Originally Posted by imureh
I don't think you can go wrong with either and they will sound quite similar. There is quite a price difference though IMO. PSA will probably give you more bang for your buck especially if you can nab one from outlet.
Thanks for your feedback. Have you actually heard both of them? I'm curious about the character of the sound of each of them. This AVS Forum review
is pretty high on the PSA's, stating that "They disappear, they put performers in your living room, they make pianos sound like pianos and guitars sound like guitars, they avoid dynamic compression and coloration
", which I don't doubt at all. So how similar are the PSA and JTR models? I read about how the PSA seems to have an extremely high output potential, so can the same be said about the smaller JTRs? My room is approx. 15*25 with openings on a few sides, so it's far from a dedicated, sealed listening area. However, I want to make sure that on the occasional times that we can crank out the tunes or watch film, we have no difficulty reaching CLEAN, uncolored reference level. I can actually get there now with a Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-440C center and RP-250F small towers, but my wife doesn't love the sound of the center channel at high volumes, and the towers can't be wall-mounted, ha!
While there is a price difference, the shallow depth and the smaller overall size of the JTR is quite enticing, and would cover the difference for me if all-else was equal. However, I don't want to go too small if I will end up sacrificing in the end. So I guess price aside, is one of these a better performer than the other, in any category?
- Peak Output
- Sound Quality
- Musical Ability