Originally Posted by Tuning
I am a bit confused about which one of the JTRs to go for, 212Ht or 210RT. This is for a dedicated room behind AT screen. I will use a sub and already have a SVS PB13 ultra.
Do the 212HTs require separate stands? If so, then 210RTs may be better both from financial and spec perspective. Besides the sensitivity, is there a reason to choose one over the other leaving aside any stands required for 212s?
Any inputs from people who have heard both?
Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks for your time.
I owned the 212's for 2 years (still have one for my center) and was able to hear the 210's recently.
Like others have said it depends on your priorities.
If you are movies only, have a large and/or very well treated room then I would take the 212's because you will never, ever find their limits. You can power them easily with an avr. It takes 5 watts to get my center 212 to reference.
On the other hand if you like to listen to music with no subs (there really is something about it that does it for me) then go for the 210. The 210 will have higher limits than your sub, just not the off the charts output of the 212.
A friend of mine has a huge theater that is incredibly well treated and for him the 212's are perfect. He can play easily to 10 over reference without a hint of strain and it still sounds completely composed and well.... incredible. The best I've ever heard actually. If you put the 210's in the same room I believe that when going crazy loud the speakers would give up before his ears would.
Now, put the 210's in a "normal" room like mine and I would not hit their limits.
As far as looks goes I like the freestanding looks of the 210's a lot better but that won't matter if you have an at screen. I do love how they look though, like mini me's of my 215's. They are "cute"! Haha, probably not the best way to describe them, but I was floored with how full range they sound for music and how loud they could go while outputting all that bass in such a tiny speaker.