My home theater

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Project by Keith Fenton posted 07-21-2010 02:12 AM 1973 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my home theater . It was built by me over the years. The TV cabinet was just thrown together in a hurry and is kinda embarrassing :).

The subwoofers are 15” in 4.5 cubic foot boxes made with 1.5” thick MDF (2 layers of 3/4” glued together) and they are HEAVY. They are powered by a 1600 Watt RMS Crown amplifier which never breaks a sweat since I probably only need about 1/10th of that.

I found a really nice sheet of birch veneered 3/4” plywood for the speakers. I was luckily able to book match them all around. The rounded moldings on them are pine but they match quite closely in color and I find that you can’t really tell. They were stained with a light stain but I can’t remember the color since it was quite a few years ago. These speakers are powered by a 75 Watt X 2 amplifier that I also built myself.

The whole system runs off my PC with wireless keyboard and mouse from the couch :)

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 02:34 AM

Very cool…those subwoofers look like they can really rattle the walls. What kind of drivers do you have in them?
Just curious…No center channel or surrounds?

I looked into building my own speakers when I was putting together my home theater last year, but then I found out about HSU Research and realized that I could buy the complete speakers for a fraction of what it would cost me to buy the individual components. I am absolutely thrilled with them.

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 03:06 AM

Bet it sounds good!...................nice set up….................Schloemoe

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Keith Fenton

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 03:07 AM

The subwoofers are Elemental Designs 16kv.2 . IMHO Elemental Designs makes very good performance per $ subwoofers. I have built 6 systems (not all for me of course) with their subs and am very happy with them.

The speakers have Vifa woofers and Seas Tweeters with custom crossovers specifically designed for these components. They are an older design by John Krutke at and I love them. I know there is better out there but these are the best sounding speakers I have heard to date in my limited listening experience. If I build another set someday I would definitely look at John’s designs first.

I don’t much care for surround systems personally. There are also a lot more challenges faced when designing a surround system as well as much more expense. I’d rather have 2 more expensive speakers since music I what they are mainly built for.

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