Building own Center Speaker

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  1. Andre Aguiar

    Andre Aguiar Agent

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    My father, who has some experience in building home speakers, is in the process of building a center channel for his home theater setup. What it will consist is 9 4" Full Range speakers from Radio Shack (these speakers, don't have the actual model number, is actually rated really high and I think they are made by Pioneer). He will be setting the speakers on top of his 45" TV thus the entire speaker box will be the width of the TV top.

    Would like to know what everyone thinks of using Full Range speakers as a center channel?. Obviously its cheaper than buying one but what are some of your opinions?

    I may have him build me one.
     
  2. Doug Drake

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    I guess my first question would be what main speakers is he trying to match to? Having a center speaker which is an identical (or as close as humanly possible) tonal match to the other 2 front speakers is kind of the Holy Grail for home theater applications. Ideally, the center would be a identical to the other 2 front speakers.
    I am challenged trying to imagine that a 4" cone can be described as a full range speaker. Can it really hit the lows and highs with any authority?
    Doug
     

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