High End Center Channel
- Or -
Book Shelf / Tower Speaker Kit
6 1/4" ESS Woofers
Cerwin Vega Horn Tweeter
Boston Acoustics Dual 2 Way Crossover
Had requests for a high end center channel kit, so I went into stock to see what I could come up with that would meet these requirements.
Crisp Clean Sound, Strong Bass, Warm Mid Range, Clear Highs and Good Power handling Capacity, High and Low.
I started looking at the high end woofers I had for the down low, ESS Labs, can't go wrong there. It is a very nice 6 1/2" woofer with a very large magnet structure, with 1 1/2" voice coil it will handle some power.
Next I needed a killer tweeter, what I came up with was a Cerwin Vega Horn. I've been holding these a side for that special project, well this is it. They are very good, clean crisp highs and a good range to keep the middle coming at you.
To tie them together I offer the Boston Acoustics Dual Woofer Two Way, it's crossover point is very well matched to the range of the speakers in the kit.
So dollar for dollar, I don't you can find better anywhere, and once married to a nice cabinet you'll have a speaker worth hundreds more....
What I'm was looking for over all was a nuce little Center Channel or Book Shelf / Floor Tower speaker with a range of about 35 Hz. to 20 kHz. plus and a power range of 5 to 150 watts at 8 ohms. If that is what you want, then this is the kit for you.
Taking the ESS Labs woofers into the lab I got these specs...
- Part number AC-650
- 6 1/2" Woofer ( 2 supplied for a dual woofer design)
- 1 1/2" Voice Coil
- 4 Ohms, (Wired in series in the kit to give you an 8 ohm load)
- 100 watts free air rating, 150 watts in a cabinet
- R(e) = 3.37 ohms
- Fs = 63.93 Hz.
- Q(ms) = 3.263
- Vas = 17.21 liters ( 0.608 cf )
- n(0) = 0.42%
- M(ms) = 11.88 grams
- Q(es) = 1.012
- SPL = 91 dB SPL 1W/1m
- C(ms) = 0.52 mm/N
- Z(max) = 14.24 Ohms
- Q(ts) = 0.773
- L(e) 0.43 mH
- BL 3.99
- Impedance is 4 ohms
- Power Handling is 150 watts RMS in a cabinet
Cerwin Vega Horn Tweeter
- Part Number LSH-SL2010
- 4" Round Horn Tweeter ( 1 supplied)
- 8 ohms
- 1800Hz. to 21 kHz.
- 1" VC
- 60 watts RMS
Boston Acoustics Dual Woofer 2 Way Crossover
Shipping weight is 10 pounds.
- 150 Watts
- PC Board Style Dual Woofer 2 Way Cross Over ( 1 supplied)
- Rated to 150 watts
- Cross Over Point is 2600 Hz
- 12 db slope
- 3.000 by 6.500 inch size, slightly larger than a dollar bill.
Build to a cabinet volume of 1 to 1.25 cf.
*A note to the builder, this kit can be used for either a Center Channel or Book shelf style of speaker you just mount the speakers in a different configuration, the boxes are the same size.
**For a book shelf or tower speaker you will need to double your kit purchase in order to get a pair of componets to build two speakers....
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