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post #1021 of 3149
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Originally Posted by cadett View Post

Received my two 55Ti's, 55Wi's, 5Bi's, & 56Ci this weekend. I'll post pics of the setup later. Replaced Polk Monitor set-up. The finish on these speaker are more than the price would suggest. Top notch. A quick run through is all I was able to do. The only-thing that I noticed so far, that kind of bugged me, was the difference in sound from the center to the towers when running pink noise from my receiver. It was a big difference. The center sounded hollow. But I didn't notice any large timbre variations after set-up. First impressions with music. The overall sound was a step above the Polks. The warmth & detail was really nice. Very inviting, the Polk's were more forward sounding. Very happy. The sound stage width was about the same, the Polk 70's did have a wider sound stage in my setup. I listened in Pure Audio through an Onkyo 3009. Only artist I listened to was Adele, because of the dynamics in her voice. The 55Ti's held up & were really nice on their own, however when I turned to stereo mode & engaged the sub, everything seemed to fall apart.(X-over is 80) I might cross these at 60 to maintain some depth. Movie wise I don't think there is much difference between these & the Polk. Which the Polk's were really decent at to begin with. I'll let everything break-in, rerun Audyssey, & report back later. The WAF factor was really high with these also, that's a +. So, far I'm really happy. Don't regret purchasing these at all. I feel once I am able to dial them in they will go from good to great. smile.gif

I wonder that the placement is affecting your soundstage? After seeing the picture of your setup, it might help spreading things out a bit. Usually 8 feet between FL and FR is a good starting point, though a lot of times living rooms aren't conducive to that rule of thumb.
post #1022 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Randall.White View Post

So just to clear this up, these EMP speakers are better than Polk Monitor 70's & CS2? Cause I bought Polks and just sold them cause I didn't care for them while watching movies. They didn't have enough detail (?) couldn't really hear the highs that well. I picked up some BIC PL-89 & PL-28 plus 4 surround speakers. The salesman told me these were better than Klipsch unless I wanted to spend thousands more. Now these are good with the highs but lack mid bass and I'm starting to realize the bother my ears (not sure how to explain it). Especially after watching a long movie. Would that be considered "ear fatigue"? I'm still in my 20's so would like a speaker setup that I can use for at least a few years. In 2012, I started out with the Polk 70's setup and switched to the BIC's.
I have a LFM-1EX but like the look of the matching EMP sub. Would they not work well together?

Yup, that's ear fatigue. Klipsch sounds horrible to me too. Sad thing is 95% of people think that sounds good and that something that's more accurate but not as in your face and "loud" isn't as "good". rolleyes.gif

I think you should get the EMP sub and sell me (slash....give...me?....maybe?....no?....we'll talk about it lol) the Outlaw biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Transmaniacon View Post

http://emptek.com/emb.php
EMP makes wall mounts just for those E5Bi's!

Well lookie there! Interesting. Pricey there for sure! Maybe I'll contact them and see what they can do. Thanks



Anyone use WD-TV Live media player? Just got it from exchanging my Roku 2 XS b/c it plays .wav/.flac, but I have NO CLUE how to get audio FROM MY PC to stream. Hopefully we've got some users in here b/c the actual WD-TV Live thread is huge
post #1023 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ousooner2 View Post

Yup, that's ear fatigue. Klipsch sounds horrible to me too. Sad thing is 95% of people think that sounds good and that something that's more accurate but not as in your face and "loud" isn't as "good". rolleyes.gif
I think you should get the EMP sub and sell me (slash....give...me?....maybe?....no?....we'll talk about it lol) the Outlaw biggrin.gif
Well lookie there! Interesting. Pricey there for sure! Maybe I'll contact them and see what they can do. Thanks
Anyone use WD-TV Live media player? Just got it from exchanging my Roku 2 XS b/c it plays .wav/.flac, but I have NO CLUE how to get audio FROM MY PC to stream. Hopefully we've got some users in here b/c the actual WD-TV Live thread is huge

I had one a while back. You need to create a shared folder on the PC. Right click, go to advanced sharing & make sure that everyone is in the permissions. Once you do that go to music on the WD & you should see your PC & be able to browse to the shared folder.
post #1024 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ousooner2 View Post

Well lookie there! Interesting. Pricey there for sure! Maybe I'll contact them and see what they can do. Thanks

Yea $80 is steep for wall brackets, but you know they will work and they are solid metal.
post #1025 of 3149
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Originally Posted by cadett View Post

Klipsch/BIC= Dynamic in your face, EMP=Smooth transition, with clean detail.
EMP>Polk's

Thanks. Does EMP do a after Christmas sale? biggrin.gif
post #1026 of 3149
I bet they will. What are you looking to buy?? I've heard the Monitor line and RTi line, my previous setup of Energy C line, all Klipsch lines, a few Def Techs, b&w cm9 & a few other lower end speakers...not to mention countless setups in cars using drivers used in various home speakers. Hopefully ill be able to help some that are still on the fence. Fedex messed up so they'll be here tomorrow!
post #1027 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Transmaniacon View Post

I wonder that the placement is affecting your soundstage? After seeing the picture of your setup, it might help spreading things out a bit. Usually 8 feet between FL and FR is a good starting point, though a lot of times living rooms aren't conducive to that rule of thumb.

