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post #61 of 425
My Apologies - ask and ye shall receive!

Whole speaker
Upper Half
Lower half
post #62 of 425
Excellent! Thank you! soooo nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #63 of 425
Screw the pics...need more info on how they sound lol.

The blemishes do not look bad at all. Nothing a little touch up paint couldn't fix. And since these are clear coated it would be nothing to buff the swirls out. Heck I might even put some wax on mine lol.
post #64 of 425
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Originally Posted by ALMFamily View Post

My Apologies - ask and ye shall receive!

Whole speaker
Upper Half
Lower half

Those look nice and I agree with you and the othersthe blemishes are not that bad at all. However, I too would like to know more about how they sound. Congrats on the good purchase!
post #65 of 425
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Originally Posted by harley1955 View Post

Now that scares me. Was thinking of getting Monitor 70's, 40's and the cs2.

I am deciding between these, the polk monitor 70's, 50's and cs2 , jbl 190,130,120 and the infinity primus.

I would love to now what peck1234 thinks.
post #66 of 425
These look like a real solid buy. If I had anywhere to store them, I'd be tempted to grab some to put aside for when I can actually set up an office system for music.
post #67 of 425
What center and rears would be a good match for these? I could possibly get the one that matches the towers but at $220 scares the wallet. Guess I could call and see what kind of package deal I could work out.
post #68 of 425
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Originally Posted by rwe416 View Post

What center and rears would be a good match for these? I could possibly get the one that matches the towers but at $220 scares the wallet. Guess I could call and see what kind of package deal I could work out.

I got the $450 one.
post #69 of 425
They look sexy....but I have seen sexy that can't cook...

So can it cook? I mean play nice?
post #70 of 425
The wait is killing me. I am waiting to see how they sound. The guys that have these need to get busy.
My wife gave the go ahead but I need more info so come on guys.
post #71 of 425
OK, I got a chance to give these a go tonight. We watched "How to Train your Dragon" - and by we I mean me and the 3 kids so of course they talked through the movie.

However, a quick observation:

Dialogue was very crisp/clear. Note - I am only running 2.1 at the moment with both towers driven by my 809. I was really pleased as the speakers "disappeared" for me and I was able to become enveloped in the movie without feeling like I could point to where sounds were coming from (speaker-wise).

I did not move from the main listening position so I cannot attest to how they were off-axis.

Not much to report unfortunately - hard to really listen with 3 little chatterboxes nearby. I will try to give them a go tomorrow solo.
post #72 of 425
I will be listening to music ONLY. Non stop wen mine com in tm,...
post #73 of 425
Fedex says mine should deliver today but tracking has not been updated to show them in the destination city. They probably will not come till monday.
post #74 of 425
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Originally Posted by hermeslyre View Post

http://emptek.com/e55ti_clearance.php

http://www.audioholics.com/reviews/s...g/emptek-e55ti - review

Looks like the red burl is OOS, but they still have high gloss black ash. They really are beautiful for less that 200 a piece. And according to the audioholics review perform well for their price range.

I just bought a pair of jbl studio 180's on sale, or i'd have already purchased these babies. Anybody heard these guys and can give an idea if they're killer at this sale price?

From the specifications:

Three 6½ " (165mm) Poly-matrix Woofers
Dual 5¼" (133mm) Aluminized Poly-matrix Woofers
1" (25mm) Fabric Dome Tweeter
Recommended Power: 50-200 Watts
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz ±3dB
Crossover Frequencies: 120 Hz / 3,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 88dB (2.83V@1m)
Dimensions: 8½" W x 47 ½" H x 12¼" D
(216mm W x 1207mm H x 311mm D)
Weight: 52 lbs. (23.59 kg.)
Available in High-gloss Red Burl or High-gloss Black Ash

Man, these really need to be pushed hard to get some sound if these specs are correct.
post #75 of 425
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Originally Posted by chikoo View Post


From the specifications:

Three 6½ " (165mm) Poly-matrix Woofers
Dual 5¼" (133mm) Aluminized Poly-matrix Woofers
1" (25mm) Fabric Dome Tweeter
Recommended Power: 50-200 Watts
Impedance: 6 Ohms
Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz ±3dB
Crossover Frequencies: 120 Hz / 3,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 88dB (2.83V@1m)
Dimensions: 8½" W x 47 ½" H x 12¼" D
(216mm W x 1207mm H x 311mm D)
Weight: 52 lbs. (23.59 kg.)
Available in High-gloss Red Burl or High-gloss Black Ash

Man, these really need to be pushed hard to get some sound if these specs are correct.

