Originally Posted by lemonslush
That's a awesome table you have. Great setup.
I myself might go down the road of a few DIY subs. It's much more cost effective. The wife just decided she wants a HT room now so I have about 10k to play with for audio and video. 4 DIY subs costs the same as 2 xv15s. Lots to think about.
Do you guys think going with 3 700 would be close to getting 3 Jtr triple 8s? Or would saving money on speakers ( going with a full keg setup) and spend more one subs and better AV?
The reason I'm going the route of DIY subs is because I want to give them a custom, mid century modern look. If looks didn't matter, I'd probably just buy dual HSU VTF-15H's or something like that.
I've never listened to the JTR's but there is a lot of positive talk about them on AVS. My only concern would be that I've yet to see any third party measurements. Or any measurements for that matter. It is a highly sensitive speaker that can go very loud so if your space is large or you like to really crank things way up, they're certainly worth considering. Again, haven't heard them but many people seem to like them.
As for the KEF's, I think it's safe to say that the Uni-Q coaxial driver is much more refined than the JTR's. This driver has been through many generations of improvements by a well respected speaker company with a large R&D department. It will not play as loud at the JTR's and they're not nearly as sensitive though, but those are tradeoffs that would not concern me and wouldn't make a difference to me in real-world listening.
If you're going to be using an acoustically transparent screen than three Q700's would work well, but I think the upgrade to the Q900's would be well worth it.
10K is a generous budget. You could put together a very, very nice system. And if you find a few good deals on Craigslist or Audiogon, it could be off the charts. All of the speakers in the 7.1 system I posted above were purchase used or at a clearance rate online.