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SVS SBC 5.1 vs EMP 5.1 System

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How does the SVS SBC 5.1 system compare to the EMP 351T? Which system is better for music, which System is better for home theater? I would think the SVS would be better for home theater due to the dominating sub, but the EMP has 3 subs (1 in each tower, then seperate powered sub).

What is the difference between the EMP 351T and 551T? I think cosmetically the 551T look better, but does the 351T sound any better?

If you had $1200.00 for speakers, where would you put your money?

Thanks for you help!
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I cant speak for the main speakers but unless you build your own SVS is hands down the best sub for the money with HSU coming in a close second I highly doupt the EMP sub is anywhere close to the quality of the SVS.
Looking at the specifications on the EMP speaker system and comparing them to what SVSound has I would say that given the price difference between the two The EMP system is a good deal but the SVS speaker systems will sound better in the end, You get what you pay for.

The SVS PB10NSD sub has a frequency response of 20-100Hz and more power.
The SBS01 speaker system uses superior crossover parts and drivers including silk tweeters and braced cabinats.
I really think that comparing the EMP speaker system the the SVS package is like comparing a Ford escort to a Cadillac.
I do agree that room treatment is important to how a speaker sounds but it means nothing if the speaker its self is not built properly.

EMP Speaker package
Tower Specifications:

Woofer: 8” (203 mm) Compressed Cellulose Composite
Mid-range: Dual 5.25” (133 mm ) Poly Graphite
Tweeter: 1” (25 mm) Fabric Dome
Recommended Power: 150 Watts
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 45 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 87 dB
Dimensions: 11” W x 42.5” H x 13.75” D
Weight: 38 lbs (17.2 kgs)

Center Channel Specifications

Woofer: 5.25” (133 mm ) Poly Graphite
Tweeter: 1” (25 mm) Fabric Dome
Recommended Power: 120 Watts
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 89 dB
Dimensions: 20.75” W x 7.25” H x 8.5” D
Weight: 16 lbs (7.2 kgs)

Bookshelf Specifications

Woofer: 5.25” (133 mm ) Poly Graphite
Tweeter: 1” (25 mm) Fabric Dome
Recommended Power: 100 Watts
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 63 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity: 86 dB
Dimensions: 7.25” W x 12.75” H x 8.5” D
Weight: 10 lbs (4.5 kgs)

Subwoofer Specificatons:

Watts: 100
Frequency Response: 30Hz-150Hz +/- 3dB
Driver: 10” aluminum
Cabinet color: black
Grille color: black
Dimensions: 13” H x 14.5” W x 14.5” D
Weight: 30 lbs
Warranty: 1 year amplifier, 5 years components
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Is surround sound going to make that the movie that much more enjoyable?
There was a day that I would have said not really but today movies really use the surround channels to the fullest and I would not ever go back to just two speakers particularly movies like the Dark Night.

On a side not when my SVS PB13 Ultra arrived my wife's eyes almost came out of her head:yikes:. But once she heard movies like Prince Caspian she has no issue with it any more.
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