Originally Posted by serith
installing moldings & priming the walls for paint today--can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel! i know this is a rythmik subwoofer thread, however if anyone has any recommendations for a pair of main l/r floor standing speakers i'm open to suggestions (~$2-4k). i'm thinking of upgrading my hand-me-down jbl's to a pair of aperion verus grand tower II's. i worry that they won't play as loud as i'm used to but the jbl's don't sound that good, they just turn up loud. my father has a pair of paradigm signature s8's and it leaves me wanting a lot more. the only cross shopping i'm doing is the svs ultra towers, and certain golden ear models. i want something that will crank without ear fatigue like i have now.
I got a chance to hear some Sierra towers with RAAL tweeters about a month ago.
I agree they are really special. I loved the RAAL tweeter - awesome sound.
The bass is lacking, but if you plan to use a sub with them, that should help.
Considering that you are looking for something that will crank, though, I'm not sure that Sierra towers are the best choice for you.
Some JTR 210RTs are probably ideal for what you're looking for, although it's slightly above your budget.
Read up on them, and you'll get the idea.
The coax compression driver in the JTR 3-ways is something special, too. It's amazingly clean and non-fatiguing like the RAAL, but with a different league of dynamics and output capability.
To quantify the difference here:
Sierra Tower sensitivity: 89db, max power: 300w RMS
JTR 210RT sensitivity: 95db, max power: 2000w RMS
So, quick math says that's 14db difference in output capability.