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Old 03-26-00, 10:42 PM
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Saw a CV RE6C for decent price? ($47 + shipping) Two!! 6.5" woofers!
Old 03-27-00, 01:24 AM
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Are your 2 mains Cerwin Vegas?



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Old 03-27-00, 04:04 PM
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No, they're basically homemade. 12" woofer w/ 12" passive, 6" mids (w/ internal enclosure), horn tweeter. Forget the crossover freqs. They enclosures are pretty old, but the drivers are fairly new and they still sound great.

Don't want to spend a lot on a full "matched" set right now, so how would you know if a certain center (or surrounds) will sound good? Sounds like it will be a crapshoot!
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by Taco:
Sounds like it will be a crapshoot!<HR>



You've hit the nail on the head.

You're probably better off doing several
in-home demos of different models from a
local dealer, than saving a few bucks
mailorder on a model that doesn't match.

Did you make the mains? Why not make a
center to match?



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Old 03-28-00, 09:28 PM
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I have a feeling that making a center speaker to match would be quite difficult if you are talking about voice matching them.
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What actually is "voice matching"? From what I understand, the center channel is mostly used for the movie's dialogue (as usually actors are in the middle of the screen when they talk), plus some background sounds as well. Most of the real sound effects would then be handled by the mains/surrounds.

I think human speech is mostly a mid-range frequency thing, so couldn't I just try to make a center which "matches" the midrange drivers in my mains (size, volume, type)?

Are the drivers in center channels typically the same size as mains (in matched sets)?

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