Originally Posted by MKtheater
OK, How do they sound compared to the tempest?
They are like a medium fullness and the Tempest are LARGE full sound with bigger topend and bigger midbass. I'd hope so since they are well BIGGER
If that makes any sense. I think a lot has to do with mid diameter and the SEOS horn for the CD. See i'm still using the eminence 90x90 horn for the SHO and clones. The SEOS10 should make the CD sound fuller wider stage IMO giving it advantage. It can be fought over with toe'ing but i'm telling you guys I noticed a difference when went to the SEOS for mains. I always toe my fronts 45deg or each to the furthest listening position. Alot is due to the center doing most work during movies. You need the SEOS to give the center channel CD that large feel easily. I replaced my SHO10's with the Tempest as front stage, and moved the SHO's to surround duty. All are running off epx4k's with 530wRMS/ch. The little garage SHO clone setup however is just the old onkyo receiver 65w x2. The garage setup has to fill more open hard space. No baffling on any walls or ceiling give it advantage to fill easily with hard everything. For the first time anywhere in the garage sound is effortless and a single picowrecker(big props to lilmike!!!) should get as much praise for it's duty of bass. Best system I've ever had in here period. Very satisfied with it. Accurate, detailed, and can slap you in the face at gain limit.
Originally Posted by Kwikas
How do you like them as surrounds?
All Chase SHO10's had the selenium 220ti. Read above SHO's were my mains before surrounds
and did very very well especially when put some amp behind them. There were a few members like(Gorilla) that put 2 channels of ep4k on his SHO's AFTER building SEOS15's. He felt the SHO10's amp'd did amazingly good for their size. He made a comment somewhere along the lines the refrigerator size cabs needed more justifying for their space. The SHO10 gave me my first insight that it was possible to reach nirvana. The Tempest are that nirvana for me. I don't post much anymore due to that fact. My AVS usage has went to about zero since. I'm sure most agree with the SEOS project(diysoundgroup) that all the designs Erich has put together kill majority of the market offerings. They kick ass. Yup I'm blunt but they are that good.
See sidetracked myself on your real question. They kill as surrounds. I mean they were mains before so surround duty is like taking a break. Anyone can copy my wedges, I even tried to take close pics of the crossovers you need and resistor values. All was shared by Craig when he released them. He would even list the part numbers so someone could build their own. Avail parts at partsexpress. Original cabinet volume of the SHO10 is 0.7cuft. Can route a 1/2" slot port for tuning where you like. I think I made mine at 60hz but would have to refer to my notes last winter. C-C spacing of CD to mid is 8.75"
Here's what I used from parts express.
290-412 Eminence Delta-10A 10" midrange driver 8 Ohm
264-270 Selenium D220Ti 1" Titanium Horn Driver 8 Ohm 1-3/8"-18
290-713 Eminence Eminator EM 200S 90x90 bi-Radial 1" Horn
290-634 Eminence PXB2:1K6 2-Way Crossover Board 1,600 Hz
016-1 1 Ohm 10w resistor wire wound +/- 5%
017-4 4 Ohm 20w resistor wire wound +/- 5%
017-80 80 Ohm 20w resistor wire wound +/- 5%
2x 4 ohm 20w resistors in parallel to make 40w 2 ohm
3x 1 ohm 10w resistors in series to make 30w 3 ohm
Woofer impedance compensation
4x 80 ohm 20w resistors in parallel to make 80w 20 ohm