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Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Jonathan T, May 25, 2003.

  1. Jonathan T

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    That's probably because the Eminence 8" and 10" drivers cost almost the same. At least on the Parts Express website, the price difference is $3.

    I'd say the two speakers would sound very similar. Buyers would pick the one that suited them better, in terms of size and bass extension. The HE8.1 is smaller, and doesn't go as low.
     
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    i was just purusing their page the other night and clicked on it and did a double take at that price, oh well some people are tight on space (cough tempet cough[​IMG] ) ah i would still splurge for the HE12.1, if you going to do i why not do it to the extream
     
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    I'm going to get one of those HE speakers soon, maybe the HE12.1 or the He10.1 but I'm not sure yet.
     
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    I would suggest the HE12's. I have the HE10's and love them but they do not have quite as "full" a sound as I would like. Don't get me wrong, they are an awesome value but if you have the room, go for the HE 12 towers. [​IMG]
     
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    The HE10.1s didn't get a good review on AudioeXprss. They averaged like a 6/10 if I remember. I would only assume that the HE8.1s would get similar reviews.

    Maybe they need some good tube amps to shine.
     
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    Almost on topic, but i got a few questions about the HE series
    now do you need a tube amp to make them shine, or will a simple DD reciver work? also how do you compensate for the huge sensitivity? just lower the levels on the chanels? also are these suited more for stereo listening then HT?

    thanks
     
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    I never really entertained the idea of making a HT with HE10's (or equivalent) all the way around but it probably wouldnt be a bad idea. Would certainly make attaining reference levels effortless.
     
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    The HE 10.1 sound fine on any amp.
    Tubes are used most often because that's
    the market Adire was targeting. Not
    necessarily a certain type of sound;
    like Pi speakers- Horns or Omega
    speakers-Crossoverless single driver, which
    are speakers designed for both a type of
    amp and a type of sound.

    They are a good value speaker for their
    intended design parameters i.e.,
    Higher Sensitivity, benign impedance
    and minmial phase angles across their
    freq spectrum & Low Cost. Don't overlook
    the last design goal....moderate costs.

    Pi speakers also utilize Emminence drivers
    often times...and they were well liked at
    MAF recently.

    And Emminece drivers are decent drivers for
    the money. They have an inherant sound. 8.1
    10.1 or the 12.1 will all have a similar sound.
    They all will benefit from active x-over for
    proper bass management.

    You should take advantage of Adire and Omega
    and Pi speakers' great customer service and in-home
    trial period and see if they are for you.

    And yes I have had heard all these speakers
    and have 10.1 and Omega's Grande 6R.

    I have only heard Sealed 12.1's And they sound
    fine. A bit better than 10.1. Not nite & day.
    Still a laid back midrange...still a 7-9Khz notch.
    and still have a downward tapering High Frequency
    above 10-12Hz.
     
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    Wow, i am seriously interestd in Those Pi speakers, those look like great bargins if you don't mind huge enclosuers. Does anyone know where i can find some more infor on them? such as reviews and personal experince with them,

    they look like really kick A$$ kits for a really great price.
     
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    He12.1's it is then, I've got plenty of room.
     
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    I guess I tend to look at the possibilities a bit differently than most... Of course that's probably why some people have called me "Mr. Headroom." [​IMG]

    Looking at the strengths of this driver, I would be tempted to put it in a small sealed sub-enclosure and flank it with 2 AV-8s or some healthy midbass compliment depending on your tastes. Could be made into a killer home theater front 3, and the single HE8.1 would be plenty for the surrounds. There would be some serious benefit to having the 8.1 covering all 3 front speakers, and with a pair of woofers, you might even be able to get a hair more overall sensitivity out of the speaker.

    -Just some casual suggestions.
     

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