Transport: Sony UBP-X700 UHD-Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
I've been spoiled by my Maggies, but the T2's are the "box" speaker I'd consider if I didn't have the Maggies. And, it's the tweeter, the mids, and the bass they do have is tight and solid.
XMC-1 DIRAC Full; Oppo 105/Roku Ultra to Panny AE4000 w/106" screen; UltraRendu to LH Labs Geek Pulse X-Infinity; nCore nc400's or Prima Luna Premium Prologue to Maggie 1.7's; Rythmik F25; XPA-5 to CC-470v3 Center/ERD-1's; Thorens TD166 MkII/Denon DL207/XPS-1; 5-zone Sonos w/Def Tech AW5500's @ deck/pool/master bath & Sony SS-MB105/Polk R10 @ great room & kitchen. Two headphone setups: Hifiberry/BasX A100 and Allo BOSS/Schiit Asgard 2 (each to Senn 600's). PC w/Airmotiv 3b's. Roon user.
Post by widespreadpanic on Nov 1, 2019 17:45:22 GMT -5
I’ve just set up my HT gear in the last couple of weekends. I have been testing the system and these little 6s monitor speakers, with those tweeters, are pretty awesome sounding in stereo. It is scary how the imaging puts the music in the dead center spot in front of my listening position. I have had to double check more than a couple of times to make sure there was no audio coming from my center channel speaker. I am very impressed.
2 CHANNEL Magnepan 3.7i Emotiva XSP-1 Pre 2 Emotiva DR1 Amps Emotiva ERC-3 CD Player/Transport Magnum Dynalab DT-5 Tuner Bluesound Vault 2i Streamer/CD Ripper Morrow Audio SP6 Cables Audio Art IC-3 Interconnects HOME THEATER LG OLED65C8 Television Emotiva XMC-1 Processor OPPO UDP-203 4K Player ROKU ULTRA Streamer 7 Emotiva Airmotiv 6s Powered Monitors 2 Power Sound Audio V1510DF 15” Subs Stage Right Pro XLR
I got some factory renewed Stealth 6s from the open house and got a chance to push them really hard this past weekend. I agree, those tweeters are amazingly smooth you can go as loud as you want without hearing any strain. My friend visiting was blown away. Seriously good speakers.
Living Room: Emotiva XMC-1 / XPA-5 / XPS-1 Pro-Ject Carbon TT, Sony UBP-X800, SqueezeBox Touch Ruark CL20 fronts, CL15 center, Emotiva UAW-8.2 rears Airmotiv S12 sub, Sony 65XBR-850C, Panamax M5300-EX Logitech UE-6000 & Grado SR60E cans Bedroom: UMC-1, Sony 55XBR-800E, Oppo BDP-93, Airmotiv 4s
Hard to believe that anyone, including Emotiva can pull this much quality out of so little money. I have built speakers in the past, modified others and know what quality parts cost let alone the effort that goes into building and engineering the things. I've never heard any of them myself but all I hear is how impressive they are. If I had the room for a second pair of speakers I would just belly up to the bar and get a pair of the T2+. Given what everyone has to say about them who knows I might be unloading my Genesis 6.1's.
Analog: VPI Classic 1 TT with Sound Smith MIMC Star, Tubes4HiFi PH-16 Phono Preamp DIY Digital: MB Pro, Audirvana, Oppo 203, Holo Spring DAC, Singxer SU-1, Intona USB Isolator, ERC-4 CDP Preamp/Processor: Emotiva XMC-1 Amps: Emotiva DR-1 x 2, DR-3 Speakers: Genesis 6.1's, Genesis Reference CC, Genesis Reference SR's, Genesis G928 subs x3 DIY audio rack, amp and CC stands PS Audio P5 AC Power Regenerator, PS Audio Ultimate Outlets Epson 8700
Well they are two different animals the JBL and the Emotiva. So their dispersion characteristics will no doubt be a total different bag either way. I had some Powered JBL monitors and loved the sound, but the tweeters get a bit for my taste a bit compressed and pushy, where the Airmotiv is just so smooth sailing. Image wise the latterly in my place they were close, even vertically they were still close. But yeah, you got to like any speaker you have invest the time and get the soundstage to couple correctly. No one is better or worse. Just different. Part of the fun I guess. I am spoiled by the Air Motion Tweeter. So much dynamics in these guys, the other dome types kind of leaving me wanting. Your ears will tell you where you are on this. I just dig the Air Motion Tweeter hands down.