Originally Posted by ereed
I'm not trying to sell you anything. I personally have not heard jtr speakers myself either but have heard good things about them, but I have heard the JTR subwoofers. But you made it clear you are not a fan of the look by calling them giant boxes so that alone could just turn you away which I perfectly understand. But I was just asking from a sound perspective not just from jtr but you mentioned other PA speakers as well. What really caught my attention is you say you always walk away from HT setups and even commercial theaters....you didn't make it clear if it was just because of loudness issue or if they didn't sound clear to you. I was just curious from your end that's all.
My orientation comes from the hundreds of unamplified
concerts I've attended in my life starting in 1947 when my grandfather started taking this snot-faced little punk (me) at the age of three to live big band as sometimes my grandmother didn't want to go as she felt that it was too loud given where my grandfather wanted to sit. All the big bands had table setup up front where you could buy their albums so my grandfather would buy a few and send me, this little pint sized little loud mouth punk, up into the orchestra at intermission to get autographs. We also saw some live jazz and my dad was into bluegrass so some of that too. I played alto and tenor sax and used the school's bari sax.
C-Bus had a pretty chitty symphony so I didn't do much of that around here until I had my license in 1960, then I had season tickets to the Cleveland Orchestra and occasionally got to Chicago (think Fritz Reiner), Detroit and Toronto. Well, Detroit during the 60s, I was there anyway at Lapeer and/or Detroit Dragway during the day and cruising Woodward at night so since I was there anyway, worked in the Detroit Symphony several times a season.
I moved to SoCal in 1980 and at one time or another was in most venues locally, but also at Davies Symphony Hall in SF if I was up there and the live performance bar, Yoshi's in Oakland. The friend (and boss at one time) I went with to those events with is flying back here to C-Bus a few days before AXPONA to hang out and listen to music and then he's driving up to AXPONA with me. He's a more extreme audiophile than I am with a system that is in the range of $600k. Tubes and vinyl of course. We're both a fan of dipoles, especially ESLs and planar magnetics, although he has Magico M-Pros right now. I've had mostly ESLs since 1959 starting with ESL-57s with seven or eight pairs of Tympanis thrown in the mix over the years.
So anyway, that's where I'm coming from.