I would stick with the Jolida tube amps. I had some Emotiva products and although very good, they are hardly in the league of your tube amps.
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I haven't heard the Emotiva's, but your Jolida combo has such a nice classic tube sound. I see your concern, with the ML's only having a sensitivity of 86 dB but I think you should try them in the new room and see how they perform. Otherwise, I think you'll regret losing their luscious sonics.
The Emotiva may be their reference series, but it will never replace your current tube setup. Who knows, once you get the room furnished, you may have a nice listening area.
Fatnner, I think you've been playing with the idea of an Emotiva experiment for a couple of months, as I've read your thoughts in a few different forums(unless it was someone else). Emotiva tends to sound bright and harsh at higher volume levels. You really can't improve on what you've already got with Emotiva. I'd suggest upgrading your cables if you've got the upgrade bug. Lots of options to go with depending on your preferences.
Yes I have been kicking it around and getting input from others. I will stick with my set up and get my audio room completed first and hear the difference my clsiiz /tubes sound when there in a much larger room and able to breathe !
Soon I will post more pics on audio karma of my listening space ! Thx to all for there input ,I do love my tubes !!
I don't get the conversations regarding "larger rooms." It applies when I mix live shows (although I've found that most of the gear I use has so much headroom it works in large and small rooms) maybe, but are people putting their speakers at the end of the room and sitting 50 feet from them? I doubt it. You set up your rig, sit at whatever your sweet spot is, and the rest of your large room is where you dance or flog the servants, and any rig can sound better without nearby walls. Is the point the ability to get the entire room vibrating with dubstep? Do people still have disco balls? Obviously larger speakers can play at higher levels, but your ears stay the same size and unless you relish cowering in the dining room, do you want to get blasted by high pressure soundwaves at home? Maybe people do that, but it seems strange and unnecessary, and this sort of thing should be banned by decree.