? Almost all eecievers push 100 wpc @ 8 ohms

Since these are 6 ohm speakers i really dont see the power issue?
post #76 of 425
I am not a champ with receivers but my HK is rated at 65W per channel.
These are asking for 50W minimum. How does it work out??
post #77 of 425
My amp puts out 200 per channel at 8 ohm and 300 at 4 ohm. Looks like I'll have 250 x3 on tap for these.
post #78 of 425
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Originally Posted by chikoo View Post

I am not a champ with receivers but my HK is rated at 65W per channel.
These are asking for 50W minimum. How does it work out??

HK's tend to have more power in reserve than other receivers. And speakers with a 88db sensitivity are fairly easy to drive. I doubt you'd have any problems with that receiver and the Emptek's.

Which HK receiver do you have?
post #79 of 425
More Wattage = More Volume Right?

As long as you meet the minimum of 50W, Your good..
post #80 of 425
Just got them in! I am BLOWN AWAY. The string instruments and imaging are just UNREAL.
Bass is super tight and punchy. Such a neutral speaker. Love it LOVE IT LOVE IT.

Ive never heard violins and bass so clear.

post #81 of 425
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Originally Posted by peck1234 View Post

Just got them in! I am BLOWN AWAY. The string instruments and imaging are just UNREAL.
Bass is super tight and punchy. Such a neutral speaker. Love it LOVE IT LOVE IT.

Ive never heard violins and bass so clear.


Making me jealous.

I really don't need these, but I have the money and WANT them. I just have to fight off the urge to empty my wallet.. It shouldn't be this hard..
post #82 of 425
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Originally Posted by peck1234 View Post

Just got them in! I am BLOWN AWAY. The string instruments and imaging are just UNREAL.
Bass is super tight and punchy. Such a neutral speaker. Love it LOVE IT LOVE IT.

Ive never heard violins and bass so clear.


What a tease. Need more details. What speakers are you replacing? What blemishes did you find?
post #83 of 425
Do you guys know if their b-stock is normally 50% off? Or is this special?
post #84 of 425
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

hk's tend to have more power in reserve than other receivers. And speakers with a 88db sensitivity are fairly easy to drive. I doubt you'd have any problems with that receiver and the emptek's.

Which hk receiver do you have?

avr 2600
post #85 of 425
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Originally Posted by hermeslyre View Post

Making me jealous.

I really don't need these, but I have the money and WANT them. I just have to fight off the urge to empty my wallet.. It shouldn't be this hard..

same here..$400 for a pair...damn....
post #86 of 425
What would be a good matching center speaker? I currently have a Polk CS1 and Im not sure if this will be a good match. As a receiver, I have a Danon 1912.
post #87 of 425
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Originally Posted by blatallic View Post

What would be a good matching center speaker? I currently have a Polk CS1 and Im not sure if this will be a good match. As a receiver, I have a Danon 1912.

http://emptek.com/e5ci.php

or

http://emptek.com/e56ci.php
post #88 of 425
I did take a look at those 2. Do you have any experience with these centers?
post #89 of 425
No, I don't. But a general rule of thumb is that you want the same manufacturer and same line of speaker for your mains and center. It is called timbre matching. When sound pans across your front three speakers, you get a seamless transition between them and you won't hear a big difference as the sound moves from one speaker to the other. Your current center may sound alright. But it is a bit of a crap shoot. Try it and see, it may work out. If not, you can always buy the matching center later.
post #90 of 425
I see, thanks for the clarification. Im not sure which center to pic. My living room is like 12x12 ... 10 foot ceilings. But the living room is open to the kitchen and breakfast area. I'm not sure if the e56ci would be over kill.
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