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post #91 of 3142
Similarly, I have a Marantz SR4021 (80W X 2 @ 8 ohms)... would it drive these? They sure look nice...
post #92 of 3142
I don't think 6 ohm speakers are a problem for your Marantz sr4001. I read a review of the similar 80 watts/channel sr4500 and they tested it with 8ohm and 4ohm loads. The 4 ohm rating was 128 watts with 0.1% distortion. If it can handle 4 ohm loads, then 6 ohm loads wont be a problem.

I run four towers and a center with 6 ohm Jamo speakers with my HK 325 that is rated at 50 watts/channel at 8ohms and it drives the Jamo's easily.
post #93 of 3142
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I don't think 6 ohm speakers are a problem for your Marantz sr4001. I read a review of the similar 80 watts/channel sr4500 and they tested it with 8ohm and 4ohm loads. The 4 ohm rating was 128 watts with 0.1% distortion. If it can handle 4 ohm loads, then 6 ohm loads wont be a problem.

I run four towers and a center with 6 ohm Jamo speakers with my HK 325 that is rated at 50 watts/channel at 8ohms and it drives the Jamo's easily.

I may call up Marantz just see what they have to say. Anyone know how long this promotion is going to run because I am waiting for next payday to order a set.
post #94 of 3142
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Originally Posted by Oppenheimer View Post

Similarly, I have a Marantz SR4021 (80W X 2 @ 8 ohms)... would it drive these? They sure look nice...

Duh, sorry... by "these" I am referring to the E5Ti
post #95 of 3142
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I don't think 6 ohm speakers are a problem for your Marantz sr4001. I read a review of the similar 80 watts/channel sr4500 and they tested it with 8ohm and 4ohm loads. The 4 ohm rating was 128 watts with 0.1% distortion. If it can handle 4 ohm loads, then 6 ohm loads wont be a problem.

I run four towers and a center with 6 ohm Jamo speakers with my HK 325 that is rated at 50 watts/channel at 8ohms and it drives the Jamo's easily.

Yeah I'd lean that way as well, I don't think they'll have much trouble. IMO marantz makes a much better receiver than sony that my buddy uses. You might head into the receiver forum to see if anyone with your model has run 6ohm speakers on it.
post #96 of 3142
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Originally Posted by Imitation View Post

Yeah I'd lean that way as well, I don't think they'll have much trouble. IMO marantz makes a much better receiver than sony that my buddy uses. You might head into the receiver forum to see if anyone with your model has run 6ohm speakers on it.

I just realized that my receiver has pre out so I can add an amp too if needed. Btw, why make 6 Ohms speakers and not 8 Ohms? Is it cheaper to make or something?
post #97 of 3142
Anyone attending the oregon coast audio meet this week end? There will be a E5Ti set-up...I wanna hear more first hand opinions of them
post #98 of 3142
Where are all the lengthy in-depth reviews of the e5ti? Or has no one received them yet.

The price point looks cool, but without any real reviews I'm loathe to gamble.
post #99 of 3142
Fyi... I just spoke with EMP and the Red Burl Towers and centers are on back-order until MID-NOVEMBER! They flew off the shelves and are gearing up for another mftg run. I ordered the Glossy Black fininsh towers and Center on Sat morn and was informed they shipped out yesterday. Looking forward to a lengthy listening session soon!
post #100 of 3142
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Originally Posted by heavyharmonies View Post

Where are all the lengthy in-depth reviews of the e5ti? Or has no one received them yet.

The price point looks cool, but without any real reviews I'm loathe to gamble.

I posted one back a couple pages but not many other people have said too much else even though I've seen 6-8 other people around here that have them setup.

Glad I got my center ordered last week and came in today, since i'm not using their surrounds my front 3 are set, just before the backorder.
post #101 of 3142
EMP sent me 5 EF50Cs (or rather Destination audio CS500C with emp stickers on the box) instead of the EF30Cs I ordered. Should I hold on to them or return them for the 30cs?
post #102 of 3142
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Originally Posted by changy View Post

EMP sent me 5 EF50Cs (or rather Destination audio CS500C with emp stickers on the box) instead of the EF30Cs I ordered. Should I hold on to them or return them for the 30cs?

What's the difference?

