Originally Posted by countryWV
What is the advantage/disadvantage to this plan?
Sounds very appealing.
I will be interested in hearing or reading your opinions after you have
JTR products are sweet!!!!
It was Jeff who suggested this design change to me, after I queried him on any new speakers on the horizon.
From my communications with Jeff, my understanding of the advantages is that:
- horn loading lower in frequency, which can lead to a better soundstage
- more directivity and narrower coverage pattern. This means there will be reduced impacts from room acoustics
- better soundstage
He basically told me that the Triple 12HT is very good sounding, but this new speaker will be a step up.
Disadvantage is that:
- there they cost more, due to using a high end compression driver (BMS 4593ND).
- narrower coverage pattern means that you'll need to sit sufficiently far back to ensure the sound stage from the front LCRs overlaps
- the coverage pattern is different between the horizontal and vertical plane. This is only really an issue if you need to put the centre speaker on its side (e.g. below the screen), rather than upright (e.g. behind an AT screen). However, the driver on the center speaker can be rotated to match the coverage pattern of the L and R speaker. I wont be doing this as I want all three front speakers the same.
- aesthetics wise, the current Triple 12 is quite symmetrical, with 3 circles aligned in a rectangular box. This new one will be 2 circles and 1 square in a rectangular box. May or may not be an issue, depending on your preference.
There will also be a 6 - 8 week lead time on the speakers, and they will need to be shipped to Australia, so it'll be a bit of a wait before I actually receive them.
But I'm sure the wait will be worth it
I'll definitely post up my impressions once I receive them