Originally Posted by raynist
What are everyone's thoughts on going from 3 - 2013 model 212HT's (rosewood veneer, metal horn) to 3 new 210RT's?
The 212's are behind an AT screen. I am about 60/40 music/movies and also have 4 power sound audio Triax subs. It is a tough decision, I really love the sound of the 212's but wonder how the 210's might sound full range. I also wonder if I would miss the efficiency of the 212's.
Each 212 is powered by a bridged inuke 3000 DSP, I cross them over at 120hz. There are two Triax's behind the AT screen and two behind my MLP. The screen is 120 inch 16:9 and it is very crowded with each Triax being 30 inches wide and each 212 being 16.5 inches wide. The 210's would free up about a foot of room behind the screen.
I understand the need to gain more space laterally behind the screen and if you wanted to run the 210's full range for music it would be a nice upgrade. But those subs well integrated with the 212's you are already there and 6db more efficient.
I would like a pair of 210's for the family room but they need to be pretty and I'm not sure an auto paint or wood grain finish is enough.