......And mind you... I'd be pretty happy with the E5Bi bookshelves in a small room. Very pleasant speakers.
System: Marantz SR6003
---> Crown XLS 2000 ---> Philharmonic Model 2
---> Tapco Juice J2500 --> DIY Maelstrom X
Victory goes... TO THOSE WITH COURAGE!!!
Aside from low-end extension (which is fixed with a sub) and maximum SPL (which is fine for me in any room in my home except the 5300 cu ft LR).
In my experience, the E41-B can hang with any speaker I've listened to as long as they aren't in the same room. That sounds like a left-handed compliment, but I cannot say that about any other speaker I have heard which cost less than $1500/pr.
You guys are killing me here... I'm trying really hard not to order a pair of these...
Living Room: Samsung 46A630, PS3, Panasonic BD85, Denon 991, APC H10, NHT Classic 3/2C, Emotiva Ultra-12
Bedroom: LG 42LD550, Panasonic BDT210, Marantz NR1402, Acoustic Energy Aego-T, Pioneer SW-8
PC: Hot Audio DAC Destroyer, Audioengine N22, Paul Carmody's Overnight Sensations
It might be worth a phone call to EMP to see about a trial. I'm thinking you pay shipping back and they eat shipping it to you, but verify. I know this policy applied when I bought mine, and would guess it is good for any item that is not too costly to ship. $30 (my guess at shipping one way) isn't a bad price to know you got the right speakers.
Product Evaluation Policy
Many of the products offered by EMP come with an Evaluation Period of 14 days. Customers may use this time to demo their products and determine if the product fits their needs. If the customer decides that they want to return the product while in the Evaluation Period, they simple call EMP and ask for a Return Authorization number. There will be no questions asked. Please check with EMP to see which products are part of this program.
review refers to them as 41-SE/B and EMPtek is selling E41-B. Are they the same speakers?
PS - The sale is over, but at $210 I have a 2nd pair on the way. Now I'm wondering if I made a mistake.
Last edited by KEW; 07-07-2012 at 09:36 PM.
Still available at 209.00: EMP Tek E41-B Bookshelf Speaker (2012 Summer Sales Event)
These good for home theater/music? Oh Oh.
Past Onkyo, VizioTV, Pioneer 52s-Klipsch Icon-JBL-Wharf-Outlaw, Sony BD, Denon CD, AudioTek Belt Drive/Technic SL-Q300(Shure M97XE-M104E-AT92ECD-112EP-120E cartS), Onkyo Deck, Sony Minidisc, WDTV, Roku, Sirius, URC R50 & Klipsch iGroove SXT All Destroyed By SandyNOW! Vizio 37"-HK 247-Parasound 1000A-OSD 10" Sub-NXG Pro 4.1-Klipsch-RBH-Cables, Ortofon, Sony CA70ES, Panny DMP-BD87-Sony BX59-Roku XS-Oppo 980-TLS Guy 2.0 Vinyl SetupThankS GentS.
amp that's in great condition. Man, they sound great. You made no mistake. Get ready for some great sounding speakers! But then, you already know how good they sound, 2nd pair.
Last edited by Warmonger; 07-07-2012 at 11:59 PM.
Home Theater 9.2: Marantz AV7005, MM7055, MM7025 X2 - OPPO-93 - Panasonic TC-P65VT30 Plasma TV - Ceton InfiniTV 4 in LUXA2 LM300 case - EMPTek E55Ti Towers, E56Ci Center Channel, ES1010i SUBs X2 and E55WI Surrounds X3
Office system 2.1: Marantz NA7004 DAC Network Player - SA8004 Super Audio CD Player - MM7025 Power Amplifer - XiangSheng 728A Vacuum Tube Pre Amp - Definitive StudioMonitor 65 Speakers - Velodyne MiniVee Subwoofer
Just ordered a pair for my office
These speakers give up very little in sound quality to the big boys (aside from bass). I actually used these as main speakers in my 16X23 LR with vaulted ceiling (combined with sub) for about 3 years. In this application, they need a reasonably strong amplifier (I used a Niles SI-275), but fill the room with great sound! I have better speakers, but I love the way such big, open sound comes from these little boxes.
Don't be afraid to check them out in a larger room!