JTR Noesis 212HT Speaker

Expert Review

JTR may be a small company, but their sonics punch right up there with the worlds best systems. Many enthusiasts actually prefer the Noesis to more expensive, better known speakers due to their ability to create absolutely ridiculous SPLs without distorting. Their balanced, natural sound is rivaled by few, and while the highs on the 800 Series Diamond might be a touch more accentuated, and the speakers from Focal ad Wilson are more attractive and perhaps have the edge on detail and soundstage precision with their adjustable designs, the JTRs have an incredibly addictive dynamism and are much more efficient than traditional high-end audiophile speakers. This, along with their minimalist design featuring three drivers per speaker and cabinetry designed solely around acoustics without compromise for aesthetics, makes them an easy choice for those who dont mind their utilitarian styling.

JTRs are not for the faint of heart; some listeners may find that they lack slightly in dynamism at lower SPLs. But crank up the volume, and you are in for a real treat: the dynamic range the Noesis are capable of portraying is simply out of this world. These can rock out like no other speaker in production. They reproduce drums with excellent punch and depth, even without the help of a subwoofer, although the lowest bass reverbs will obviously sound better with an accompanying woofer.The Noesis 212HT do just about everything one could ask of a speaker, especially considering the price point, and for anyone who really wants to blast their tunes and maintain exceptional clarity and refinement, these JTRs are as good as it gets at any price.Rating: 4.75/5

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