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    Default Monitor 7c's DIY covers = M7c 'Stealth'

    So a while ago I found some M7c's for $50 on CL, they were dirty and the fabric, vinyl and frames were also in very bad shape, but they sounded just wonderful so I started thinking about making them look better. First picture is the speakers in original condition. Second picture is of the frames after a bit of work and new fabric, did you catch the Polk Audio logo is in the wrong position? Well during clean up I checked to see if the Magnetic field would bother my TV, and since it did not I thought about using one as a center channel. The sound plays well with my RTA-12c's as my mains but the vinyl was in poor shape so I thought about making a black 'sock' I could stretch over the speaker and minimize the years of abuse.The third picture is the 'sock' on the speaker. The fourth picture is of the M7c 'Stealth' in place as a CC. I have since upgraded my Sony AVR with a Harmon Kardom AVR 230 with pre-outs for future upgrades. The next hot item is to replace the rear surrounds as I am still using the AR satellites that were part of my original HTIB set up. A fleeting thought was to find another set of M7's but at 30lbs I might look at smaller vintage Monitors maybe 4's or 5's.

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    That's a good idea and it looks great. Enjoy!

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    The pictures are out of order cause I got an error message from the first picture which should post here:
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    Use them both as a center channel with the tweeters to the inside. I bet that would sound bette than it already does.

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    BL I thought about that, how do I wire them? Is it safe on my AVR to push both speakers out of the same CC out?

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    Wow!

    Those really look good. Great job.

    Please research this if you can before doing it.

    But if it were me I would just wire the postive to postive and negative to negative from both speakers and run it to the center channel on the AVR. I believe in doing this you are taking two 8 ohm speakers and dropping the the load to 4 ohm's. So just make sure your AVR can handle a 4 ohm load and you should be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaggedLancer View Post
    Use them both as a center channel with the tweeters to the inside. I bet that would sound bette than it already does.
    If you go this way let us know how it turns out. Several years ago I had a receiver with two center channels outs and decided to try it. I read several articles at the time that warned of "creating a stereo image" and disrupting the dialog clarity advantages of a single center. I'm sure it may be speaker dependent but my experience was that the warnings were true. It did not sound good at all. I was using NHT's Zeros.
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    Center=Polk CS10, Surround = Athena Dipoles, Sub= Boston 12HO
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    I like the way it sounds, so I'll keep it the way it is (just one monitor 7) for now. The AVR is a Harmon Kardon AVR 230 with pre-outs, I guess I could power one with the HK's power and another one from the center pre-out to another amp... I'll roll with the way it is for now and keep my eyes open for a pair of Monitor 5's to replace the surrounds, Vintage Polks all the way around!

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