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post #4801 of 18370
I want my sealed Q8 to hurry up and get here!!! biggrin.gif
post #4802 of 18370
I talked briefly with Jeff today and he said he is running a bit behind compared to normal right now. My 10 piece system should ship this Friday which puts it at about 6 weeks lead time. The lead time has actually allowed me to get most of the rest of my theater finished, though not updated in my thread yet, and the speakers and subs will be about the last edition. It is almost like being a kid again waiting for that Disiney or beach vacation to come that seems so far away! I've been wanting a JTR system for a couple years now so the wait hasn't been toooo brutal. I hope to have some initial reports by the end of next week!
post #4803 of 18370
Quintuple L,C, & R.
post #4804 of 18370
Well, looks like I just joined the club! I just bought 3 T8 Lp's from AVS member Stiltz. Great guy and very easy to work with. I know how Brady feels, I can't wait to have everything finished and set up. Now, I have to decide on the subs. I was considering the auction for the two caps and amp, but I think that they would overwhelm my smaller room (2300 cubic feet). I think that I will probably go with 2 18.1's from CHT. My long term plan is to get an 11.2 JTR setup, where I move the LP's to the back and just keep adding. I'm thinking of going with single slanted 8's for front heights.

I also wanted to say thanks to RMK! and Archaea for the help.
post #4805 of 18370
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Originally Posted by hogues View Post

Well, looks like I just joined the club! I just bought 3 T8 Lp's from AVS member Stiltz. Great guy and very easy to work with. I know how Brady feels, I can't wait to have everything finished and set up. Now, I have to decide on the subs. I was considering the auction for the two caps and amp, but I think that they would overwhelm my smaller room (2300 cubic feet). I think that I will probably go with 2 18.1's from CHT. My long term plan is to get an 11.2 JTR setup, where I move the LP's to the back and just keep adding. I'm thinking of going with single slanted 8's for front heights.
I also wanted to say thanks to RMK! and Archaea for the help.

You are very welcome Mike and I know you will enjoy the T8's. I had a large crowd in the HT last night for The Avengers on BR. Waiting for the new JRT horn LCR's to arrive, I have a jury-rigged system with the Triple8LP's as the mains and Slanted 8's as center and surrounds. Although I could notice a difference from the T12 LCR's, no one else noticed (sort of an unsophisticated blind test tongue.gif) the changes. They really did a great job on a very dynamic and challenging soundtrack.

I'm surprised you aren't going for that excellent deal on the Caps. You would have all the sub you need for a very long time and, there is really no such thing as overkill with bass IMHO. wink.gif
post #4806 of 18370
Yeah, it's killing me. I'm on the fence right now. The wall that the Plasma will go on is only 11 ft. Two caps in that area may take up too much space. I suppose I could just try to sell one if it's too much...
post #4807 of 18370
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Originally Posted by hogues View Post

Yeah, it's killing me. I'm on the fence right now. The wall that the Plasma will go on is only 11 ft. Two caps in that area may take up too much space. I suppose I could just try to sell one if it's too much...

With some isolation like these stick-on pads, the Caps would make excellent speaker stands for the T8's smile.gif
post #4808 of 18370
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

With some isolation like these stick-on pads, the Caps would make excellent speaker stands for the T8's smile.gif

Thanks. Now I'm leaning towards the caps again.
post #4809 of 18370
I have had a 2012 12lp for R&L with a 2012 T8lp for center for a while now. About two months ago I ordered another T12lp and another T8lp (they wer finished a month ago but I wasn't ready for them). I am moving the current T8lp to the rear along with the new T8lp. The new T12lp will go into the center. I am also expanding the AT to 135" to accomadate all 3 mains to go behind the screen. Right now I have 106" AT with center only behind the screen. I will set up the new configuration tmrw (with Jeff''s help). I will post pics once it is finished. The rears will be on tall bar height tables tmrw but once I figure out how I want to mount them I will post before during and after pics of the set up. Looking forward to blu ray concerts with the T8 rears.
post #4810 of 18370
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Originally Posted by lbrown105 View Post

