Originally Posted by chalugadp
I am sure Andrew Robinson is aware of JTR speakers. Has Mark sent in a pair for him to review ? What about sending a pair to other prominent reviewers ? I started looking at tekton after Andrew's review. After more research I ended up buying them and am very happy. I bought HSU sub based on expert reviews as well. For the ID speaker companies i would never buy their product just on AVS forum boards. I look at dozens of reviews from expert reviewers and see which person tastes in products are similar to mine. THen i also look at forum posts. It would be nice to get someone from audioholics, or home theater to do a review.
I would not be surprised if he has not heard of them. I think there are fewer out there than their presence on the forums would suggest. JTR is pretty much a 1 man operation and no matter how hard Jeff works, he can not equal the output of larger operations.
I have always wished that Jeff would send some speakers to a professional reviewer, but that may not be something he can do or even wants to do. Sometimes, growing too fast can be worse than growing too slow.
This is not a dig at Andrew Robinson because I have only read his review of the Pendragons which seemed well thought out, and I have no doubt that they are excellent speakers. However, I have stopped going to sites to read the reviews of "expert reviewers". This is because it is very rare to read a negative review, and they often seem to push things like overpriced electronic sources and cables. In any event, I think that there is an incentive to write a positive review, so that people will keep sending you gear to evaluate. Because of this, I actually prefer the opinions of fellow gearheads on the forums over the experts. Even with ownership bias thrown in.
Auditioning gear for yourself is even better, but, of course, it can be impossible with Internet direct companies.