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Old 12-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #17641
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #17642
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congratulations , be careful carrying those BEAST looking forward to hearing what you think about them
Thanks! Fortunately for me I'm used to lugging around huge amps at this point. Can't say I'm looking forward to dealing with two though...my back hurts already just thinking about it!
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:42 AM   #17643
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Anyone know if FedEx/emotiva are working today? Picked up XPR 1s last night and was hoping they'd ship today
Wow...........XPR-1s...........nice!

Congrats on the purchase and please make sure to post your initial impressions and of course some pics, so I can drool over my keyboard........

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Old 12-27-2012, 01:48 AM   #17644
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Wow...........XPR-1s...........nice!

Congrats on the purchase and please make sure to post your initial impressions and of course some pics, so I can drool over my keyboard........

Cheers!
Thanks! They're supposed to be here Friday, so I'll be sure to take pics and share my impressions.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:58 AM   #17645
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Thanks! They're supposed to be here Friday, so I'll be sure to take pics and share my impressions.
Not sure about the XPR's Alex but the XPA's are very front heavy. I am sure the XPR's are the same way. Just thought you should have a heads up when you go to pick it up & Congrats on the new toys
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:16 AM   #17646
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Not sure about the XPR's Alex but the XPA's are very front heavy. I am sure the XPR's are the same way. Just thought you should have a heads up when you go to pick it up & Congrats on the new toys
Thanks! Not sure how much lifting will be done...more like lots of shoves, kicks and pulls haha.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:08 AM   #17647
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Thanks! Not sure how much lifting will be done...more like lots of shoves, kicks and pulls haha.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #17648
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Can't wait to see pictures Intamin, good luck getting those bad boys in place.
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Thanks! Not sure how much lifting will be done...more like lots of shoves, kicks and pulls haha.
Wow, can't wait to hear your impressions. I am a fan of placing heavy object on towel and dragging into place.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:41 PM   #17650
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Wow, can't wait to hear your impressions. I am a fan of placing heavy object on towel and dragging into place.
Thanks; my go to in the past has been shove the box to the spot I want the amp because they usually slide easily on my carpet, then get the amp out at that spot, then just have to lift it a short ways. I like the towel idea though, and I've already got one right by the door for our Dane's feet due to this snow. They were supposed to arrive today, but since I won't be home I had them direct it to local fedex store. The tracking says I can't get them until Monday, but we'll see. I'm hoping that's not the case.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #17651
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Two quick crappy iphone images; will post more details later. Initial impressions are very very good



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They look amazing........congrats my friend!

Did you re-run calibration in your receiver? If yes, what is the dB difference between the fronts and the other speakers?

Did you try them at reference levels?

Tell me, tell me...........
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:39 PM   #17653
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congrats Intamin, your new amps look super sexy. glad to hear (pun intended) that your intitial thoughts are "very, very good!"

one question, what type of interconnects are you using, XLR or RCA and what brand?

please keep us posted and yes, we look forward to a full review and some more pictures.
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Is that towel for, Kali?
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #17657
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They look amazing........congrats my friend!

Did you re-run calibration in your receiver? If yes, what is the dB difference between the fronts and the other speakers?

Did you try them at reference levels?

Tell me, tell me...........
Thanks! I haven't rerun calibration yet because I'm waiting for the XSP-1 to get in before doing that. I've gotten them to close to reference level, and they had room to go. The meters were at about half, but I generally don't listen that loud.

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congrats Intamin, your new amps look super sexy. glad to hear (pun intended) that your intitial thoughts are "very, very good!"

one question, what type of interconnects are you using, XLR or RCA and what brand?

please keep us posted and yes, we look forward to a full review and some more pictures.
I'm using RCAs right now from monoprice, as they're the only ones I have long enough to reach. My blue jean cables weren't long enough to reach the left mono. If I decide I'm keeping them I'm going to buy XLRs to run from the XSP. More pictures will come tomorrow.

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The first thing that was noticeable was the bass. It was better than my Octave and Rotel, and probably better than the Pass I had. The amps are extremely neutral. Having listened to the octave, and now these, I'd so the Octave was indeed warm, and the Emos are extremely neutral. They sound great. There's tons of detail without being bright. In my metal songs, everything remained coherent. There was definitely good separation between the instruments and vocals. I'd say for my preferences, I prefer the Emos to the Octave. They both have the 3d effect on good recordings, the bass is slightly better with the Emos, the emos look far cooler than the octave, and I prefer the more neutral presentation. I'd say I'm probably grasping though to substaniate the differences. It's definitely not a night/day thing between the two, just slightly different. From the Rotel that's currently in place, again, not a huge night and day difference to me. However, the Emos sound great and I really like them.

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Is that towel for, Kali?
It is It worked out well, and fortunately for me it's only a short drag from the garage to my listening area.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:15 AM   #17659
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Thanks! I haven't rerun calibration yet because I'm waiting for the XSP-1 to get in before doing that. I've gotten them to close to reference level, and they had room to go. The meters were at about half, but I generally don't listen that loud.
Gotcha!

I did ask about reference level due to the fact that in most cases you will not notice a big difference at lower volumes, differences when adding a more powerful amp are going to be noticed when you are pushing things a bit further. And it seems like so far, you are happy with your purchase.

I can't wait to read your initial impressions when everything is hooked, calibrated and more listening is done with the new gear.

Congrats again.........
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:00 AM   #17660
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Congrats again, those look bad ass.
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