Originally Posted by akbash
I was at the last sub shoot out in October in Pa. There was a lot of nice sounding subs there. The thing i did notice there was you can have the best speakers but if you dont have a amp that has clean efficient power to drive them that is what will hold back the speakers from there true potential. JTR speakers are awesome speakers the thing i do notice is a lot of guys hold back there true performance by running them with under rated power amps. Yes they will sound good but if you were to compare them to system running high quality separates there would be know comparison in the dynamic effect. Thats why Jeffs active Caps kick some serious bass out its all about clean efficient power you get what you pay for. Thats why Seaton speakers cost so much more its all about power. Power gives you the dynamic punch even at lower levels. I know this first hand i have 3 Cat 12s up front with 4 Cat 8s for surrounds and two submersive hp. Yes it cost alot but i am very happy with the results. And i know every one cant afford to spend that kind of money.
In the case of the JTR speakers, that really has very little to do with it. They are so
efficient, that they can be driven to reference levels by just about any receiver out there can can drive 4 ohms. What is critical for them to sound their best is mating them up with a good sub or two.
That said, they can can also handle virtually any amount of power for those who do wish to drive them with megawatt amps.