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Chane vs Emotiva

Hello, I was trying to find some more info out but I couldn't find much comparing the two.

Emotiva has been receiving some great reviews on the new Airmotiv speakers, Mark spoke very highly of them. They are 4ohms though which could be difficult to drive without an external amp.

The Arx line has also received good praise from many people.

I am interested in comparing the Emotiva C1, T1, E1 to the Arx A5.4, A2.4 and A1.4.

Just looking for any thoughts comparing the two lines. The room would be a living room with vaulted ceilings that is open to the entry way, the kitchen and a hallway, fairly big...

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i have the emotiva b1's..they are pretty neutral and sound good to me..i would think the t1's would work well...chanes's get great reviews here as well, i think a few people that have them may well see this thread & comment...best of luck.. happy shopping..

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I would personally love to do a head to head comparison with them myself.

If the Chane A2.4 had been available back in December I would have bought it as a mismatched center, and then possibly either the A1.4 or more A2.4 for my front L/R.

As it happens, I couldn't go on waiting indefinitely so I went ahead and got the Emotiva C1, which so impressed me that I bought the B1s for fronts not so much for any "timbre matching" hoo ha but to see how they'd compare to my beloved Wharfedales. The latter haven't been touched for a couple months, lol.

If the Chanes had been available in December I would have gone for them over the Emotiva mainly because I wasn't thrilled with the peculiar "Batmobile" looks of the Emotivas. Now, in retrospect, I think I might've stumbled onto the better choice mainly because the Emotiva center is a 3-way design whereas the A2.4 is a 2-way, and so many people swear that 3-ways are superior especially as horizontal center speakers. And the Batmobile looks have grown on me, or rather I've gotten used to them enough that I don't even notice it most of the time.

But if Emotiva ever did an MTM version of the B1, would love to compare to the A2.4 ...
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I believe them being 4 Ohm is blown way out of proportion unless you are going to listen at reference for hours, which hardly anyone does.
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I believe them being 4 Ohm is blown way out of proportion unless you are going to listen at reference for hours, which hardly anyone does.
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I've only heard the T1 towers from Emo's newest line, for about half an hour. A local bought the Onkyo TX-8050 stereo receiver and wanted recommendations on decent speakers. I made several, SVS, Hsu, Emotiva, and a few others. I don't know if it was me that day, or the speakers weren't set up well, but I felt they were somewhat on the dark side, lots of bass/mid bass but little upper bass until the tweeter took over. I have no idea what the crossover is set between the mid and tweeter. Plenty of bass for the bass-heads, but not something I'd like to live with a few years. I've had the Song Towers for 3 years - I'm still in love with them. I even picked up a pair of Salk Surround One bookshelf speakers for the bedroom. Pretty nice night night music.

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Do you guys think that a Denon X4100 would be okay to drive the Emotiva's? I don't really want to be limited to watching movies or music quietly all the time...

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are we every going to get head to head comps between the "step up" budget speakers? (sierra 1, phil mini's , nhtc series.. monitor silver , kef ls50 ect,,,)or is that a wish and hope thought?

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Do you guys think that a Denon X4100 would be okay to drive the Emotiva's? I don't really want to be limited to watching movies or music quietly all the time...
I think you'll be just fine.

125 watts is high power for an AVR.

My NAD AVR despite its thermostatically controlled fan and fame for handling low ohms used to shut down before it started to fail losing all its digital inputs.

That was driving B&W CM1 Concept 90s.

My 90 watt Denon has never shut down at similar volume levels, (ie. very very loud).

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Do you guys think that a Denon X4100 would be okay to drive the Emotiva's? I don't really want to be limited to watching movies or music quietly all the time...
The X4100 will easily drive those speakers. Even a lower model like the X2000 or X3000 series would be just fine. You may not be able to reach rock concert levels, but can get reasonably loud without issue.

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are we every going to get head to head comps between the "step up" budget speakers? (sierra 1, phil mini's , nhtc series.. monitor silver , kef ls50 ect,,,)or is that a wish and hope thought?
Well, I wouldn't mind hearing the Chane vs Emotivas head to head either...I am sure someone has done this in one of the many budget shoot outs.
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Well, I wouldn't mind hearing the Chane vs Emotivas head to head either...I am sure someone has done this in one of the many budget shoot outs.
I never found one comparing the two but the comparos have indicated Chanes play loud and clear while some B1 owners have said the Emotivas sound strained above 85db +/-.
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I never found one comparing the two but the comparos have indicated Chanes play loud and clear while some B1 owners have said the Emotivas sound strained above 85db +/-.
myself included in that analysis... with proper set up they are better , but even then get to about 80+ db's (steady)and the speakers go from" invisible " to "re appearing".. it's more of a strained slight brightness than distortion.. but it's clearly audible.. they are real nice below 80db's .. at 75 db's ( my limit most times) they are very accurate....
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Well, the Emotiva's look much nicer. I think that counts for something.
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I owned the Chanes ARX5 for a few years, good speakers. never heard the Emotiva so cant comment on differences
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I owned the Chanes ARX5 for a few years, good speakers. never heard the Emotiva so cant comment on differences
emotiva is based in Tennessee.. you should give them a call and see if they have a place you can demo close by to you...

