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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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