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post #5611 of 18367
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post #5612 of 18367
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Originally Posted by countryWV View Post

When you find out please post the answer on here. I thought I read that he had to turn it if using horizontal.
Chris

Chris, you are right. He told me he would turn it for me and he told me to make sure I use some kind of stand. Haha, problem is the stand will be about 4 inches tall otherwise the speaker will block the screen.
post #5613 of 18367
coolgeek, I don't plan on selling them right now. I'm going to wait until the 3 front Noesis get here and then see what I think of movies and surround music. As of now I'm telling myself these surrounds will work fine but we'll see.
post #5614 of 18367
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

coolgeek, I don't plan on selling them right now. I'm going to wait until the 3 front Noesis get here and then see what I think of movies and surround music. As of now I'm telling myself these surrounds will work fine but we'll see.

Those S8's look like the perfect speakers to use as your surrounds! biggrin.gif I think you should bite the bullet and go all out. You know you want to and you will always be thinking what if. Plus this way you could sell your ED's as a full set.
post #5615 of 18367
Hahaha, only if you pull the trigger on the Noesis. I know you have a while until your room is done but you could put them in your living room right? You wouldn't hardly notice them! biggrin.gif

Seriously though, you know I'm thinking about it...
post #5616 of 18367
HAHA I'm just playing. Or am I??? cool.gif

I would totally pull the trigger on any of Jeff's products at this point if I had the money. However I must stay strong and not buy anything until I get the room done otherwise I don't think it will ever get finished. I will say I do plan on using the S8's as surrounds in my room once its done. I'm still not sure about my front 3. The Noesis are SO good but the price is a tough pill for me to swallow. I was pretty happy with the T8's.
post #5617 of 18367
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Originally Posted by stitch1 View Post

HAHA I'm just playing. Or am I??? cool.gif
I would totally pull the trigger on any of Jeff's products at this point if I had the money. However I must stay strong and not buy anything until I get the room done otherwise I don't think it will ever get finished. I will say I do plan on using the S8's as surrounds in my room once its done. I'm still not sure about my front 3. The Noesis are SO good but the price is a tough pill for me to swallow. I was pretty happy with the T8's.

Triple 8's front 3 with single 8's as surrounds with a Cap 2 Sealed? Yeah, I'd say that's gonna sound awesome!! I know I've asked but I forgot, what is your time table on finishing your basement?
post #5618 of 18367
I wish I could put a definitive date on it but its going to be a build as I can kinda deal. The studs are mostly up. I still need frame the door, false wall, closet, and equipment rack. That's where I'm at now and hope to do most of that over the next week or so. After that comes electrical and insulation and so on. So I still have quite a ways to go before I can start thinking too hard about buying equipment but I do have a pretty good idea of what I will be using.

Here's a link to my thread. I will be updating it over the weekend.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1437368/stitchs-great-escape-theater-build
post #5619 of 18367
Those of you that purchased JTR speakers, how did you go about demo'ing them prior to purchasing them?

The Triple 8/12 speakers keep coming up in my research for speakers in the range I'm looking at, but I do not know how to demo them, which obviously I am going to do before I make a purchase of anything smile.gif

My front runners right now are the B&W CM9's with CMC2 for center and CM5 for rears, but I'd like to audition a few more before I take the plunge on anything.

My primary usage is going to be movies/games. What center do you guys who have the 8's or 12's use with those speakers?
post #5620 of 18367
Sounds like there are several us doing a build with JTR speakers waiting in the closet. My contractor finishes in 3 weeks and I have 5 T8s and 2 T12s and just yesterday ordered my S2 from Jeff:)
post #5621 of 18367
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

Those of you that purchased JTR speakers, how did you go about demo'ing them prior to purchasing them?
The Triple 8/12 speakers keep coming up in my research for speakers in the range I'm looking at, but I do not know how to demo them, which obviously I am going to do before I make a purchase of anything smile.gif
My front runners right now are the B&W CM9's with CMC2 for center and CM5 for rears, but I'd like to audition a few more before I take the plunge on anything.
My primary usage is going to be movies/games. What center do you guys who have the 8's or 12's use with those speakers?

