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Forum: Speakers   08-27-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Elihawk
Btw, 400 dollars for used set of Polk M70s is...

Btw, 400 dollars for used set of Polk M70s is NOT a good deal. 1-2 years ago, there were often on sale from New Egg new for 300/pr!
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-27-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By Elihawk
price range, well, I would like to stay in the...

price range, well, I would like to stay in the 5-600 dollar range, which translates to 1-1,200 dollars when I eventually get a second one. For me, it is NOT about output. my EMP10i10i has as much...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By Elihawk
Well, I really wanted the Legacy Goliath...but...

Well, I really wanted the Legacy Goliath...but not for 10,000 dollars! Thanks guys, lots of good suggestions..

Can someone explain to me what a "direct servo" woofer is and why it might have some...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-26-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By Elihawk
The SVS sub definitely could hit lower that the...

The SVS sub definitely could hit lower that the EMP, however, it wasn't to a large degree. From my untrained ear, however, the EMP sub was better in the upper bass range, maybe 40-80hz and I felt it...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   08-26-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By Elihawk
Rythmic vs Outlaw subs...

Two subs under strong consideration for a 14 x 22 foot theater room (8 foot ceilings). A second sub will be purchased not too far down the road, so I am looking at 12 inch subs:
1. RTHYMICS LV12R ...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 162
Posted By Elihawk
If your budget is 100 dollars, don't bother. If...

If your budget is 100 dollars, don't bother. If your budget is 400 dollars, maybe...bit as cel4145 points out, you will need to replace your front 3 speakers! 400 is not a large budget for a front...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By Elihawk
For me, 5.2 would be more bang for the buck that...

For me, 5.2 would be more bang for the buck that 7.1...and as pointed out, for 1,000 dollars, you are really pushing a budget to try to get a reciever, sub and 5 speakers, let alone 7!
if you cannot...
Forum: Speakers   08-26-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Elihawk
Mtntech beat me to it...any advantage gained by...

Mtntech beat me to it...any advantage gained by using digital connection will be lost with crappy Bose speakers, which have no tweeters and no real subwoofer- only a small midbass driver. I haven't...
Forum: Speakers   08-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 151,099
Posted By Elihawk
hoeft, you are getting a really nice speaker set!...

hoeft, you are getting a really nice speaker set! Enjoy...
Forum: Speakers   08-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Elihawk
I own the EMPtek speakers and those are...

I own the EMPtek speakers and those are incredible for the money and IMHO will do audio circles around the pioneer speakers (I have owned both)!
Another really good speaker is the ascend acoustic...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Elihawk
It can only "sound" as good as the speakers you...

It can only "sound" as good as the speakers you are listening on!
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By Elihawk
I assume the OP was talking more about...

I assume the OP was talking more about SPL...which is more of a loaded question.
Forum: Speakers   08-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Elihawk
I know that several AVS posters who have heard...

I know that several AVS posters who have heard the speaker say that the BMR doesn't hit the high end as well as a traditional tweeter. Other than that, the reviews of the speaker have been very...
Forum: Speakers   08-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Elihawk
If you buy different speaker brands across the...

If you buy different speaker brands across the front, getting a timbre match will be almost impossible and just dumb luck. You really want the tweeter in your center to be the same brand/model as the...
Forum: Speakers   08-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Elihawk
I own the Bose companion 2 speakers, I am ashamed...

I own the Bose companion 2 speakers, I am ashamed to admit and that speaker set sits in a box in my basement! Absolutely brutal, should have taken them back but just never did. The speakers strain...
Forum: Speakers   08-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,771
Posted By Elihawk
I was able to get a CLR2002 center for under 300...

I was able to get a CLR2002 center for under 300 dollars about 12 months ago. Kind of pricey, since I only paid 200 for the SM450s...but that is one really good center speaker! That system is droven...
Forum: Speakers   08-14-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,771
Posted By Elihawk
I own emp speakers and have heard the bookshelf....

I own emp speakers and have heard the bookshelf. If you like neutral, you won't find better for the price. I also own the def tech sm450 and for 200 some dollars, it is a good speaker! Given the...
Forum: Speakers   08-14-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 151,099
Posted By Elihawk
I would get if you used the +/- 3db standard, the...

I would get if you used the +/- 3db standard, the EMP sub probably does hit below 35 either...maybe down in to the low 30 hz, but not much more...but it seem to hold up very well to that point. Like...
Forum: Speakers   08-14-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 151,099
Posted By Elihawk
Yes, there is no way I would say the EMP sub...

Yes, there is no way I would say the EMP sub outperformed the SVS, but it held its own very nicely and I really couldn't tell any difference, except in the deepest lows. And that EMP sub really put...
Forum: Speakers   08-14-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 151,099
Posted By Elihawk
Btw, a freind of mine brought over his Bic f12...

Btw, a freind of mine brought over his Bic f12 sub and we did a head to head challenge with the E10i10i sub. Not a perfect test by any means, but we set both subs in the best spot based on a sub...
Forum: Speakers   08-13-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Elihawk
You want your center to match the brand and model...

You want your center to match the brand and model of your front speakers, to ensure a timbre natch as sounds move across your front stage. Not all energy speakers will match that particular center...
Forum: Speakers   08-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,885
Posted By Elihawk
The thread that just won't die!

The thread that just won't die!
Forum: Speakers   08-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By Elihawk
Unless those speakers have an active crossover,...

Unless those speakers have an active crossover, biwiring will be of no benefit ( except to the person who sells wire)!
Forum: Speakers   08-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By Elihawk
I think people tend to forget that most of us are...

I think people tend to forget that most of us are in this for fun and when we do comparisons, we aren't doing double blind test with measurements and perfect rooms. We listen to speakers side by side...
Forum: Speakers   08-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By Elihawk
No tweeter, no subwoofer and a small mid bass...

No tweeter, no subwoofer and a small mid bass driver...and you have a speaker system missing much of the freq range and incapable of getting loud without distortion!
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