So I'm in the process of doing a complete overhaul of my HT set-up. My old set-up consisted of a very cheap Sony 6.1 Reciver, 15" Cerwin Vega Powered Subwoofer, and a couple of VERY cheap towers. I dont even know what brand they are. I dont even think its a real company to tell you the truth. I have heard from a few different people that they consider them to be "Van" speakers. Meaning, somebody makes a few hundred of the same speaker, print out a very nice, glossy, pamphlet, and load up a van full of them and hit up the local high schools and gas stations. Baically, I ended up with 4, 500W, 3-Way, 88dB towers. Sounds very fishy, hahah! Anyway, they do sound alright to me, but I know for a fact most all of you would just laugh at them. After having this setup for around 7 years, I decided its time to move on.
It all started with new Subs, thats right, Subs. I picked up 2 brand new Eclipse Titanium SW9152's. They are my FAVORITE SUBS EVER. I have wanted these since I was like 14 (Im 22 now). So when the opertunity came to buy 2 of them, especially being brand new, I seized it. After alot of messing around, I ended up putting them in 2 EASYButton End Table Maxs. Couldnt be any happier. I love these things, very deep, loud, and clear. What else could you want? I consider these to be a 15" version of TC's 5400s haha. Hey, they were made by TC to begin with...
This is what I have next to my TV now (All bought brand new 6 months ago):
Yamaha RX-V667 Receiver
2 Eclipse SW9152s
I think I have a pretty darn good start going on. Im in a 15'x20' room, with all the equipment on the 15' side. I eventually plan on getting another EP4000, but I can already probably shatter the bay window upstairs, so Im not in a hurry at all for another EP....
So my eyes are on getting a nice new LCR setup. I have had my eye on the 4Pis. I like everything about them. However, I am pretty sure im going to make them sealed. I have plenty of bass, and xo at 80hz. So im pretty sure I'll be fine on doing so. I was planning on keeping the same enclosure dimensions, and centering the horns on all three. Mainly for looks. Looks mean alot when thinking something sounds good, ALOT of it is in your heard. If you happy with it, youll think it sounds better.
Does that sound like an idea that will work just fine? Sealed cab, same dimensions, with a centered horns? I am going to go with the straight up stock 4Pi.
What is the best way of getting all the drivers, xos, and materials? Should I use fill? If so, what? Can I still order them from Waynes website? The only reason why I ask this is because it is MANY years old and Im guessing by now there are much better ways of coming across the stuff...
Also, over the years, has anything been changed to the plans? Anyone discover something earth-shattering by tweekin them a bit? I dont have alot of money, so I really want to stick with the bone stock version. Its like $380 per speaker on his webiste.
Thats my story, what do you guys have to say about my idears?