I was looking for a cool center channel design. Most were either small wimpy designs or huge unsightly clunkers. When I saw the Cynosure at Parts Express DIY showcase I was hooked.
I wanted to build this speaker but being me, I also wanted to make it mine by changing it. Planning to mount this atop my HDTV, which is quite a bit wider than Darren's two foot wide design, I redesigned the enclosure's shape. Twice as wide but half as deep kept the internal volume the same as Darren's & worked with my four foot wide HDTV. This also allowed me to place the four bass ports on the front, rather than the sides. This was important as I would be mounting this speaker recessed in a wall.