Emotiva Story.

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  • halo71
    halo71 Posts: 4,561
    edited August 2011
    DON73 wrote: »
    I didn't read this entire 56 pages of typical Club Polk BS but I'm pretty sure "Peggy Lee" had it right.

    Whew....personally I have been wondering if you read the whole thing or not. Thanks for letting us all know. Cause I am sure I am not the only one that was worried if you had read this entire thread or not. :rolleyes:
    --Gary--
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,908
    edited August 2011
    Keiko wrote: »
    I'm re-reading this entire thread for the 82nd time now. Looking forward to a sequel. Emotiva Story 2. Great stuff! :tongue:

    With thinking like that my boy, there is a future for you in Hollywood!:biggrin:wink::tongue:
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  • halo71
    halo71 Posts: 4,561
    edited August 2011
    He said, "Son, have we got a deal for you,
    We're gonna make you a star, give you fifty thousand too."
    I told him, "My Momma didn't raise no fool.
    I'll take your money
    I'll make you movies
    But I can tell ya right now
    I am born to boogie."


    :biggrin:
    --Gary--
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 16,748
    edited August 2011
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,908
    edited August 2011
    TMZ has anounced that Charlie Sheen is on board to play PFB in "Emotiva Story... Part Deux"...

    He was quoted in the press anouncement that this was the "most tiger-blooded role he has ever been offered" and that he would be "WINNING" the Academy Award for it.:biggrin:


    The script was initially turned down by Jerry Seinfeld, as he felt the excitement about Emotiva is "much ado about nothing".
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  • williamgauci
    williamgauci Posts: 88
    edited August 2011
    OK, being a long time lurker here, I thought I should at least be part of the greatest Emotiva story ever told. I also felt that I shouldn't contribute until I put in my dues. So I don't know if I'm happy or sad to report that I have just spent 2 days of my life reading each and every post in this multi-year epic story of comedy, betrayal, drama, trolls, crying babies, large breasted Asian's and PIE!

    I actually bought an XPA-5 a few months back knowing what I was getting, a relatively cheap way to add 5 channels of power. I've been happy as it's a step up from my humble Yamaha. I got it for the home theater with the intentions of upgrading my RTiA-1's to some 7's knowing I'd need more than the Yamaha to power them. I've never been much for buying used and in the end, this was a cheap way to add a little kick to my movie experience.

    So, what have a learned from two days of reading? ...

    Almost everyone likes pie. Pie is good. And for the love of god, never google Boston Creampie!
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  • over50
    over50 Posts: 201
    edited August 2011
    If i purchase a UPA-2 Two Channel Audio Power Amplifier
    can i skip to the last post to read. I'm over 50 and i might not have time to read it all.
    Having said that, it seem's that Emo's might not be the best ,but to an ordinary guy and his hobby Emo will be just fine. An OK product at a good price . Agree? Free's up some money to the next Upgraditis(insatiable desire to upgrade). Back to watch Falling Skies.
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  • CCNJ
    CCNJ Posts: 384
    edited August 2011
    over50 wrote: »
    If i purchase a UPA-2 Two Channel Audio Power Amplifier
    can i skip to the last post to read. I'm over 50 and i might not have time to read it all.
    Having said that, it seem's that Emo's might not be the best ,but to an ordinary guy and his hobby Emo will be just fine. An OK product at a good price . Agree? Free's up some money to the next Upgraditis(insatiable desire to upgrade). Back to watch Falling Skies.
    I had the upa-2 and currently own xpa-3. I think they are good entry level gear that will serve you well. I do regret buying mine however only because I too always want to upgrade. My philosophy now is to buy better gear now so I have less desire to upgrade later. The upgrade bug will eventually bite anyway but hopefully less often.
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  • cstmar01
    cstmar01 Posts: 4,424
    edited August 2011
    This thread is back and I still hate beer floats.

    but a vodka float I gotta try...
  • Ricardo
    Ricardo Posts: 10,636
    edited January 2017
    Cough..

    Yes.... I did....
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,115
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,768
    BAT products are impeccable.

    They can make Emo whine like a cold baby left alone on the front porch.

    They will chew up an Emo like a bulldog on a pork chop.

    Go Large or Just Go Home.

    RT1 note--No Emo owners were harmed by the bulldog, but a few were in fact left out in the cold, on the porch, howling like a bulldog.

    Wow, that wasn't just a mixed metaphor; that's a metaphor that has been subjected to a nonlinear mathematical transformation in multidimensional space. And I mean that as a compliment. Really.

    I can hear those poor amp. owners howling at pork chops even now.

    :)
  • Ricardo
    Ricardo Posts: 10,636
    You didn't really read page 1....Did you...

    :o
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  • kharp1
    kharp1 Posts: 3,453
    edited January 2017
    To me, world class is something that is earned with time and proven in the said products ability to perform to a standard that becomes "referred" to by people in the said products industry as a standard by which other products should measure up. I don't see many industry experts using Emo equipment as their reference equipment.

    To the person that gave them 4 chances, well, he has more patience than I do. When the second unit went back is where I would have parted ways with them.

    Emo components are priced attractively because of cuts made somewhere in the process of either A) design B ) sourcing of parts, or, C) manufacture and quality control. The last one is still a major concern with Chinese manufacturing. Actually, B&C both are a concern when dealing with Chinese manufacturing.
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,602
    I see Ricardo is already causing trouble.
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  • megasat16
    megasat16 Posts: 3,521
    Emo is back from the dead? EMOCALYPSE!

    Where is Reel anyway? Hope he is still reeling these days.
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  • You better do something interesting soon because this thread is dying an ugly pie-and-sex-toy-based death... :rolleyes:

    Just thought I'd quote my younger self from 8 years ago :)
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  • kharp1
    kharp1 Posts: 3,453
    You better do something interesting soon because this thread is dying an ugly pie-and-sex-toy-based death... :rolleyes:

    Just thought I'd quote my younger self from 8 years ago :)

    Don't hate me because I'm old, fat and hairy and enjoy pie and sex toys...
  • Ricardo
    Ricardo Posts: 10,636
    Happy new year!!!! B)
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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,392
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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 16,748
    WOW!! A few names bring back some memories, this place was live back then. Jinjuku, Xcapri, these two guys were allowed to run around for way too long, but made for some interesting threads..

    For the record since this is an Emotiva thread, my XPA-3 had served me for 10 years before one channel started to give me a little issue a couple years ago, instead of sending it in to get fixed, I purchased a Marantz 5 channel amp 7055, sold the Emo on Craigslist.. My only complaint about the Marantz is the fan will kick on once in awhile and I can hear it, other than that it has been a great upgrade from the Emo.

    I don’t know about the components in the Emo but it’s construction was built like a shiiit brick house, it was a beast..
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 8,305
    edited January 2022
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    WOW!! A few names bring back some memories....

    Like the skinny pants Porsche guy???? polkfarmboy.....

    Ricardo got Emoted, once....lol Hey Ricardo! Good to hear from you again!

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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,166
    Wow some old schools dudes showing back up. Polk forums are trending up!
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  • Ricardo
    Ricardo Posts: 10,636
    SCompRacer wrote: »
    Toolfan66 wrote: »
    WOW!! A few names bring back some memories....

    Like the skinny pants Porsche guy???? polkfarmboy.....

    Ricardo got Emoted, once....lol Hey Ricardo! Good to hear from you again!

    RICH!! Hey there stranger!!! Hope you're doing well.
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