I need to replace my Martin Logan Grotto sub in my 2.1 set up. See my system in my signature. I want to put the Grotto back in my HT system. This is a servo driven sub and really nice. Are the Emo sub's a good replacement or should I look else were?
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I haven't heard anything bad about them but I would look elsewhere if you want the last bit of low frequency extension. There are lot of good sub companies out there...
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I think an x-ref 12 would be a very interesting competition for music. I have dual ultra 12's and love them for music. I would say they are comparable to ML Abyss subs (in my opinion), thus I think the xref 12 would compete well with the Grotto, as reviews have stated it is tighter and punchier then the Ultra version.
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