Originally Posted by purbeast
COACH2369 - As someone who bought the T12's and never heard JTR speakers prior to spending nearly $4k on a used set of LCR, I can tell you with 100% confidence that I do not regret my purchase AT ALL!
I was initially looking at the same Klipsch setup you mentioned - RC-64ii and RF-7ii setup, and I went and demo'd a setup locally. I thought they sounded really good, although a bit bright. I was on the verge of purchasing them and decided to do a bit more research before I went and made a big purchase. I then listened to B&W setups in the same price range, as well as other brands. I was then on the verge or purchasing some B&W speakers just liking the sound better than the Klipsch speakers, but again, I decided to just wait it out and do some more research.
Then I started hearing about JTR.
I was literally looking to demo some for over a month and could not find them. I was interested in the T8's to purchase initially because they were in my price range. I then did more and more research and found out about the T12's and those were out of my range. The more and more research I did I figured that JTR would most likely be my purchase, however it was tough to spend this kind of money without demo'ing anything. But based off opinion on here as well as hearing the JTR Captirvator subs (which I have 2 of now), it gave me more confidence that if the subs lived up to the hype I heard, I'm sure the speakers will too.
And then were was a deal for T12's I came across. I basically could get 3 used T12's for the same price as T8's new. So I said F' it and got the T12's.
And I can tell you that I am SSSSOOOOOO happy with the purchase. People are blown away by my setup and tell me it sounds better than a movie theater, and I agree. And this is only with a 3.2 setup - I don't have my surrounds yet!
I do plan to get either the T8's or Slanted 8's for my surrounds, kind of depends if a deal comes along or not if I get the T8's. I don't think I will spend that much money brand new for surrounds.
And as I'm sure some of the guys in this thread can tell you, once I got my speakers, I have not been around the boards NEARLY as much as I was prior. And it's simply because I've been enjoying the speakers and don't have anymore questions or research to do, which in a way kind of sucks too! It was fun coming here and learning and discussing the speakers.
But one thing is for sure - my 2 surround speakers will be 100% JTR speakers, I can guarantee you that, and whatever I get will be without hearing them first. I know they will sound awesome.
I can tell you that the T12's, IMO, are NOTICEABLY better than the RF7 and RC64 setup that I heard. Granted, they are also a much more expensive speaker, so it is to be expected. And keep in mind I liked the Klipsch a lot too, so it isn't that the Klipsch sound bad or anything, it is just that the T12's are that much better IMO.
So if you are only holding out because you want to hear them first, don't let that hold you back too much. These speakers are amazing.