Too many guys in love with them on the forum and that's why I bought them. Never read a bad post about Jeff or his business. The Quintuple is the best center that I have ever heard and I have had severl of them.
post #5622 of 18367
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

Those of you that purchased JTR speakers, how did you go about demo'ing them prior to purchasing them?
The Triple 8/12 speakers keep coming up in my research for speakers in the range I'm looking at, but I do not know how to demo them, which obviously I am going to do before I make a purchase of anything smile.gif
My front runners right now are the B&W CM9's with CMC2 for center and CM5 for rears, but I'd like to audition a few more before I take the plunge on anything.
My primary usage is going to be movies/games. What center do you guys who have the 8's or 12's use with those speakers?

If you are puttig together a media room with a big screen TV in an existing multi purpose space, the B&W's will be fine.

I built a dedicated room for Home Theater and was sitting on a Revel Ultima Studio and Voice Center channel ($20K in speakers) when I first heard the JTR's. My first demo was with the original Triple 8's, They were OK but did not get my attention. The second demo a few months later was with the first of the Triple 12's. Although they lacked a bit of the detail I was used to wtih the Revels, they blew me away with their dynamics (how clear/clean they remained at higher SPL). I ened up selling my Revels and purchasing those Triple 12's.

The demos were at the owners home (T12's) and in my room (T8's).

For those serious about Home Theater high sensitivity speakers are the way to go. By playing effortlessly at reference (or close to it) they provide a level of immersion and envelopment that better matches the big screen image. Frankly, you will never get that level of performance from those B&W's.

In terms of the center channel, the best option is to have matching LCR's. Many who don't have AT screens end up using a smaller center channel and that can work but again, if your doing an HT, do it right and have a BIG AT screen with matching LCR"s behind it. I am comfortable with that recommendation because no one that has done this, has ever regretted that decision ... smile.gif
Edited by RMK! - 11/21/12 at 10:42am
post #5623 of 18367
Since I don't have an AT screen (yet) I have a matching triple 12 on it's side under my 126" screen. Jeff built a wicked custom angled stand that puts the top of the T12 right at the edge of my screen at a height of 23" and it works and sounds fantastic. Next room I build will have an AT screen though...as much so I can go wider as having the centre at a better height.
post #5624 of 18367
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

If you are puttig together a media room with a big screen TV in an existing multi purpose space, the B&W's will be fine.
I built a dedicated room for Home Theater and was sitting on a Revel Ultima Studio and Voice Center channel ($20K in speakers) when I first heard the JTR's. My first demo was with the original Triple 8's, They were OK but did not get my attention. The second demo a few months later was with the first of the Triple 12's. Although they lacked a bit of the detail I was used to wtih the Revels, they blew me away with their dynamics (how clear/clean they remained at higher SPL). I ened up selling my Revels and purchasing those Triple 12's.
The demos were at the owners home (T12's) and in my room (T8's).
For those serious about Home Theater high sensitivity speakers are the way to go. By playing effortlessly at reference (or close to it) they provide a level of immersion and envelopment that better matches the big screen image. Frankly, you will never get that level of performance from those B&W's.
In terms of the center channel, the best option is to have matching LCR's. Many who don't have AT screens end up using a smaller center channel and that can work but again, if your doing an HT, do it right and have a BIG AT screen with matching LCR"s behind it. I am comfortable with that recommendation because no one that has done this, has ever regretted that decision ... smile.gif

