Originally Posted by ellisr63
I bet they sound great too... Just not quite as efficient as the Klipsch are since they are 104db. Do they make one that is more efficient?
These are supposed to be the best Klipsch makes... http://images.klipsch.com/KPTJUBILEE535_635042121835280000.pdf
Some people are getting the LaScalas and putting these horns on and they supposedly sound awesome.
I am in no way saying the Klipsch is better... just more efficient than the one you have. Klipsch have a love em or hate them reputation.
Every speaker I've compared, including Klipsch, has not had the stated sensitivity compared to the JTR 212 Noesis, (ha, even the 228's).
The 212's have a rated sensitivity of 101 but I turn the 228's trim down 5 db's to match the 212's.
The Klipsch rf 63's are rated at 99 db's yet the JTR 228's were 3 more db's sensitive when compared head to head and level matched, so the Klipsch are around 8 db's less than the 212's.
The Tekton Pendragons are rated at 99 but were also 3 db's less than the 228's, so also 8 db's less than the 212's
Axiom m60's are rated at 93 db's but are 15 dbs less than the JTR 212's.
Last weekend we had a get together in a local park with a bunch of speakers including the Pendragons and JTR 212's and we had a switch box so we could immediately switch between speakers. It was laughable how much louder the 212's were compared to all the other speakers including the 99 db rated Pendragons.
IMO, either JTR underrated their sensitivity ratings or most everyone else inflates theirs, including Klipsch.
BTW, I'm not saying one speaker is better than another either, I just think it's interesting how that rated sensitivity number can be so off.