A short review of my recently acquired JTR 212 HTR LCRs.
From Paradigm Studio 100s.
The 212s are being powered by 3 bridged Crown XLS 2500s and processed by an Emotiva UMC-200.
First off, the build quality is excellent, not paying for foo foo looks, the money is all peformance.
I hooked everything up and the first thing I noticed playing some Black Sabbath was the clarity of the bass guitar and drums, extreme separation between instruments. The detail is incredible!
I then popped in some Diana Krall, wait, no it was Overkill's newest album White Devil Armory.
The excessive tweeter ringing at 95db the Paradigms had was gone, very pleased as this was one of my main goals in upgrading.
I can now feel the bass guitar in my seat and clothing, the 212s can keep up with my Orbit Shifter LFU unlike the Paradigms inability to go any louder and getting walked all over by the massive OS power!
Played some movies, the 212s were seamless, there was no longer a LCR situation.
You couldn't tell where the speakers were behind the screen. Voices were extremely clear, no issues there.
The Crown's first indicator only flickered at reference.
After a few days of getting things dialed in I put on some Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power's last track Hollow and took the volume of the L and R channels way upstairs to 130db in an 1800 sq ft room at 16ft away mind you, the 212s were electrifying the air while the OS was crushing my bones! The song came to a brutal crushing end followed by fast footsteps from upstairs and my wife yelling down the stairs "You better turn that sh*t down because the stairway door is going to break and I mean for real!,we're going to go deaf even up here!"
The XLS 2500s still had 10db in the tank as did the OS.
Oh yeah, the imaging is great too.