Originally Posted by chalugadp
I don't know how your midrange could be as good as jtr 228 since your using cheap thrills driver. Yes your bass will be far superior but that's way down on my list. Midrange clarity and highs more important to me. Why don't you bring your mains ? Then you can see if your mains are as good as you have bragged about. Bring your stuff to power them.
No one other then you has heard your stuff. You said your mains are 30% better then joe's and my 1099. I call bullllshiiit. I predict with 80hz crossover to joe's subs that yours wont be rated higher then the 228s or the cx15 .
If I am wrong I will eat my words and buy you a case of beer of your choice
Easier said than done. As per below.
I haven't finished the front baffle on them yet, they aren't fully done. But they already weigh more than I do, and I'm not strong enough to lift them already.
I had to install the drivers in-place, and haven't moved them since. They stand almost 6 feet tall, I didn't design the box to survive transportation. Yes my woodworking skills suck.
Filtering them at 80hz would completely cripple my speakers.
Car analogy: It would be like having a decent sports car but with a strict speed/acceleration limiter chip added.
I designed them to do be flat 15hz-20khz at THX Ultra2 SPL's as a 3-way with near-zero distortion.
It takes an entire day to wire up my system; something tells me that I don't think your guests would want to stand around waiting that long.
I had to disconnect and reconnect all of this just to bring my XSP-1 and Oppo 105 the last time I was at jbrown's. It took forever. At jbrowns, that was only 3 of these wires I brought!
The problem doesn't end there, you guys use speakon, I don't. Each speaker requires 12 conductors going to them.
All my wiring is in-wall (can't bring with me) = can't transport the speaker, not gonna work.
It would be easier for you guys to bring your stuff to my place than for me to move 60% of my system into your system.
Also, my crossover's are external and I haven't got around to building containers for them yet. Pretty hackish at the moment.
The SQ of the 228 was just fine, it was their dispersion/soundstage that I didn't like. Not sure if putting them behind a screen or double blinding fabric would change that characteristic or not; probably.
I'm not bragging about it. I heard what I heard. I'm not gonna lie and say I liked their dispersion characteristics.
They probably did have better mids, but I found their dispersion completely distracting (so maybe that's why I didn't notice their better mids ability?)
I haven't heard the 1099's yet though, so I can't say anything about those speakers yet.
I can't wait to fully complete my system so that you can hear what 20 subwoofers and 7 full range SEOS towers with 80,000watts sounds like!
Maybe you won't like it, I don't know...
I haven't finished it fully just yet, but it sounds good so far (to me).