Originally Posted by sherr127
What is the sound character of triad gold lcr?Is it almost similar like Jtr Neosis or Seaton Catalyst?
My ht room will be completed in a few month,size 15' x 24' x 9.5.I'm looking for identical lcr behind AT screen and have to choose without audition either of these brand.My normal volume is -5 to reference,thinking of 7.4.4.
About speaker character i like dynamic,open(wider) and a bit musical and i'm 100% movies.
Thank you guys.
I think by your description, you've already given your preference!
The Triad Gold LCR's will give you a wider, fuller sound than the Noeisis 212's. At -5 db's you'll be fine with SPL and dynamics with Gold's. IMHO, a better sounding speaker at your listening levels.
I audition over 70-80 speaker systems traveling from Seattle to San Deigo with pricing ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. It took 2-1/2 years of demoing systems and settled on Triad Gold LCR's for mains. I was originally requesting Plats for my room but after my demo with JTR Noesis 212's decided to use Erskine Groups recommendations who designed my room. JFYI, my wife hated the Noesis which were painful to her due to compression drivers........I too became fatigued after 15-20 minutes. Both my wife and I demoed Gold LCR's four times and she preferred the sound. She's a novice but was able to describe quite well what she heard ......she said, "They sound bigger, smoother, and don't hurt when played loud!"
The only compression driver system I liked was Proaudiotech system with DSP amps.....cost of total system for 7.2 including all amps was 70k....almost bit but reality set in.
If I were you, I'd try to audition the Noesis 212's and Triad Gold LCR's yourself and make your own call.
BTW, your room is much more important in what you hear than your speakers. In my quest for theater speakers....I heard $100,000 systems that sounded like crap.........$20,000 systems in acoustically designed room sounded great! One of the best demos I heard used Triad Gold LCR's in a well designed room saved me from chasing a rabbit hole for sure!