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hcsunshine
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hey commsysman...

was wondering what exactly about the emotiva sound you do not like? i have pretty good ears, maybe i could listen to my UPA -1's and try to hear it.

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It isn't a question of "don't like".

They put out a decent product for the money. I can name a lot of products that don't sound as good to me.

But when a guy says he wants an amplifier that will do justice to a pair of speakers that cost over $5000, I have to say that there are amplifiers that sound better and will be more appropriate for those speakers. 

My Bryston amplifier makes things sound much better than 98 % of the amplifiers on the market, and there are others in the same class. Emotiva amplifiers are not quite that good from my experience with them.

98% of the cars on the road are not in the same performance class as my 2009 Corvette either. That doesn't mean I don't "like" the others. I just know which is the best, that's all. Just because I can run circles around any BMW or Audi doesn't make them 'bad" cars.

If you have good ears (as most people do), you would have little trouble discerning the difference between a Bryston 3B-SST2 and your amplifier in a direct comparison.

 

 

hcsunshine wrote:

was wondering what exactly about the emotiva sound you do not like? i have pretty good ears, maybe i could listen to my UPA -1's and try to hear it.

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thanks commsysman...

you provide me with sound advice on technical aspects of audio as well as particular brands and models of equipment to buy all the time in this forum. and i thank you for that. i think that we should always consider the point of diminishing returns for audio equipment. most folks just don't have an arm and a leg to spend. most stuff out today is way overpriced for what it is. until the technology trickles down and we can all enjoy hi-end for cheap, most will consider the point of diminishing returns. thanks, john

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I agree.

As I said, I think Emotiva makes a very good product for the price, and have made themselves a real niche in the market as a result.

For someone who has a home theater receiver, for example, and is typically underpowered, an Emotiva amplifier can be an excellent choice for adding some power to their system.

If I didn't have the money to idulge myself with the more expensive stuff, I would probably own some of it myself.

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good to know and

good to know what the next logical step up from emotiva is.

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