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post #121 of 3149
Looking for nice 5.1 tower setup. What would be the comparison to Paradigm Monitor 7's ?? Matching with Onkyo 706 AV Receiver..
thanks
post #122 of 3149
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Originally Posted by ncraig View Post

Yah, blacks are niceee. I've got a Denon AVR-887 receiver that I got a couple years back right now. Whole setup is:

TV: Pioneer Kuro 500m 50" Plasma
Audio: EMP Impression E5Ti (Towers), E5Bi (Rears), E5Ci (Center), Infinity PS12 Sub, and Denon AVR-887 Receiver

Hah, that's funny, since that would be very close to my setup if I choose to go with these. Just purchased my 500M and I have a Denon AVR-987. I love how you're running the break-in slides. That was the longest week of my life.

I'm seriously considering purchasing a pair of E5Ti's and a E5Ci, but I think I'm going to wait until tomorrow to make my decision. Not like they're going to ship any sooner anyway.

I know this is a EMP Owner's thread, but any comments or suggestions about other speakers in this price range that would be comparable. The TST2's from TSC for example?
post #123 of 3149
Hate to double post, but I wanted to post an update: I finally bit the bullet and ordered a pair of E5Ti's for my fronts and an E5Ci for my center. It's kind of a big deal for me, because I've been going back and forth between different floor standing speakers for over a year now. I haven't listened to them yet obviously, but I already feel better, mostly because I finally made a decision.

I'll be using my KEF 2005's for surround, although I'll probably upgrade those as well later on. They're great speakers, but I'm sure they're not going to really perfectly match these EMP's. I'll be using my KEF sub as well, since it seems to do a pretty good job.
post #124 of 3149
Anyone have a good recommendation for a pair of wall mounts to hold my EMP Tek E5Bi Bookshelf Speakers? I was looking at this http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...=2#description but not sure how I could mount the EMP single hole to the 2 hole mount securely.
post #125 of 3149
I received my E5Ti's and E5Ci yesterday and finally got a chance to hook them up today. They're beautiful speakers.

Question though: Should I set these up as "Large" in my receiver? What about the Center?

Right now I've got the Fronts (E5Ti's) set as "Large" and the Center (E5Ci) set as "Small." Is this correct?
post #126 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Cloggerdude View Post

I received my E5Ti's and E5Ci yesterday and finally got a chance to hook them up today. They're beautiful speakers.

Question though: Should I set these up as "Large" in my receiver? What about the Center?

Right now I've got the Fronts (E5Ti's) set as "Large" and the Center (E5Ci) set as "Small." Is this correct?

The towers should be set to "small". How do you like the mids and highs?
post #127 of 3149
Do you think SpeakerDudes will work with these towers?

http://www.auralex.com/sound_isolati...eakerdudes.asp

I want to isolate these guys from my hardwood floors but they might be too heavy for SpeakerDudes, specially since I would use the 0 degree option. Looks like SpeakerDudes are made for bookshelf style speakers.
post #128 of 3149
Well ... I just pulled the trigger and made the purchase on this:

http://www.emptek.com/f300t_e10s_specialx.php

Looked like a steal.

Is it truly?

Should be arriving tomorrow.


I'd be switching from polk rt35I fronts, rt25I rears, polk 10" powered sub and polk middle of the pack center channel.

Good choice?
post #129 of 3149
Are the EF30T's supposed to be better speakers than the E5Ti's? Audioholics did a really nice review of the RBH TK-5CT (which is basically the same speaker as EF30T) and gave it very very high ratings. They basically were comparing the speaker to ones that were 5x-10x its price.

How would it compare to the SVS STS-01 series? What about Polk Monitor 70? Or Energy RC-50?
post #130 of 3149
since I couldn't find anything on it in the amp section, has anyone here tried the VT-40.2 integrated hybrid Tube amp by EMP? Its seems an intriguing option especially if one wants to get into tubes for fairly cheap? Has anyone heard this what were your opinions on it?
post #131 of 3149
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Originally Posted by FightingForAir View Post

Well ... I just pulled the trigger and made the purchase on this:

http://www.emptek.com/f300t_e10s_specialx.php

Looked like a steal.

Is it truly?

Should be arriving tomorrow.


I'd be switching from polk rt35I fronts, rt25I rears, polk 10" powered sub and polk middle of the pack center channel.

Good choice?

I bought the same package considering the price and several great reviews on them or the RBH "twins" as others have noted. I have them hooked up to an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver. But I do still have the T250 subwoofer from The Speaker Company hooked up. I'm not really an audiophile by any means, but I think they sound great. However, I do believe I could get them to sound better. I'm still messing around trying to find the sweet spot as far as crossover settings for each speaker. Anyone have any ideas or settings they would like to share? Thanks!
post #132 of 3149
I have the whole EMP Impressions 5.1 setup, what do you guys have the crossovers set to for each one on your receiver? Do you set them up according to the recommended Crossover Frequency or Frequency Response? If the frequency response, what do you use when it ranges from (for instance with the bookshelf) 60-20Hz?
post #133 of 3149
All I can say is: WOW. This package is unbelievable for the money. The
E10S sub blows my Polk PSW450 away. I couldn't believe it. Originally I was thinking I'd probably keep my polk sub since it is a 12 inch with a 300 watt amp, but the EMP E10S 10 inch and 100 watt amp is tighter, cleaner, and hits harder. The Polk sounded boomy and muddy by comparison.

