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Old 08-05-2014, 11:31 PM
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So, what's your detailed impression of 212 vs Cat12?
Coach and I will have a thread comparing the Cat12s to the 215RM/RTs as well as my 212s. The Cat12s are at Coach's house with the 215s right now and then I'll move them to my house to compare against the 212s.

I think Gooddoc just described my speaker in the post between ours.
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I think Gooddoc just described my speaker in the post between ours.
I get the impression you're thinking that's a hypothetical speaker . It's not. it's an actual speaker I intend to buy. I've been obsessed by this speaker for a while now but until recently couldn't (wouldn't ) commit my wallet to it.

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I get the impression you're thinking that's a hypothetical speaker . It's not. it's an actual speaker I intend to buy. I've been obsessed by this speaker for a while now but until recently couldn't (wouldn't ) commit my wallet to it.
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Good morning JTR brothers. Haven't been on AVS since the Spring. Spent the summer hacking it up at golf courses and lugging the family around for vacation. It's heading into fall and my addiction for college football and HT is coming back. Looking forward to catching up and seeing what everyone is up to.
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Good morning JTR brothers. Haven't been on AVS since the Spring. Spent the summer hacking it up at golf courses and lugging the family around for vacation. It's heading into fall and my addiction for college football and HT is coming back. Looking forward to catching up and seeing what everyone is up to.
Welcome back Frohlich!

Been a HUGE Summer in more ways than one.
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It's like The Ring. Precious...

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Been a HUGE Summer in more ways than one.
Sounds like somebody bought some new toys. I don't want to rehash on this thread but shoot me a PM if you have some time. Would love to know what summer Santa brought ya
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Trust me the tradeoff is well worth it. A good PJ and screen will give you a fantastic picture. It will not quite equal the plasma but you will never go back. Just make sure you are conserving brightness and sharpness by choosing a good pairing of PJ and screen. I mean don't go too big with the screen unless you plan to buy an absolute light canon which can cost more. You may or may not want/need a screen with gain to maintain foot lamberts. The Sony ES55 looks like the best thing going right now but you can buy a used Panny 8000 for probably a lot less (I don't know how much really). Make sure that your room is a black hole. Ambient light is the absolute KILLER for a front projection system.
I agree 100%. I have a Samsung plasma on the BR wall where I view nearly nothing as I fall asleep, a 65VT50 in the LR where my wife watches girlie programs, a 55F8000 LCD on the office wall for news and sports, and a 65VT60 in the FR for sports. Since building my theater, ALL movies are viewed there with no exceptions. A Seymour 138" diagonal XD and a Sony 600ES 4K PJ provides the view and a 7.2 set of JTRs makes it come to life. Yesterday I finished black velvet surrounding the screen ceiling, floor, and side walls. When the lights go down there is nothing but picture. Yee haw.

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50 inch Panasonic ST. It was the middle of the 5 models with the VT and GT above it in 2012.
Then i would absolutely upgrade the display. As others have said, you have a pretty good setup right now. I think that you would get the biggest bang for your buck upgrading your display. Projectors are great, but if you don't want/can't go that route, you can still find the 64 in Samsung f8500. I have the Panny zt 60 and it is the best display that I have ever seen, but the Samsung is not far behind. In fact, a lot of people prefer it to the Panny and I can see why.

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The Vizio P series full array local dimming LCD's should be coming out next month and might well be worth waiting for.

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Yea I took forever to decide between the panny and Samsung but finally just bought the Samsung 65 since was cheaper. It's the best panel I've ever owned and gets the least amount of viewing since its in the bar room. The only noticeable difference I could see in best buy magnolia between the pan and Sam were blacks but I'd say both are top 5 panels every made.
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Well quite a few people run 4ohm speakers with the SC-05 / SC-07 but it is not officialy rated for it. Now different speakers spend different amount of time down at 4ohm - don't know the technical terms for putting that correctly so that is why I was asking for some specific JTR input.

I think I might go ahead and buy them and just be mentally (and financially) ready to get an amplifier if they start clipping.......

