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One guy here (forgotten who) was just recently looking at beautifying his Emos ... (lipstick on a pig). One guy suggested covering them completely with a sock, ala Golden Ear! Probably the best solution! I suggested artwork for the grills, but that would still leave the basic structure visible.



Hiding then behind an acoustically transparent screen is the best way, IMO!

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I forgot what my recommendation was. It was probably extremely stupid.
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Well, guys...lets face it...none of the three speakers the OP is looking at are what you would call "lookers". In my theater, where it is mostly dark, I couldn't care less. But in my living room and in my bedroom, I consider the speakers to be part of the décor and hence, they have to sound and look good.

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One guy here (forgotten who) was just recently looking at beautifying his Emos ... (lipstick on a pig). One guy suggested covering them completely with a sock, ala Golden Ear! Probably the best solution! I suggested artwork for the grills, but that would still leave the basic structure visible.

Hiding then behind an acoustically transparent screen is the best way, IMO!
Funny, I was thinking along these lines, sort of. Could you build a second (false) cabinet to fit them in? Open back and open front, or would that still ruin the acoustics? I’m guessing it would, but I did wonder about it.
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Funny, I was thinking along these lines, sort of. Could you build a second (false) cabinet to fit them in? Open back and open front, or would that still ruin the acoustics? I’m guessing it would, but I did wonder about it.


Yeah that would not be ideal for Acoustics.


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If I can ask another dumb question, regarding the subs,

If you had duo subs, and one was ported and one was sealed, would that give you the best of both worlds?

Or as I suspect the answer to be, will that give you a watered down or incongruent mix that sounds bad?

Sometimes my out-of-the-box thinking is good and sometimes it’s bad.

Just a thought I had that I wanted to get knowledgeable input on.
Ed Mullen answered this question and I'm guessing most other sub makers would tell you the same thing.

"Assuming you meant a ported model above, we generally don't recommend mixing sealed and ported subwoofers. While it will certainly make more bass than a single SB-2000, the frequency response and more importantly the phase response will be quite different, and this could result in phase cancellation and integration challenges at certain frequencies. The bass tends to sound a bit loose and disembodied instead of tight and coherent.

A pair of SB-2000s or a pair of PB-2000s (or PC-2000s) would be preferred and would have the same FR, phase response and dynamic output profile across the operating bandwidth.

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As far as a sub go, I pretty much sold myself on rythmik. Probably a duo set up. The question that I’m still trying to figure out, is ported vs. sealed. If I were 100% HT or music, the answer seems simple. But when you have mixed use, it seems you are sacrificing one way or the other. Is there a best way to go when you use it for both?
I recently transitioned from a single sealed sub (SVS SB-13 Ultra) to a single ported sub (SVS PB-3000) in a 12x24x7 carpeted room. The difference for home theater was astonishingly positive. I could tell music was a bit less clean with the switch, but any extra sloppiness there (it was minor) paled in comparison to the positive gains with theater.
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@Elihawk the respect is very mutual. However, if you were to get (3) Ascends 340 SE's and compare them to (3) of the Chane A2.4's, then you will easily see why I preferred the A2.4's. The cohesiveness is scary good. Imaging is better, and although the 2.4's are very neutral they are not too analytical. More specifically, the A2.4's just seem to let go and do its thing whereas the 340 SE's seemed too caught up being analytical if you will.

Moreover, the A2.4's have a bit of sweetness to the presentation that just draws one in more. No listening fatigue whatsoever. But, at the end of the day it does come down to personal preference. I am NOT the only one that has owned both the 340 SE's and/or the A2.4's that preferred the A2.4's more so. There is another highly regarded forum member here that does as well. But, he will not post about it b/c of all of the back lash that typically goes with it. Interestingly, I have NOT heard the A1.4's, but have owned (3) of the A2.4's and (3) of the 340 SE's........LOL!!!


