SDA-CRS as center channel for 1A’s?! Or klipsch RC-64

Sorry but I know this has to have been asked somewhere but I cannot seem to find exactly what I’m looking for. I have a Pair of SDA-CRS that I think would possibly work for tweeter matching. I’m either looking at doing this or looking into buying either the SVS prime center, SVS ultra center, or Klipsch RC-64. Whats the consensus on center channels for SDAs?

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,514
    SDA CRS would match better
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,348
    A single CRS+, with a Monitor 10 crossover makes an exceptional center.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • Joshwest90Joshwest90 Posts: 69
    A single CRS+, with a Monitor 10 crossover makes an exceptional center.

    What does the monitor 10 crossover change that the crs crossover doesn’t have?

  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,514
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    A single CRS+, with a Monitor 10 crossover makes an exceptional center.

    What does the monitor 10 crossover change that the crs crossover doesn’t have?

    No SDA woofer.
  • Joshwest90Joshwest90 Posts: 69
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    A single CRS+, with a Monitor 10 crossover makes an exceptional center.

    What does the monitor 10 crossover change that the crs crossover doesn’t have?

    No SDA woofer.

    Could you not unplug the dimensional woofer on the CRS

  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,348
    The Monitor 10 crossover is designed for a single tweeter, dual woofer configuration.
    The CRS crossover is not.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,514
    edited June 11
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    A single CRS+, with a Monitor 10 crossover makes an exceptional center.

    What does the monitor 10 crossover change that the crs crossover doesn’t have?

    No SDA woofer.

    Could you not unplug the dimensional woofer on the CRS

    Will sure but why? The crs+ should have bass down below 150hz. i believe unlike the earliest model that didn't play at all unless the cable was used. I'd give it a try and see how you like it first. Dave knows his stuff that i trust.
  • Joshwest90Joshwest90 Posts: 69
    These CRS were made in 84 they aren’t the + correct
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,514
    Blade blade interconnect and two tweeters then no.
  • Joshwest90Joshwest90 Posts: 69
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Blade blade interconnect and two tweeters then no.


    Yes blade/blade and two tweeters. So do I look for a different center or try it
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,348
    Disable one of the tweeters, and install the Monitor 10 crossover, done. Use the tweeter that's mostly in the center.


    auy0az0dceta.jpg
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • Joshwest90Joshwest90 Posts: 69
    Disable one of the tweeters, and install the Monitor 10 crossover, done. Use the tweeter that's mostly in the center.


    auy0az0dceta.jpg

    Would using both as a center cause an issue?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,533
    Yes, you will get lobing, and a comb filtering. Ideally, one full range driver per channel will deliver the cleanest sound, so the closer the drivers are to each other, the closer it will act as a single driver.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,514
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    Disable one of the tweeters, and install the Monitor 10 crossover, done. Use the tweeter that's mostly in the center.


    auy0az0dceta.jpg

    Would using both as a center cause an issue?

    Both tweeters or both speakers?
  • Joshwest90Joshwest90 Posts: 69
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    Disable one of the tweeters, and install the Monitor 10 crossover, done. Use the tweeter that's mostly in the center.


    auy0az0dceta.jpg

    Would using both as a center cause an issue?

    Both tweeters or both speakers?

    Both speakers
  • westmassguywestmassguy Posts: 6,348
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    Disable one of the tweeters, and install the Monitor 10 crossover, done. Use the tweeter that's mostly in the center.


    auy0az0dceta.jpg

    Would using both as a center cause an issue?

    Go with a single CRS.
    Home Theater/2 Channel:
    Front: SDA-2ATL forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/143984/my-2as-finally-finished-almost/p1
    Center: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/150760/my-center-channel-project/p1
    Surrounds & Rears: Custom Built forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/151647/my-surround-project/p1
    Sonicaps, Mills, RDO-194s-198s, Dynamat, Hurricane Nuts, Blackhole5
    Pioneer Elite VSX-72TXV, Carver PM-600, SVS PB2-Plus Subwoofer
    Cables: Speaker: Furez 10/2 with GLS Locking Banana Plugs
    Interconnect: Furez 10/2 with SpeakONs
    ICs: Custom Furez by Douglas Connections
    Den:
    Bose 901 Series II Continentals Restored, Re-Built Equalizer with Elna Silmic IIs, Sonicaps, and Silver Mica Caps
    Carver CT-3 Pre, Carver C-500

    dhsspeakerservice.com/
    Exclusive Distributor of Gimpod's Custom SDA Circuit Boards

    "And keep her under 70, would you, huh? Betty likes a slow ride"
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,028
    edited June 15
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Joshwest90 wrote: »
    A single CRS+, with a Monitor 10 crossover makes an exceptional center.

    What does the monitor 10 crossover change that the crs crossover doesn’t have?

    No SDA woofer.

    Could you not unplug the dimensional woofer on the CRS

    You wont like it that way. The one woofer will bottom out pretty easy since it's now having to try and drive the PR and a second woofer.

    I wired my CRS, SDA woofer with the other woofer so it was more like a 2 way 3 driver speaker. I dont remember (parallel or series) but I think it came out in the 5 to 6 ohm range. Made for a pretty capable center with plenty of bass. Dont forget to allow some room for the PR to breathe on the back.
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