Yea they could use some spacing, but as you can see from the picture we currently have the tree up in the front right corner. After the tree comes down, then I'll rearrange.
post #1028 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ousooner2 View Post

I bet they will. What are you looking to buy?? I've heard the Monitor line and RTi line, my previous setup of Energy C line, all Klipsch lines, a few Def Techs, b&w cm9 & a few other lower end speakers...not to mention countless setups in cars using drivers used in various home speakers. Hopefully ill be able to help some that are still on the fence. Fedex messed up so they'll be here tomorrow!

I like the look alot of the larger towers and center and my seating setup would work better with the taller towers. I'm really interested to see what you think of these, just cause how much you have listened to. I was into car audio for as long as I could drive. My avatar pic <<--- I even put in a custom system in it. Had to have music while on the dunes/trails. Since buying my first house, my focus has shifted to home theater. Trying to take in as much info as I can.

Did you buy the complete system? with subwoofer?
post #1029 of 3149
Speakers arrives at my friend's house today. His is a non audiophile so he hears things just like 95% of the population:
I ask him for a brief review. This is our conversation...

Me: How is the treble?
Friend: EMP's treble is better than the Klipsch Icon 35
Me: How about sound of the cymbal?
Friend: What is cymbal? Treble is vocal.
Me: All right how about bass?
Friend: Bass is not strong like the Klipsch Icon 35


Hmmm... what do ya think? biggrin.gif

Update Dec 21: He's saying bass is as strong as the Klipsch now
Edited by koresuki - 12/20/12 at 9:45pm
post #1030 of 3149
Update
He just called. "There's a slight dent on your center speaker. I accidentally bump it to the receiver. But it's not obvious. I'm sorry"

eek.gifeek.gifeek.gif
post #1031 of 3149
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Originally Posted by koresuki View Post

Update
He just called. "There's a slight dent on your center speaker. I accidentally bump it to the receiver. But it's not obvious. I'm sorry"
eek.gifeek.gifeek.gif

How good of friends are you now? haha.
post #1032 of 3149
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Originally Posted by cadett View Post

I didn't see any wall mount brackets, I'll have to dig through my box. I must have overlooked them checking out these gorgeous ass speakers. I bought the 55's for the side & the 5's for the rear.

Hi Cadett,

I am pretty sure this is what Brian said about the 55's. Not sure if wall brackets were included for the 5s. Let me know.

Also, just received my towers today, tracking date suggested 18 Dec arrival so came 1 day early. Waiting for subs, center and surrounds so hoping they come in tomorrow.

If anyone is interested, EMP is having a Christmas sale on their Cinema 5 and 7:

http://www.emptek.com/ChristmasSpecial12.php
Edited by jkim2001 - 12/17/12 at 10:44pm
post #1033 of 3149
I found them, thanks
post #1034 of 3149
my order ended up getting separated... Towers arrive today.. Sub tomorrow... Probably won't have time to mess with them till the weekend. Need to run new speaker wires and banana plugs in my media room.
post #1035 of 3149
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Originally Posted by cadett View Post

I found them, thanks

Did the brackets come for both 55s and 5s?
post #1036 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Randall.White View Post

I like the look alot of the larger towers and center and my seating setup would work better with the taller towers. I'm really interested to see what you think of these, just cause how much you have listened to. I was into car audio for as long as I could drive. My avatar pic <<--- I even put in a custom system in it. Had to have music while on the dunes/trails. Since buying my first house, my focus has shifted to home theater. Trying to take in as much info as I can.
Did you buy the complete system? with subwoofer?

Yeah I'll post initial reviews when Fedex decides to get their crap together mad.gif

I've also been in car audio for a LONG time. Of course I started like every 16 year old and went for loud and boomy lol. I had 2 Digital Design 3510e's in a 3.25cuft ported box tuned to 31hz on one of their huge amps (can't remember which one). Holy hell that thing was loud....b/c it was in a regular cab '03 f-150! eek.gif Talk about building up some pressure in the cabin. Jebus that thing was crazy. My buddy had 4 DD 9512's in his Tahoe lol. Sponsered by DD though so....

Definitely taken a direct shot for SQ now. I'll try to get some pics, but I've got quite a bit in it. Front doors and completely deadened and sealed with SDS products, DSP, built a false floor in the trunk, etc etc. It's nice setup for sure. All done by yours truly biggrin.gif

I purchased the 5.0 setup (e55ti's, e56ci, e5bi's...though I might go with the on-wall surrounds later). My room is WAY to large for their sub at roughly 3600cuft and open floorplan
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Originally Posted by Alex S. View Post

my order ended up getting separated... Towers arrive today.. Sub tomorrow... Probably won't have time to mess with them till the weekend. Need to run new speaker wires and banana plugs in my media room.

