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    EMP Tek's E5Bi Bookshelf Speaker - The OFFICIAL Thread

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    I just took delivery of these mini two-way monitors this week and without giving too much away, they're awesome. They retail for $250/pair direct and are made by RBH out of Utah -though the cabinets and such, I believe, are sourced from China. Regardless, they come with a 30-day risk free trial and can be had in either black or Red Burl finish, both of which are high-gloss. The E5Bi's feature a five and a quarter inch aluminum woofer complimented by a one-inch fabric dome tweeter that is, well, amazing given it's pedigree. My full review will be coming soon but I thought I'd give you all a sneak peak or perhaps a jump start on things by sharing some positive thoughts now. They're really good. If you're in the market and are shopping brands such as SVS, Aperion, HSU or even Paradigm, I'd definitely add EMP to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
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    I just took delivery of these mini two-way monitors this week and without giving too much away, they're awesome. They retail for $250/pair direct and are made by RBH out of Utah -though the cabinets and such, I believe, are sourced from China. Regardless, they come with a 30-day risk free trial and can be had in either black or Red Burl finish, both of which are high-gloss. The E5Bi's feature a five and a quarter inch aluminum woofer complimented by a one-inch fabric dome tweeter that is, well, amazing given it's pedigree. My full review will be coming soon but I thought I'd give you all a sneak peak or perhaps a jump start on things by sharing some positive thoughts now. They're really good. If you're in the market and are shopping brands such as SVS, Aperion, HSU or even Paradigm, I'd definitely add EMP to the list.
    What's going on down there in Utah anyway - a secret plan to take over the earth using high-end audio (Wilson, Tekton, Emtek, ZU, and the beat goes on)!!!!!
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    Gonna go out on a limb and say that the EMP bookshelf speakers might just be the best "cheap" speakers I've heard to date. Just stunning. At $250/pair they're worth having just to keep other speakers in your setup (and you) honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
    Gonna go out on a limb and say that the EMP bookshelf speakers might just be the best "cheap" speakers I've heard to date. Just stunning. At $250/pair they're worth having just to keep other speakers in your setup (and you) honest.
    That's quite an endorsement Mr. Robinson. I wouldn't be surprised to see this quoted in an advertisement. I have a pair on my list of upgrades for my computer room listening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
    Gonna go out on a limb and say that the EMP bookshelf speakers might just be the best "cheap" speakers I've heard to date. Just stunning. At $250/pair they're worth having just to keep other speakers in your setup (and you) honest.
    Wow I can't wait for the review of these, the matching towers and the big e56i center, I'm on the verge of ordering these......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
    Gonna go out on a limb and say that the EMP bookshelf speakers might just be the best "cheap" speakers I've heard to date. Just stunning. At $250/pair they're worth having just to keep other speakers in your setup (and you) honest.
    Awesome. Would you say they're better than the Pioneer Andrew Jones floorstanders? I ask because my cousin is looking around at this price range.

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    Awesome. Would you say they're better than the Pioneer Andrew Jones floorstanders? I ask because my cousin is looking around at this price range.
    Yeah I would like to know that also, in addtion can you comment any on the center, floorstanders or sub?

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    I would have to say the EMP Tek bookshelf speakers (not to mention the rest of the EMP Tek line) is a definite step up from the Pioneers as good as the Pioneers are. The EMP Tek line is on par with the likes of SVS, Aperion, Paradigm Monitor and Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series in many regards.

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    Thx Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Robinson View Post
    I would have to say the EMP Tek bookshelf speakers (not to mention the rest of the EMP Tek line) is a definite step up from the Pioneers as good as the Pioneers are. The EMP Tek line is on par with the likes of SVS, Aperion, Paradigm Monitor and Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series in many regards.
    WOW thanks man.......

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