Originally Posted by RMK!
Ok, I'll say it ... Do it!
But seriously, I listened to the Triple 12's before I bought them. I bought my first T12's from Fugueness. They had the clarity and dynamics I was looking for in a speaker. He has since "upgraded" to Catalysts and is very happy. I have heard the Catalysts several times and they are really great speakers.
I have purchased new T12's since the original buy (sold the originals to a friend who loves them) and actually have new crossovers coming for my 2011 T12 LCR's that will bring them up to the 2012 models sound wise. This field upgradability is one of the very cool things about the JTR's. Jeff is always looking for better sound out of his designs and we owners can usually upgrade components (crossovers/drivers) in the enclosure for much less than buying new. I like that a lot!
The way Fugueness described the Catalysts, he makes it sound like the JTR's with a bit more of an audiophile speaker touch to the sound. I found his thread, he said the T12's had a bit more mid-range "punch" and were more "in your face," he said the dynamics were very similar, but the cats excelled in the mids and highs and he kept saying the word "crystalline" came to mind. As to how dramatic the difference is, I don't know, I didn't hear them, or any damn speaker I've been looking at for that matter
but it sounds appealing. Luckily its not do or die time lol.
I would LOVE to go to the GTG and would in a second. There's just way too much for me to leave on this short notice.