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B&K Sound CSC-1 Center Channel

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Foxman, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Foxman

    Foxman Previously Rodney_Foxman

    Dec 29, 2002
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    Thoughts on the Crites CSC-1 Center Channel Speaker by B&Ksound

    The build is solid and the pattern of the build is similar to the Klipsch RC-7, with bigger drivers and front instead of rear ports. The speaker comes unfinished without a grill, but you can purchase the grill and speaker cloth to cover it.

    The speaker does sound very good, they did a great job with the speaker. When I spoke with Mr. Crites, I expressed my desire to match the klipsch Forte 3 Timbre and he assured me he felt it would at least the Timbre of a 2, but he had not listened to a 3. I previously had an RF, RC, RS-7 series for a number of years. Switching over to the heritage line improved my sound greatly, but drove me crazy because the RC-7 simply does not sound like the Forte... at all. So, I have been using a Klipsch Heresy 1 which matches flawlessly but my wife strongly dislikes it in any configuration.

    I determined I would make a center channel from the Heresy that would be more wife friendly, but as the reality came closer, it became more evident that it would not provide the size satisfaction she was looking for. Back to the drawing board.

    The CSC-1 is not a Heresy in terms of flawless and seamless Timbre matching, but my goodness it is very, very good, (in a limited sample of live, and surround music so far). I just wanted to say I am finally happy with the center channel in my system that is not a Heresy. Most importantly, my wife is much happier. Once I get this veneered and stained to match the Forte with the grill on, I will be out of the audio dog house completely.

    Because the speaker is 6 ohms versus 8 ohms, I did have to adjust the center channel back quite a bit, but, I don't see that as an issue.

    I was a bit unsure if I am honest because as much as I tried to find others talking about the CSC-1, I found zero. Not even any for sale on eBay or Craigslist. But, it's all good.

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