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How to build speaker similar to Aerial CC5
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Old 24th November 2004, 09:17 PM   #1
FrankK is offline FrankK  Canada
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Default How to build speaker similar to Aerial CC5

Hello everyone, glad to join the club.

Aftering building a variety of things in the last few years I thought speakers might be my next challenge. Although after reading many of the threads here, it will not include passive crossovers.

I am trying to put together a high end system with a center and two near identical but vertical mains. I have just bought three NAD c270 (120p/c) amplifiers to power my future speakers.

After much research there seems to be many people who say the Aerial CC5 is one of the best center channels available. The matching mains are the LR5 which are just vertical and have both woofers at the bottom instead of the outside.[URL=www.aerialacoustics.com/aerial/prods.html]

I'd like to build something as close to this speaker in terms of physical nature and sound character without the combined $10,500 price tag.

Any ideas for A) an active design or
B) a passive design kit that would come close

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Old 24th November 2004, 09:31 PM   #2
morbo is offline morbo  Canada
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Don't know about sound character, but this speaker:


has a very similar design. You might also check out the Vance Dickason Audax HT system:

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Old 25th November 2004, 07:35 AM   #3
FrankK is offline FrankK  Canada
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Morbo, those are two I will look into.

Some of the things I'm generally looking for which the CC5 has is

-high excursion drivers
- relatively large drivers with large coils ( CC5 has 2x 8.9" woofer with 2" coil, 6" midrange with 1.25" coil)
-frequency cut offs at 360 and 2800
-very high power handling capability
-sealed design

Not important would be
-amplifier power requirement
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