Well this setup is going in my basement that is going to be a theater room but also kind of an entertainment room. the room is 20x26, however the entire room won't be focused on the HT. I'm putting the screen kind of near one of the corners. it is a 120" 16:9 screen. the seating area is going to be about 13' feet back or so. So the HT area is going to be like a 13x15 section of the room, if that makes sense. We plan to put a bar to the side of the screen in that corner and possibly a pool table back behind the seating area. I'm not doing a transparent screen so I couldn't have one of those speakers standing upright unfortunately. I need to have my center under the screen.
post #5625 of 18367
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Originally Posted by subyguy View Post

Since I don't have an AT screen (yet) I have a matching triple 12 on it's side under my 126" screen. Jeff built a wicked custom angled stand that puts the top of the T12 right at the edge of my screen at a height of 23" and it works and sounds fantastic. Next room I build will have an AT screen though...as much so I can go wider as having the centre at a better height.

This is something I was contemplating if it was a legit option. So it is okay to put the speaker on it's side and you won't lose any quality/performance? Just something I was not sure about.

Also what surrounds do you guys use with the 8's or 12's?

Also my budget for the 5 speakers (not including sub) I was trying to stay under $5k so I don't know if this is realistic either.
post #5626 of 18367
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Originally Posted by subyguy View Post

Since I don't have an AT screen (yet) I have a matching triple 12 on it's side under my 126" screen. Jeff built a wicked custom angled stand that puts the top of the T12 right at the edge of my screen at a height of 23" and it works and sounds fantastic. Next room I build will have an AT screen though...as much so I can go wider as having the centre at a better height.

I get what you are saying and agree the performance delta isn't huge (been there, done that).

But I think this, is better looking and sounds better:


Than this:


Actually, that looks kind of cool, doesn't it...tongue.gif The saving grace of this setup was the the Coax drivers were at approximately the same height.
post #5627 of 18367
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

I get what you are saying and agree the performance delta isn't huge (been there, done that).
But I think this, is better looking and sounds better:
Actually, that looks kind of cool, doesn't it...tongue.gif The saving grace of this setup was the the Coax drivers were at approximately the same height.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very interested in the performance increase but I'm also very interested in going 1.35 screen with the same height as my 16X9 and taking advantage of being able to push the screen almost right to the sidewalls instead of having 4 feet on each side for speakers. If I don't think about it I don't notice the slight discrepancy of the centre height compared to the faces on the screen but if I think about it it bothers me. And yes, the AT screen looks way cleaner.
post #5628 of 18367
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

This is something I was contemplating if it was a legit option. So it is okay to put the speaker on it's side and you won't lose any quality/performance? Just something I was not sure about.
Also what surrounds do you guys use with the 8's or 12's?
Also my budget for the 5 speakers (not including sub) I was trying to stay under $5k so I don't know if this is realistic either.

From what I read the design of the JTR's reduces comb filtering to a level that shouldn't be noticeable when on it's side so performance is fine. You just have the height difference of the speaker compared to the faces but getting the angle correct will minimize that as well at one seating distance. Works pretty well for me because I only have one row of seats.

I run 2X single 8's as front wides and 2X slant 8's as surrounds. $5K would be tough with T12's since you have that much in the LCR alone unless you can find used but you could do it with triple 8's.
post #5629 of 18367
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Originally Posted by subyguy View Post

From what I read the design of the JTR's reduces comb filtering to a level that shouldn't be noticeable when on it's side so performance is fine. You just have the height difference of the speaker compared to the faces but getting the angle correct will minimize that as well at one seating distance. Works pretty well for me because I only have one row of seats.
I run 2X single 8's as front wides and 2X slant 8's as surrounds. $5K would be tough with T12's since you have that much in the LCR alone unless you can find used but you could do it with triple 8's.

