I currently have a 7.1 home theater set up with the Energy Connoisseur line (C-9, C-3, C-C1). All is driven by an older Denon AVR 3806. I tried upgrading to Energy's newer Reference series, but I did not care for the sound (made in China now) it so am considering DIY options.
Since the usage is 90% home theater I am considering the Statement series. I plan on building the Statement center channel and as I was looking at the drivers, I had an idea! Why not take the removable front baffles/drivers out of the C-9's and make a new baffle with the same Statement center kit? It has the same number of drivers (2 woofers, 1 midrange, 1 tweeter) and even though the Statement woofers are slightly larger, they would still fit. I would also replace the Energy crossovers with the Statement kit. Here are the specs for the C-9:http://www.highfidelityreview.com/revie ... r-c-9.html
I have a very large HSU sub so do not need the added base that building the actual Statements would bring. I am trying to gain a bit more clarity and brightness that the original C-9's lack.
Seems like it would work as the towers are very solid but please let me know what you think as I am new to DIY for speakers.