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post #31 of 582
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Originally Posted by Mark Seaton View Post

Hi redfive,

Sorry, that is incorrect, although an understandable confusion.

Emotiva is entirely its own entity. The electronics (amplifiers and pre-processors) were originally sold by AV123. AV123 & Emotiva later ended their relationship long before any Emotiva speakers were offered. Emotiva's speakers are designed by Vance Dickason, not any of the speaker designers who have worked with AV123, and have no ties to AV123.

Mark,

Thanks for the clarification! I knew, at some point, they had a selling arrangement, but I thought (incorrectly) that Mark/AV123 had a hand in the nuts and bolts of Emotiva or was somehow affiliated still.
post #32 of 582
Wish they made the ERD 1's in white
post #33 of 582
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Originally Posted by redfive View Post

I'm probably about a 80% HT/ 20% Music type guy. I think if I had a really great set of mains I would probably listen to alot more 2-channel though . It just came down to economics really. I could get a nice set of speakers and a 7 channel amp for 1400$ now, or wait, literally, years while I piece together a "better" system. It just didn't make sense to me. The Salk Songtower system would have run me 3600 (approx) plus shipping, and I would need better amplification at some point too. I should get the Emotiva system on Tuesay 7/1. I do have to go out, and get some RCA's for the interconnects in the next 2 days though.

We'll see how they sound. For me, My tastes tend to run towards a non-fatiguing, laid back sound. Dynaudio type. Harsh, bright, or fatiguing and they will go back ....

The Emotiva speakers will need a sub. What kind of sub do you have to use with them?
post #34 of 582
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Originally Posted by KnowledgeSeeker View Post

The Emotiva speakers will need a sub. What kind of sub do you have to use with them?


I have an old kenwood HTIB 10" sub. It's functional. It'll have to make due for now, but a sub is next on the list.
post #35 of 582
Thread Starter 
Does anyone else own these? I will still love to hear other impressions.

They are still performing well in my HT room, recently though I have decided to build custom speakers that can actually keep up with my Sub system. The Emotivas for the price are great performers but they are small and I want more SPL out of my mains since my sub system does 115 dB easily. This is more for headroom then listening levels, I just want to have max range capabilities.

Until them Im enjoying my Emotiva speakers.

btw, just picked up the last B-stock LPA-1 amp today for under $440 shipped, now that is a SWEET deal
post #36 of 582
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Originally Posted by penngray View Post

Does anyone else own these? I will still love to hear other impressions.

They are still performing well in my HT room, recently though I have decided to build custom speakers that can actually keep up with my Sub system. The Emotivas for the price are great performers but they are small and I want more SPL out of my mains since my sub system does 115 dB easily. This is more for headroom then listening levels, I just want to have max range capabilities.

Until them Im enjoying my Emotiva speakers.

btw, just picked up the last B-stock LPA-1 amp today for under $440 shipped, now that is a SWEET deal


What size speaker stands are you using in your setup?
post #37 of 582
Thread Starter 
No speaker stands. I picked the ERM-1s because they can be placed in cabinets. I have built-in spots for all my speakers in my HT room. I couldnt build a false wall and lose 2 feet so I went into the wall instead.

The ERM-1s have switches for setting dB levels depending on where you place them.
post #38 of 582
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Originally Posted by penngray View Post

No speaker stands. I picked the ERM-1s because they can be placed in cabinets. I have built-in spots for all my speakers in my HT room. I couldnt build a false wall and lose 2 feet so I went into the wall instead.

The ERM-1s have switches for setting dB levels depending on where you place them.

Hi Penngray,
What were the final toggle switch settings on the ERMs that you used for your room? Also, just out of curiousity, how did the ERMs compare with the RB81s, even though the RB81s were too big for your room? And did you also compare them to the Rockets by any chance?
post #39 of 582
Okay so I'm sure there aren't many people out there with Emotiva's relatively new line of speakers, but maybe some owners can throw their 2 cents in for me...

If you have some Emotiva ERM-1 or ERD-1 speakers, what do you think about them for the price? I see they have a few positive professional reviews, but I wanted to hear from the consumers. I really like the dipole design of their surrounds but I am a little wary of the ERM-1's performing as fronts opposed to 3-way towers.

