Originally Posted by countryWV
I keep seeing or rather reading a Very common misconception toward T12's and JTR speakers in general. I completely understand speakers that excel in music generally are not the best choice for HT and vice-versa. people write stuff like 70% Movies + 30% Music.
I feel like my T12's do 100% Movies and Music Outstanding. They give up Nothing in music (Rock is all I listen to).
Every morning I watch a concert DVD which is both. One year later and I am still getting chills and some of the music I play over and over just becuase it sounds so Damn Good.
So what am I missing? This is the question I have to ask everytime someone brings up JTR speakers and music. It leaves me Flabbergasted (finally got a chance to use that word.)
Can any current JTR speaker owners help me out with an answer? It is confusing to me. I do not understand this seperation. I have been chalking it up as peolple do not know what they are talking about but mabey Its me (that is my usual answer). Am I just easily impressed? My T12's evoke such emotion when I listen. Guns & Roses (AFD) brings back vivid memories of high school while Slayer brings out my destructive side. When I listened on my Mythos ST's it made me want to destroy the speakers but thats not what I am referreing to. T12's crossed over at 80hz to a pair of SubM HP's like N8Dogg said " I do not listen to music without subs" !!!
What do you other JTR owners think about one vs the other vs both?
Please set me straight
When I was studying in the US, a very popular speaker system was Cambridge Soundworks (created by Henry Kloss). It was superior to Boss, but were way cheaper. I had it and was showing it off to all my college buddies in my dorm room. I then brought them home to my country when I graduated and continued to enjoyed them for a few more years.
It was a satelite/subwoofer combo system.... I remembered that Henry Kloss mentioned that the satelite subwoofer system is far more superior to traditional tower speaker designs because of many reasons (which I forgot), but I think for instance, mixing deep bass with trebble in the same cabinet presents some challenges. Plus, lower frequencies travel at different speed with higher frequencies, thus, with a separate subwoofer, you can place it anywhere... plus bass is non-directional, etc, etc... so many variables...
And if you really think about it, the JTR's are precisely a subwoofer/satellite system. You can concentrate on making the speakers excel at only 80hz and above, and then separate the sub out... that way, you have superior sound from 20 hz to 20,000 hz....
Anyways, just my 2 cents....