The thing is, you havent heard either, have you?.
I had some DIY speakers, and I actually still want to build some Classix II's, but I sold the DIY and just started going through speakers. The DIY fusion 10 pures were good speakers, and I really wish I still had them to compare to where I am at now.
I recently bought some boston CR8's that have been amazing. They cost around $100 and are old, cabinets arent the best but I run them in stereo for my living room and I wouldnt trade them for anything currently.
You can read reviews and you can spend crazy money, but honestly it doesnt mean youll like the sound.
With DIYsoundgroup you get 2 things....
So you can run them off a receiver, they sound good, and they get loud.
The thing to think about is...do I need a speaker that will do reference level on receiver power?...if I dont listen at reference level? They hit higher than you pay for which is another plus. But half of me wonders if you built 5 classix II's, would it really be different than 5 htm 10's if you dont listen at super loud volumes? (yea I know the wave guide does help, but consider you are not off axis)
I bought 6 boston cr6's to play with for around $140, put them all into a center speaker lol. Ive been running that center channel for a year now and dont look back or wonder if I can do better, it sounds that good. Ive watched movies with the subwoofer off and voices still vibrate my ottoman. But im not saying go out and build a franken-center, I am saying its all your own preferences.
I do remember a few times going to the movies and then coming home and being like "oh, theres the dialogue!" when I had the fusion 10's. Now I just notice surround sound more at home, still no issues with dialogue.
- 6 BA CR6 array center channel, QSC AD-S82 L/R, 4 jbl 8330a surr , 8 jbl 12" subs w/Inuke 6000. JVC rs420, Denon x4000, Sony x800 -
Last edited by trilkb; 11-15-2019 at 11:29 AM.