I have had a 2012 12lp for R&L with a 2012 T8lp for center for a while now. About two months ago I ordered another T12lp and another T8lp (they wer finished a month ago but I wasn't ready for them). I am moving the current T8lp to the rear along with the new T8lp. The new T12lp will go into the center. I am also expanding the AT to 135" to accomadate all 3 mains to go behind the screen. Right now I have 106" AT with center only behind the screen. I will set up the new configuration tmrw (with Jeff''s help). I will post pics once it is finished. The rears will be on tall bar height tables tmrw but once I figure out how I want to mount them I will post before during and after pics of the set up. Looking forward to blu ray concerts with the T8 rears.

Sounds great, looking forward to the photos and your impressions cool.gif. I have been using the T8LP's as side surrounds for over a year and they are fantastic. In fact, they make excellent mains and had I not been using T12's for LCR's, I would be completely happy with an T8LP LRC setup. Once you experience the Triple12's, you are spoiled. smile.gif
post #4811 of 18370
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Originally Posted by lbrown105 View Post

I have had a 2012 12lp for R&L with a 2012 T8lp for center for a while now. About two months ago I ordered another T12lp and another T8lp (they wer finished a month ago but I wasn't ready for them). I am moving the current T8lp to the rear along with the new T8lp. The new T12lp will go into the center. I am also expanding the AT to 135" to accomadate all 3 mains to go behind the screen. Right now I have 106" AT with center only behind the screen. I will set up the new configuration tmrw (with Jeff''s help). I will post pics once it is finished. The rears will be on tall bar height tables tmrw but once I figure out how I want to mount them I will post before during and after pics of the set up. Looking forward to blu ray concerts with the T8 rears.

Wouldn't it be better to move the T8's to the sides vs. the rears when doing a 5.1 system?

-- Bill --
post #4812 of 18370
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Originally Posted by rx-8 View Post

Wouldn't it be better to move the T8's to the sides vs. the rears when doing a 5.1 system?
-- Bill --

I'm sure that is the intent unless there isn't enough room to accommodate side surrounds. There are several options but since these are point source, they could be toward the back of the side walls or, in the rear corners directed at or slightly behind the LP.
post #4813 of 18370
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Originally Posted by hogues View Post

Yeah, it's killing me. I'm on the fence right now. The wall that the Plasma will go on is only 11 ft. Two caps in that area may take up too much space. I suppose I could just try to sell one if it's too much...

If you do decide to buy both and sell one, let me know. I'm interested in buying them but I live too far and he won't ship. I really only need one so if you only want one, I'm sure we can work something out.
post #4814 of 18370
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Originally Posted by JC507JC View Post

If you do decide to buy both and sell one, let me know. I'm interested in buying them but I live too far and he won't ship. I really only need one so if you only want one, I'm sure we can work something out.

I will absolutely keep you in mind. Right now, it's about finances more than anything else. It may be a while, but I'll update you as soon as I can. Thanks.
post #4815 of 18370
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Originally Posted by hogues View Post

I will absolutely keep you in mind. Right now, it's about finances more than anything else. It may be a while, but I'll update you as soon as I can. Thanks.

Sending you a pm.
post #4816 of 18370
What are the advantages or improvements of the new horn version of the Triple 12 HT?
post #4817 of 18370
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Originally Posted by bodhisafa View Post

What are the advantages or improvements of the new horn version of the Triple 12 HT?

According to Jeff, the new horn/CD will have better directivity due to the horn and improved clarity though the mid-bass and high frequencies due to the upgraded CD.

I'll give my take on this in a couple of weeks smile.gif .
post #4818 of 18370
This is the only photo of the new speakers (name TBD). It's a grainy phone cam shot but it's all I got:


Jeff has the cabinets and the CD's have arrived from Deutschland ...


