Originally Posted by popalock
Notable improvement over the Triple 12's? I heard them at Gorilla's GTG last month and they sounded phenomenal, but I haven't hat a chance to hear the Triple 12's as of yet. It it one of those "yeah it's an improvement" or is it a "OMG Crazy improvement" scenario?
Seaton's 8C's were outstanding for their small size and I understand they are (eh-um) very similar to the JTR Triple 8's.
In the area of sound quality it is all subjective. The new CD Jeff is using in the Noesis has a flatter FR, less distortion and is capable of higher SLP. The horn narrows (slightly) the dispersion pattern which helps minimize room reflections. As I continue to listen to them I gain new appreciation as I listen to my favorite music and movie sountracks,
If this all sounds familiar, that because virtually everyone here says good to great things about their new speakers, That is why this thread is so important (and should be sticky)
. I hope that purbeast gets a chance to hear the Triple 12's because they are the speakers that made me realize that my expensive audiophile speakers were never going to give me the level of performance that I wanted in my Home Theater. It was a demo at the home of a fellow AVS member that enlightened me to that fact. The least I can do is return the favor and so I always try to accommodate these requests.
So to answer your question (if I haven't already
), yes, the Noesis are better sounding than the Triple 12's and, I could have very happily lived the rest of my HT days with the Triple 12's as my speakers. The Triple 12's lacked nothing, but the Noesis have a little more of everything. Both of these JTR's sound better and are more capable than many speakers that are much more expensive, IMHO