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Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   04-28-2017, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Elihawk
ALRIGHTY then, sounds like maybe another weekend...

ALRIGHTY then, sounds like maybe another weekend would be better....I will explore options and perhaps propose another date!
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   04-28-2017, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Elihawk
I watched Underworld Blood wars and I can say the...

I watched Underworld Blood wars and I can say the movie and the bass was not as impressive as the Awakening, in terms of bass or story/plot. These aren't going to be Oscar nominated story/plots, but...
Forum: Speakers   04-28-2017, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Elihawk
EMP owners...here is a thought provoking...

EMP owners...here is a thought provoking question- if you won the lotto tommorrow...I don't play and I have almost the same chance as those who do, but I digress...
What speakers would you own if...
Forum: Speakers   04-28-2017, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Elihawk
Anyway, with the "experiment" done by Trans, it...

Anyway, with the "experiment" done by Trans, it appears once again that two things are true...
1. The EMP speaker holds up very well against any challenger in its price range.
2. Individual...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2017, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Elihawk
Yes, it is really not a fair fight to compare...

Yes, it is really not a fair fight to compare 300/pr Books to 750/pr towers, but your impressions are appreciated. Sounds like what most people say, the Chanes are a good speaker for the price!
My...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5,937
Views: 374,786
Posted By Elihawk
Is that the curved PE box, or the square box like...

Is that the curved PE box, or the square box like the ones I own? I know you said they had some challenges, in fact, if you hold you ear up to them with no input, you can hear Dennis mutter, under...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2017, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Elihawk
Dennis...do you have any plans to make the small...

Dennis...do you have any plans to make the small monitor speaker a "regular" addition to your menu? It looks like you have it listed on your web site, but as "sold". I know you got tons of free time...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Elihawk
i second the recommendation by gajCA of ANYTHING...

i second the recommendation by gajCA of ANYTHING made by Dennis Murphy...and I can tell you first hand, that RAAL ribbon is fantastic! However, a few shekels over 1000 bills...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By Elihawk
Sometimes...but my current house was wired and...

Sometimes...but my current house was wired and those wires will not move...they are teathered to something inside the dry wall.
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By Elihawk
Bill, the question I would have is...Is it safe...

Bill, the question I would have is...Is it safe to have 22 gauge in walls with pretty long runs, or does it represent some low level fire hazard? I think for surrounds, I wouldn't be too concern...
Forum: Speakers   04-27-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By Elihawk
I doubt you would hear a difference between the...

I doubt you would hear a difference between the 14 or 22 gauge. I think people would recommend 14 or 16 g wire if you were asking, but my guess is that 22 gauge will sound just fine. Now whether that...
Forum: Speakers   04-26-2017, 02:26 PM
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Views: 281,924
Posted By Elihawk
What are your thoughts about the EMP vs Chane...

What are your thoughts about the EMP vs Chane after listening for a few weeks?
Forum: Speakers   04-26-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 107
Posted By Elihawk
Well, keep in mind...what sounds great in best...

Well, keep in mind...what sounds great in best buy might sound like crap in your room...or if you don't have a BB with listening rooms...what sounds like crap in BB might sound great in your room!...
Forum: Speakers   04-26-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 107
Posted By Elihawk
Klispch doesn't make good subs. I would buy a...

Klispch doesn't make good subs. I would buy a sub from a company know for great subs...PSA, HSU, SVS, outlaw, for instance. yes, get the HSU over the Klipsch. Bookshelves can give you more drivers...
Forum: Area Home Theater Meets   04-26-2017, 10:14 AM
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Views: 115,767
Posted By Elihawk
Just fishing, however...some plans for the...

Just fishing, however...some plans for the weekend of May 6/7 fell through for me, any of you eastern Iowa folks who want to gather and see a theater in Iowa City, I would be willing to host a...
Forum: Speakers   04-26-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By Elihawk
Yes, I have a receiver, the Marantz Slimeline...

Yes, I have a receiver, the Marantz Slimeline rated for 50 watts/channel and the truth is, even in two channels, i doubt I get 50 watt /ch...and I have mid level sensitive speakers- my EMPteks are...
Forum: Speakers   04-24-2017, 04:57 AM
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Posted By Elihawk
Trans, nice looking amp! let us know impressions....

Trans, nice looking amp! let us know impressions.
Luc, I always boost the treble afew notches after audessey
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2017, 09:40 AM
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Views: 78,857
Posted By Elihawk
I've owned cars smaller than those speakers!

I've owned cars smaller than those speakers!
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2017, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Elihawk
Crisp is my Philharmonic BMR with RAAL ribbon!

Crisp is my Philharmonic BMR with RAAL ribbon!
Forum: Speakers   04-20-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 407
Posted By Elihawk
the SB12 sub is a very good sub and at its...

the SB12 sub is a very good sub and at its current price, might be the best sub for the money. I sure haven't been dissapointed in mine! Sure, it won't hit 20 hz at 100db, but has usable output at 20...
Forum: Speakers   04-19-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 745
Posted By Elihawk
Having heard the EMP and the Chane speakers, I...

Having heard the EMP and the Chane speakers, I would argue that one is NOT an upgrade from the other- not saying one is better than the other, just saying they are pretty similar in terms of SQ for...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 745
Posted By Elihawk
I ould echo what sooner is saying and add...the...

I ould echo what sooner is saying and add...the degree to which the EMPs are holding back the system is less than the degree the Bic F12 is holding back your system. The bic F12 is your weak link....
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 745
Posted By Elihawk
You will have the "High effieciency speaker is...

You will have the "High effieciency speaker is only way to go crowd" will alway push for the mid-upper 90 sensiitive speaker are the way to go, but a really good med level sensitivity speaker with...
Forum: Speakers   04-18-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Elihawk
Also, a bit of a different philosophy...do you...

Also, a bit of a different philosophy...do you want your surrounds to be very directional or do you want the sound behind you to appear with a wide stage.
Forum: Speakers   04-17-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 271
Posted By Elihawk
Yes, I never understood the arguement...I don't...

Yes, I never understood the arguement...I don't want great speakers because some of my recordings are poor quality?! Get the best speakers you can afford, becuase poorly recorded material won't sound...
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