Originally Posted by seifer300
I have been trolling these threads for awhile and I do not think its AcuDef's hatred of JTR its just I think he is just sick and tired of the JTR recommendation trend lately. In fact, if all the hype has been directed toward any other brand besides JTR he may dog those too.
Its great that many people love their JTRs (I hope so too once Jeff sends me my tracking info) but to take comments personal is just a waste of time. You all love them and that's great so who cares if AcuDef does not??
Acudef, I think in many of your posts you have been fair in recommending different brands along with measurements and all but no matter what you say nothing will change JTR owners minds so you should spare yourself the headache. Are JTRs the best? I have not yet heard them so I do not know but when people spend thousands of dollars on equipment they will defend them at any cost as if their speakers are their children per se. They will easily accept praise and vehemently reject criticism. So if you feel JTR sucks that is fine too!!
Once I get mine I will chime in with my thoughts. I really hope they are good since I went by recommendations by other owners. If they turn out to be garbage then I can always sell them and shame on me for believing the hype.
I know it says its my first post but I made my own account after constantly using my brothers (rics17).
Anyway, I hope the OP enjoys whatever choice is made and not worry about what others think like so many of us do.
It bugs me when any fanboy recommends his beloved speaker and defend it to death, but as soon as anyone else recommends a different speaker, like the KL650-THX, the fanboy makes derogatory remarks like "there are better speakers" as if they've compared the speakers so it's now FACT.
The truth is, I have said several times in different threads that I TRULY believe JTR speakers probably sound as good as any speaker for both music and movies. But some people won't ever recall this at all.
I own Salon2, B&W 802D2, KEF 201/2, Linkwitz Orion, Phil3, and few others. For me to say that JTR probably sounds as good as any speaker is extremely fair and probably even controversial by some standards. Most audiophiles I know would frown upon JTR, Seaton, etc, because most audiophiles I know believe strongly in speaker measurements and JTR, Seaton, and few others have none.
Most audiophiles will favor a few speakers here and there. I probably favor the broadest range, including Klipsch, B&W, and DefTech, when a lot of people would not. I think A LOT of speakers out there probably sound great just like the JTR & the Seaton. That probably makes me one of the most anti-audiophile.
Like you, I believe that whatever sounds great is the key no matter what anyone says.
So I will take your advise and leave it at that.