How pathetic is it that I am reduced to posting pictures of component boxes ...tongue.gif
post #4819 of 18370
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

This is the only photo of the new speakers (name TBD). It's a grainy phone cam shot but it's all I got:

Jeff has the cabinets and the CD's have arrived from Deutschland ...

How pathetic is it that I am reduced to posting pictures of component boxes ...tongue.gif

Would not an AT3000 with it's dead silent sn >123 db be a great companion for these new JTR speakers?
post #4820 of 18370
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Originally Posted by doublewing11 View Post

Would not an AT3000 with it's dead silent sn >123 db be a great companion for these new JTR speakers?

I assume that is an ATI amp ... confused.gif

If so, I suppose so. With their high sensitivity they can be driven with just about anything. To get the most out of them in larger spaces, the more watts, the better. When given the power, the current model T12's are just cruising long at 123db ... I expect these new speakers will do that and much more smile.gif. Why anyone would want that is a valid question. wink.gif
Edited by RMK! - 9/29/12 at 9:12am
post #4821 of 18370
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

I assume that is an ATI amp ... confused.gif
If so, I suppose so. With their high sensitivity they can be driven with just about anything. To get the most out of them in larger spaces, the more watts, the better. When given the power, the current model T12's are just cruising long at 123db ... I expect these new speakers will do that and much more smile.gif. Why anyone would want that is a valid question. wink.gif

Yup..................ATI.........

With such high sensitivity of these speakers...........finding an amp with an extremely low noise floor would be a concern. I would imagine the 3000 paired with a front stage of these new horns would cruise along with ease.
post #4822 of 18370
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Originally Posted by doublewing11 View Post

Yup..................ATI.........
With such high sensitivity of these speakers...........finding an amp with an extremely low noise floor would be a concern. I would imagine the 3000 paired with a front stage of these new horns would cruise along with ease.

Good point. I had a bit of hiss from the LCR's with my Wyred 4 Sound amps and called Rick Cullen (Cullen Circuits in Paso Robles CA makes the Wyred Amps) about it. Other than sending them back for testing his only suggestion was a cheater plug. That $.50 part did the trick but I don't like to think about it ... tongue.gif

The Wyred amp gives me up to 1000wpc for the LCR's and that seems adequate. smile.gif
Edited by RMK! - 9/29/12 at 9:45am
post #4823 of 18370
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

This is the only photo of the new speakers (name TBD). It's a grainy phone cam shot but it's all I got:


Jeff has the cabinets and the CD's have arrived from Deutschland ...


How pathetic is it that I am reduced to posting pictures of component boxes ...tongue.gif

I was amazed that you sold off your T12's so early to put yourself in the position of having to wait for the new speakers.

I can't imagine how amazing the new horns will sound in you room. I am still in awe of my pre HT model 2010 T8's with only 250 watts per channel.

It is probably best that I never experience T12's, just like it is probably best that I never drive a BMW M3. It might lead to unneeded expenditures.

Ahmik


:TOH: Dr. Jones
post #4824 of 18370
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Originally Posted by Jedirun View Post

I was amazed that you sold off your T12's so early to put yourself in the position of having to wait for the new speakers.
I can't imagine how amazing the new horns will sound in you room. I am still in awe of my pre HT model 2010 T8's with only 250 watts per channel.
It is probably best that I never experience T12's, just like it is probably best that I never drive a BMW M3. It might lead to unneeded expenditures.
Ahmik
:TOH: Dr. Jones

It all happened so fast there wasn't a lot of time to second guess myself. In the meantime, I have a functioning system that sounds great.smile.gif

The new speakers will be here in a couple of weeks and then I'll know if I made the right move. I can't imagine being disappointed...cool.gif
post #4825 of 18370
You won't be disappointed. Horn speakers sound awesome!
post #4826 of 18370
I have the 2009 triple 12s,looking at the new horn jtrs wonder if you could remove one of the drivers & put in the horn-cd?
post #4827 of 18370
Ok..........I must admit this new JTR horn has really sparked my interest.

