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I run 5 crown xls1500 mono bridged to my 212ht originals LCR and slanted 8s surrounds. The gains are all set at 3/4 or 3 o'clock unbalanced to denon 4311. I am very sensitive to hiss because i have the htpc on most days scrolling photos when not playing music so quiet room where hiss is noticable. I have no hiss in LR or surrounds even with my ear at the cd. I do have hiss in the center but is only audible when ear is right at the horn. I regularly play movies at -5 to reference and the crowns are barely breaking a sweat. 212s are xo at 80 and s8s at 90 with the bass being handled by seaton master & slave nearfield directly behind mlp with 2 drivers 12" from my ears. Music is usually played at -15, but on occasion will go to reference with the crowns having no issues. I am extremely pleased with the audio in my den with very little treatments just bass traps in both corners (only 2 corners as the right side is open to a much larger area that includes the kitchen and dining room). I eventually will move to atmos so 4 ceiling speakers, hopefully s8lps in ceiling and a marantz pre/pro. I do love full range speakers for my music a lot of which is 2 channel and i do sometimes contemplate switching out the 212s for the 210rt. One thing for sure i am very happy with JTR and the crowns.
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Last edited by HTPCat; 10-21-2015 at 10:42 PM.