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Wow I need to cry. Have yet to cry listening to any song LOL.

Are there any Christmas Deals on the JTR 215RTs ??
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I noticed this morning that the wife gave a few touches to my 212HT's. I have not noticed till this morning. Gotta love your women.

My 212's are covered with pictures and candles. Oh well, she doesn't complain when I buy the stuff so I let it slide.
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Just watched maze runner for the first time. I was loving the 228s for every bit of this movie.
I'm still not use to how powerful the 228s are. They really brought the home theater to life and to a whole new level. I've watched a movie almost evey night since I have had them.

Anyway maze runner was a great movie overall and would definatly reccomend it to anyone. Great story, special effects, strong lows. And awsone audio.
I liked it enough I think I'll watch it again tonight
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Wow I need to cry. Have yet to cry listening to any song LOL.

Are there any Christmas Deals on the JTR 215RTs ??

The only Christmas that you'll probably see is get them at the current price before there's a price increase!...lol
Jeff seems to be fairly consistent at raising prices a little each year. I know I bought my 228HT's at $999ea and now they are $1299ea.
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The only Christmas that you'll probably see is get them at the current price before there's a price increase!...lol
Jeff seems to be fairly consistent at raising prices a little each year. I know I bought my 228HT's at $999ea and now they are $1299ea.
Ugh another reason i wish I would have bought 228s a long time ago! Thanks for the reminder

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Ugh another reason i wish I would have bought 228s a long time ago! Thanks for the reminder
Sorry my bad!...lol
I all fairness I think I recall telling you to buy them a long long time ago!..lol
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Hahaha ya I can't arguee that!

Back then I was deciding if I wanted a 1099 build or buy 228s
Correct me if I'm wrong but was it u who quoted somewhere the 228s sounded more detailed and better tfor music? I might recall u saying the 1099 was 85% of the 228s. Obviously I decided to go all out and go for the 228„ and I'm glad I did. I'm still impressed by the build quality to besides the overall sound.

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Hahaha ya I can't arguee that!

Back then I was deciding if I wanted a 1099 build or buy 228s
Correct me if I'm wrong but was it u who quoted somewhere the 228s sounded more detailed and better tfor music? I might recall u saying the 1099 was 85% of the 228s. Obviously I decided to go all out and go for the 228„ and I'm glad I did. I'm still impressed by the build quality to besides the overall sound.
You are probably remembering what I was saying about the Tempest, I think the 1099's are much closer to the performance of the 228's. Probably about 95% of the 228's. For my the 228's definitely had better mid bass, both have great detail but I just found the 1099's way too bright at times. I always say its that last 5% that costs all the money!...lol
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i would take the 95% at a 3rd of the cost no contest. that is high praise forr the 1099s. Thanks jbrown. Canelling my jtr order....lol. I cant tell the last 5% diff in my setup any way. Partey!!!
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i would take the 95% at a 3rd of the cost no contest. that is high praise forr the 1099s. Thanks jbrown. Canelling my jtr order....lol. I cant tell the last 5% diff in my setup any way. Partey!!!

With that said there was no way I would have given up my 228's for the 1099's, which was tempting because I could have sold the 228's and built a LCR set of 1099's and still pocketed $1500.

But if someone is on a budget the 1099's are a hell of a deal.
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Just watched maze runner for the first time. I was loving the 228s for every bit of this movie.
I'm still not use to how powerful the 228s are. They really brought the home theater to life and to a whole new level. I've watched a movie almost evey night since I have had them.

Anyway maze runner was a great movie overall and would definatly reccomend it to anyone. Great story, special effects, strong lows. And awsone audio.
I liked it enough I think I'll watch it again tonight
I liked this movie as well. Any chance to play 'action packed' movies at reference.

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The only Christmas that you'll probably see is get them at the current price before there's a price increase!...lol
Jeff seems to be fairly consistent at raising prices a little each year. I know I bought my 228HT's at $999ea and now they are $1299ea.
I feel lucky being the very first few to take advantage of his 'introductory price' of the 212s (I think it was $1599 or 1699, can't remember now, plus 5% since I bought 8 speakers all in all).... when he first made them. I have been lurking around for years, back when the 4Pi speakers were being considered (DIYsoundgroup and SEOS does not exist), and JTR's were the very early 888s and the tripple 12s... Took the plunge when reviews came out from the first GTG that the 212 were in. It was the musicality of the 212s that sold me instantly...

Although, after shipping to my country plus taxes, i am paying twice the price of the speakers. So, maybe not so lucky afterall (for not living in the USA).
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Introductory price on the 212HT was $1999

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Anyone looking for some good audio to show-off the JTR's should watch Into The Storm. Not saying the movie is good but it sounds great. Those tornado's sound awesome...especially the one at the very beginning.


Give it a spin....especially you guys with multiple OS's or rhed with quad S2's.

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Hey guys, this is a little side note. I have JTR's so follow the thread but was looking to get a full size stand alone equipment rack for all the gear and consoles hooked up. I would like to get one with tempered/darkened glass front to minimize light effects. Will be on outside for now and then later moved into closet space. Any recommendations and company or site to look at for them? Any sponsors here to get good deal? Any specific things I should be looking for. Right now using Outlaw amp but otherwise no extremely heavy gear but there is always the future so want this to last a long time.


