Originally Posted by Snooze
I'm thinking of joining the JTR club....possibly the Noesis 228HT. I have Boston Accoustics VR975 l/r and the VR920 center. IMHO wonderful stuff, but certainly dated and not performing like they once did. My room is 14x17 with 7 1/2ft ceilings. Worse yet it is our living room and opens into the rest of the house. There is no second choice until when, or if we move.
I'm retired so for much of the day I listen or watch what I will...but even at what I consider loud I never hit -20 on my Denon 4311. I sometimes listen "critically" to music but want movies to sound good too; something the Noesis's get accolades for.
This will change with JTR products. -20 to -10 is where most speakers start to compress & distort which hurts your ears. the Noesis or any JTR speaker just keeps getting louder while remaing distortion free. Reference becomes Fun & Addictive with No listening fatigue. This is what makes JTR shine.
So some questions -
Are the Noesis a good choice if music is 55-60% of what I listen too?
Excellet. Live dynamic sound with overwhelming spl and clarity. Blu-Ray concerts are the real deal.
Would the 212HT be overkill? WAF plays a factor here as they will dominate the wall where my setup is.
No as long as you can get 10 - 12 ft in between the LP and the center channel go for it. If you decide on the 228 you can get a bigger subwoofer to balance It out crossover at 100hz.
My first choice for subs is two Rythmik F15HP. Again, I assume even the smallest Cap would levitate the furniture out of the room. BTW main listen position is across the 14ft dimension.
Think of it like a car engine. If the speed limit is 65mph then a 4 cylinder will do the job. A V-8 will do it effortless without strain and if you ever want to go 140 mph you have the power to do it. A Cap 2400 or S2 will do what you want without breaking a sweat. It will bring the thunder then disappear like it was never there.
What other gear or concerns should I consider? the 4311 will power al JTR speakers just fine. Most important part of HT audio is the L-C-R and subwoofer. Do them right and its all butter after that