N Center II
Mirage FRx S8(sub)
the mirage just kicks butt for an 8"
bass is tight not flabby, and very musical(though I wish it had a phase switch)
the Northridge series are not high end by any means, but they do sound good,
the tweeters are all the same so they are timber matched.
the mains don't have alot of bass...but that's why I have a sub
the surrounds do their job well for their size.
the center is ok, the cabinet is made of plastic and would resinate easily when you tap on it, so I decided to fix that...
I removed the drivers and the batting and why jbl didn't spray a sound deadener on the inside surprised me, there was one brace in the middle and that was it
so I cut some mdf for more bracing, 4 more to be exact, and I glued them in with a hot glue gun and whole lot of glue
I even added pools of glue to a few places to add mass to the panels so as to reduce vibrations, the tweeters are mounted on a plastic plate that is to thin and also needed to gain some mass.
the verdict? much better
tapping on the cabinet results in a thud not a ping.
I think I reduced the possibility of cabinet vibration causing coloration by a factor of 10(a guess
I will be doing all the tweeters soon
the speakers I really want for my theater(when I build it) are:
V2.2i (center/rears) I don't like that the center doesn't have the same tweet/mid combo.
Mirage OMD series: I'm looking for reviews
OMD-28 (mains) darn sexy speakers
I can't watr till I see what else they bring out in this line.
and for the sub....a diy solution,
so far I will have 2 Alpine "TYPE R" 10's w/dual 4ohm voice coils