Mine too! Fedex ALWAYS seems to mess up stuff with me. They horribly damaged a sub a buddy sent me awhile back (IDmax 12v3), but it's okay b/c I got full value for it and just re-coned it lol. But yeah, Fedex tracking said my shipment was out for delivery yesterday morning at 10am....but nothing ever came. Called and the lady didn't know why that was. This morning it says 3 of the 4 packages are now scheduled for Wednesday due to a "future delivery request" (WTF!). Called and the lady says the drivers shift went too late so he had to skip delivering in my area (mad...but I understand). Now she's saying that they're all on the truck for delivery TODAY. We can only hope lol

Btw...if you don't have banana plugs already I ordered the Sewell Deadbolt plugs from Amazon (24-pack) b/c they had good reviews and are just like the GLS plugs that everyone raves about. GLS is quite a bit more too.
Edited by ousooner2 - 12/18/12 at 7:56am
post #1037 of 3149
Just the 55's, I'm assuming you are talking about the keyhole mounts on the back & the included screws. There were now "brackets" of any kind in any of my boxes.
post #1038 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ousooner2 View Post


Btw...if you don't have banana plugs already I ordered the Sewell Deadbolt plugs from Amazon (24-pack) b/c they had good reviews and are just like the GLS plugs that everyone raves about. GLS is quite a bit more too.

**Thanks for the heads up... I'm good
post #1039 of 3149
Auditioning the E55ti's as I type!

So far...

Stunning midrange and lower treble! eek.gif They're roughly 10" from the wall and slightly toe'd in at 7.5' apart for now. It's obvious that a sub is needed, but it seems like most like a sub (this guy!).

....and HOLY mother the e56ci! It's bigger in person lol
post #1040 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ousooner2 View Post

Auditioning the E55ti's as I type!
So far...
Stunning midrange and lower treble! eek.gif They're roughly 10" from the wall and slightly toe'd in at 7.5' apart for now. It's obvious that a sub is needed, but it seems like most like a sub (this guy!).
....and HOLY mother the e56ci! It's bigger in person lol

Glad you are liking them so far! Just from initial impressions, how they compare to your former energys?
post #1041 of 3149
Not even a fair comparison. The lower treble in the C-500's were pretty bad. Midrange felt recessed due to large midbass hump to please the "best buy" crowd. The e55's look beautiful and definitely look MUCH more expensive than they are. Only had about 30 mins of listening but they sounded great & can get loud without any hint of distortion. For MSRP these are very nice towers with looks to please many wife's lol. For the BF pricing...they're an insane deal. I wont comment on soundstage/depth, etc until I figure out the best interaction with my room. Based on sound alone though...not even close. The C-500's couldn't fill this 3600cuft, open room without getting audible (to my ears at least) distortion. Very happy so far and cant wait to try them out on a movie!

I will say that I've heard these are "balanced" speakers and I have to agree. They're very easy to listen to and dont become sibilant with volume on the mid to top end. Very impressed
post #1042 of 3149
Fed EX damaged one of my 1010 subs. Luckily, EMP Tek sent a replacement, immediately, and dealt with Fed EX on their end.

And the large center channel is one of the largest I've seen. I also find that most towers need a sub. That's why they make subs.
post #1043 of 3149
I love the size of the center it fits my 58" Sammy nicely. You know these are beautiful speakers when the audiophiless wife complements them. Great job EMP!
post #1044 of 3149
So the towers are up and running.... wow... can;t wait to get the sub in tomorrow and match it all together...
post #1045 of 3149
Welp...sub might be put on hold for a little bit.....found out I'm gonna be a dad today!
post #1046 of 3149
Good god man, get your priorities straight!

Congratulations, but I think the sub is a lot less expensive.
post #1047 of 3149
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post #1048 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Randall.White View Post

How good of friends are you now? haha.

Lets's hope the towers don't come crashing down on him i'll take care of my damaged speakers first.
post #1049 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ousooner2 View Post

Not even a fair comparison. The lower treble in the C-500's were pretty bad. Midrange felt recessed due to large midbass hump to please the "best buy" crowd. The e55's look beautiful and definitely look MUCH more expensive than they are. Only had about 30 mins of listening but they sounded great & can get loud without any hint of distortion. For MSRP these are very nice towers with looks to please many wife's lol. For the BF pricing...they're an insane deal. I wont comment on soundstage/depth, etc until I figure out the best interaction with my room. Based on sound alone though...not even close. The C-500's couldn't fill this 3600cuft, open room without getting audible (to my ears at least) distortion. Very happy so far and cant wait to try them out on a movie!
I will say that I've heard these are "balanced" speakers and I have to agree. They're very easy to listen to and dont become sibilant with volume on the mid to top end. Very impressed

Is it as good as the Focal 814?
post #1050 of 3149
I saw this on amazon Sewell Deadbolt Banana Plugs selling at $27
Can they fit the E55 towers and the Denon 2312?
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