As well .... what others have had to say about the towers is dead on. Huge sweet spot, great clarity in the midrange.

I set the crossover at 80 hertz to leave the lower stuff to the sub. That leaves a pretty narrow range for the side firing woofer on the towers (not a full octave) but it seems to work fine in my room.


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Originally Posted by tlassen View Post

I bought the same package considering the price and several great reviews on them or the RBH "twins" as others have noted. I have them hooked up to an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver. But I do still have the T250 subwoofer from The Speaker Company hooked up. I'm not really an audiophile by any means, but I think they sound great. However, I do believe I could get them to sound better. I'm still messing around trying to find the sweet spot as far as crossover settings for each speaker. Anyone have any ideas or settings they would like to share? Thanks!
post #134 of 3149
Have there been any professional reviews of these speakers yet? There was an amazing amount of prerelease marketing and hype, but as of yet no bona fide comparative reviews.

Anyone?
post #135 of 3149
The audioholics review was of the original RBH speaker. The Destination Audio/EMP variant is virtually identical. I think there are sublte differences in driver materials used. RBH no longer sells the model under the RBH name, but when I called to report one of the speakers they sent to me was damaged in shipping, they answered the phone "RBH sound". As well, I ordered the package through the EMP website and all the speakers except the sub came boxed in "destination Audio" label soooooo ....

.... one company selling products under three different name brands.


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Originally Posted by heavyharmonies View Post

Have there been any professional reviews of these speakers yet? There was an amazing amount of prerelease marketing and hype, but as of yet no bona fide comparative reviews.

Anyone?
post #136 of 3149
Anyone seen or heard the EMP EW30 (http://www.emptek.com/ew35.php). I was looking for something clean for the bedroom. Think these would look great hung on the wall next to my KRP500m. Anyone have any opinions on them?
post #137 of 3149
FightingForAir:

I ordered the same speakers you did. Do you receive a "phase warning" on your onkyo receiver when running through Audyssey?

Also do you have the side subwoofers pointing inward or outward each other?
post #138 of 3149
Side subwoofers? Please explain...

nevermind, I see them now.
post #139 of 3149
Audioholics has the review up about the new tower e55Ti:

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...5ti-first-look
post #140 of 3149
Quote:


Audioholics has the review up about the new tower e55Ti:

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...5ti-first-look

Actually its NOT a review. Its a First Look article / Overview until we can get samples in for review which should be in about 3-4 weeks.
post #141 of 3149
Thanks for the reply Gene, looking forward to the Audioholics review.. Looks like beautiful speakers, hope they sound as good as they look..
post #142 of 3149
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by toptalent View Post

FightingForAir:

I ordered the same speakers you did. Do you receive a "phase warning" on your onkyo receiver when running through Audyssey?

Also do you have the side subwoofers pointing inward or outward each other?


i point mine out.....
post #143 of 3149
I was expecting more post in the EMP thread. Is this not a popular speaker with the AVSer's?

I'm thinking of getting the E55Ti Tower Speakers for a 2 channel setup. Does anyone have these or has heard these? What do you think about them?

How do these compare to Aperion and Elemental Design speakers?
post #144 of 3149
No one have or hear the e55ti's?
post #145 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Chrisx510 View Post

No one have or hear the e55ti's?

i have a pair, very nice speakers sound better then their little brothers
post #146 of 3149
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Originally Posted by sterryo View Post

i have a pair, very nice speakers sound better then their little brothers

sent you a PM
post #147 of 3149
Thread Starter 
Just picked up another EF30T and EF30C to complete my 9.2 setup.

Here's the setup:
3-EF30Ts LCR
6-EF30Cs Everywhere else.

Those guys are super to deal with up at EMP. I'll post some pics when its closer to being done, its a long build so it'll be months, but I cant wait to see what 9 channels of those speakers will sound like.
post #148 of 3149
Just ordered some E55tis and an E5ci today.
post #149 of 3149
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Originally Posted by Lars99 View Post

Just ordered some E55tis and an E5ci today.

Let me know how you like the e55ti's! Also can you please post some pics.
post #150 of 3149
I ordered (3) Ew-35's to replace an old Fluance AVSC Center and a pair of Klipsch RF-25s...

I know, I know, I replaced my klispch for these right? I absolutely love the sound they produce. A Sub is a MUST though.

BTW, I guess it's pretty sad I've lurked here for 4 years without a post.
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