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Can you provide some definitions around your words "Analytical" and "Clinical" relative to the Ascends?
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Phil,

Can you provide some definitions around your words "Analytical" and "Clinical" relative to the Ascends?
Sure thing Tony. When listening to the 340 SE's something always seemed to be a bit off. Not in a bad way per se. But, they were extremely neutral and flat. The Chane A2.4's are also very neutral, but seemed to sound more natural to my ears. Maybe the 340's were just too flat? That is why I refer to them as being too clinical. Put another way, the A2.4's were able to keep my attention better and draw me in more whereas the 340 SE's were a bit boring for my tastes. As such, the A2.4's just did their thing whereas the 340 SE's seem to be too hung up on sounding neutral. It is like the 340 SE's were afraid to let go if you will. Hope that gives you a better idea of what I was referring to.


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Now Ray ugly speakers need love too...........LOL!!!!! Sorry, but I just could not resist. No really, the Emo's do have a weebles wobble batman look to them. But, for someone without a WAF that may not be so significant. On the other hand, for those with a WAF, then it is certainly something to consider. Guess the old adage "never judge a book by its cover" applies to this hobby as well.


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the batmobile look will grow on you if you let it.. they sound good enough at the price point that it's easy to be forgiving.....
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Sure thing Tony. When listening to the 340 SE's something always seemed to be a bit off. Not in a bad way per se. But, they were extremely neutral and flat. The Chane A2.4's are also very neutral, but seemed to sound more natural to my ears. Maybe the 340's were just too flat? That is why I refer to them as being too clinical. Put another way, the A2.4's were able to keep my attention better and draw me in more whereas the 340 SE's were a bit boring for my tastes. As such, the A2.4's just did their thing whereas the 340 SE's seem to be too hung up on sounding neutral. It is like the 340 SE's were afraid to let go if you will. Hope that gives you a better idea of what I was referring to.


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i think it's the tweeters .. i have the same reaction with the b1 vs the cbm 170 se
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I recently transitioned from a single sealed sub (SVS SB-13 Ultra) to a single ported sub (SVS PB-3000) in a 12x24x7 carpeted room. The difference for home theater was astonishingly positive. I could tell music was a bit less clean with the switch, but any extra sloppiness there (it was minor) paled in comparison to the positive gains with theater.
my emo basx10 is a ported budget sub that sounds darn good with music.. i can't imagine a sealed sub would sound *enough* better for my cheap self to justify getting one "just because"... and it is great at ht in my little room..

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the batmobile look will grow on you if you let it.. they sound good enough at the price point that it's easy to be forgiving.....
Oh I have no problem w/the look of the Emotivas. I do not have to deal w/a WAF anymore. Took care of that a good while ago......LOL!!!! But, for those that are dealing w/a WAF looks and size is much more relevant. I still hope to make my way down to Franklin, TN sometime in the next few months. I want to check Emotiva out. Plus, visit w/some family while I am there. Should make for a full day trip. Looking forward to it.

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Oh I have no problem w/the look of the Emotivas. I do not have to deal w/a WAF anymore. Took care of that a good while ago......LOL!!!! But, for those that are dealing w/a WAF looks and size is much more relevant. I still hope to make my way down to Franklin, TN sometime in the next few months. I want to check Emotiva out. Plus, visit w/some family while I am there. Should make for a full day trip. Looking forward to it.

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i am looking forward to hearing about that adventure if you get to make the trip.. i'm thinking they may have a new speaker or 2 coming out soon..
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i think it's the tweeters .. i have the same reaction with the b1 vs the cbm 170 se
You know Lee I think that I have read a few times people describing the 340 SE's as being bright. I certainly did not think that they were. Of course, we all have our own ideas of what sounds bright. But, to my ears the 340 SE's and/or the Chane A2.4's were not fatiguing at all. At the end of the day, I just preferred the A2.4's more so. The OP is going to be hard pressed to go wrong with any of the speakers he is considering inmho.

