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Is there a good test to make sure the center channel is working properly.....or that the crossover is functioning properly?
If you don't have a Umik and REW try these test tones, ideally with an SPL meter but even just listening by ear, especially to the sweeps, should reveal any anomalies.

Sadly you'll have to remove one speaker lead from each speaker so the test tones only come from the center in 5 channel stereo mode or mono mode, (if you have that).

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I was about to do that the same day that I removed the banana plugs and forgot. Thanks for reminding me. I've never tried reversing polarity on a speaker, so wasn't sure if this "could" be the culprit. Audyssey didn't give me a note that my polarity was wrong, so I wasn't feeling confident that would help which is why I forgot to try. I will do that tomorrow though.
Did you check to make sure your jumper is connected to both sets of speaker connectors? maybe one side is loose? Just another quick thing to check.
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Emotiva has some factory renewed items on the website. T1 and T2 speakers seem like a great deal, along with some amps and subwoofers.

https://emotiva.com/search?type=prod...age&q=Renewed*
dang guess i should have waited two weeks to buy my T1's. sigh always that way lol. Didn't want to risk them selling out though. The A-150 amp already sold out of these factory renewed, debating on getting an A-100 to drive the T1's.
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dang guess i should have waited two weeks to buy my T1's. sigh always that way lol. Didn't want to risk them selling out though. The A-150 amp already sold out of these factory renewed, debating on getting an A-100 to drive the T1's.
i'm thinking about t1's at that price .. and i'd rather do books .. lol

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Did you try another speaker in the centers place? Or putting the center on another channel. If the problem follows its your speaker, if it stays on the center channel its the amp.
The polarity is also a good test before you say the speaker is the issue.
Also see you said it got better sound with out the banana plug. Are you sure you have good contact on both ends with the speaker wire?

And some movies mix the sound differently. Try testing in all stereo to rule out how they mixed the movie.
I did perform a test of setting Center to "None" in the receiver and the Dialogue was great from the MLP. I will do some of your tests to see if it is my Center Channel of the AVR.

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Tony, Polarity may/may not be the problem. However, it is easy to cross the wires at the speaker.
I had a C2 that sounded muddy until I crossed the wires. I didn't get a note from Audyssey either.
Thanks for that. Definitely now on my list to try.

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If you don't have a Umik and REW try these test tones, ideally with an SPL meter but even just listening by ear, especially to the sweeps, should reveal any anomalies.

Sadly you'll have to remove one speaker lead from each speaker so the test tones only come from the center in 5 channel stereo mode or mono mode, (if you have that).

https://www.audiocheck.net/testtones_index.php
I do have a calibrated mic from Parts Express and REW. I've only used it so far for measuring my Subs in various locations. I didn't think to set a sweep and just listen to the center.

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Did you check to make sure your jumper is connected to both sets of speaker connectors? maybe one side is loose? Just another quick thing to check.
I "thought" I looked at that when I originally hooked it up, but maybe I didn't. I'll check that as well.

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dang guess i should have waited two weeks to buy my T1's. sigh always that way lol. Didn't want to risk them selling out though. The A-150 amp already sold out of these factory renewed, debating on getting an A-100 to drive the T1's.
I was looking at an anp to run my front 3 speakers. Maybe the a-700 and bi amping them or the a-5175. Running an amp on the front speakers is new to me and the 830 does well already.
I also purchased the T1 at $500 a month ago but dont regret the purchase. Was well worth it.
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T2 at $670 for pair is absolutely ridiculous
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T2 at $670 for pair is absolutely ridiculous
sounds like you are still liking them..

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sounds like you are still liking them..
Always liked em, just not crazy about the looks.
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Always liked em, just not crazy about the looks.
with the refurb prices i am really considering the t1's..i can't imagine doing any better for the price , but i think space may be an issue in set up..
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with the refurb prices i am really considering the t1's..i can't imagine doing any better for the price , but i think space may be an issue in set up..
Crazy deal
Stuff em in your closet at that price who cares LOL
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Anyone else see this from Emotiva on price increases coming up? I doubt it would affect closeout prices on the current Airmotivs, but perhaps the new lineup will be coming out when these increases hit?
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Anyone else see this from Emotiva on price increases coming up? I doubt it would affect closeout prices on the current Airmotivs, but perhaps the new lineup will be coming out when these increases hit?
5 percent is what they mentioned.

Hardly enough to worry about to be honest.
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5 percent is what they mentioned.

Hardly enough to worry about to be honest.
Agree. Similar to the fear of the Mexican Tariffs that would raise Chipotle Burritos by $.05.

