View Full Version : center channel speaker...

06-29-2005, 07:11 PM
my boss wants me to build him a nice center channel for his house, cause i do all the car audio for everyone at the shop. but what does a center channel consist of? isn't it usually like 2 4's and a tweet, or something like that? what freq range does this channel need to cover. is there any other pertinant information that i should know before attempting to build this?

06-29-2005, 09:27 PM
arent center channel speakers for voice and highs? Most of the ones i have seen consist of tweeters and mids.

06-29-2005, 10:56 PM
In home audio, the center channel (5/6/7.1) plays most of the audio. So it's very important. The other speakers are there for the surround effect.

06-29-2005, 11:07 PM
for home....i would think 1 10" and tweets.....then 10" for midbass and tweets for highs....
but its all about ur frequency setting after that

06-29-2005, 11:09 PM
you need to know how to build a crossover...

06-29-2005, 11:15 PM
how do u build a crossover???
it might be helpful to this thread

06-29-2005, 11:18 PM
keep reading... I'd suggest trying to find a more DIY HA forum...

06-29-2005, 11:18 PM
inductors, capacitors, diodes, resistors, ect...

06-29-2005, 11:23 PM
oh....y dont u just buy a crossover....not a very expensive one...but one that can help wid the sys

06-30-2005, 12:05 PM
oh....y dont u just buy a crossover....not a very expensive one...but one that can help wid the sys

Because how good the system performs is 100% reliant upon the quality/design of the crossover. Buying a "generic" passive crossover just isn't going to provide the performance necessary for a good high quality speaker. Custom passive design is pretty much required when designing a custom speaker.

If you want a bad-*** center channel, I'd pick up one of these: http://adireaudio.com/Home/KITLCR.htm

06-30-2005, 02:23 PM
^^^i tried to convince my dad to buy one of those. Then i said it would shame the rest of our spekers, so we would need two more and somthing for the rear. It didn't go over so well

06-30-2005, 04:05 PM
i found out what his other speakers are...dynaudio.