I recently finished a 5 speaker set (Soon to be 7 speakers) based on Jim Holtz & Curt Campbel's Statements II towers, Statement II Center, and Statement Monitors. I'm powering them with an XPA-7 Gen 2 and an XPA-2 Gen 2 with an XMC-1 processor.
I've detailed my full build log over on htguide.com's forums, but thought I'd post a final picture or two here
Obviously, the surround speakers are not permently located on the floor beside my amps!
Transport: Sony BDP 5100 Blu ray player spdif PC using Musiland Digital Times WASAPI via BNC connection - DAC: DC-1->XLR XPA-1 , RCA->Basx A-100 CD: Denon DCD 600 PCM 61 DAC. RCA Amp: XPA-1 gen 2 using XLR connections. Speakers: Axiom Audio m80 V3, Sennheisser HD700 headphones. two pairs 12 guage each bi-wire speaker cables per monoblock Headphone amp: Basx A-100 (INCREDIBLE VALUE!!)
Other equipment: Asus Xonar essence ST Behringer UCA 202 Sennheiser HD600
That's a mighty small monitor for all those speakers. I think it's time to go to the Big Leagues ... :-)
It is a 55" plasma, it is only temporary! Projection is on its way. I need to decide how I want to proceed, though. I want a black projection screen, something like Screen Innovations Black Diamond, or Elite Screens CineGray5D, but those are not acoustically transparent. A 130" diagonal would completely fill the space between the two towers (118" wide or so), which is what I'm going for. The speakers are open back on the mids, so I need an acoustically transparent screen.
Post by flamethrower1 on Feb 17, 2017 19:28:39 GMT -5
Nice job on your build, they are a very nice sounding speaker design. Once you build these and hear them, the commercial designs that are out there just dont sound like much. I have built quite a few of Curts designs and all of them were very good sounding. Here is a shot of the Anthologys I am running now.
XPA3 XPA2 ERC3 OPPO BDP-105D DIY turntable with audiomods arm and ZYX 4D cartridge Bobs Devices CineMag PS Audio GCPH preamp XMC-1 Anthologys front end STATEMENT MONITORS STATEMENT II CENTER 15" TEMPEST SUB
I've been intrigued by the statement speakers. Some day I might build a pair for the bedroom. Nice Shoes.
JVC DLA-RS400 projector, CIH shrink method (DIY AT screen coming soon) B&W Nautilus 804 LR, HTM1 Cen (DIY 7pi LR and 4pi Cen coming soon) Four DIY 2pi surrounds Four DIY MFW-15 sealed subs with Crown XLS 1502 Rotel power amps: two RB-991 (2chx200wpc), one RB-993 (3chx200wpc) Oppo BDP-83, HTPC Win 10 and Kodi Emotiva UMC-200 System control by iRule, Lighting control by Insteon Nakamichi System 7: CA-7a preamp, CR-7a cassette, ST-7 tuner
Post by annjones13 on Nov 17, 2018 16:44:26 GMT -5
I just completed a set of Statements too. The mains are the Monitors and the original 4 driver center.. The mains sit on top of SB acoustics 10" ported base units with plate amps for stereo bass. All are wraped in red oak veneer. For movies I built a sealed Mach 5. 18"!sub powered b a beringer dsp6000. I chose the Monitors to allw more room for the 240. Screen. Some day I'll learn how to post pictures... Ann
Any reason for the black screen over a standard "high contrast" grey one? The grey ones are offered in a far wider variety of options, cost less, and, in my experience, lose no performance the I can tell over a fully black screen (provided the room is darkened). I agree with you that "bigger is better" when it comes to screens. But above about 100", don't you need some tensioners to keep the screen flat?
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