Originally Posted by yosh7
I noticed the foam plug in the horn. All was right with the world when I removed these protective gremlins.
I am coming from Definitive BP 7000’s. Underrated speakers that can handle 1000 watts and have a huge soundstage. Compared to the definitives - well there is just so much more detail and instrument separation.
I am noticing mid bass/bass in my chest that I have not felt before. .
Hi, I got a couple of 212RTs 3 months ago, that plug got me too, I actually removed it from one, but by the time I got the other one in place and cranked up for the first time, it slipped my mind [a really easy thing to do] and scared the hell out of me for a bit that one side sounded so off..
I also had the DefTec BP7000, a really good speaker, but yeah, they don't hold a candle to the JTRs. I tried to come up with a description of the sound of the JTRs and the best I could come up with was the sound is like etched
, perfectly etched clarity that remained to as loud as I have gone so far, which was pretty effing loud. As far as imaging, I have this test track that has musicians making a rear/right stage entrance, marching off the stage and around the mics and then back to exit rear/left. And that's exactly what I heard, even the sound coming from behind me! Never had a pair of speakers that could do that before.
That chest feeling, my way of thinking, if you can feel your clothes vibrating on you, that's a lot of bass, if you feel your insides vibrating, that's a lot of deep
bass. If your sub or speakers can't do that, you need a bigger boat, er, sub. I have had an SVS PB16Ultra since they came out and it has no problem shaking my guts when it's called for. I got a JTR Captivator 4000 with the 212s and it's substantially better [oops, pun] than the SVS. It's weird how background sounds like semi-trucks or other 'big' sound sources can be so faithfully reproduced that often I would have to go look outside to see if what I'm hearing is really in the source or if there's actually a huge semitruck grumbling away in my driveway. I don't think you could get that without a lot of subsonics getting well-reproduced by your sub or speaker.