Purebeast, if you want used T12's here you go:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1440079/jtr-2012-3-t12lps-and-2-t8lps#post_22604870

Or this if you are in Canada (N8DOGG's post)

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1165099/official-jtr-speaker-thread/5580#post_22608778
post #5630 of 18367
I see you are in Maryland.
post #5631 of 18367
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

Those of you that purchased JTR speakers, how did you go about demo'ing them prior to purchasing them?
The Triple 8/12 speakers keep coming up in my research for speakers in the range I'm looking at, but I do not know how to demo them, which obviously I am going to do before I make a purchase of anything smile.gif
My front runners right now are the B&W CM9's with CMC2 for center and CM5 for rears, but I'd like to audition a few more before I take the plunge on anything.
My primary usage is going to be movies/games. What center do you guys who have the 8's or 12's use with those speakers?

CM9 and B&W in general is a solid choice. I will ask you to see above to what I put in bold. For this reason and this reason only, you should consider the T12's over the cm9's hands down. If you had have said "I want them to be for 70% music 30% movies and games, I would not feel quite this same way,but the benefit you will get with a high efficiency, dynamic pair of speakers such as the T12's or T8s, there truly is no comparison to the more "commercialized" offerings. With the size of your room and the listening position being over 4m away, you are going to have a VERY rough time getting those BW's to play well at reference with ANY room for dynamic peaks. Assuming you are wanting to get a sub of some sort (you'll want one in any case), the T12's are hands down a better option for you. I don't really know how to put into writing the experiences I have had with BW, Revel, and other good "musical" speakers, as they have always sounded great for music, but when it comes to movies and games, there really is only one choice for me anymore, and that is high sens, dynamic designed speakers like JTR's.
post #5632 of 18367
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

I see you are in Maryland.

Yeah I am in MD and most likely I would not purchase anything that I have yet to listen to prior.
post #5633 of 18367
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

CM9 and B&W in general is a solid choice. I will ask you to see above to what I put in bold. For this reason and this reason only, you should consider the T12's over the cm9's hands down. If you had have said "I want them to be for 70% music 30% movies and games, I would not feel quite this same way,but the benefit you will get with a high efficiency, dynamic pair of speakers such as the T12's or T8s, there truly is no comparison to the more "commercialized" offerings. With the size of your room and the listening position being over 4m away, you are going to have a VERY rough time getting those BW's to play well at reference with ANY room for dynamic peaks. Assuming you are wanting to get a sub of some sort (you'll want one in any case), the T12's are hands down a better option for you. I don't really know how to put into writing the experiences I have had with BW, Revel, and other good "musical" speakers, as they have always sounded great for music, but when it comes to movies and games, there really is only one choice for me anymore, and that is high sens, dynamic designed speakers like JTR's.

Yea my usage is definitely primarily going to be movies/games/tv/sports. I'd say it will be even closer to like 90/10 or maybe like 85/15. I don't really just sit around and listen to music when at home, however if I had a party or do get the pool table down there, then I'm sure I would be hanging out down there more listening to music while playing pool or doing other things.

I just wish there was a showroom for these speakers ugh! I contacted Jeff after he got back to me with my initial question about subs, and I've now asked him if there is any place around me that I could give the Triple 12's or 8's a demo run, AS WELL as one of his subs.
post #5634 of 18367
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Originally Posted by purbeast View Post

Yeah I am in MD and most likely I would not purchase anything that I have yet to listen to prior.

It's a big investment and a good idea to hear them first (I did). I have a forum member flying out my way on business, and we made arraignments for him to come and hear the Orbit Shifters and Noesis.

Not sure if there is anyone in your immediate proximity that has JTR's but if there is, most fellas here are more than willing to provide a demo. It's fun to share something you feel good about with a fellow enthusiast...smile.gif
post #5635 of 18367
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

It's a big investment and a good idea to hear them first (I did). I have a forum member flying out my way on business, and we made arraignments for him to come and hear the Orbit Shifters and Noesis.
Not sure if there is anyone in your immediate proximity that has JTR's but if there is, most fellas here are more than willing to provide a demo. It's fun to share something you feel good about with a fellow enthusiast...smile.gif

For sure!

