Okay not apples to apples granted the T2 plus is excellent but there needs to another size up on the Klipsch. Also the Klipsch is a pushy sound to start with, but some may think more alive. They are both good speakers. The character of the Klipsch is way different than the T2 plus. I like the airmotiv tweeter for all the goodness and wonder how much of a difference otherwise is happening with the the T2 plus vs. T2. The Klipsch is not going to want anything too alive ahead it. Tubes anyone? Klipsch will be scary good then. It may tame that liveliness some. I am liking what Klipsch is doing lately and the big bookshelves are on my radar. Now if Emotiva answers with a passive Stealth 8. Well we are talking about another whole thing there.