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#419384 - 06/10/16 01:54 AM EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8
2x6spds Offline
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I went to T.H.E. Audio Show in Irvine last week. I shouldn't have gone.

I met Andrew Jones and listened to his new $500/pair ELAC bookshelf speakers with his $500 subwoofer. Sounded better than many big buck systems on display at the show. Bravo to him for putting out quality audio products at a decent price ... sort of the Axiom model.

If you have more self-control that I do, I highly recommend you go to one of these shows and listen to the speakers, amps, and systems. I have bought a lot of gear, on the internet, based on reviews. Many reviews are no more than "advertorials" that is, paid for glowing reviews of mediocre products. Some reviewers are obviously hearing impaired or perverse. Go listen for yourselves!

I listened to the highly reviewed $60,000 Von Schweikert VR55 with Constellation electronics. Axiom should go to the shows, as I think Axiom has speakers which sound better.

I heard a pair of $58,000 Legacy speakers with Raven electronics and heavy room treatments. Wonderful !!

Then, I wandered into the Emerald Physics room and was gobsmacked by their EP2.8s with DSP, tri-amped, no room treatments. At first I thought they sounded at least as good as the Legacies. Then, I realized their sound quality was incredible, celestial, transforming, LIVE.

I heard myself say, "I'll take 'em" or something like that.

I picked up a pair of Emerald Physics EP 2.8 speakers in the ginko boloba or cocobolo finish with DSP and some mono blocks. I have never heard anything like them. They are sending the designer down to set up the speakers, DSP and amps for me next week. I will definitely throw some brontosaurus on the BBQ for him. Mark is one of the funniest, most intelligent people I've met in years.

Anyone interested in a pair of brand new Axiom M100s in real Cherry with Chestnut finish and outriggers? PM me if interested.

Best regards.
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#419385 - 06/10/16 04:54 AM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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With an open baffle setup you will rely heavily on front wall reflections to acheive the desired soundfield. There are many issues with this.... Hopefully the DSP limits rear firing energy below 500hz or so. They look cool.
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#419394 - 06/10/16 09:15 PM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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I don't know Serenity Now. They had the EP2.8s set up in a hotel room without any wall treatments, no bass traps, just the speakers.

I don't know how to post pictures here anymore, but below is the link to a picture of the speakers in the hotel room.

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#419398 - 06/11/16 07:51 AM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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Will you have them by the end of July? I'll be back in Anaheim the first week of August.
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#419403 - 06/11/16 07:35 PM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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Should be here soon. Come on by.
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#419561 - 06/24/16 08:46 PM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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Do you have them yet? Curious about their placement flexibility. (Acoustics obsessed.) Would love a thread about your journey of setup to enjoyment on these open baffles. Something to learn from.
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#419562 - 06/24/16 08:54 PM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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Received a text message from Mark Schifter, he is booking his flight to SoCal this Monday. As soon as they are here and set up, I will report.

I am really looking forward to spending some time with Mark. He is one of the funniest and most intelligent people I have met in years, and I have met many!

I will fete him, grill Brontosaurus steaks on the Weber, invite over my audio obsessed friends to listen to the new set up, make them all drink beer and hope to have a wonderful time.

Yes, we, the acoustic obsessed, have our moments. I am very much looking forward to making a home for the new Emerald Physics EP 2.8s, in the beautiful ginko biloba finish, and related electronics, and laughing with joy at the Good Sounds!!!

BTW, I have bicycled through PEI, eaten potatoes from that red earth, watched the tides run, and had a really good time there.



Edited by 2x6spds (06/24/16 08:56 PM)
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#419567 - 06/25/16 08:01 AM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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Mark Schifter? Name sounds familiar


Edited by Wid (06/25/16 08:01 AM)
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#419568 - 06/25/16 10:06 AM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: 2x6spds]
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Mark finished serving time for 14 counts of Felony?

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#419569 - 06/25/16 11:24 AM Re: EMERALD PHYSICS EP2.8 [Re: Mojo]
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Yes, that's correct. He ran into trouble has and was not able to meet all his obligations. He contributed a lot to charity and brought us and designed some awesome audio equipment, including dynavector carts, great speakers and amps.

He is a remarkable fellow.i am looking forward to hosting him.


Originally Posted By Mojo
Mark finished serving time for 14 counts of Felony?


Edited by 2x6spds (06/25/16 11:25 AM)
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