finished a speakerpage center channel today

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  1. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    overall I'm impressed!
    I got the cabinets pre cut and assembled, glued, screwed, and caulked.
    it's a little bright for my liking but I'll see what I can do about that [​IMG]
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    YES I KNOW MY SCREWS AREN'T EVEN :b
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  2. Brian J Dupuis

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    Nice work! I'd be interested in knowing what you think of them after you get them broken in and used to the sound... I'll be in the market for a new center channel very soon.
     
  3. Philip_G

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    so far I'm impressed!
    I think the only thing I'd do is replace the SCH woofers with a vifa they offer on their site now.. not for lack of performance, just to have ALL vifa drivers.
    again the only complaint is a little too much tweeter, but maybe I just need to back off the treble.
    I calibrated it with my rat shack SPL and it was already right there, a little fine adjustment and it blends in with my acoustic research mains really nicely.
    it's tough to evaluate it hooked up as a center channel though. Maybe in a few days I'll hook it up as a main and run some music through it out of curiousity [​IMG]
    the quality of their precut cabinets is GREAT for not a lot more I got all the parts pre-cut, all the datos cut, and the routing around the drivers to recess them. MUCH better than I could do, even if I had the tools.
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    Philip,

    I imagine the tweeter will calm down a bit after you get a few hours time into the speaker. Even my Emeralds were a bit raspy sounding when I first finished them.

    Brian
     
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    Yeah! I hadn't thought of that, even after just one DVD it's much much smoother [​IMG]
     
  6. Hank Frankenberg

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    Congrats, Phillip. We weren't even considering commenting on your uneven screwing [​IMG] If you're into such things, you could replace the series tweeter capacitor. I used one of the expensive boutique types (no, I won't admit the price and the SCH guys laugh at me). However, give it some time - I bet it will be fine. Also, give those proprietary mid-woofs a decent chance - they are really nice for the price. BTW, the second picture is dark - I can't see what finish you used.
     
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    no finish, that's the cloth tube [​IMG]
     
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    I was just watching moulin rouge, and noticed how happy I've been with this cneter now that I've had it about a month. I hope they get some drivers back in stock soon. Awesome deal for the $`
     
  9. Ben Yang

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    Congrats,
    That was the only speaker I didn't build. I had them build it. You will be very pleased with the cc once it has some hours on it. I have the towers and they match nicely.
    They are going to issue an update on the towers soon, with a different tweeter.
    Overall, Speakerpage is an amazing bargain and sound great, IMO.
    Enjoy,
    Ben
    http://members.bellatlantic.net/~wpsg/
     
  10. Hank Frankenberg

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    Glad they have broken in okay for you! Yes, SCH is the best value in kits I've seen. The mid-woof won't be back, but they have a new one and say its midrange is even better. Also, new main and center designs are in the works.
     
  11. Neil Joseph

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    Looks sweet. What will you do to tame the brightness? Just curious.
     
  12. Philip_G

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    didn't need to, after a week or so of use it calmed down
     

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