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JTR RS1s (18” sealed subs) vs JL Audio E112s, (JBL 4367)
@james633 wrote: I will not argue against the advantages of active systems. It is just a lot of messing around. Actually it’s not that much of a hassle with the M2’s + Crown iTech5000’s and the file loading of the DSP settings. Once it’s done,... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
Brad -- Ad 1. Definitely agree, although there are different ways to approach phase implementation. Usually we have a limited number of phase bands to go by that’re set and fixed around each driver section, meaning only one chosen value per band.... 
JTR RS1s (18” sealed subs) vs JL Audio E112s, (JBL 4367)
@james633 wrote: Sadly crown amps are not the last word in fidelity and I think they hold the M2 back as I find them a little harsh. More or less Harman gives you a file to load into the crown amps with the needed PEQs and then you can adjust fr... 
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@carlsbad2 —  Of course not - why would you believe that from what I just wrote above?  
Comparison of various subwoofers for 2 channel audio
@carlsbad2 wrote: One thing i've noticed with subwoofers.  there are two types of listeners:  those adding subs just to make the bass natural--the way it was recorded.  And then there are those who want more bass than is recorded on the track.  ... 
Why are high efficiency speakers preferred for low volume listening?
@audiokinesis wrote: A significant contributor to high efficiency is a high motor-strength-to-moving-mass ratio, and it just so happens that a high motor-strength-to-moving-mass ratio is also a contributor to good articulation at low SPLs, makin... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
@o_holter wrote: my experiments have been very simple. No special filtering or DSP. Mainly with desktop or small monitors. I just unplug the speaker without the amp from the speaker with the amp. This is a speaker-level connection. Then I plug t... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
@o_holter wrote: I have not tried top of the line active speakers. Only mid level and below. But my experience is this: take the ’passive’ speaker from a pair of active speakers. Instead of the output from the amp in the active speaker, give it ... 
Active Speakers Don't Sound Better
@erik_squires wrote: I just wanted to settle a debate that has often raged in A’gon about active vs. passive speakers with my own first hand experience. I’ve recently had the chance to complete a 3-way active center channel to match my 2-way pas... 
JTR RS1s (18” sealed subs) vs JL Audio E112s, (JBL 4367)
@james633 -- Finding the right way to implement your subs will be a trial and error process. Your JTR subs have a DSP section built in already, and your JBL 4367’s are passively configured. Have you tried running your mains full-range and then ju... 
JTR RS1s (18” sealed subs) vs JL Audio E112s, (JBL 4367)
@james633 wrote: Overall, the JTRs are more detailed and textured than the JLs. They also blend better with the JBL 4367s much better than my JL E112s (also actively crossed over at 60hz). The JLs always had a bit of an over damped sound to me. ... 
The Horror
@deep_333 wrote: Soix & butter, the private messaging feature exists for you all to settle your differences on Boingnicke (or whatever else) over there. The middle school barnyard arguments are so meh/boring on these public threads. I’m gu... 
Shocked. Need Opinions. How muck power do I need?
In the context of the OP’s speakers and listening room it may not be obvious at first how much power/which amp is really needed, until the perceived experience sets in through a variety of different amps. Crank it as loud as you could possibly wan... 
When Was The Audio Golden Age?
The Golden Age of Audio could be today - that is, if we combined in a sense past and present; what was lacking then we have now, and what we lack now they had then. The good news is that, if we really wanted to, we could attain both in our present... 
A speaker stand with room for an amp?
@erik_squires wrote: I’m not running a broad based research project here. Some would simply refer to it as going down the rabbit hole, actively in this context and within the confinements of time, energy, capabilities and budget. Budget is typ...