Originally Posted by jlpowell84
So in light of this 228 review and thinking about midrange. Is the 212ht better than the 212lp? I know the ht can go to 60 and the lp to 70. But if I cross then at 80 then they will sound identical then right?
I think I might be able to give you some insights here..
I own the 212 LP... it took me a long time going back and forth between the HT and LP, and finally I settled on the LP because i wanted the most pristine, crystal clear, undistorted sound i could get. I knew I was giving up a few db in mid bass.. but since I have no idea how much midbass the Noesis have, the HT might sound too heavy... so, it's a shot in the dark.. i went with the LP.
Now, once I got it, and started to listen to them, I felt like i wanted MORE midbass.. and promptly regretted not getting the HT... however, the sound was indeed Crystal Clear.. nothing even came close.. when I played the Imax Intro, it was clearer and more pristine than the one played at my Imax and that's saying much considering the Imax was the Clearest I have ever heard so far.. until the Noesis.. not by much, but a smudge clearer... However, the mid-bass and lower bass is not quite anywhere near what the Imax puts out... so, for music, it was incredible (coupled with my dual HSUs ULS 15s)... You can't ask for much more..
And so, that feeling of the grass is greener on the other side started to creep into my thoughts.. what if i had bought the HT version?
But after more thought, I figured that even if I had gotten the HT version, I'll still want MORE BASS... which then got me to thinking that I actually got the right one.. the crystal clear sound.. because now I can augment with 2242s (like N8DOGG did), and have all the Mid Bass a guy can ever want... and if you add more and more bass, whether it's mid bass or low bass, you want the upper to be as crystal clear as possible, and thus, why i am now glad I got the LP version... I know that with the LP, i can add insane mid bass and insane bass and it'll still sound GREAT... just more BANG and POWER... you can't beat the crystalness of the Noesis LP, and no matter how you figure it, the mid bass will always be limited by 12 inch woofers... you want to augment with BIG BAD WOOFERS... to get BIG BAD SOUND... for BIG BAD MOVIE EXPERIENCES...
It's easy to add woofers, but hard to DIY the crystal clearness sound of the Noesis...