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post #781 of 3142
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Originally Posted by cme4brain View Post

I love my EMP55's but if there was just one nit pick about them, it would be that there is only one pair of input terminals, preventing biamping.

There is no reason to bi-amp these speakers. They have a passive crossover and are a nominal 6 ohm load that barely even dip down to 4 ohm. I can power them to earbleed levels with a 100W receiver, with the only strain coming from the tweeter.
post #782 of 3142
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Originally Posted by PowerCreep View Post

Quick question, I've got E55w on the sides, but anyone using the E5Bi for rears in a 7.1 setup? Just curious how those do back there.
FWIW, still loving my EMPs I purchased about six months ago. I just wish I had a little more power than my Pio 1021 is giving me. Most movies aren't loud enough (for me) til I'm at about -16 or so.

Why does it matter if you have to listen at -16? If the receiver gets it as loud as you need or want to listen to then what is the difference?
post #783 of 3142
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Originally Posted by raynist View Post

Why does it matter if you have to listen at -16? If the receiver gets it as loud as you need or want to listen to then what is the difference?

Agreed. There is nothing wrong with listening at "-16" - i don't know any 100W receiver that is even remotely clipping driving E55Tis with a max SPL probably around 90db.
post #784 of 3142
Reference is 0, try listening at that! I routinely listened to my Pioneer at -6, but my current receiver is a little more powerful (Yamaha 867) and I usually run it at -12, both are a 7.1 setup, but the Pioneer never had the emps.
post #785 of 3142
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Eternal Velocity View Post

There is no reason to bi-amp these speakers. They have a passive crossover and are a nominal 6 ohm load that barely even dip down to 4 ohm. I can power them to earbleed levels with a 100W receiver, with the only strain coming from the tweeter.

 

+1.  I never understood biamping a passive speaker with Solid State power in this price range either.......

post #786 of 3142
That's exactly why EMP only built them with one set of terminals. LOL!
post #787 of 3142
Thread Starter 

FYI guys sick deal on Two EMP towers, center and sub in the classifieds for $260.  If I were anywhere close to Texas I'd be all over this.

 

For Sale: EMP Tek 3.1 Tower Speakers and Subwoofer

 

No affiliation.

post #788 of 3142
30% off sale going on and looks like still free shipping. If you're on the fence, now's the time.

Anyone mount the E5Bi to the wall? I'm looking in the gallery and it looks like there's maybe a single screw hole in it? At any rate, gonna go ahead and grab a pair to make 7.1 rears.
post #789 of 3142
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Originally Posted by PowerCreep View Post

30% off sale going on and looks like still free shipping. If you're on the fence, now's the time.
Anyone mount the E5Bi to the wall? I'm looking in the gallery and it looks like there's maybe a single screw hole in it? At any rate, gonna go ahead and grab a pair to make 7.1 rears.

Where did you see the 30% off sale?.....There's nothing on the website and I haven't received an email from EMP.
post #790 of 3142
the special ran while the GTG? conference was going on (25-28th)...so it has ended. Sale prices were still listed this morning before 8, but taken down shortly after....
post #791 of 3142
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Originally Posted by Elihawk View Post

the special ran while the GTG? conference was going on (25-28th)...so it has ended. Sale prices were still listed this morning before 8, but taken down shortly after....

Thanks......just surprised I didn't get an email......peter
post #792 of 3142
Yeah, sorry. It must have been taken down this morning. Wish I would have known a few days ago so I could let y'all know. As a previous customer, I got no notification whatsoever about the sale; just stumbled across it this morning. Kinda dissappointing.
post #793 of 3142
Sale is on until 11/24...

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

35% off surrounds and sub or a complete 5.1 system for 40% off. It does not seem to be for all speakers.
Edited by gregoryperkins - 11/3/12 at 5:52am
post #794 of 3142
Looks like a peerless HDS tweeter which is now the scanspeak 9130. If that's the case (probably not), that's a $81 tweeter.

http://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/scanspeak-soft-dome-tweeters/scanspeak-discovery-d2608/9130-1-textile-dome-hds-tweeter/

The site doesn't really look it much, but the DIY clearwave 4tse uses this tweeter and it looks similiar.

