Originally Posted by stitch1
Hey Jonathan, I got the Mackies all setup over here at my place. I crossed them over at 100 and put on a bunch of clips. I didn't do anything fancy but they sound fantastic. I can definitely push them a lot harder than my SVS without any distortion or break-up. Crystal and I watched a bunch of demo clips on them. Her only real commit was that I really need a better sub. haha!
So when do you want to go blind?
Tim, I'm glad you are liking them! I do too as you know. They excel for the price!
As far as blind testing - I think I can tell the difference - but I'll put that to a test. I can do it any night this week. Luke Kamp is coming over tonight, Sheldon was over last night, you were over Saturday, KcNitro07 was over twice this weekend, ChldsPlay was over Friday. My wife is out of town - so I have the ability to play with this gear as much as I want.
If I can't reliably tell the difference between JTR 228HT and Mackie C200, then I'll sell the JTR and pocket lots of money, but I get the remote volume, and yes it's going to reference for short stints. I don't really NEED to go above reference - in fact I'll put a limiter on my preamp so I can't - but I do reguarly turn it up to reference and even 5 dB over for bluray concert demos. Sometimes 10 over for ridiculous gun shot scenes (briefly of course) - but admittedly that gets stupid loud!
As you know, I do a lot of demos for random people and avsforum enthusiasts at reference - so I'll need/expect the Mackies to sound clean and clear, indetectably so, at reference like my 228HT do - in order to consider the sale. I thought I could tell a difference on the music at reference between the two - the blind test will tell me if that's owner bias or legitimate - so I'm game!