For the last two plus years I've been planning, researching products while waiting for my home to sell. After traveling up and down the West Coast from Seattle to LA I've auditioned just about every speaker the market has to offer. After a few PM's with respected members at AVS, I've had my sights on Triad Platinums and Gold Surrounds, but with the huge loss I've taken selling my home, I'm looking for alternatives to the Plats.

I've never heard the Plats, but intend to have a listen next time I'm in LA but trying to have a listen to these ID speaker products is next to impossible. From what I've gathered from various PM's the Seaton Catalysts are in the same sound catagory as the Plats (respected AVS member has heard both) but I'm not looking for active speakers as the plan is for a separate equipment room-- heat is a major issue as I'm more comfortable in cooler environments!

With that said, my favorite listening sessions have come from PHC ie Proaudio Technology speakers using SCR-12's for LCR and SCRS-8's for surround duty. I also forced myself into auditioning a Klipsch Ultra 2 7.2 system which I thought I'd absolutely hate but was shocked how a well treated room tamed the system completely. Due to my age, ie. eye sight and hearing is fading, I have had several notions concerning audio which are proving to be wrong.

I'm really interested in hearing how these new JTR horns work out..............and gathering information on mating surrounds with these speakers. The JTR slant 8's are out of the question due to size and listening distances........ie. all surround speakers will be hidden in column. Curious how Triad Gold Surrounds would match with these new JTR horns.
post #4828 of 18370
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Originally Posted by dholmes54 View Post

I have the 2009 triple 12s,looking at the new horn jtrs wonder if you could remove one of the drivers & put in the horn-cd?

I was thinking that too but when you consider:

The CD alone cost $750
Horn cost ???
New Crossover $300-400 (hand built by Jeff)
The cabinet (although similar to the T12) needs to be modified for the horn.

Bottom line is unless you can sell the old coax/CD and crossover (I didn't want to hassle with that), it just doesn't make financial sense. You could sell the T12's and buy the new Horns for approx the same number. smile.gif
post #4829 of 18370
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Originally Posted by doublewing11 View Post

Ok..........I must admit this new JTR horn has really sparked my interest.
For the last two plus years I've been planning, researching products while waiting for my home to sell. After traveling up and down the West Coast from Seattle to LA I've auditioned just about every speaker the market has to offer. After a few PM's with respected members at AVS, I've had my sights on Triad Platinums and Gold Surrounds, but with the huge loss I've taken selling my home, I'm looking for alternatives to the Plats.
I've never heard the Plats, but intend to have a listen next time I'm in LA but trying to have a listen to these ID speaker products is next to impossible. From what I've gathered from various PM's the Seaton Catalysts are in the same sound catagory as the Plats (respected AVS member has heard both) but I'm not looking for active speakers as the plan is for a separate equipment room-- heat is a major issue as I'm more comfortable in cooler environments!
With that said, my favorite listening sessions have come from PHC ie Proaudio Technology speakers using SCR-12's for LCR and SCRS-8's for surround duty. I also forced myself into auditioning a Klipsch Ultra 2 7.2 system which I thought I'd absolutely hate but was shocked how a well treated room tamed the system completely. Due to my age, ie. eye sight and hearing is fading, I have had several notions concerning audio which are proving to be wrong.
I'm really interested in hearing how these new JTR horns work out..............and gathering information on mating surrounds with these speakers. The JTR slant 8's are out of the question due to size and listening distances........ie. all surround speakers will be hidden in column. Curious how Triad Gold Surrounds would match with these new JTR horns.

You're in Oregon correct? Depending upon where, Sacramento isn't that far and you could come here for a demo once I get them setup. Also, the Single 8's are smaller than the Slanted 8's and use the same coax/CD. I am temporarily using a Slanted 8 as my center channel and after a couple of movies and some music, I am amazed how good it sounds.

In any case, the offer stands so PM me if you want to do this and we can look at some possible dates.
post #4830 of 18370
thanks,didnt know it was that much $$$$! How much are the new 12s each? The drivers in the 12s are made in Ky and can be bought at Parts Express forgot the name.
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