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post #151 of 160 Old 06-26-2014, 01:38 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello again.

Get ready to run some test on them soon

I did a few test an the charts n graphs looked good.
I am waiting on a new mic.

For now please wait and I will share the data.

I have also uploaded a YouTube video of the full project.
Sorry it currently has no sound on it.

But just sit back, I hope you enjoy it.


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Nice progress shots.
Did you raise the TV to match, build the towers to match or was it a happy coincidence?
Are you willing to state your total costs and if it includes your time?

Wish I had the patience and the shop.

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For the center channel, perhaps you could use a similar, or exact, driver selection to match your towers, but, this time, instead of using a generic-off the shelf crossover, you could perhaps build a real crossover, the correct way. Lu say this because the center channel is, IMHO, the most important speaker in the entire system as it carries most of the vocals. That is what I would do, if I were you! There are lots of great guys on this forum that I am sure would be happy to help!
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Extremely impressive build! Wow! Congratulations!

You're the guy who gets to work at once and keeps at it for two months, I'm the one who does research for two months and never get to work.

The prospect of measurements aside, what do you think about the sound subjectively?

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Nice progress shots.
Did you raise the TV to match, build the towers to match or was it a happy coincidence?
Are you willing to state your total costs and if it includes your time?

Wish I had the patience and the shop.
I guess it was a coincidence.
The speakers ended up that tall due to the set up that I wanted and the wood yields.

Funny thing you may ask, I am currently working on anther project (Dinning Table) and I have been staring at the box full of receipts from this 80" KerF project, tempting me to add them all up.
So Yes, I will soon make a chart and share it.

It is no secret these project are not a cheap, and can add up very quickly.
But I have to say the satisfaction reward is endless & personal.

Please stay tune.
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For the center channel, perhaps you could use a similar, or exact, driver selection to match your towers, but, this time, instead of using a generic-off the shelf crossover, you could perhaps build a real crossover, the correct way. Lu say this because the center channel is, IMHO, the most important speaker in the entire system as it carries most of the vocals. That is what I would do, if I were you! There are lots of great guys on this forum that I am sure would be happy to help!
I agree it is the most important spkr especially for movies. I am also planing to get a new receiver.
I am not happy with the current setting on my Sony.

Also I can not make up my mind on a simple 3 driver set up or 5 driver set up?
I will just make them out of the same drivers I have in the towers.
I had some left over speakers to finish this.
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WOW, It has almost been a year now since I started this project.
I need to finish the design and build of the center channel and sub.

I any ideas on how many drivers and X-over for a center CH?


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What sub do you want to use in your build?

Also, did you ever get a chance to get some measurements? Curious to what the impedance is on your tower speakers?

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Those look really good. I am glad that this thread is back. I remember when it first started. I tried to search for it last month just to see if you finished it.
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This thread is on my cringe-worthy list. It's a collection of so many things done wrong but with plenty of wonderful pictures and gusto.

Post #1 paints the whole picture beautifully. Post #2 is perfectly timed to redirect and save the whole project.


One of my favorite comments are:
"One thing is for sure, I am going to need lots power to play these."


So many attempts to help. Many concerns (and faults) raised, but plow ahead and spend time on finishing, surfaces, colour and appearance. I think AVS was the wrong forum for this. This was about building 'something' to look at, not audio or video or science.

Not sure if it's a perfect train-wreck but it was great fun to watch.
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