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Author Topic: Ham SWL speaker idea  (Read 1390 times)
AD5VM
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« on: August 17, 2011, 09:48:14 AM »

I'm sure someone has said this before but since it didn't dawn on me until now I figured there might be at least one other person who hasn't figured it out.

The center channel speaker in a surround sound home theater system is optimized for human voice riange. There are hundreds to choose from ranging in price from $20 to $2,000. They look incredible and come in all sizes and some are even designed to be flush mounted into the wall. The common configuration is two midrange drivers with a tweeter in the middle.

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http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&rh=n%3A172563%2Ck%3ACenter%20Channel%20Speaker&page=1

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=center+channel+speaker&_sacat=See-All-Categories

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-KA3Em1ONrRC/g_12100/Center-Channel-Speakers.html
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AE4RV
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 11:17:37 AM »

What does it take to drive them...is an amplifier necessary?
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AD5VM
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 01:00:40 PM »

Good question, I suppose if the impedance is close to 8 Ohms, you shouldn't need it for normal listening volume. But better yet, add something like this for around $30 just to look extra cool.

http://www.amazon.com/Lepai-Tripath-TA2020-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B0049P6OTI

http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PCA1-15-Watt-Stereo-Amplifier/dp/B0012KZNP4/ref=pd_sim_e_6

http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-DTA-1-Digital-Amplifier/dp/B001PNOH2I/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1313611040&sr=1-2


This is my current rig speaker. Works pretty good, looks great and has a built in 30 watt amplifier.

http://www.amazon.com/Behringer-Behritone-C50A-Powered-Monitor/dp/B0051TZAGE/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1313610881&sr=1-2
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KG4CGC
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 11:59:42 PM »

Check out Goodwill stores, recycle stores etc. I picked up a KLH center channel speaker for $6 that works great with an old scanner. I have not tried it on anything else. I think it's for a mid power home theater set up and the scanner has enough oomph to drive it without any problem and it sounds great.
KLH model 2410.
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