Originally Posted by purbeast
I am really leaning towards going the route you went with the JTR's without hearing them first, as nobody around Maryland seems to have any to demo.
Which ones did you end up buying blindly, and could you let me know your thoughts on the speakers, considering that you had never heard them before you purchased them?
Haha.. Actually I STILL haven't heard them. I just ordered them and waiting for them to be delivered.
I got LCR (Noesis), and 4 Slanted 8s, and an Orbit Shifter, to create a 7.1 true HD surround system. I am pretty stoked I did it. No regrets whatsoever, even though I still haven't gotten them yet. After more than a year lurking around, I think I have made the right decision.
Over the years, I always knew I am missing something, that oomph! you get when you're in a real cinema, compared to your own 'home theater' system. And now, I actually know what it is.. dynamics, large soundstage, and reference level at listening position that only a pro driver (high efficiency) speaker can deliver, and of course gobbles and gobbles of clean bass (which perhaps only a Horn Sub can deliver). And it appears JTR does just that...