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Old 12th January 2006, 04:44 PM   #11
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the only reason i asked about a second speaker is i want a nice center channel on a budget i watch ALOT of movies and i was useing a crapy lil polk from a mini sorround system and it was just way to small so i took one of my surround speakers a boston cr-85 and im useing it as a center channel .. and it is much better i took 2 of the small polk surrounds and used them as rear surrounds and the one bostom for the center ... the boston works alot better but id rather be useing them as my surrounds again and build a center now im really new at the speaker building and figured just one speaker like that wouldnt be enough .... so i figure if i just used 2 ... that it would be louder but as you pointed out ... that i still dont really understand *newb* but im sure youre right ... so since i dont really understand the alot of this would anyone care to pickout a nice set of speaker for a center channel ?
i see you all seemed to like the CSS FR125 what would i do if i wanted more ? maybe im wrong but just that one speaker dosnt seem to be enough to me anyways
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Old 12th January 2006, 05:00 PM   #12
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If you want more, I would go for a Seas coax design. The T18RE/XFCTV2 (H1333) should be a good choice.
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Old 12th January 2006, 05:20 PM   #13
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i took one of my surround speakers a boston cr-85 and im useing it as a center channel .. and it is much better
I have to agree with you about using Boston Acoustic speakers. I have 1-CRC, 2-CR85 and 2-CR75 among other speakers.

Would you like to buy my CRC for $150 plus shipping? I think the original box is in basement.
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Old 12th January 2006, 05:23 PM   #14
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Here is Boston Acoustic webpage
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Old 12th January 2006, 05:28 PM   #15
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as much as i love boston im gunna stick to the DIY thing ... for now
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Old 12th January 2006, 11:07 PM   #16
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you really don't want to use 2 running fullrange on the front of the speaker, unless you use 1 on the front, 1 on the back, and have the speaker out at least 2-3 feet from the back wall (bipole).

One option if you wanted 'more' would be to set the xo in your reciever higher... in my setup, if I set the xo frequency to 100hz, I have plenty of headroom, if I were to set it to 120 or 150, I would have pretty much unlimited volume capability. What do you set your xo frequency at now?
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