Kain
Is there a minimum distance you need to be from the 8C for it to work/sound right?
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calentz
You neglected to specify the usage, single or multiples?
Carl
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Kain
Using them as side and back surround speakers.
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Mark_Seaton
Kain wrote:
Is there a minimum distance you need to be from the 8C for it to work/sound right?


With the woofers transitioning to the 8" coaxial around 250Hz, it's really a non issue past about 4'.  6' might be a theoretical ideal, but I've played with a pair of 8C's as monster desktop monitors and they measure and sound great.  The coaxial midrange-tweeter really means you are "far enough" past ~24".
Mark Seaton
Seaton Sound, Inc.
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FOH
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What he said ... essentially a non-issue due to inherent design attributes.

Currently my Cat12c LCRs are about 8'-9', but they've been config'd even closer for over a year or two with stellar results. Even the larger Cat12c, at relatively close listening distances of approximately 7' or so, seemingly suffers no driver-to-driver fusion issues that would negatively impact the experience with any significance.

Have fun
Kevin
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Kain
Great! Thanks for the replies.
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Kain
Another question. [biggrin]

Is it okay to have the 8C tucked in a corner or does it require some space behind and beside it to sound its best?
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jlanzy
My theater room is 19x14x8, closed, moderate acoustic treatments, carpeted floors, screen width 10ft.

Movies, action/scifi/horror/fantasy, no music, would the 8Cs as LCRs be a good fit or too much for that size room?   Listening levels are moderate, and have an 18 and a 15 inch sub.
jlanzy
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calentz
My temp HT is about that size & I have three Cat 12Cs and two upgraded SubMs up front. For the surrounds, I have four Polk 10Bs. My Listening level is moderate and I enjoy both music & movies.
Carl
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jlanzy
Thanks Carl, that pretty much allays my concerns that the often used descriptive term of 'dynamic' for the catalysts might overwhelm the room but if you're not sensing that with even larger, more powerful speakers I'm in the game for the 8Cs, if not the 12Cs !!
jlanzy
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audioguy
jlanzy wrote:
Thanks Carl, that pretty much allays my concerns that the often used descriptive term of 'dynamic' for the catalysts might overwhelm the room but if you're not sensing that with even larger, more powerful speakers I'm in the game for the 8Cs, if not the 12Cs !!


If you want Cat12C's then look HERE.  I am sure they are in perfect condition and less than new 8C's. Incredible offer.
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