Originally Posted by Shauri026
I'm new to this AVS thread, but am looking for some helpful insight from JTR owners.
Okay, I recently overhauled my home theatre of roughly 10 years.
When it came time to choose speakers I orginally looked at Axioms, Pure Acoustics, Aperion and Kefs.
I actually settled on the Kefs and ordered in a 5.1 setup in their new Q series.
I invited a close friend (who was a die-hard JTR guy) over to check out my new setup.
He ripped my new Kefs Q-Series apart in his critiquing and offered me to demo his older JTRs.
Drove over to his house and fetched the insanely heavy speakers and hooked them up in place of the Kefs.
We demo'd the opening to "Prometheus" and I was sold.
He had already upgraded to the Triple 12's and offered to sell me his Triple 8's (mains), his Quintuple 8 (center) and a pair of Slanted 8's (surrounds). These speakers are 2010 iirc.
They were a bit older but had hardly any hours on them because my friend is a basket case and is constantly upgrading his gear. However he sold them to me for a fair price and I quickly boxed up and sent the Kefs back.
Now for the questions to the forum:
My Home Cinema room is 15x20.
I'm using a Yamaha RXV-773WA AVR in a 5.1 layout.
We are using (don't laugh) a Polk 550PSW for LFE.
The rest of my gear is in my signature :-)
These speakers are deafening anywhere near reference levels. As loud as some of these blasted IMAX theatres in our area, but without all of the distortion, just plain LOUD!
My Yamaha doesn't even get hot the least bit and seems to have no issues driving these behemoth sounding speakers.
Forum folk post alot about using external amplifiers to power their home cinema speakers. Is there a method to their madness or are they drunk off the decibles?
From what I've learned with JTRs, they are highly efficient speakers to start with. Would I actually hear an improvement by going with external amps in my setup?
Also, the Noesis speakers are now out, would I hear a noticable difference in a upgrade?
Also, I would truly like to upgrade my Polk and take my setup all JTR. The Captivator is insanely expensive and I was wondering where I could find one used? I've never see JTRs listed for sale anywhere on any websites other from JTR's main webpage?
Any answers to my questions would be greatly appreciated.