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  • figure8
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    Originally posted by careyink View Post
    I did build the original cabrini mtm as a center with the horn and cabinet horizontal and I liked it better than the tm bookshelves .... just saying... I still have some thoughts to upgrade them to the redux
    MTM- just so I understand, did you use 2 61/2" with the piezo horn?

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  • careyink
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    Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
    I think the 3-way would make a better center, imho.

    I did build the original cabrini mtm as a center with the horn and cabinet horizontal and I liked it better than the tm bookshelves .... just saying... I still have some thoughts to upgrade them to the redux

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  • johnnyrichards
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    I think the 3-way would make a better center, imho.

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  • figure8
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    Would this work laid on its side for a center channel, or would your all GRS small 3-way be better? My main objective is clear understandable dialog. Your comments are appreciated.

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  • JasonP
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    Is the redux tour ending? If not, how does one get on the list?

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  • isaeagle4031
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    My assesment is in complete agreement Bryan.

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  • bkeane1259
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    I published a spotlight page on this project. I had to twist JR's arm to send me the material but since I've been listening to these speakers for over a month now, I thought it was appropriate. http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot.../cabriniredux/

    First off, while I will admit that these need a subwoofer, the modeled F3 of 73Hz seems to be a bit high to my ears. The bass impact on the Cabrini Redux is surprising. They seem to hit much lower than simmed -nice and tight and you can push the system fairly hard with no woofer breakup or muddy midrange, evidenced by torturing the Cabrini with the high resolution version of Lorde - Pure Herione. The ability of a system to remain "coherent" even under more extreme conditions is a talent I have noticed in several of JR's designs. It's all nice when a speaker sounds good at low/moderate volume, but how about when you crank it up? I've heard too many systems completely poop out and this doesn't seem to happen with JR's designs. Kudos to you, JR, for that.

    Imaging is quite nice, right up there with much more expensive stuff I've heard. Vocals sound pretty natural to my ears, especially male vocals. Some of the female stuff I listen to sounded just a tad dark, which got me to focus in on cymbals and such to try to figure out exactly what I was experiencing. BTW, my ears are garbage above 15k, so take this with a grain of salt. I added a couple ticks of treble on my vintage Marantz receiver and it evened out fine. Looking at the raw FR on the tweeter, I suspect I'm actually hearing that high end roll-off. For somebody who has normal hearing, maybe this will not be an issue and not require any tone control tweaking? I dunno....I'm definitely not bashing this $70 budget build at all....it's $70 for the parts, people....$70.

    I don't often get a chance to listen to a real budget build but having the Cabrinis has been a lot of fun. Considering that you can buy the PE flat pack cabs, there's very little actual work required to turn this project into reality. It sure kicks the living crap out of big box speakers for anywhere remotely near the price point of the Cabrini. Chalk up another one for DIY. This would be a great way to dive into DIY speaker-building for a beginner.

    Thanks for letting me audition them!!

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  • johnnyrichards
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    These are currently in Chicago with BK.

    I would be curious to see what others who have heard them have to say - I know CraigK, Matt S, and Mike have all had time with them now.

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  • dynamo
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    I really like these. Nice and clean looking. Wish I could ear them!

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  • johnnyrichards
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    I think these will be making an appearance at Indy. Still want them to make some more rounds, however.

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  • bkeane1259
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    Originally posted by Mike220 View Post
    I can bring them home on sunday if i can still stop out at your house this weekend Chuck?
    I got dibs on these when you're done JR said I could.

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  • isaeagle4031
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    They will be heading to the Chicagoland area on Sunday.

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  • S7910
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    Originally posted by johnnyrichards View Post
    At this rate, I guess I will make Chuck bring them to InDIYana and see if anyone wants to take them home from there!
    I'd be willing to pick them up from InDIYana for an evaluation if they are still in the area then.

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  • isaeagle4031
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    Of course Mike. We can give them a listen and a few others a good work out as well.

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  • Mike220
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    I can bring them home on sunday if i can still stop out at your house this weekend Chuck?

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