I've been reading this thread for about a year, now. Thank you so much for all the feedback that you guys do.
Has anyone compared JTR's to Martin Logan's, and B&W 802 D3; 803 D3?
I listened, yesterday, to ML's Renaissance ESL 15A ($25k / pair). I used NIN's The Fragile; Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals, and The Matrix Soundtrack CDs for music. NIN sounds good on any speakers, practically. First time listening to ML speakers. They have a lot of detail emitting from the panel, but, I tend to feel that it's bright. They are directional, so, toed in to the sweet spot, the details are in your face, but if you walk out to the right or left...the curtain drops. Get in the sweet spot, again, and the curtain is lifted.
I listened to the B&W's 802 D3, with a Devialet 200W/channel amp, a few months back, and I felt that they were bright, too. (I'm sensitive to high frequencies). Also, I remember listening to details in a NIN song, in a way I've never heard before, using TIDAL. I also listened to In Extremo, and I didn't like how it sounded. I also remember walking into the room, while the speakers were playing really low volume, some other music, and the thought that came to mind was: "elevator music".
I might do a side by side comparison in the near future of ML's Renaissance ESL 15A and B&W 802 D3 at a Magnolia store. Don't know if I'll be able to use the same amps on both. ML's had Arcam amps/pre-amps, and B&W 802 D3 will have McIntosh 600W monos + pre-amp.
Anyways, just wondering how a pair of JTR's 215RT sound compared to these $ 25K-30K /pair speakers.
It's a shame it's not easier to demo JTR's.
Also, are 15 amperes wall outlets, enough to make a pair of JTR's 215RT shine? I won't be able to do 20 amperes outlets on my current place.