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Cinema Speaker Kits

Cinema Speakers

These are high output speaker models that we feel lean more towards home theater use. The speaker either has a matching center channel or was designed to be used as a left, right, and center channel. They are capable of playing at extreme volumes and can fill even the largest home theater rooms.



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Erich, any plans for a Cinema 12 Max?
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Yes, there will be one done later in the year if all goes well.
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I've seen you hinting toward a 1299 and a maximus 12 build. Will these be available sometime soon?
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Any updates on when the 1899 kits might be ready to ship?
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Any updates on when the 1899 kits might be ready to ship?
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I can get the 1899's ready to go whenever someone needs them. The only issue will be shipping. A pallet doesn't cost too much to ship, so that would likely be the way they'd have to go and cheaper than FedEx. A good deal of that cost would be included in the kit itself.

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I can get the 1899's ready to go whenever someone needs them. The only issue will be shipping. A pallet doesn't cost too much to ship, so that would likely be the way they'd have to go and cheaper than FedEx. A good deal of that cost would be included in the kit itself.
Any idea on the final price for the 1899? Last I checked, the crossover was still tbd.
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The crossover was over $100 if I recall. I'm looking into custom boxes to ship the baffles in and will hopefully have something figured out this weekend.

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Any news on the cinema max 12?
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That one will be at least 6 month away. The Cinema-12 would be huge overkill for even the largest home theater rooms and would easily go over 120db. Because they use pro audio components, most people would find the Cinema-10 to be overkill.

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That's cool, it will give me time to save! If you think the 12 max is overkill then the 1899 must be on the verge of insanity no?
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The 1899 would be nice for an auditorium.
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That one will be at least 6 month away. The Cinema-12 would be huge overkill for even the largest home theater rooms and would easily go over 120db. Because they use pro audio components, most people would find the Cinema-10 to be overkill.
Overkill is the appropriate term with the C10. They really demand a lot from the rest of your system. I'm so satisfied and content with these speakers I could see myself living with these for decades. I prefer the sound of these unequalized even if the other speakers are. They sound great with movies the first few days and with music after a couple weeks of break in. Half a year in, I wouldn't change a thing. Bigger or more isn't necessarily better.

Inevitably, it comes down to numbers here and so I'll include these. First, do not think about the cost of this product. It doesn't fit the value matrix. So don't try to compare price/performance. Secondly, though their permanent home is in a small 1400 cuft dedicated HT, They spent a great deal of time in the living room(10000 cuft) and still had plenty to spare. Third, it will go toe to toe with the biggest soundtracks and sub systems. I recorded max voltage on a movie played at our typical MV of -12db and voltage converted to wattage came in at 0.1w to 5 watts max. This efficiency means the front stage always remains stable and of proper size, with volume and dynamics to spare.

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Overkill is the appropriate term with the C10. They really demand a lot from the rest of your system.
Thanks for your insight into the C10. How would you rate the midbass / midrange sound from them? The only reason I would consider the C12 over the 10's is because they dig deeper. I have no doubt the 10's would play loud enough for me. I listen to a lot of rock / metal music as well as movies and TV and I like a good tonal balance and what I lack right now is good solid lower midrange.
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This speaker has flat frequency response and a very balanced sound. That means what you'll hear is primarily the room's response. Even with less than ideal room response the perceived sound is better. I get fidgety with speakers that have a bloated bottom,a honky and glaring mid and grating highs. You'll have a very smooth, balanced and dynamic sound. The midrange neutrality and dimensionality with good vocal recordings is staggering. Last night i listened to a Marla Muldaur's Think about You from the Telarc DTS surround sampler disc and the suspension of disbelief was such that I was at Yoshi's or the Sound Room in the East Bay(Oakland,Ca). And thats with horrible placement dictated by them being in a dedicated theater and behind an AT screen. I can't comment on the C12's but put these with a couple of serious subs like the SI HT18D2's or Dayton Ultimax 18-22's and I believe you'll be satisfied. You can always build around these. BTW, all my comments are with using the C10's powered by a Emo UPA-700 which is 80 watts/ch. Yet they are never overwhelmed by my sub system, 8x18's, 5kw's, [email protected] and [email protected] I'll will be switching to an Emo XPA-3 to power these in a week or so and will update. I hope this is helpful.

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Very much so, thank you! If I went with the C10 I would be using either a Crown K1 or Acurus A250 to drive them. The Acurus would give a much cleaner sound I think, but it's currently being employed in another part of the house.

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That one will be at least 6 month away. The Cinema-12 would be huge overkill for even the largest home theater rooms and would easily go over 120db. Because they use pro audio components, most people would find the Cinema-10 to be overkill.
As someone who sits twelve feet from two Klipsch La Scalas with two Lil Wreckers in between them, let me just say that one man's "overkill" is another man's "just right."

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BTW, all my comments are with using the C10's powered by a Emo UPA-7 which is 80 watts/ch.
They're stronger than that.

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Didnt want to start a new thread to ask but what was the Xo point for the 18's in the 1899?

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