
Forum: Speakers   03-26-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 140
Posted By Elihawk
My Yamaha reciever sounds as good as my Denon!...

My Yamaha reciever sounds as good as my Denon! Features are what set recieves apart, not so much how they sound!
Forum: Speakers   03-25-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Elihawk
A bigger sub will usually give you more low freq...

A bigger sub will usually give you more low freq freq performance. It will also give you louded volume at that freq, but you can control that! There really is no "too big" for a room, unless you are...
Forum: Speakers   03-25-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 234
Posted By Elihawk
Make sure you get a 30 day return period. Some,...

Make sure you get a 30 day return period. Some, myself included, find the horn/compressor driver of the Klipsch to be dynamic, but fatiguing with time. Especially those models that are not on the...
Forum: Speakers   03-25-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Elihawk
Think of it this way...the cool thing about...

Think of it this way...the cool thing about surround sound is that the sound is direction. While much of the dynmaic content that is low will be produced by the subwoofer, any directiona sound will...
Forum: Speakers   03-25-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 241
Posted By Elihawk
There is plenty of content below 100hz that...

There is plenty of content below 100hz that passes through a center channell on many 5.1 soundtracks! Dialogue is but one function (a main one, but not the only one) that a center channell will...
Forum: Speakers   03-24-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 199,047
Posted By Elihawk
At one point the release date was suppose to be...

At one point the release date was suppose to be July, 2014! Crap happens I guess...
Forum: Speakers   03-24-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 199,047
Posted By Elihawk
Okay, I thought it was suppose to be March 1!

Okay, I thought it was suppose to be March 1!
Forum: Speakers   03-24-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,665
Views: 199,047
Posted By Elihawk
Still no Impression series new subwoofer! I think...

Still no Impression series new subwoofer! I think we might see the Unicorn and bigfoot before this beast shows up! For such a great "quality at a budget price" company, they have nothing in the...
Forum: Speakers   03-23-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By Elihawk
that Peachtree Amp seems pretty expensive for...

that Peachtree Amp seems pretty expensive for what it can do. I didn't read the description carefully, but I think you can find DAC amp that is much cheaper than 800 plus dollars!
Forum: Speakers   03-23-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By Elihawk
Bill is almost always accurate and he has hit the...

Bill is almost always accurate and he has hit the nail on the head! I had a set of Kef Ventura 6 speaker that I bought in the dead of Iowa winter, so I tried them out inside and thought they sounded...
Forum: Speakers   03-22-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 324
Posted By Elihawk
Don't get me wrong, the AA CMT-340 is an...

Don't get me wrong, the AA CMT-340 is an excellent speaker, which I have heard often (a very good friend of mine owns them). Just not sure it is enough of an upgrade, based on what I heard about the...
Forum: Speakers   03-22-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By Elihawk
Yep, you can learn from people's mistakes...like...

Yep, you can learn from people's mistakes...like me, who went through a series of cheap subs (Martin Logan Dynamo, Klipsch Synergy, Klipsch Rw12D) before finally get two pretty good ones (Emp10i10i...
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