*edit: still not used to the reply thing, was replying to a picture earlier of the uncovered tweeter.
post #795 of 3142
I hope they have a Black Friday sale or something near it. I'd love that 40-45% sale again like at the beginning of the year! Might be jumping on these at that price


Everyone still liking theirs?
post #796 of 3142
There's a sale on right now... Ending Saturday, see a couple posts above..
Edited by gregoryperkins - 11/21/12 at 6:53am
post #797 of 3142
I believe its Just on the bookshelves and subs though. Or a 5.1 consisting of those
post #798 of 3142
Well, there it is... 45% off...

http://www.emptek.com/es1010i_bf12.php
post #799 of 3142
ends tonight:
http://www.emptek.com/PreSeason.php
ends in 5 days:
http://www.emptek.com/BlackFriday12.php

Trying to decide if I should grab at the 5.1 set and then add some towers.. Or just purchase everything individually and go with some E55Wi's as my surrounds instead of the E5Bi's... Would be a total price difference of $1177 vs $1359..
Also, should I go over the edge and shoot for the E56Ci over the E5Ci? wink.gif
Any thoughts?
post #800 of 3142
The larger center is a big upgrade. I would go with that for sure with the larger towers.
post #801 of 3142
Thanks raynist for the response..
Anybody have any thoughts on grabbing 4 of the ESBi bookshelves over 2 of the surround sound speakers? Same price and would be 7.1 vs 5.1.. However the surround speakers have two of axis drivers in them so it may be moot..
post #802 of 3142
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Originally Posted by deecue View Post

Thanks raynist for the response..
Anybody have any thoughts on grabbing 4 of the ESBi bookshelves over 2 of the surround sound speakers? Same price and would be 7.1 vs 5.1.. However the surround speakers have two of axis drivers in them so it may be moot..

I have a set of the towers, large center and bipole surrounds in one room, and in another the same setup minus the surrounds ( just using regular bookshelf speakers), there is a huge difference. I will be buying another set of the surrounds for this system.

I may also pick up another set to use as rears in a 7.1 that is already using the dipoles as surround left and right.
Edited by raynist - 11/21/12 at 5:23pm
post #803 of 3142
I have been looking at emptek for a while now and am thinking about buying the big center and the towers with the deal going on. Right now I have the premier Acoustic PA-8c and PA-8f towers. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard them and also heard the emptek?

Thanks
post #804 of 3142
Had to pull the trigger on these this morning.. Just way to good of a deal.. A whole 5.1 setup for $1345 shipped, A stock, in red Burl.. Really looking forward to the 30 day demo period.. I have a feeling I won't be disappointed..
post #805 of 3142
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Originally Posted by deecue View Post

Had to pull the trigger on these this morning.. Just way to good of a deal.. A whole 5.1 setup for $1345 shipped, A stock, in red Burl.. Really looking forward to the 30 day demo period.. I have a feeling I won't be disappointed..

You won't be disappointed, not only do these sound great for the money, they sound great, period!
post #806 of 3142
How do the EMP55 towers compare to the Paradigm Monitor 9 or 11's or PSB T6? Trying to decide if I should jump on this deal or spend the extra money on the Paradigm or T6 setup as I really like the sound of the Paradigm Monitor line.
post #807 of 3142
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Originally Posted by MrEastSide View Post

You won't be disappointed, not only do these sound great for the money, they sound great, period!

+1 meeeellion

I scored my set back during the July 4th sale (that was 30% off, as I recall). So, while this is an even better sale, I've also been able to enjoy my setup (immensely) for the last several months.
post #808 of 3142
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Originally Posted by andyb22 View Post

I have been looking at emptek for a while now and am thinking about buying the big center and the towers with the deal going on. Right now I have the premier Acoustic PA-8c and PA-8f towers. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard them and also heard the emptek?
Thanks

I have the empteks and I am in Pittsburgh also.

What part?
post #809 of 3142
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Originally Posted by raynist View Post

I have the empteks and I am in Pittsburgh also.
What part?

I live in Bloomfield. Where are you from?
post #810 of 3142
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Originally Posted by andyb22 View Post

I live in Bloomfield. Where are you from?

About 2 miles south of South Hills Village.
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