Hello everyone. Most, if not all of you, will not know me. Even though I've been on the forum for quite some time. I usually keep to myself and don't post much. lol. I'll try to make an effort to be more sociable.
Recently I acquired and have become the new owner of some fantastic JTR T12's (3) from laeriq and T8 (1) from raynist. My first at owning JTR speakers. At some point I hope to find another T8 of the same era or maybe a T12, again from the same era, and perhaps use the T8 as a center. I'm going to have to watch the financials a bit so I'm probably going to have to be patient on getting another great deal on either.
I currently only have 2 of the T12's set up in stereo. Heavy buggers BTW.
At first, when I initially set them up, I was disappointed. The Deftech's I had before simply sounded better to me. Shocker right? heh. Well, after giving it some time I've come to realize that with the exception of the bottom end the T12's are simply magnificent. Don't get me wrong. The Deftech's held there own for the most part at lower volumes ( fuller sound since they dig a bit deeper ) but holly hell when you go to turn things up a bit.
The T12's may not have the low end but obliterate in sound quality otherwise. After having them for a bit over a month now I've been finding myself enjoying listening to music again. I've been suffering from depression lately and to be honest haven't been enjoying much of anything because of it. But, having these and being able to hear with amazement more details in the music I used to love listening to and once again finding enjoyment in doing so has been a blessing. I sometimes find myself closing my eyes and just melting away. I now wish I had more comfortable furniture. I just have to say that I feel like I owe Mr Permanian my thanks for creating these wonderful speakers and to laeriq and raynist for having such good deals on them.
Now, having made you read all of that(Sorry)
I'd like to pick your collective brains a bit. As much as I like things as they are, I know that my setup is not ideal. Far from it. If I like it this much, I'm almost scared to find out what things could really sound like given proper setup. But, like I mentioned earlier, I have to watch my financials. I do have some
money that I can use but I'm trying to figure out the best way to utilize it. In the JTR world its just a drop in the bucket. lol.
I am trying to decide what would benefit me the most. A: New subs to round out the sound? B: Acoustic treatments? C: Another T12(or 2
) or T8 to finish the surround? D: A new receiver with better room EQ? Etc.
A) Subs cost a lot. Would love to take advantage of the special on the Cap 118HT, but I can only afford 1. And in my room I'd probably need at least 2. Could go 4 SVS SB12 on current sale or Maybe DYI ( FLEX 12? ) <-- would these even keep up with the JTR's?
B) Everything is situated in a living room/media room. I'd like to keep things aesthetically pleasing as possible and quite frankly I have no decorating sense. So not sure what to do here.
C) This will probably require a good deal of patience to find another great deal.
D) On this I'm not sure what to do. New receiver with better EQ capabilities or possibly separates and use Minidsp DDRC 88A
Details...I have no idea if you even need this info or if it will be...TMI lol.
ROOM...15x21x9 The T12's are on the(15 wall). Facing the T12's on the left side is a fireplace about 2ft out from front wall. On the right side about 2ft from front wall starts the opening into the dining room with french doors that I usually leave open at all times. Seating is a couch and 2 chairs. Layout is non uniform in that the left side of couch is actually 15/16 ft back in the center of room and the right side is about 9 ft from front wall. Imagine a big V
. The front wall had 2 windows but I covered them up with 2 pieces(8ft sq) of celltex sheet insulation and painted them the same wall color and mounted a 100" SI Black Diamond. Left side has 2 windows, 1 in the corner on the other side of the fireplace and close to a T12. Further back on the opposite side of the fireplace is the front door and then the other window. Both windows have thick heavy curtains. I may take pictures once I do some cleaning.
RECEIVER is a Denon 3313ci. Standard blueray, xbox, playstation, etc. I have no dedicated circuits for equipment and all outlets in living room are off one breaker.
I have at most....$1500-1600 I cant
part with. I am 60 music 40 movies. leaning towards 80/20. If there is anything else you need to know ask. Thanks for any advice you can give.
Forgot to add.... the house is Peer and beem, the floor is wood with a sheet of carpet approximately 11'x15' centered in the room with furniture on top.
Let me add one more thing. If it comes down to it, and based on any feedback I receive, I am willing to sell my Epson 5030ube to try and get more money to use and go back to the Infocus 7210 I had previously if that's what it will take to get to where I need to be.