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chewbrocoli
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Hey I made myself a center channel using the same parts and crossover as my kl-650 thx clones.  Even though some say it won't sound good as a horizontal center because the mid/ bass drivers are too far apart,  it absolutly sounds great ! I kept more or less the same inner  cu ft ... dimensions are 31.5" W x 8.5" H x 14.5" D and built using 1" mdf and 1.5" front baffle..

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ProCast12s
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Would I gain much by building these over having my;

klipsch:

Rf-82-ii 

Rb-81ii

rs-502

rc-62ii

 

i did find some extra parts to build a rc-64ii... 

 

just wondering if the detail while watching movies would be worth the build..


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123Toid
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@chewbrocoli

Love it!  Did you use the same crossover?  

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chewbrocoli
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@123toid

Yes i used the same crossover...didn't change anything.. same drivers also..

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123Toid
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@chewbrocoli

Nice!  That layout looks clean!  And that center looks nice and sleek!  I might just have to build one like it for fun. 

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123Toid
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@procast12s

I haven't personally heard the RF82's in my house, so it would just be a guess.  I will say these are the most detailed speaker I have heard in my living room for movies.  There are a few caveats to that statement.  They do not have bass.  These are designed to work with subwoofers that produce bass.  Your Rf-82's are design more to be full-range.  I would typically cross these over by 80hz.  So that would definitely sound different.  The RF horn is also a 90 x 60, where this is a 50 x 90, so you might want to turn this on it's side to fill the room the same your RF-82's did.  There is nothing wrong with that, this is designed to be played in either orientation. 

I try to stay away from is this speaker better than that one, since it is highly subjective. So I won't say yes build it, it is definitely better than what you have.  What I will say though, is if you are interested in DIY and want to see if you like them more, than go for it. 

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ProCast12s
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Hey Thankyou for the reply!!

 

im def not worried about bass as I am putting in 4 12” subs!!

I am def looking for the effect as I use my room for movies and occasional gaming.

 

Running a denon AVR-x3500h into a tone winner 7x300 amp.

The major thing I’m not crazy about doing is building the crossover.

im comfortable with the box build.. I have already tracked down all the parts to build 5 of these for now. May build 2 more later for sides surround.

would u use your Cnc to make 7 face plates and ship them? I will def pay to have those done..


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ImCoKeMaN
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@chewbrocoli WOW!!! that looks AWESOME!!!!  I'll take one in black please. =)

Disclaimer: I've been in the forum long enough to know a couple things, but have yet to actually do a speaker build myself =)


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would you be able to send the DXF file for the CNC?  I would like to take a crack at one of these and test out for a center channel!

 

Also subscribed to the youtube channel...this is one of the best DIY speaker channels along with this site for support...just awesome.


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123Toid
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@procast12s

If you want to contact me via my business e-mail sales@toidsdiyaudio.com, I can quote you on 7 front plates.  Just include your shipping zip code.  I currently, don't have time to solder 7 crossover boards, but I know we all would be happy to help you along the way.  Maybe someone on here like @chewbrocoli would want to make some extra cash by soldering you some boards.  You would have to ask around though. 

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123Toid
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@dyslexic

Thank you!  As long as you are using it for personal use, I'll send over a file for the front baffle.

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@123toid

 

sent you a email for a quote!!


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123Toid
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@procast12s

Excellent. I'll try to look that over today and get back to you. But it may not be until tomorrow. I'm pretty swamped today.

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ProCast12s
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@123toid

 

did u ever get a chance to look at the email I sent you 


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123Toid
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I did I am sending you an e-mail right now.

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