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You know Lee I think that I have read a few times people describing the 340 SE's as being bright. I certainly did not think that they were. Of course, we all have our own ideas of what sounds bright. But, to my ears the 340 SE's and/or the Chane A2.4's were not fatiguing at all. At the end of the day, I just preferred the A2.4's more so. The OP is going to be hard pressed to go wrong with any of the speakers he is considering inmho.

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i would agree that all 3 are quality budget choices, i would go emo or chane for music first set up and ascend a home theater 1st set up....
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i am looking forward to hearing about that adventure if you get to make the trip.. i'm thinking they may have a new speaker or 2 coming out soon..
Yeah that would be so cool to get to hear some of their newest gear. That is such a nice area. Have not been down that way in a while now. Hope to learn as much about Emotiva as I can. Might even bring a few of my IOU's if they take them.....LOL!!!! No really, may just have to bring my CC with me. That could get me into trouble. Getting my debt paid down as we speak. No need to rack up a bunch more.


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the batmobile look will grow on you if you let it.. they sound good enough at the price point that it's easy to be forgiving.....
I was pleasantly surprised by my C2. IMO while still unique it's not nearly as 'edgy' in person as they look in the pictures.
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I was pleasantly surprised by my C2. IMO while still unique it's not nearly as 'edgy' in person as they look in the pictures.
my b1s as well .. they look "normal"(whatever that is ) to me now...
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Sure thing Tony. When listening to the 340 SE's something always seemed to be a bit off. Not in a bad way per se. But, they were extremely neutral and flat. The Chane A2.4's are also very neutral, but seemed to sound more natural to my ears. Maybe the 340's were just too flat? That is why I refer to them as being too clinical. Put another way, the A2.4's were able to keep my attention better and draw me in more whereas the 340 SE's were a bit boring for my tastes. As such, the A2.4's just did their thing whereas the 340 SE's seem to be too hung up on sounding neutral. It is like the 340 SE's were afraid to let go if you will. Hope that gives you a better idea of what I was referring to.


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That makes since. Thanks Phil.
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Chane members like to stretch their claims quite a bit. There’s no way they can come close to the Raal tweeter in an S2. They may get louder than the S2, but the detail and response from the Raal is only paralleled by Beryllium and Diamond tweeters.
Here is one of those claims...

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I don't think either the Chane or Emotiva are a big, or even an upgrade from the Ascend Acoustics...However, I do love a ribbon tweeter...even the folded pleated type! The AA170s, the Chanes and the Emotivas are all in the same class- really good speakers that are pretty economical!.
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Looking at my equipment it'll probably be no surprise that I would suggest three Chane A2.4s. When reading most speaker comparisons there are several comments that are typical: the Chanes have high levels of detail which is great for dialogue, and they can play louder with less distortion and less change in sonics which is great for both bombastic movies and bombastic music.

I would suggest using the same speakers for the main/surround speakers.
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Well, of course...like I said, with three speakers in the really good value category, it will come down to personal preference...so that result doesn't surprise me. My friend Ray prefered his AA 340 to the Chane (he had the 1.4) in his side by side comparison...in fact, he ended up with the Sierra 2 as he wanted a real upgrade.

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i have talked to Mike many times .. he likes a *BIG* sound with dynamics , lots of us prefer coherence and refinement , both have merit .. it's a choice , but for *pure * sound quality the raal is pretty tough to beat .. i have emo's with amt (that are *very * similar to the chane tweeter ) , they are nice , but not among the best tweeters i have heard , but at the under $500 price point are very competitive ...
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I felt that the Chanes were the best of the 4 speakers in the 2.0 test. For the most part, they presented the best vocals, satisfactory bass, and great imaging. The SVS Ultras had a big advantage in overall bass response, and excelled at classic rock like the two Boston tracks. However, they were overly bright and somewhat harsh on some material. I have a feeling they may be better on HT material. As I mentioned earlier, the ML’s were pretty good at everything, but I didn’t sense the greatness that their price tag warrants. Perhaps I was expecting more, and I judged them too harshly. It’s hard to be entirely objective when evaluating something like speakers. I really liked the Ascend 340’s as well. They were very close to the Chanes on a number of the tracks, but the performance of the Chanes on my favorite piece of rock music carried the day for the Chanes. The Ascends are definitely worth further consideration.

