Been a while since an update to the Build Thread and quite a lot has happened with BIG changes pending (but not those described above
By BIG I mean that literally as well as figuratively. Gone are the amazing Orbit Shifters and Noesis 212HT-LP LCR's as well as my Slanted 8 height speakers. Also gone (selling soon) is the Seymour AV H110 Center Stage XD (126" daig). It is a completely reasonably question to ask "bigger than these ^
and the short answer is yes, quite a bit bigger.
So what is up in my wacky world is the following:
Ordered 3 (LCR) JTR (I assume they will be in the Noesis family) 215T tower speakers. These speakers will have the Noesis 212 CD with a new larger wood horn (the 212 was aluminum) and 2 15" high excursion woofers in each bottom slot ported cabinet. Speaking of the cabinets, they are big ... as in 72"X17"X22" (HWD). These are true full range speakers with a projected frequency range of 18hz-24khz +/-3db, 95db/1w1m.
These speakers will replace the subs and LCR's. They will be run full range (including the LFE channel) and the mixing will be done by a RANE RPM88 Multiprocessor (DSP and Mixer). I am going to try running these monsters with my Wyred 4 Sound 7 channel amp. (front channels have the 1000wpc modules) and I believe (hope) they will drive the 215T's but if necessary, more power will be added.
To accommodate these BIG speakers I'm getting a new Seymour 136" (diag) AT screen (not the 4K). This will allow me to better space the LCR's and, still keep them behind the screen. This is a nice bump in screen size and if it is too much for me, the back row center just might become the sweet spot.
I'm planning a GTG on Saturday March 29th. Jeff Permanian will be flying out to help install and setup the 215's. I have invited several folks and have room for a few more. I'd like to keep it to 20 so if you are interested please let me know via PM. I will create a GTG Thread in early Feb as a posting area for comments and questions. Keith Yates has once again expressed interest in attending schedule allowing and Keith's attendance always makes things much more interesting as he is truly an expert in all things audio and Home Theater.
So, that's the news here and I hope to see some of you at the end of March.