Originally Posted by carlm9
Finally got time to give the new 12's a workout. We just got done watching 2012. Great movie and soundtrack to test. All I can say is that these new speakers do not disappoint. I am coming from a Klipsch Ultra 2 System with an SVS PB13 for a sub.
The new JTR's play loud and clear. I always liked the Klipsch system but they seemed to compress at loud levels. I have a huge open living area that was just too big for them. How do you think the JTR's did - effortless! Your ears will give out before the JTR's do. They put up an incredible "Wall of Sound". I still need to do a little more calibrating, but these things flat out rock.
The only problem is that my SVS is having a hard time keeping up. Luckily I am just about finished putting together the Danley DTS-10.
For reference, I am powering them with Wyred for Sound 1000W amps and they love it.
I have owned everything from Revel, Aerial, Von Schweikert, Dali, etc..., you get the point. None of them can hold a candle to the dynamics of the JTR's. I really liked the Dalis for clarity and imaging, but they also compress at mid to high volumes.
Jeff gets the big thumbs up for putting together such a great product. I still can't believe the size of these things - "Large Marge".
The only issue I am having is with my Integra 9.8 processor. I just can't seem to get a good balanced sound field to work for me. It always seems like the center channel is too low. Can anyone suggest a good surround mode for both Blue-Ray (PS3) and Directv?
Welcome to the next level!
Can you post a photo of your setup? Try to get those tweeters at ear height, or at the very least, angle them toward the listening position. For 7.1 on the Integra 9.8, I usually use Dolby PLIIx. Do you have a calibration disc? Try running some test tones on the PS3 and measure them. As RMK! noted, it could be a first reflection issue, but first, try to align that center channel the best you can (use your laser level).
Getting that DTS-10 in there will balance things out and make all the difference. Not only will your mid-bass come alive, the JTR's will sound orders of magnitude better with adequate bass.