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Am I the only one who actually Likes the looks of the Emotiva Speakers?
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So the multi million dollar company who decided to move operations to China won't absorb 5% increase in cost? What if labor increased 5%? Or Cost of crossovers? Cost of drivers? Etc....

This is why consumers may/may not Choose product B if prices are not aligned with Product A

Its all game.....

Meanwhile....They are putting speakers they were originally $300 more at "regular" price on "sale" LMAO

If new products not selling "somehow" they will all of a sudden be "discounted" 10% off

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Am I the only one who actually Likes the looks of the Emotiva Speakers?
Pretty much---

Did you get the center working properly??

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Am I the only one who actually Likes the looks of the Emotiva Speakers?
I sort of like the looks, but I definitely don't dislike them. More of an amiable indifference
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Listening to my emotiva t1's that just came in today. They are nice for 500 but dont hang with my nht classic 4's. (but the classic 4's cost a lot more so...)
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Pretty much---

Did you get the center working properly??
LOL...there's always one. In this case it's me

I have not had any time to get back to it. My house took a lot of damage from a storm in May, and I've been spending most of my spare time on the phone trying to find contractors for estimates and reading reviews. What a pain. I can't get most of these folks to even call me back.

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So the multi million dollar company who decided to move operations to China won't absorb 5% increase in cost? What if labor increased 5%? Or Cost of crossovers? Cost of drivers? Etc....

This is why consumers may/may not Choose product B if prices are not aligned with Product A

Its all game.....

Meanwhile....They are putting speakers they were originally $300 more at "regular" price on "sale" LMAO

If new products not selling "somehow" they will all of a sudden be "discounted" 10% off
I doubt they will be alone in having to increase pricing.

But the current administration won't be around for ever so punitive tariffs should be a short lived thing.

The question is, when they go away will they lower prices!

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dang guess i should have waited two weeks to buy my T1's. sigh always that way lol. Didn't want to risk them selling out though. The A-150 amp already sold out of these factory renewed, debating on getting an A-100 to drive the T1's.

Make sure you get them as close to the 150 watts you can. They eat up the juice.

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Anyone else see this from Emotiva on price increases coming up? I doubt it would affect closeout prices on the current Airmotivs, but perhaps the new lineup will be coming out when these increases hit?
it doesn't affect speakers

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Am I the only one who actually Likes the looks of the Emotiva Speakers?
No. I like them.
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with the refurb prices i am really considering the t1's..i can't imagine doing any better for the price , but i think space may be an issue in set up..

Ive been listening to them for hours now and no i dont think you can do better for the price. Especially the refurbished ones for 420 a pair. Let us know if you pull the trigger. They pack them well too double boxed.
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Ive been listening to them for hours now and no i dont think you can do better for the price. Especially the refurbished ones for 420 a pair. Let us know if you pull the trigger. They pack them well too double boxed.
thanks.. i'm contemplating wharfedale reva's and nht c3's as well.. nht is due to drop the c3 prices and the reva's are $599 for open box ,,i'll pull the trigger soon

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thanks.. i'm contemplating wharfedale reva's and nht c3's as well.. nht is due to drop the c3 prices and the reva's are $599 for open box ,,i'll pull the trigger soon

tough competition but if you can snag the c3's cheap id do those with your bassx... the classic 3 part of my speaker really impresses me BUT if you want full range these emotivas have very good bass output for 6.5's..........better than my klipsch f 20's and i thought they were decent.

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tough competition but if you can snag the c3's cheap do those with your bassx BUT if you want full range these emotivas have very good bass output for 6.5's..........better than my klipsch f 20's and i thought they were decent.
i actually would rather have books due to space issues.. the c3's would work in either of my set ups .. the t1's would only work in my ht set up..the basx8 in my bedroom is great for music.. nice range and punch.. i kinda think the c3 would be a nice upgrade from the emo b1's .. but.. i like my 10.1s as well and the reva's seem like a nice upgrade from those .. the only reason i have been thinking t1/2 is the closeout / refurb price.. i like the b1's and think the t1's might be a bit fuller sound with a bit flatter mid response..

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Well you seem to have thought this out so im sure whatever you choose youll be pleased.
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5 percent is what they mentioned.

Hardly enough to worry about to be honest.
That's fair, although if I was thinking of buying something from Emotiva it might tip me to buying sooner than later.

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it doesn't affect speakers
Really? I read that it was across the board. Granted, with the closeout of the current line in progress, I guess it basically doesn't. I'm sure they built the cost into the new line to be anyways.
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