EDIT: I couldn't see if the Triple 8's are rear or front ported - maybe that is a given for you guys that are a bit smarter but not for me. The distance to the back-wall is a concern for me


Front ported. My first instinct tells me not to put any speaker against a wall but I've noticed some guys have done just that with their Triple 8's and they love 'em. That said, I still haven't noticed someone that was unhappy with any JTR product.

As for amps, I'm not at all sure of your budget or if you need two or three channels of amplification, but you can get some really nice two channel pro amps for pretty cheap.




I was unhappy with my JTR and moved up to the Danely SH50 and never looked back since then. Sold the JTR to an American feller on eBay. I am now selling my Danley speaker system not because im unhappy with it but am planning to move out into a smaller home in a new neighbour hood which has easy access to work. Otherwise I don't think I would ever part from them.


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Yea I took forever to decide between the panny and Samsung but finally just bought the Samsung 65 since was cheaper. It's the best panel I've ever owned and gets the least amount of viewing since its in the bar room. The only noticeable difference I could see in best buy magnolia between the pan and Sam were blacks but I'd say both are top 5 panels every made.
Off topic but I should comment anyway. VT50, VT/ZT60, F8500, and the last couple Kuro generations are the best of the best. You really can't go wrong. We learned a year ago that the Panasonics can be calibrated near perfectly up to about 50 foot Lamberts output making them okay for daytime viewing as well as 30-32 FtL reference night.

This is the family room 65VT60 I was talking about. For a FR it's a good setup and includes a PSA XS30 sub with it's twin 15" drivers. There are a couple of ceiling speakers for 5.1. Too bad it's only used for sports now but the front projector/JTR combo trumps the hell out of it.

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If I were to purchase a flat panel today it would be the F8500. However, the upcoming Vizio P series and especially the R series which will come a few months later "might" wind up being better.

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I was unhappy with my JTR and moved up to the Danely SH50 and never looked back since then. Sold the JTR to an American feller on eBay. I am now selling my Danley speaker system not because im unhappy with it but am planning to move out into a smaller home in a new neighbour hood which has easy access to work. Otherwise I don't think I would ever part from them.
I would think the $4K Danley SH50 (passive version) might be a nice upgrade from a $1200 Triple 8LP.

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Good morning JTR brothers. Haven't been on AVS since the Spring. Spent the summer hacking it up at golf courses and lugging the family around for vacation. It's heading into fall and my addiction for college football and HT is coming back. Looking forward to catching up and seeing what everyone is up to.
I was wondering where you were. Sometimes a little break from AVS is a good thing, especially for the wallet.
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I was wondering where you were. Sometimes a little break from AVS is a good thing, especially for the wallet.
I hear ya. I always come to AVS with the best of intentions to just educate myself and chat with the boys and it always turns into an "upgrade" cycle...since my stuff is already 12 to 18 months old
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First thing, the talk about the sony es55 is good, but you guys should also be considering the jvc4910. I am tossing it on a very lossy screen right now, from close to 16 feet back, and a 138" 16:9 image and it leaves nothing additional to be desired. Most incredible picture I have ever seen!!!!



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I'm hesitant to discuss other speakers in owners threads. Even if I am an owner.
I don't think most would object here. This is almost as much of a community of fantastic fanatics than owners at this point Heck, I haven't owned JTR for years now, but I still hang around

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I don't think most would object here. This is almost as much of a community of fantastic fanatics than owners at this point Heck, I haven't owned JTR for years now, but I still hang around
+1 - I'm just a lurker that chimes in with an oohhh or an ahhh from time to time.
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Then i would absolutely upgrade the display. As others have said, you have a pretty good setup right now. I think that you would get the biggest bang for your buck upgrading your display. Projectors are great, but if you don't want/can't go that route, you can still find the 64 in Samsung f8500. I have the Panny zt 60 and it is the best display that I have ever seen, but the Samsung is not far behind. In fact, a lot of people prefer it to the Panny and I can see why.
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The Vizio P series full array local dimming LCD's should be coming out next month and might well be worth waiting for.

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Yea Buzz, I took a good look at those after you mentioned them to me awhile back. How are the blacks supposed to be on those? I have read that all of these new UHD TV's are all lcd/led and have black level issues and horrible lit up letterboxes on the movie 2:35:1 ratio. I read quite a bit in a thread mark herringer I think is is name (imagic is username) and all the purists said it is a tough time for videophiles because quality is going downhill and the blacks on theses lcd/led new tvs were bad. You would know though. Plus N8 said there are some good ones out there...

