Oops, I just responded to this same post in the 1099 thread. I thought you had the 1099s based on that post. Here's my post changes in RED
to reflect the Pure 10.
First I'll address #2
. This comes as a bit of a shock to me as I've compared the 1099 to the 228HT (not the T8, but both JTR) and the 1099 has a slightly brighter top end. I'm not sure if the T8 has a peak in the treble you're accustomed to, or what's going on. If anything, people say the 1099 has to much sizzle. I know coaxial speakers ALWAYS have an irregular treble response and perhaps there's some peakyness left in. I really don't know what could be the cause. For the Pure 10, I still find this shocking. The frequency response is pretty flat and top end shouldn't be lacking. Still thinking there might be a peak you're used to or something.
As for #1
, yes, this speaker (the Pure 10
) will be more directional horizontally and have a slightly different vertical directivity
. As for sitting up or slouching, I can't understand how that small of a difference would be audible due to the speaker. Immediately I think it much be the cushions on your couch or something. That's at best 24" and unless you're sitting less than 5ft away there's no way it would make much difference. Have you switched back to the T8 to see if you're not noticing something you didn't before, because you have something new and are listening specifically for differences? I still do that. In any case, an 8" coax will have a more uniform vertical dispersion.
3. 1 10" vs 5 8" ?? The 1099 has 2 10" and
I thought the T8 has 2 8"? Either way, I think this is probably quite a realistic difference you're hearing. In my experience with the 228, JTR tunes the speaker quite high to provide a midbass hump. Personally, I don't care for it. It's coloration to the sound as far as I'm concerned. But you've probably become accustomed to a bit more midbass than the Pure
provides. Now, the Pure
certainly can offer the same midbass, you'll just have to use eq to get it, and ultimate output will decrease or do the port tuning I mention in the modications section of the first post of this thread. You cut the ports to raise the tuning to about 70hz which will put a little extra kick into the midbass. I'd recommend using eq to get that kick over cutting the ports though, so consider this carefully.
Your last sentence confuses me, you do prefer the 1099 to the T8? Or did you mean to write the T8 would be a better fit?
One last thing, is there any chance the XO has a mistake?