Anyone have any opinions?
post #40 of 582
Initially, I was very impressed with these speakers for the price. The only thing that bothered me was that the "center" didn't seem to have the wide dispersion charactersitc I prefer. The off axis response is very good provided you have adequate high frequency reflection. I was all set to keep these speakers....until...I watched Batman Begins in Dolby True HD. At the point in the film where Bruce battles with the ninjas under the hullucinigenic drug, the center channel resonated horribly. I may try to up the crossover to see if that helps, but as of now, these are going back. Too bad to. I rather liked these speakers, but I won't have speakers resonating that badly. If I have to boost the speakers up to 120 Hz crossover from 80Hz, it doesn't meet THX qualifications in my book. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
post #41 of 582
Hi.. Haven't been in here much in a long long time. The 'digms are long gone, but it's ok, the basements still raw, but the dream still has a spark of double-drywall and bass-traps and absorption panels and kickin' lighting.

Just curious.. Anyone able to compare these Emotiva's to any of the more main-line monitors such as say any of the studio paradigms v.3 or later studio 20's or 40's? I had v.3's and remember their performance, for a reference. Or maybe BMW CM, 600 or 700 series monitors maybe. How would they hang with some of these other more well-known speaks?

Given their incredible pricing, I would not expect them to be uber-caliber monitors, but their design, their designer, drivers, construction all look certainly like they're not your typical garden-variety bookshelf speak either. They appear to be on a completely different scale for value.

I'm suddenly newly interested in these nice little Emotiva's.
post #42 of 582
You'll probably get more responses if you post the same question to Emotiva's user forum. http://emotivalounge.proboards54.com/
post #43 of 582
Does anyone have a comment about the performance of these surrounds?
post #44 of 582
Hey Penngray, have you tried the ERM-1's hooked up to your Pio 816? I have a Pio 1015 and was wondering how it would handle the 4 ohm load of the ERM's.
post #45 of 582
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Originally Posted by TRT View Post

Does anyone have a comment about the performance of these surrounds?

I guess not!
post #46 of 582
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Originally Posted by TRT View Post

Does anyone have a comment about the performance of these surrounds?


I recently bought a set of ERD-1s for surrounds in my Rocket home theater. I have 850 Sigs and Bigfoot up front, and I've been trying various surrounds looking for the right ones. Short take- these are it! The ERDs are great sounding little surrounds, very easy to place and very easy to set up. I'm running mine in bipole mode, and they work great for movies and music. They timbre match nicely with the Rockets, and don't draw attention to themselves unless the movie requires them too. I've had a lot of surrounds up on the wall, including ELT dipoles, Swan R3 dipoles, NHT L-5 monopoles, Cambridge Soundworks MC200s, SVS SCS-01s, and so far these sound the best. The shallow depth let me mount them lower without people bumping into them, and they have so far done the job. I think I'll be keeping these, very happy. Oh yeah, I cross them over at 80 HZ, and my Onkyo 805 has no problem driving the 4 ohm load.
post #47 of 582
Good to know.. I guess now I can say something. Homey here has a full 7 set. Sometimes it's worth it to spend a few seconds filling out the entry.....



If I only had the room built, I'd be golden. You can say it now.. "you dooooog!!!" hehehe

So I've only layed eyes on one of the ERM's I pulled out and inspected. Solid solid little sealed speaks. The drivers look top-notch. Haven't identified them yet but whomever or whichever design they sourced looks like a great quality driver. SEAS, Vifa, Hi-Vi.. I dunno. If they sound as good as they look, they're far better than their price. Sharp good quality terminals. The aluminum baffles are very cool I think. Look like a fine product. Sure wish I could hear them. I even sold off the receiver from my old gear after selling the 'digm studio setup, so for now they're boxed up.
post #48 of 582
I just bought two pairs of the ERD's for my theater. I haven't really tried them out, but I did get one pair installed last night. There's some pictures in my build thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post15490460
post #49 of 582
So anyone purchasing any of the new Emotiva speakers?

New models:

ERT-8.3 http://emotiva.com/ert83.shtm
ERM-6.3 http://emotiva.com/erm63.shtm
ERM-6.2 http://emotiva.com/erm62.shtm


The 6.3 looks like it would make a badass center channel

I own the ERD-1 surroudns and they are unbelievable for the money. For something so small that does such an excellent job and an excellent price, i cant help but wonder how the new speakers will perform

They were awarded best sounding room at the audioholics show with the new speakers, so thats pretty promising.