Anyway jedimastergrant got me thinking quite a bit today about a DIY AT screen and a decent PJ like the JVC RS45 range. I have been thinking today how my center is a Triple 8 LP and I could build a system/bracket that spaces the screen away from the wall to fit the T8 in the TRUE center position. I could also build into the screen holding frame a decoupling system for my nasty dual Submersives. I am opposite of a concrete slab so...I could do about a 95-115 ballpark diagonal screen. I think the immersion factor may win it for me. As a few said going for LCR 228 Noesis is really tempting but...Also how are the fans on projectors? Are they loud? What would an opinion be for the closest tolerable physical distance to the MLP?

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Also mentioned in one of the PM's I got was selling my dual submersives and being able to build a couple good ported subs like JBrown's monsters and then sell the Triple 8's and get 228 Noesis. That could be swung by just wheeling and dealing and then still do the PJ and screen setup! But I was given a great deal on the Submersives from a GOOD friend and I am not entirely comfortable at this point just selling them away. Besides I feel the dual submersives are the cornerstone of my system currently. But it spurs thoughts nonetheless...

plus ported subs would eliminate single digits and low teens which could be looked at as a plus for PJ and screen movement worries...

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Yea Buzz, I took a good look at those after you mentioned them to me awhile back. How are the blacks supposed to be on those? I have read that all of these new UHD TV's are all lcd/led and have black level issues and horrible lit up letterboxes on the movie 2:35:1 ratio. I read quite a bit in a thread mark herringer I think is is name (imagic is username) and all the purists said it is a tough time for videophiles because quality is going downhill and the blacks on theses lcd/led new tvs were bad. You would know though. Plus N8 said there are some good ones out there...

Anyway jedimastergrant got me thinking quite a bit today about a DIY AT screen and a decent PJ like the JVC RS45 range. I have been thinking today how my center is a Triple 8 LP and I could build a system/bracket that spaces the screen away from the wall to fit the T8 in the TRUE center position. I could also build into the screen holding frame a decoupling system for my nasty dual Submersives. I am opposite of a concrete slab so...I could do about a 95-115 ballpark diagonal screen. I think the immersion factor may win it for me. As a few said going for LCR 228 Noesis is really tempting but...Also how are the fans on projectors? Are they loud? What would an opinion be for the closest tolerable physical distance to the MLP?
Fan noise on the Sony 55 is very minimal. I don't ever recall a time that I was sitting down and watching something and thought "boy, that projector is loud." This is true even sitting directly below the projector (about 28" clearance).
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Fan noise on the Sony 55 is very minimal. I don't ever recall a time that I was sitting down and watching something and thought "boy, that projector is loud." This is true even sitting directly below the projector (about 28" clearance).
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Yea Buzz, I took a good look at those after you mentioned them to me awhile back. How are the blacks supposed to be on those? I have read that all of these new UHD TV's are all lcd/led and have black level issues and horrible lit up letterboxes on the movie 2:35:1 ratio. I read quite a bit in a thread mark herringer I think is is name (imagic is username) and all the purists said it is a tough time for videophiles because quality is going downhill and the blacks on theses lcd/led new tvs were bad. You would know though. Plus N8 said there are some good ones out there...

Anyway jedimastergrant got me thinking quite a bit today about a DIY AT screen and a decent PJ like the JVC RS45 range. I have been thinking today how my center is a Triple 8 LP and I could build a system/bracket that spaces the screen away from the wall to fit the T8 in the TRUE center position. I could also build into the screen holding frame a decoupling system for my nasty dual Submersives. I am opposite of a concrete slab so...I could do about a 95-115 ballpark diagonal screen. I think the immersion factor may win it for me. As a few said going for LCR 228 Noesis is really tempting but...Also how are the fans on projectors? Are they loud? What would an opinion be for the closest tolerable physical distance to the MLP?
We won't know how good they are until we get our meters and eyes on them. That's why I said "might". All we're asking for are Kuro/Sharp Elite blacks AND VT60 calibration ability. "If" it happens it'll be the TV to buy despite typical degraded off angle viewing.