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I would personally love to do a head to head comparison with them myself.
Check out the multiple speaker review thread, here. Not a direct head-to-head comparison, but both the T1 and the A5rx-c (predecessor to the A5.4) were listened to in the same room on the same day by three different people, who all commented on what they heard.
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Check out the multiple speaker review thread, here. Not a direct head-to-head comparison, but both the T1 and the A5rx-c (predecessor to the A5.4) were listened to in the same room on the same day by three different people, who all commented on what they heard.
i saw that thread during testing .. a good read.... thanks...

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From that thread (linked above) you would be hard pressed to find much fault with either the Chane or Emotiva speakers! I think it would come down to personal preference...

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I never found one comparing the two but the comparos have indicated Chanes play loud and clear while some B1 owners have said the Emotivas sound strained above 85db +/-.

(someone who considers 85 db a starting point.)

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i think your in a different demographic than many of us...the emotiva t2's might work well for you...

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i think your in a different demographic than many of us...the emotiva t2's might work well for you...
If by that, do you think I'm young? I wish. No, I listened to music for hours at time on my dad's Sony receiver, AR/Shure combo, Teac 1200u R2R and Advent loudspeakers(only the one model at the time)*. Have done that off and on as an adult, too. The system I currently own(probably my last) is the first that can play louder than I can handle, at least 115 db. I had to go up the Klipsch RP food chain to the Klipsch equivalent of the T2's(so you called that), the RP-280f to get there, too. That's why the Rp260f are surrounds now, they couldn't handle my listening needs.
Everything I've read about Chane and Emotiva leads me to believe I would enjoy either, as long as they are far enough up the food chain to play loudly enough for me.

*I seriously doubt that combo went over 85db.
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If by that, do you think I'm young? I wish. No, I listened to music for hours at time on my dad's Sony receiver, AR/Shure combo, Teac 1200u R2R and Advent loudspeakers(only the one model at the time)*. Have done that off and on as an adult, too. The system I currently own(probably my last) is the first that can play louder than I can handle, at least 115 db. I had to go up the Klipsch RP food chain to the Klipsch equivalent of the T2's(so you called that), the RP-280f to get there, too. That's why the Rp260f are surrounds now, they couldn't handle my listening needs.
Everything I've read about Chane and Emotiva leads me to believe I would enjoy either, as long as they are far enough up the food chain to play loudly enough for me.

*I seriously doubt that combo went over 85db.
nah, actually , i am referring to db levels.. i think "most" audio hobbyists listen at 70-75 db's .. that 85+ stuff isn't very common .. sorry for the insinuation
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nah, actually , i am referring to db levels.. i think "most" audio hobbyists listen at 70-75 db's .. that 85+ stuff isn't very common .. sorry for the insinuation
Yeah, I wish that satisfied me. I need the more visceral feel of peaks in the nineties, even the hundreds sometimes, occasionally even just the eighties, depending on mood and music. I'm sure I'm massively damaging my hearing, but not deaf yet....
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Well, I wouldn't mind hearing the Chane vs Emotivas head to head either...I am sure someone has done this in one of the many budget shoot outs.
Might be true with the B1s vs the A2.4, not sure about the A1.4 which would be the equivalent comparison for the B1. Have seen many Chane users recommend the A1s as being better for surround duty and saying that the A2.4 is very much worth the extra cost over the A1.4 which makes sense.

Strangely enough, my Emotiva speakers all came with the same Emotiva owner's manual which featured a picture of an MTM version of the B1, which the website omits---wonder if Emotiva cancelled production of that model, or if it's a possible future model. But a dual woofer version of the B1 would be outstanding, though I imagine Emotiva would worry about it taking business away from the T1 since those would be very close in price.
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Might be true with the B1s vs the A2.4, not sure about the A1.4 which would be the equivalent comparison for the B1. Have seen many Chane users recommend the A1s as being better for surround duty and saying that the A2.4 is a very much worth the extra cost over the A1.4 which makes sense.

Strangely enough, my Emotiva speakers all came with the same Emotiva owner's manual which featured a picture of an MTM version of the B1, which the website omits---wonder if Emotiva cancelled production of that model, or if it's a possible future model. But a dual woofer version of the B1 would be outstanding, though I imagine Emotiva would worry about it taking business away from the T1 since those would be very close in price.
i gotta pull that user guide back out .. i didn't notice that that mtm pictured was a variation of the b1 ..i do remember it though... i just assumed it was an older model...

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BTW, the Chane "A" Series is now in stock on their website.

Indeed it is. I can only speculate that they must get truly sensational bulk discounts with each "Group Buy"... Wish this had come six months earlier, another set of speakers in the house and the missus will truly blow a gasket, lol

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)
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Indeed it is. I can only speculate that they must get truly sensational bulk discounts with each "Group Buy"... Wish this had come six months earlier, another set of speakers in the house and the missus will truly blow a gasket, lol
You seem pretty happy with the Emotivas, so no need to rush into anything else. That said, if you got rid of a few of the speakers you currently have, there would be room for others to make their way into your life ...

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You seem pretty happy with the Emotivas, so no need to rush into anything else. That said, if you got rid of a few of the speakers you currently have, there would be room for others to make their way into your life ...
Yeah, I do need to hit my local Craigslist with the RBH speakers at least. But it will be PAINFUL to let go of the Wharfedales, sigh...

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Yeah, I do need to hit my local Craigslist with the RBH speakers at least. But it will be PAINFUL to let go of the Wharfedales, sigh...
You have numerous times mentioned the pleasure you get with the Wharfedales.

I'd hold on to those!
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