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  • #46
    Ok I will ask a dumb question... how would this sound with other Paul Carmody speakers. I have a pair of carerra and have debated adding a center. Is this one of those things where a flat response will pair well with another speaker with a flat response? Or should I just build another carerra and put it on its side?


    • #47
      Originally posted by Intz View Post
      Re: The Armadillo Center Channel

      Hey, I just recently finished the Tarkus speakers and now I also want to build the Armadillo Center. Only problem is that I can't seem to find the woofer in any shops in Europe. Is it possible to switch it out with the SDS 830657, which are in the Tarkus speakers? I looked at the specs and they seemed to vary a bit, but not much.
      The SDS160 and the 830657 have similar specs, but the Xmax (woofer excursion) on the SDS160 is about double the 830657, so you would have to see how the 830657 would behave in that cabinet.

      I've tried both in the same two way test build with a different VIFA tweeter and sound-wise, I couldn't tell the difference at normal listening levels. If you turn up a bass-heavy track there could well be some issues.


      Last edited by Geoff Millar; 10-14-2020, 07:37 PM.


      • #48
        Measured my armadillo and there seems to be a large dip between 2-5KHz. I've checked the crossover and it looks ok. Any ideas for where to go next?

        It looks like the mid is about 5dB down. This is measured in-room.
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        • #49
          The tweeter or mid could be inverted.
          Try inverting them one at a time, and see what it does.
          They are sometimes marked wrong in manufacture.


          • #50
            My guess would be the polarity on the tweeter is reversed.