If you can incorporate a FP I'd say do it in a heartbeat for movie viewing. With a high end audio system there is no comparison despite lousy blacks. In flies in the face of the well known fact that contrast ratio is the most important picture quality aspect. The immersion effect overrules the "rules".

My last FP theater was 20-25 years ago and was nothing special due to low screen luminance and standard def material. My new theater, however, with both excellent picture and sound has made a believer out of me.

I can't hear the fans on my Sony and have no other experience.

Distance is dependent on screen material and viewing angle. AT screens need a little room but I can get very close to my XD with it's mini holes. There are varying ideas re: viewing angle, THX, etc. Personally I believe you can nose up to a flat panel, see where too close begins, and calculate the angle from there. Then translate to a big screen. My front row is 11' from a 120" wide 16:9 screen and I could go closer by a couple feet with no problem. My second row is about 16' and I find that not as pleasurable.

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Also mentioned in one of the PM's I got was selling my dual submersives and being able to build a couple good ported subs like JBrown's monsters and then sell the Triple 8's and get 228 Noesis. That could be swung by just wheeling and dealing and then still do the PJ and screen setup! But I was given a great deal on the Submersives from a GOOD friend and I am not entirely comfortable at this point just selling them away. Besides I feel the dual submersives are the cornerstone of my system currently. But it spurs thoughts nonetheless...

plus ported subs would eliminate single digits and low teens which could be looked at as a plus for PJ and screen movement worries...
Then DO IT! Focus on the projector situation first, then focus on the screen later. If I were you:

1) Budget for great projector vs good PJ (Looking in the $1800-$2500) assuming your screen could be less than $100 all-in
2) See what comes of your speaker sales and work on improvement of the front stage.
3) Come back and look at a "real" Projection screen. It will improve that much more, but in the between time you may decide you want to go bigger, smaller, or to a different format, and the good news is, you are only out $100 bucks. By this point in time you will have the best grasp on what format and size screen you really want. I remember when I built out my 106" screen and thinking, "There is no way I would ever need bigger." Well, I moved from that about a year later up to 126" and now am at 138" and spent quite a bit of money during the process to get here. Now I am tossing the jvc 4910 which would be one of the "great" projectors onto a $60 screen and no one would know the difference between it and a $5,000 firefox screen if I didn't tell them...

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First thing, the talk about the sony es55 is good, but you guys should also be considering the jvc4910. I am tossing it on a very lossy screen right now, from close to 16 feet back, and a 138" 16:9 image and it leaves nothing additional to be desired. Most incredible picture I have ever seen!!!!
Holy smokes! I have one sitting in a box in my basement. I guess I should finally buy a screen and actually use it!




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Although this is not news to many if my pm box is any indication
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:09 PM
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Thanks for the link!! Bought two 1000's, don't need them right now but I am sure I can find a use for them!
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dlbeck, last time I read AVS in the Spring you were 70% done but just saw your avatar and went to your build thread. I know I am late to the party but it turned out flipping awesome!!! Great job.
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Holy balls!!! 20,000! Man those look nice, has anyone heard them?
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Also mentioned in one of the PM's I got was selling my dual submersives and being able to build a couple good ported subs like JBrown's monsters and then sell the Triple 8's and get 228 Noesis. That could be swung by just wheeling and dealing and then still do the PJ and screen setup! But I was given a great deal on the Submersives from a GOOD friend and I am not entirely comfortable at this point just selling them away. Besides I feel the dual submersives are the cornerstone of my system currently. But it spurs thoughts nonetheless...

plus ported subs would eliminate single digits and low teens which could be looked at as a plus for PJ and screen movement worries...

Depends on the port tune of the cabinets, I can hit single digits with my four subs. Now I know four monster cabinets isn't ideal for most but they work for me. I have extremely solid output down to 10hz, probably more then dual SubM HP's would even put up and for less then 3 grand, kind of hard to argue against that if you can live with big cabinets.


I was also going to sell my 228HT's and build something, but the more I think about it the more I think I'm crazy to do that!....lol
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