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State your recommendation for a projection based HT room like mine shown in the pictures?

Quintuples as LCR? or Triple 12s as LCR?


http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/quintuple/
http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/triple-12ht/


I prefer the look of the quintuples because I like the idea of a large wide center channel to cover projector dialogue, and effectively floor standing towers for left and right at just shy of 4' tall.

I don't want to mix and match because I want the same speaker choosen for the full front soundstage.

You can see my room in my sig. I currently have a Whafedale LCR setup. The recliners pictures are in the front 3rd of the room and about 11 feet from the screen. My room is about 3500 cubic foot. I have no treatments, and tile floor. It's easy to get too much treble bias in the room, but I don't get a whole lot of horrendous reflections based on where I sit in the front 1/3 of the room. I'm mostly happy with my 12 year owned Wharfedales - but I hang around here too much and so the upgrade bug is always just nagging behind the next unread post.

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State your preference for a projection based HT room like mine shown in the pictures?
Quintuples as LCR? or Triple 12s as LCR?
http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/quintuple/
http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio/triple-12ht/
I prefer the look of the quintuples because I like the idea of a large wide center channel to cover projector dialogue, and effectively floor standing towers for left and right at just shy of 4' tall.
I don't want to mix and match because I want the same speaker choosen for the full front soundstage.
You can see my room in my sig. The recliners pictures are in the front 3rd of the room and about 11 feet from the screen. My room is about 3500 cubic foot. I have no treatments, and tile floor. It's easy to get too much treble bias in the room, but I don't get a whole lot of horrendous reflections based on where I sit in the front 1/3 of the room..

Here is mine i have t12's sealed! Room is treated with broadband b

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ass traps super chunks,diffusers and traps that have a membrane so not to obsorb highs.              

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very very nice!

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very very nice!

Hi Archaea! I can say the same for your setup, very very nice. One question, Why no acoustical treatment? You have some serious euipment which will benefit from treament as well as the room. How's the diologue sound? Treatment will make a huge difference. More pictures of your setup please!

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I'm a greenhorn when it comes to speakers. I historically hang out around the subwoofer camps.

I've got some friends in KC who have done room treatments and they love them, and I like the way it sounds in their rooms, but I also appreciate the "live" sound of my room as well to some degree...

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If I were outfitting that room with JTR,

I'd consider Quintuples for L/R, and a vertical T8 in the center.

But that's just me. Isn't a vertical center better because it eliminates the comb filtering that can occur with horizontal centers? My current plans for a future theater has 3 vertical T12s across the front, behind an AT screen.
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If I buy new I'd like to get three of the same speaker. Three Triples, or Three Quintuples. I'm not sure how much it matters in Jeff's lineup, but I'd like to avoid any question in the matter. Since the tweeter is a single in the center I'm unsure how much horizontal placement would generate comb issues??? But yes - vertical behind an AT screen would sure be the absolute best way.

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Comb filtering is more prevalent in lower frequencies because most centers have a single or closely placed (coaxial in JTR's case) highs/mids and separately placed main drivers.

Best bet is to get it straight from the man, but the T8 should be pretty much a perfect match for the Q. The only problem with my suggestion is being able to match the heights of the coaxials. But that's less of an issue than comb filtering.
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You have dual Caps and love them.
Triple 12's HT were made for your taste providing space allows.
The Quintuples would work to and probably give up little, but they do give up
something.
I think you would find the limits of the Triple 8's.
Do yourself a favor and get the 12's .
The quins are 43" tall and the 12's are 40"' so any size difference is small.
The quins just look wider but they are 4" more narrow.
You win either way but the
Triple 12"s are "something special"
good luck
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I'd like to reneg on my last comment. I was thinking a little off. It would be the mids that are problematic. Depending on the XO, the coaxial probably eliminates comb filtering when used in a horizontal application.

When you order the Qs, have them shipped to my house and I'll A/B them with my T12s!
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