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Old 13th January 2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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Question Home theater. need some advice

hi!!!!

I'm moving from a house to an appartment. For my home-theater I have 2x15" das speakers (125w rms per channel), a yamaha home-theater center speaker (100BPA 2xLM3886 amp), and 2 cheap car speakers as rear speakers. And a RCF 18" as sub (400W amp).

I cant move to an appartment with that power, so i decided to have less power but more fidelity. My idea is a 7.1 home theater (Creative Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX blah blah blah). The starting point is the yamaha center speaker. I want to build the front/rear speakers myself, and the power amps too.

Front center channel:
speaker: Yamaha center home-theater speaker 6 ohms (dont remember the model, but the dimensions are the same that NSC-444)
amp: 68W (1xLM3886)

Front left&rigth
speaker: ?(this is what im asking you!)
amp: 2x100w (bpa100 2xLM3886 bridged)

Rear speakers:
speakers: ?
4x68W (LM3886)

sub:
the same. 400W + RCF18". In the future, maybe i will build another.


speakers? box-designs? any guide will help me a lot.

thankssssssssssss
Jorge.

PS: I live in Argentina. Maybe will be a problem to find specific models of speakers... but I can try!
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Old 13th January 2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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IMO for homtheater the Center is the most important speaker. If possible ditch the one you have and build your system around a better one.
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Old 13th January 2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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Yes, you should definitely build five new speakers. The old Yamaha center will not match the new speakers, and it's essential to have at least identical L, C and R speakers. I prefer to use same drivers in all channels so that the sound will be as uniform as possible.

The choice of design will depend on what you want, what drivers can you easily buy, and how much are you willing to pay for them.
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Old 13th January 2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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IMO for homtheater the Center is the most important speaker. If possible ditch the one you have and build your system around a better one.

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Yes, you should definitely build five new speakers. The old Yamaha center will not match the new speakers, and it's essential to have at least identical L, C and R speakers. I prefer to use same drivers in all channels so that the sound will be as uniform as possible.

The choice of design will depend on what you want, what drivers can you easily buy, and how much are you willing to pay for them.
thanks for the advice.

Can you post some driver models to find if I can buy them in Argentina? i was thinking something like.... u$s 100 each driver maybe,... or if i can get cheaper ones but with good sound,... better!
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Old 14th January 2006, 12:01 AM   #5
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Default CSS WR125 with tweeter for all 5 speakers

See the RAWAcoustics.com or CSS sites for some info on these drivers. Incredible.
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Old 14th January 2006, 07:26 AM   #6
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It may sound like a bizzarre concept, but there is such a thing as a volume control.
Use it and you don't need to replace anything.
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Old 16th January 2006, 04:43 PM   #7
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Default Re: CSS WR125 with tweeter for all 5 speakers

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See the RAWAcoustics.com or CSS sites for some info on these drivers. Incredible.
OK i will see if i can find in argentina that driver. thanks!!

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It may sound like a bizzarre concept, but there is such a thing as a volume control.
Use it and you don't need to replace anything.
Volume what?? I dont know what you mean with "volume control"

Besides the power, i want to have the same speakers for each channel. today, i have a "mix" of speakers and wanna change that.



Thanks!!!!
Jorge.
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