Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Nokomis, Fl. USA
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I've kept up with my electronics but my NHT Super Ones are a little long in the tooth. With my HTPC, Integra, Oppo and Outlaw components I've recently added a Vortexbox Appliance NAS, Logitech Squeezebox Touch and an Emotiva XDA-1 DAC. While I'm just getting started with digital storage, I know my next weak link is my speakers. The three in the front are in the HT cabinet. No issues with the rears. But for the fronts and best WAF they need to go back in the cabinet. The speaker enclosures in the cabinet are to either side and above a 65" Mits TV. Oh, I plan to retain my Sunfire True Sub.
Considerations for left and right:
1. Use original locations- installed from the front, 7.875w,12.75h,22d.
2. Use original locations- installed from the rear, 9.5w, 13.625,22d. More work.
3. Use NEW location- 9.5w, 22d. Height in the range of 20"-30". A lot of work.
4. Outside of cabinet- stand or attach to side of cabinet. Really low WAF.
For the center:
5. Use original location- installed from the front, 18.25w, 10.5h, 22d.
6. Use original location- installed from the rear, 19.125w, 12h, 22d. More work.
I designed this cabinet back when. I'm glad I made the center opening a little bigger.
I've always wondered if I've compromised the sound by putting bookshelf speakers in a cabinet. I know when I close the speaker cabinet doors, even with speaker grill cloth, I can hear a slight difference. And of course, using the cabinet speaker locations means I can't have any rear, top or side ports.
I'd like to keep my sub and I would like to keep the price under $2k, preferably between $1,200 and $1,500. Piece o'cake, right? Open to any and all suggestions.