I'm going to wait and hear what Jeff says back to me in regards to someone around here having a setup I could demo.

If he doesn't know of any I may make a thread on here about trying to demo them if that isn't against the rules or anything.
post #5636 of 18367
I'm currently in the LP listening to music at very low volume levels, mostly because we were cranking so much last night and I want to take it easy on my ears. I can't believe how crystal clear everything is and how great it sounds. I just checked the meter, 67dbs. You have to be kidding me, since when would I be satisfied at 6 freakin' 7 db's? I'm not saying it sounds loud obviously, these speakers hardly ever sound "loud", I'm just amazed at the clarity at this low of a volume.

Ok, I'm sure I'm wearing people out with my never ending praise of these speakers - I'm sure eventually I'll stop posting about them as often as I have the last few days. smile.gif
post #5637 of 18367
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

I'm currently in the LP listening to music at very low volume levels, mostly because we were cranking so much last night and I want to take it easy on my ears. I can't believe how crystal clear everything is and how great it sounds. I just checked the meter, 67dbs. You have to be kidding me, since when would I be satisfied at 6 freakin' 7 db's? I'm not saying it sounds loud obviously, these speakers hardly ever sound "loud", I'm just amazed at the clarity at this low of a volume.
Ok, I'm sure I'm wearing people out with my never ending praise of these speakers - I'm sure eventually I'll stop posting about them as often as I have the last few days. smile.gif

Keep it coming Carp, you are the only other person out there in the world who can give testimony as to the amazing qualities these speakers possess (at least from a real time perspective wink.gif). They get better with time and they have given me a LOT of goose bump moments in my few weeks with them in play. Like you, I feel they were my best AV decision ever and as soon as I type those words, the Orbit Shifters come to mind .. tongue.gif

Yeah, it's all good! cool.gifcool.gifcool.gif
post #5638 of 18367
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

Keep it coming Carp, you are the only other person out there in the world who can give testimony as to the amazing qualities these speakers possess (at least from a real time perspective wink.gif). They get better with time and they have given me a LOT of goose bump moments in my few weeks with them in play. Like you, I feel they were my best AV decision ever and as soon as I type those words, the Orbit Shifters come to mind .. tongue.gif
Yeah, it's all good! cool.gifcool.gifcool.gif

RMK, I have to say, I think I like these better than I would any sub - and that's coming from a complete bass head who has always told people that they should spend a lot more money on subs than on speakers. At first I thought these were right up there with the Submersives for my all time favorite addition to the room but the more I listen the more sure I am that I have a new favorite.

Really? I didn't know that none of the new batch of Noesis had been shipped out except for yours... or maybe you meant other owners are stuck at work today, haha.

- If you are still in your room - grab a meter, put on some music at 65-70 dbs and you will see what I mean. smile.gif
post #5639 of 18367
Carp had a few of us over last night. The Noesis are the real deal!cool.gif
post #5640 of 18367
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Originally Posted by carp View Post

RMK, I have to say, I think I like these better than I would any sub - and that's coming from a complete bass head who has always told people that they should spend a lot more money on subs than on speakers. At first I thought these were right up there with the Submersives for my all time favorite addition to the room but the more I listen the more sure I am that I have a new favorite.
Really? I didn't know that none of the new batch of Noesis had been shipped out except for yours... or maybe you meant other owners are stuck at work today, haha.
- If you are still in your room - grab a meter, put on some music at 65-70 dbs and you will see what I mean. smile.gif

Well as of this writing all the other first run Noesis are either still in transit, or not yet setup so it's you and me baby ... tongue.gif

I haven't done much listening at those levels. It's too much fun to turn it up. The Holidays will provide opportunity and I will give it a try.
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Originally Posted by Luke Kamp View Post

Carp had a few of us over last night. The Noesis are the real deal!cool.gif

A man of few words, how refreshing ... smile.gifwink.gif
Edited by RMK! - 11/21/12 at 2:33pm
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