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#223875 - 10/04/08 05:50 PM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: SatKartr]
CV Online   confused
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Registered: 07/20/06
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I would never argue that we know everything there is to know about sound reproduction. It just seems that as far as the end result, the only sure footing is based on controlled listening tests. The differences should be audible, since that's what it's all about.

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#223877 - 10/04/08 06:01 PM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: SatKartr]
CV Online   confused
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That might be the problem. Companies who are trying to make a profit probably aren't going to want to pay tons of money just to confirm points that they already think are established. There are major obstacles in sound reproduction yet to be overcome, and if they believe the differences in the links in the chain under discussion are negligible, they're going to want to invest elsewhere.

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#223894 - 10/04/08 09:49 PM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: SatKartr]
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All I can say is if you have the money and are willing to part with it because you think brand X is the best, more power to you as, you will be happy and that is all that matters, being happy with that which you have chosen, that is what led me to Axiom, the best I can afford.
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#223906 - 10/04/08 11:37 PM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: jakewash]
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Loc: Dallas
Thanks for your kind words and vote of confidence.
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#223929 - 10/05/08 10:55 AM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: SatKartr]
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Registered: 02/03/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
Can I call a timeout? This is quickly turning ugly. I tried to post the original review with as little emotion as possible. I find that it offers an interesting position, but certainly not the only one and I'm very sorry to see that it's created this type of argument. SK, in the last few of your posts it's hard to tell whoom you're responding to (other than the one that is quoted), but I believe most are in response to FredK.

Assuming that's the case, before Fred can come back to respond to your posts directly I will at least try to tell you that I don't think his posts were intended to be combative. It's unfortunate this thread has gone down this path. To add my two cents here, I agree with what Jason (Jakewash) posted... If purchasing a certain product is worth the money to you, and makes you happy with your purchase, then by all means, that is the way to go.

Jason
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#223934 - 10/05/08 11:01 AM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: myrison]
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so how about the nebraska/ missouri game huh? YIKES! I kept watching it and thinking "Man, We have to play them next week!" \:o
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#223937 - 10/05/08 11:06 AM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: terzaghi]
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Hey, great segue, though the topic is nearly as painful! Yes, it was UGLY. I have to give them props though, Mizzou looked fantastic. The best thing I can say is that at least we were tied at 7-7 for about 4 minutes. ;\) The last 56 minutes were harder to watch.
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#224009 - 10/05/08 10:16 PM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: myrison]
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 175
Loc: SkiUtah!
I copied this from another thread so share \:\)

I have the emo xpa5 and mmmc1 powering my axiom setup and must say they are excellent! the build quality is great. Music has never sounded so good. when emo releases the xmc1 processer, dual subs, and the cd player you can bet they will all be in my theater! Plus everything comes with a 5 year warranty just like axiom

If you are worried about the quality of emo products here is a quote from audioholics on their new surroud speakers:

Right from the beginning, I suspected that Emotiva had something special with their ERD-1 dipole speakers. The Axiom QS8's are a very highly regarded rear "quad" pole speaker (a top and bottom woofer and two side angled tweeters - one on each side all firing in phase). I was surprised to find that the ERD-1s bested the Axioms on almost every metric I could come up with. The opening sequence of the first and title track features a keyboard bouncing around the rears and what sounds to be a train pulling into a station. The ERDs really performed well not only during the quiet section at the very beginning but also in remaining articulate during the louder sections. At no point did I think the ERDs were being overpowered or drowned out. At the same time, they blended well with the rest of the system. Basically, when I wanted to hear them I could, when I didn't, they just disappeared. While some might say that a bipole configuration would be best for multichannel music, I found the dipole setting to create a nice diffuse sound that still performed well for point-source effects. As always, we encourage you to experiment for yourself and see what you prefer. Just make sure to check your levels as you switch between the settings as the levels are likely to change. While I've always found the Axioms to be a fine surround speaker, the ERDs are in an entirely different class

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#224040 - 10/05/08 11:25 PM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: turbo16v]
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That's mighty high praise to be considered better than the QS8s.
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#224041 - 10/05/08 11:26 PM Re: Emotiva's New Pre/Pro [Re: jakewash]
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Definitely. It would be nice to hear them.

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