Just looked it up and the CS500C is a compact center and has dual 4" woofers and a 1" tweeter. The EF50C has dual 5.25" woofers and 1" tweeter. The specs on the EF50C are better all around. Better frequency response, better sensitivity, larger speaker.

You might want to get an exchange.
post #103 of 3142
Where are the pictures ?

Regards,
post #104 of 3142
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Originally Posted by goneten View Post

Where are the pictures ?

Regards,

I'll post some when I get home, my rears and center were delivered today (E5Ti, E5Bi, and E5Ci are the ones I now have in total). We're re-carpeting the house so my setup downstairs is quite.. ghetto. Will post in a few hours
post #105 of 3142
Has anyone heard both the E5Ti's and the TST2's to compare?
post #106 of 3142
Some pics:













post #107 of 3142
How do you like them so far?

Also, I have the same dinosaur on my desk at work.


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Originally Posted by ncraig View Post

Some pics:

post #108 of 3142
I have 2 pairs of the burl red E5Tis and a center channel. They look fantastic, and sound great. I'm not a professional reviewer, but a few friends have come over and given them their blessings as a very good sounding speaker. If anyone in Houston wants to stop by and test them out, PM me. They are a great deal.
post #109 of 3142
Ncraig, what are you driving yours with right now? Those black ones look nice, I woulda went black if i wasn't married
post #110 of 3142
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Originally Posted by Imitation View Post

Ncraig, what are you driving yours with right now? Those black ones look nice, I woulda went black if i wasn't married

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
post #111 of 3142
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Originally Posted by t3ch View Post

How do you like them so far?

Also, I have the same dinosaur on my desk at work.

I've only used the towers so far. I just hooked up the rest last night before bed, this weekend I should put them to work
post #112 of 3142
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Originally Posted by ncraig View Post

I've only used the towers so far. I just hooked up the rest last night before bed, this weekend I should put them to work

Let us know. I just ordered the black finish. I have 15 year old Klipsch bookshelves in the basement tv/game room and the price was just too good to pass up. My son uses the room with his buddies and it seemed like an inexpensive upgrade. The speakers look great in all the pictures.
post #113 of 3142
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Originally Posted by irish95 View Post

Let us know. I just ordered the black finish. I have 15 year old Klipsch bookshelves in the basement tv/game room and the price was just too good to pass up. My son uses the room with his buddies and it seemed like an inexpensive upgrade. The speakers look great in all the pictures.

Thanks, I'll post some impressions over the weekend. I plan on watching some episodes of LOST to help break in my Kuro since their ratio takes up the entire screen. I'll probably throw in some Iron Man or something to test out the sound system too
post #114 of 3142
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Originally Posted by ncraig View Post

Thanks, I'll post some impressions over the weekend. I plan on watching some episodes of LOST to help break in my Kuro since their ratio takes up the entire screen. I'll probably throw in some Iron Man or something to test out the sound system too

Any impressions yet? Mine come Saturday. Thanks.
post #115 of 3142
Please let me know is it possible to hear the speakers. I am from houston TX.
Speakers are in my cart.
post #116 of 3142
Just got the EMP Impression 5.1 Tower System and maybe I'm just dumb, but how do I connect the subwoofer to my Denon 3310CI? Should I use a "Y" cable coming from the mono SW Pre Out RCA jack on the Denon? Can I just use 1 RCA cable and connected it tot he left input on the sub?

Also, what does the "auto" switch do on the sub?



post #117 of 3142
You can use a single cable inserted into the left input or get a small Y cable. Both will work. You'll get s 3db louder signal using the Y cable. You can get the small Y cable from Radio shack. The subwoofer cable plugs directly into it. You should be able to walk into the store and get the Y cable for under $5 easily.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103861



The "Auto" switch enables the sub to turn itself on when a low frequency signal is being sent to it. So when your receiver is powered on the sub will automatically turn itself on. When you power down the receiver the sub will stay on for a minute or so and then power itself off. Its a good feature.
post #118 of 3142
I'm using these speakers on hard wood floors (large, uneven, pine planks) and the sub (EMP ES10i) tends to make a lot noise vibrating against the wood, any suggestions on aesthetic ways to fix this?
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post #120 of 3142

100% absolutely agree. Get one now. Huge difference on my hardwood floors, it really helps to stop the rattling.
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