All the speakers are a sealed design so the bass should be nice and tight. The monitors are designed to roll off after 80hz so a sub will definately be needed. The towers with those dual 8" woofers should have amazingly tight and accurate bass. I have been highly considering the ERT-8.3's with a 6.3 as center...anyone else?
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post #52 of 582
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Originally Posted by Bigred7078 View Post

All the speakers are a sealed design so the bass should be nice and tight. The monitors are designed to roll off after 80hz so a sub will definately be needed. The towers with those dual 8" woofers should have amazingly tight and accurate bass. I have been highly considering the ERT-8.3's with a 6.3 as center...anyone else?

I've been thinking the same thing. I've also been thinking about SVS MTS series. I just got the Emotiva XPA-3 and love it. I can't wait to hear some reports about these though.

-Sean
post #53 of 582
If you have not heard Emotiva is also offering speaker quantity discounts now.

If you buy 2 ERT-8.3's you get 10% off
If you buy any 3 ERM models you get 10% off

Pretty awesome deals IMO.
post #54 of 582
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Originally Posted by Bigred7078 View Post

If you have not heard Emotiva is also offering speaker quantity discounts now.

If you buy 2 ERT-8.3's you get 10% off
If you buy any 3 ERM models you get 10% off

Pretty awesome deals IMO.

The UMC-1 on the product page!!!! What a tease!!!!!
post #55 of 582
Imagine, this thread getting bumped up! What timing! I didn't even know about this thread until tonight. Gonna be busy here in the next few weeks, me thinks.

I'm getting excited about these new speakers. I've been looking at new speakers for some time now. I like my Infinity IL40s. Great sounding speakers, especially when teamed up with a pair of IL30s for the fronts powered by 4 channels of my UPA-7. They sound incredible with the two 8" and two 6" drivers, makes for some very snappy mids and lows, drums are boom boom, right there. But four speakers just take up too much room. Besides, its time for something new. I've had these IL40s for 8 years!

I don't own cars or motorcycles that long!

.....after having bought a new pair of the ERD-1s, and with what my UPA-7 delivers, I am so impressed by both of them when I consider the money spent on them, I can't help but think the new Emo speakers will deliver the goods and then some. If what I have is any indication, I'd hazard to guess that the 6.3 and towers might deliver sound quality somewhere around twice what is available at retail prices.

I just hope we get someone to post some reviews on the 6.3 and 8.3 soon. Seeing as how they only started shipping this week, I should be patient, right?
post #56 of 582
^ there should be a few people getting some tomorrow (friday), but most will be taking deliveries on monday. Im pretty excited about the sealed design. Hopefully they turn out to be fantastic, im not expecting miracles, but it would be nice if these new speakers were some real winners.
post #57 of 582
Damn, I'm 'stuck' with having to buy the towers!

How the hell else am I going to ship my IL40s when I sell them on ebay?
post #58 of 582
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Originally Posted by Knucklehead90 View Post

Damn, I'm 'stuck' with having to buy the towers!

How the hell else am I going to ship my IL40s when I sell them on ebay?

lol take them to your local UPS store and they should be able to make a box for them or something. OR you could always craigslist the speakers.


I always keep my boxes...probably because i go through alot of gear...but regardless it makes selling equipment so much easier.
post #59 of 582
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Originally Posted by Bigred7078 View Post

lol take them to your local UPS store and they should be able to make a box for them or something. OR you could always craigslist the speakers.


I always keep my boxes...probably because i go through alot of gear...but regardless it makes selling equipment so much easier.

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I try to keep the boxes unless I've found a 'keeper'. With a small house and one car garage with a small suv and a motorcycle in it there isn't much room left. I could use the attic but them damn fold up stairs scare the hell out of me.

Besides, if I buy the towers, I'll most likely be keeping them for some time. I usually do that with audio gear. 8 years seems an appropriate turn around time don't you think?

The Craigs list idea would be great, if I didn't live so far from anywhere. I'm 120 miles from Spokane and 200 miles from Seattle. There isn't much in central Washington but wheat fields. Oh, and a very fine golf course. And nobody has any money around here. They always want to trade some rust bucket car off for what I'm selling.
post #60 of 582
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Originally Posted by Knucklehead90 View Post

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8 years seems an appropriate turn around time don't you think?

oh lordy... and i thought i was doing good for not upgrading for 6 months
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