Originally Posted by mcallister
Man I loved those LS9's, I've wondered if they made the trip back to Nebraska unscathed in the back of that pickup truck. I regret selling them honestly.
How do you think the LS9's compare to the JTR215? I currently run Danleys, have never heard the 215's but would love to hear them and how they compared to the LS9 and my active SH100B
Unfortunately, they didn't make it all the way to Nebraska . . . because Ryan lives in Iowa just a few miles east of Nebraska.
I probably shouldn't say anything since my LS6's are up for sale. I bought 3 of the 215RT's what were at AXPONA.
The 215RT's are tuned much lower - 17Hz vs ~26Hz and they have over twice the bass displacement of an LS9. Organ music that pushed my LS6's to the limits will hardly make the 215RT woofers move. They have so much headroom that distortion is super low for most listening levels. When using LS6's or 215RT's fullrange in my room, the 215RT's easily win. They also have a better frequency response in the bass than the LS6's. It is the horn and coaxial compression driver that are really special on the 215RT. There is a clarity and naturalness that the LS speakers just can't achieve. The highs are more extended, but never harsh. The soundstage is deeper with the 215RT's and the imaging is always locked in. What I mean by that is on the LS6's the center imaging would move left to right and was more diffuse. It was a little like the speakers were out of phase. After living with the 215RT's for several months now and getting through more of my catalog of content, I know made the right decision to buy them.
My parents stopped by last week. My dad has listened to my LS6's many times for extended sessions. He hadn't had a chance to sit down and listen to my 215RT's yet. He said he has never heard a speaker so natural in its presentation of instruments and voices as my 215RT's. He likes attending live organ concerts. I played some Toccata and Fugue and he said it sounded like I had a real organ in the room. He is coming back for a more extended listening session soon.
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