nORH 4.0 vs DIY for Back Channel

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  1. Mike Strassburg

    Mike Strassburg Second Unit

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    Current set up is:

    Denon 3802

    JBL G500's & S center across the front

    Denmark towers for rears

    small KLH's for the back channel

    AudioSource sub....soon to be dual Tempest sonosub

    I'm totally into 7.1 surround and am happy with everything but the back channel....could use more/cleaner sound.

    I like the look of the nORH 4.0 ceramics, but am also interested in a DIY project.

    Opinions: what DIY kits for $400 would be viable alternatives to the nORH's? These would be for back channel duty and some 7 channel stereo listening. TIA...Mike
     
  2. Brian Bunge

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    Mike,
    Do the kits have to come with cabinets or can you build your own? I think the ACI Emerald is an awesome speaker if you can build the cabinet. It's a little more expensive than some other kits out there, but the kit is half the price of ACI's finished Emeralds.
    Here's a link for you:
    http://www.subwoofers.com/HomeAud/Ki...ld/emerald.asp
    Brian
     
  3. Mike Strassburg

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    Brian,
    Thanks for the link...
    I DO plan on building the cabinets as that's half the fun [​IMG]
    But I definetely want to go with a "proven" kit that comes with all the parts.
    In my current HT I would have to place the Emeralds horizontally, do you know if that will be a problem??
     
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    Mike,

    I have 3 Emeralds across the front. Initially the center was horizontally oriented and I thought it worked fine. It's not as good as having it upright, but it isn't any worse than any regular "center channel" MTM speaker I've heard lying on it's side, IMHO.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Brian
     
  5. Mike Strassburg

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    Anyone else care to comment?
     

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