Final Decision (after movie audition)

In the end, I chose the Chane A2.4. For my ears and my room, they were the best choice. As mentioned previously, cost was not a factor in this audition process. I would have had no trouble spending the extra money for the MLs or the SVS speakers if the performance warranted. The Chanes provided the best overall performance, and really excelled with music and dialog. The dialog aspect was particularly important, as my wife and I watch a fair amount of dramatic TV, and sometime the dialog on these shows becomes hard to hear. But the Chanes are not lacking in the high energy action movie realm either. They are more than adequate in this regard. If that’s all I watched, the SVS Ultras might be the choice for me. They are very powerful and dynamic.


I don’t think you could go wrong with any of these four sets of speakers. However, the ML’s punched below their weight class. The Ascends seem to be very good speakers; they were just edged out by a slightly better speaker. And the SVS might be better for a dedicated theater room. However, for the price (and even twice the price) the Chanes are heard to beat, at least in this test."

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OP, are you head still spinning?
Still debating? Not really sure which brand to go with?
A lot of us have had that issue.
My suggestion to you: pick one of those 3 and be happy with it. I'm sure either one will make you happy.
Special note: don't ever look back (like me)
Why? 'cuz if you do, months from now, years from now, you'll say to yourself "hmm, I'm wondering how the Chanes/the Emos/the Ascends sound compared to this"
Or unless you don't mind to pay shipping, you can order all of them and do home audition and be done with it. I didn't have time and budget for those so I pulled a trigger on one set.
Yes, in the back of my mind, I'm still thinking about others.

The Emos are ugly, sure but I don't mind, I have no problem with the look. In fact, it gets "ok" every day goes by. Maybe I'm getting used to their look.
The Chanes certainly won't win the beauty contest either. Nothing fancy or worth to stare at a black square rectangular boxes with sharp edges. It isn't Sierra Tower, isn't RBH Imperion (spelling?), isn't HTD L3 either.
It's your choice, an ugly look vs a boring look.

Performing wise, I don't own the Ascends or the Chanes so I don't know but I do NOT believe anyone is superior to others.
Fanboys/girls can jump in but 1. it's your SETUP, 2. it's in your HOME/ROOM, 3. it's your EARS.
What I say or think that better for me, doesn't mean it will be any good for you.
ONLY you can make the decision.

My personal note: I grade those 3 based on the level of popularity: Ascend -> Chane -> Emo.
The Emos (espeically the C2/T2) were making a lot of noise about a year go, everyone was talking about them, almost daily. They are dying down now.
I hope they keep it hot.
If you buy a product, a quality product and never/rarely contact for support, you can go with any brand but if you want some sorts of support, Chane is on my list.
Jon Lane (apologize that I don't follow him a lot) is Chane's president? CEO? owner? Anyway, he is on site and provide a lot of info. I'm sure you're in a good hand.

I was waiting for Chane L series (L7?) for SO LONGGGGGG .
The human pregnancy lasts for almost 10 months but Chane L-series pregnancy seems to last for 10 years
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OP, are you head still spinning?
Still debating? Not really sure which brand to go with?
A lot of us have had that issue.
My suggestion to you: pick one of those 3 and be happy with it. I'm sure either one will make you happy.
Special note: don't ever look back (like me)
Why? 'cuz if you do, months from now, years from now, you'll say to yourself "hmm, I'm wondering how the Chanes/the Emos/the Ascends sound compared to this"
Or unless you don't mind to pay shipping, you can order all of them and do home audition and be done with it. I didn't have time and budget for those so I pulled a trigger on one set.
Yes, in the back of my mind, I'm still thinking about others.

