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Eminent Technoloy

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by David James, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. David James

    David James Stunt Coordinator

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    I've been looking a lot at Maggies for my front HT speakers and have run across an alternative in my price range $800-$900 (assuming used). Namely Eminent Technology LFT-8 or also known as LFT-VIII. I find very little in forums about them and even less activity in the used market. What I have seen in Audio Review and on the Planer forum has been almost universal praise.

    Is there anyone here who knows about these guys and might have some comments.
     
  2. John Kotches

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    David,

    ET is a very small company, and their praise is well earned. The loudspeakers you're looking at have only 1 major pitfall -- they eat power up.

    The downside to these speakers is that they aren't the most attractive on the planet. If you can work with their physical size, and have sufficient power to drive them I believe you would be quite satisfied with the VIIIs as long as you aren't expecting thunderous output. IMO they max out at about 100-105dB.

    Regards,
     
  3. David James

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    another match [​IMG]

    Now to find someone who's selling...
     
  4. John Kotches

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    David,

    I'm still waiting (about 3 years now) for the LFT-14s.... They're a bit pricier than the VIIIs.

    Also watch out, there's an VIII and an VIIIa. You want the VIIIa.

    Cheers,
     
  5. David James

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    Thanks John,
    Yes, having googled my fingers raw, I discovered VIIIa is the way to go.

    I've seen the 14 on their web site, 4k, yes a bit pricier [​IMG]
     

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