Originally Posted by thebean
[quote name="Gooddoc" url="/t/1165099/official-jtr-speaker-thread/10860#post_23790482"]And I'll guess he drew the same, albeit exactly opposite, conclusion.
:)[/quote]I own the Pendragons that we compared the 228's with and I would love to have the cash to own a set (LCR) of 228's along with the Pendragons so I could spend a good amount of time with both to make a decision on what ones I prefer the most.Having just a couple hours to compare though it is a tossup for me.Pendragon pros for me-Towers can be ran full rangeNo need for standsHad a [U]slightly[/U] bigger sound stage228 pros-More efficient (3db?)Seem as though they can be ran a crazy levels without worry LCR's are all the same speakerGRILLSSound between the two were very similar and I like both about the same.
Thanks for the impressions. I own the 212HT's but, unfortunately, have never heard the 228's or TP's. I've bought entirely into the modern bass management dogma, so full range is irrelevant to me. It appears though that this Eric character has built a nice speaker. Kudos.
On another note, I just spent several hours exploring a friend's very extensive live jazz collection and all I can say is - WOW. This system is simply world class reference. With the volume set to approximately -2 the phenomenal dynamics and headroom provided for a set-it-and-forget-it volume control. It was "at the show live" levels. Smoooooth, detailed and controlled. Ultra low distortion. Impactful, caressing. Whatever the music demanded, the speaker delivered so effortlessly they just disappeared. I had a perma-grin. I find these 212's so involving, I literally wanted to get up and dance in my living room. My buddy turned to me at one point and said he felt exactly like he was at the show, live. I swear the stage was right there! I called for the waitress at one point and we both laughed. Give me food, water, and an income(and occasional conjugal visits) and I think I could listen to these speakers for weeks at a time - seriously. I have to watch it though, my ears are ringing slightly. These speakers demand respect for that volume control. Its so easy to go too loud.
Jeff, thank-you for bringing these speakers into my world!
All the usual caveats apply...YMMV, etc., etc.