Originally Posted by Reefdvr27
Carp has heard both and he said the 210's were pretty much on par with the 215's. I believe he may have even said they sounded better with music or at least on par?? I will let him answer that, but I know he raved about them.
I've said it before - I believe that the 210 RT's should be the most popular speaker in the whole JTR line up. They can be played full range for music (except for techno or dubstep type stuff) and still have all the crazy output and dynamics you would ever need. On top of that, they look small to me. Which means they look big to most people
but probably not too big to sneak them into a living room without ticking off the wife - unless she is unreasonable (IMO!!
So, they are a jack of all trades. They sound fantastic and then some for a 2 channel setup but also are as good as it gets as a LRC in a HT setup providing you don't live in a gymnasium.
The 215 RT's are still MY favorite though. It wouldn't surprise me if someday I get rid of all of my 8 up front corner subs and just use the RT's for bass along with my nearfield sub if for no other reason then to clear up some space in the front of my room. Other than demo's I haven't needed anymore bass than what my 215's and nearfield sub provide for a very long time. Keep in mind this is with under powering my 215's, I am powering them with a single inuke 3000. However... I'm not sure if I could go without hearing that John Wick scene with all those 18's and 15's going together...
Do they have as much bass as a ported Cap? My impression (having owned dual ported Caps) is that my 2 215's have as much bass as 2 ported Caps when I powered them with a behringer EP 4000. Now, when you powered those passive powered Caps with a CV 5000 or Crown 5000 amp they had a significant increase in output.
The current Cap 1400 has less than the passive Cap I had powered by a CV 5000 I think??.... so maybe a single 215 is indeed equal to a Cap 1400?
If Jeff is reading he can come clean up my mess.