The JTR Speakers Captivator 118HT Subwoofer Giveaway Entry Thread

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  1. BD55

    BD55 Member

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    I first heard of JTR on the forums and looked into them a bit. I'm a big fan of utility - though WAF is important, I find that having the performance first shows what a company is about. In a time where it's easy to say, "it's heavily braced MDF", it definitely stands out to go the less treaded route and use huge slabs of birch ply, even though they will be covered by paint. This speaks quality to me, and while MDF has its pros, weight ain't one of them in my book.

    I have dual Chane SBE-118s powered by a Dayton SA1000, and while they are heavy hitters, they can struggle to pressurize my large open basement. The Captivator would be for nearfield - right behind the couch - and would hopefully even out a couple nulls in the room.

    Kudos to JTR and AV NIRVANA for an awesome giveaway! You started this forum with guns ablaze!
     
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    Just starting to build a HT system. Basic two year old Samsung Blu-ray player and a brand new Samsung 4K TV are the primary items. Frontier (nee Verizon) FiOS is the most used source.

    This monster sub would make a fantastic foundation to whatever multichannel system that I could add. Currently using my old stereo system for audio.

    J.P.
     
  3. OJ Bartley

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    Um... yes please!

    The JTR Captivator is one of the most respected (and feared! lol) names in subwoofers these days, and I would add this to any system without hesitation. Simple and functional, but professional quality appearance, no nonsense earth shattering performance... it's a win/win in my book.

    This would be put into our living room, either replacing or complimenting the current 15" Tempest, and would allow us to move the little SDX-10 to a different setup. It would add a new dimension to movies in that room, without a doubt.
     
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    When I was getting "back" into home theater a few years ago I thought my existing sub was sufficient. After reading a bunch of info online I found out that there were much better products available. Since then I've caught a little of the upgradeitis bug. JTR was a company that interested me, but many of their products seem to fit better in a dedicated theater as opposed to my living room. However, my better half lets me do what I want and doesn't mind large black boxes as long as they don't totally dominate the room. I have two very nice 15" subs (PSA XV15SE + V1500), but an 18" beast from JTR would up the ante and maybe allow for some true room pressurization! I recently got a new Denon receiver, plus took the plunge on 4k (Oppo 203) and Atmos. My TV doesn't do HDR, but my next one surely will! All my speakers are DefTech's from about 20? years ago (except for the Atmos height speakers). JTR is company that has never shied away from independent testing so I know how well they are built and how they'll perform. As much effort they took in building and bracing this sub, I know it could be a cornerstone for my system for years to come.
     
  5. Eric SVL

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    I am moving into a house with much greater cubic feet of air space and could use an upgrade from my 12" Rythmik sealed subs. I would use my existing Denon X4000 with Audyssey XT32 to finish off the work I started with REW to eliminate peaks and nulls and give the JTR Captivator its best chance to shine in my home theater.
     
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  6. JBrax

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    I suppose I'll throw my hat in the ring for this monster. If I won I'd probably get rid of my SVS twins and just buy the matching JTR for a dual setup. I'm completely happy with the PB-12's but I'd imagine the JTR's would take it to another level. I've never heard JTR's subs but I have heard their speakers and they are impressive! If I ever got rid of my rf-7's it would most likely be JTR's I'd go with.
     
  7. Gabor Kiss

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    Hello,

    Unfortunately I have "only" a hi range in-car audio system yet, nevertheless due to my marriage now I'm planning to develop a brand new home audiofil system and this element could be a fantastic base to build around!
     
  8. GFOviedo

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    I've always hear JTR Speaker / Subs high quality and excellent sound. So, one day I ended up going to their website only to find out that I can't afford it. My current Power Sound Audio XV-15 was a gift to me from my family. They all pitched in some cash.

    My current setup:
    Denon X4200
    Emotive LPA-1
    Chane A5rx-c front left/right
    Chane A2rx-c center
    Power Sound Audio XV15 subwoofer

    Why am I entering in this giveaway? In all honesty I would love to own the JTR subwoofer. It is a well built sounding MONSTER! However, I do not need it, but my father does. He's had his HT for over 16 years. He hasn't updated anything from it simply because he can't afford it. He uses the heck out of it, and it doesn't bother him that his Onkyo receiver doesn't have HDMI hookups. He's current subwoofer is a 16 year old Velodyne 10" subwoofer. He's living room is huge. So you know his little subwoofer just cannot fill the room with any bass. Therefore, I know this JTR subwoofer would be an enormous upgrade for my dad.

    Best of luck everyone!
     
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