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Chas
10-17-2005, 08:51 AM
I have given up looking around for a 4425 to use as a center to go with my 4430's in my HT. They are rare here in Canada. I have a couple of 175DLH's kicking around so just for fun, I ordered a .75 cu.ft. cabinet from Parts Express (these cabinets are really nice - 1" thick baffle!) and a pair of Dayton aluminum coned 6" woofers.

So, this weekend, I put it all together. 175DLH in the middle flanked by the two 6" Daytons. It only took a few hours including wiring up a simple first order H/P crossover at about 2500 Hz and a pad. So far, I haven't added a L/P xover, for now I'm just letting the woofers roll-off naturally.

First hooked it up to my two channel he-man rig in the basement - very impressive, albeit in mono. Then I went upstairs and installed it above my 42" Panasonic Plasma, what a difference compared to the crappy little speaker I was using before! Looks cool too and compliments the 4430's visually.

Short term listening last night revealed how important the center speaker is for surround. A real eye (ear?) opener.:p The conical dispersion seems to work just fine with the buttcheeks. This is definitely a keeper.

paragon
10-17-2005, 09:19 AM
A picture must be !!

Eckhard :D

Chas
10-17-2005, 09:39 AM
A picture must be !!

Eckhard :D

Eckard, you're right, I wish I could...in the past, I wasn't successful to get a pic to load, but I'll try it again tonight. BTW, I forgot to mention that the internal brace had to be cut out to allow for the horn/driver overall length. Also, the grille won't fit anymore because of the lens/clamp assembly thickness. I may try to add stand-offs to improve the WAF.

paragon
10-17-2005, 09:59 AM
Image by ImageShack.us:D