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You should call Mike Garrett, AV Science Sales (585-671-2968). Mikes a good guy and has sources for just about anything AV. Also, Crutchfield.com has some nice AV equipment racks but none with glass front doors. Ventilation is a big issue with the AVR's and SSP's so you may want to reconsider the closed front approach racks.

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Anyone looking for some good audio to show-off the JTR's should watch Into The Storm. Not saying the movie is good but it sounds great. Those tornado's sound awesome...especially the one at the very beginning.


Give it a spin....especially you guys with multiple OS's or rhed with quad S2's.
Already did... i highly recommend it...

My Mom loved it... she even asked me if they shot the real storms... haha... it was shocking but felt like a roller coaster ride...
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Introductory price on the 212HT was $1999
You're right.. not sure why i thought less.. but i got the 5% additional discount for them, plus 10% on all others, the S8s and the OS...
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Anyone looking for some good audio to show-off the JTR's should watch Into The Storm. Not saying the movie is good but it sounds great. Those tornado's sound awesome...especially the one at the very beginning.


Give it a spin....especially you guys with multiple OS's or rhed with quad S2's.
I watched it and liked it. I was really impressed with how the 228s handled all those high pitch loud sounds ( high wind, glass shattering, rain, metal crunching/scraping) without being fatiguing. I wouldn't have made it 20mins in that movie if I was listening on a klipsch system.

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Thoughts?

Now that the 2015 212HT has a wooden horn would a pair of these as L&R w/ another 212HT as center (identical LCR) be preferred over a 215RM center?

Common sense says three identical speakers are always a better choice and at 101db sensitivity make the 212HT the most obvious choice for a center. My dilemma is that common sense gets in my way so much that I have an uncanny ability to ignore it thus causing myself problems that I just did not see coming.

If I were to go with a 215RM center and 212HT R&L (already ordered) what problems could I have over just getting a matching 212HT as center. Whatever the choice it will be placed horizontal.

Any input will be appreciated as the 215RM is so Bada$$ it mucks up my thought process.

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Thoughts?

Now that the 2015 212HT has a wooden horn would a pair of these as L&R w/ another 212HT as center be preferred over a 215RM center?

Common sense says three identical speakers are always a better choice and at 101db sensitivity make the 212HT the most obvious choice for a center. My dilemma is that common sense gets in my way so much that I have an uncanny ability to ignore it thus causing myself problems that I just did not see coming. If I were to go with a 215RM center and 212HT R&L what problems could I have over just getting a matching 212HT as center. Whatever the choice it will be placed horizontal.

Any input will be appreciated as the 215RM is so Bada$$ it mucks up my thought process.
If you are getting 3 new speakers, you should definitely get them all from the same line - 212s or 215s. You want matching timbre and matching phase for proper imaging.
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If you are getting 3 new speakers, you should definitely get them all from the same line - 212s or 215s. You want matching timbre and matching phase for proper imaging.
Would you say whatever I would be gaining with the 215RM as center would not be worth what would be lost by not going with 3 x 212HT?

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Would you say whatever I would be gaining with the 215RM as center would not be worth what would be lost by not going with 3 x 212HT?
Definitely.

4 great options:
1) 3x 212HT
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4) 2x 215RT + 1x 215RM
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Would you say whatever I would be gaining with the 215RM as center would not be worth what would be lost by not going with 3 x 212HT?
Sounds like you need 215RM x 3!!!
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I was thinking that since the 212HT and 215RM have the same CD and horn (different size) they would be pretty much the same from 400hz up differing only below that.

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Sounds like you need 215RM x 3!!!
I made sure to order a pair of 212HT yesterday before I asked b/c 3 x 215RM is what I want but cannot do. I am already at an impasse with my wife over using my T12s as Side Surrounds.

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Thoughts?

Now that the 2015 212HT has a wooden horn would a pair of these as L&R w/ another 212HT as center (identical LCR) be preferred over a 215RM center?

Common sense says three identical speakers are always a better choice and at 101db sensitivity make the 212HT the most obvious choice for a center. My dilemma is that common sense gets in my way so much that I have an uncanny ability to ignore it thus causing myself problems that I just did not see coming.

If I were to go with a 215RM center and 212HT R&L (already ordered) what problems could I have over just getting a matching 212HT as center. Whatever the choice it will be placed horizontal.

Any input will be appreciated as the 215RM is so Bada$$ it mucks up my thought process.
Speaking of mucking up your thought process ... have you considered the 210RT's and/or RM. I think that combo might make for an outstanding LCR but nobodys ordered them (or lived to tell about it ). Just sayin those plus your Subm's would be very cool.
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I made sure to order a pair of 212HT yesterday before I asked b/c 3 x 215RM is what I want but cannot do. I am already at an impasse with my wife over using my T12s as Side Surrounds.
I am sure Jeff didn't build them yet

T-12's as side surrounds is pretty ridiculous!!

What about if you downsized the surrounds and went bigger on the LCR's?

Actually if you get the 215RM's as LCR's it will make the T-12's look smaller and more acceptable!!
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I was thinking that since the 212HT and 215RM have the same CD and horn (different size) they would be pretty much the same from 400hz up differing only below that.
Based on the JTR web site, the differences in sensitivity and "horn loaded down to" imply different crossovers. Aside from timbre differences, this could result in phase differences, causing cancellation when sounds pan between the different models of speakers. Not something you want with your front soundstage.

Any of the options I listed should be spectacular.
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