The Emos are ugly, sure but I don't mind, I have no problem with the look. In fact, it gets "ok" every day goes by. Maybe I'm getting used to their look.
The Chanes certainly won't win the beauty contest either. Nothing fancy or worth to stare at a black square rectangular boxes with sharp edges. It isn't Sierra Tower, isn't RBH Imperion (spelling?), isn't HTD L3 either.
It's your choice, an ugly look vs a boring look.

Performing wise, I don't own the Ascends or the Chanes so I don't know but I do NOT believe anyone is superior to others.
Fanboys/girls can jump in but 1. it's your SETUP, 2. it's in your HOME/ROOM, 3. it's your EARS.
What I say or think that better for me, doesn't mean it will be any good for you.
ONLY you can make the decision.

My personal note: I grade those 3 based on the level of popularity: Ascend -> Chane -> Emo.
The Emos (espeically the C2/T2) were making a lot of noise about a year go, everyone was talking about them, almost daily. They are dying down now.
I hope they keep it hot.
If you buy a product, a quality product and never/rarely contact for support, you can go with any brand but if you want some sorts of support, Chane is on my list.
Jon Lane (apologize that I don't follow him a lot) is Chane's president? CEO? owner? Anyway, he is on site and provide a lot of info. I'm sure you're in a good hand.

I was waiting for Chane L series (L7?) for SO LONGGGGGG .
The human pregnancy lasts for almost 10 months but Chane L-series pregnancy seems to last for 10 years
Yes my head is still spinning. I’m have made a “final” decision on each of the three several times. I think I’m going to wait a few weeks or so, just to collect my thoughts and not rush it. But like you said, picking one eventually and not looking back is a good plan.
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Yes my head is still spinning. I’m have made a “final” decision on each of the three several times. I think I’m going to wait a few weeks or so, just to collect my thoughts and not rush it. But like you said, picking one eventually and not looking back is a good plan.
I hope you have better luck than me with a decision. I started asking a while back, and have been on and off again for a few months. Like you, I think I have it nailed down, and then see another post. I first was absolutely certain on the Emotiva T1s and C2 until many stated that my receiver may go into protection mode unless I listen at lower volumes. I then talked to folks with similar receivers as mine who say they have no issue, and someone with my exact receiver with no issue, but still concerned and looking for power amps to be safe. So I go back and forth. Because of that, I was set on Ascends, but with Shipping, the CMT 340s are a couple hundred MORE than the Emotiva with the closeout sale on the T1s and free shipping on orders over $49. I was set, until I read the few folks who have tried the CMT 340s and the Chane A2.4s and said the Chanes were in a different league. Then I see they are out of stock. Now I'm back to the Emotivas, wondering if I should take the plunge and hope they can still play as loud as I like and still sound good for HT use. My center sits much lower than I'd like, and Dave from Ascend said their speakers would be fine for that with their wide (tall for center) dispersion characteristics. Someone else stated that since it sits low, get the biggest I can get, such as C2. If I had plenty of money, I'd buy all three, test, and pay shipping to send the ones I like least back. But that negates Budget speakers in my mind. If I didn't mind wasting several hundred, I'd travel out of state to a good store and test more expensive speakers and take home the ones I liked.

I need to take the advice you were given and pick one and just be happy. My issue is I sort of did that with my current speakers and haven't been happy with them since I purchased several years ago.
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@wnydel2 I have owned both the Chane A2.4's and the 340 SE's across the front. I even had the 170 SE's in the rear. I can honestly say that there is no comparison. That is, the Chane A2.4's are on another level entirely. In fact, the A2.4's produced the most cohesive soundstage that I have ever owned to date! On the other hand, I found the 340 SE's to be a bit too clinical for my tastes. So much so they were merely boring and lifeless. Quite frankly, when comparing the likes of the A2.4's and the 340 SE's I can NOT recommend the A2.4's enough. Best wishes in making your decision.


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Thanks for weighing in Phil....you opinion is well respected
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Thanks for weighing in Phil....you opinion is well respected
Thanks a bunch Mike. Yours is very well respected as well. Nothing like learning from others inmho. That is what keeps me coming back. Thus, the learning never stops. Always enjoy reading your posts.


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