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Rec's for new HT setup

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    So I am getting the itch to build new HT speakers but am on the fence of where I want to head with the new ones. I am fairly certain I want to go pro-audio. The LFE is gonna change a little but mostly stay the same, just put the 18's in horn's and out of the undersized sealed enclosures and keep the 13's in their oversized sealed.

    I have always wanted to build the DIYSG Elusive 1099's, but am looking and weighing other options, and honestly would love some recommendations. I'm planning on pulling my screen out from the wall, going AT, and putting speakers behind them. The E99's are about as big as I would like to go, about 3ft tall. For surrounds I was thinking volt's of some variation.

    Room is approx 14x17. I figure I can go with a cutoff of 60ish hz for the front stage. Seating is approx 8-10 ft from the screen.

    Thanks!
    Builds - C-Killa - Speedsters - LithMTM - Talking Sticks - Pocket Rockets - Khanspires - Dayton RS Center - RS225/28A - Kairos - Adelphos - SEOS TD12X - Dayton 8 - Needles - 871S - eD6c - Overnight Sensations - Tritrix (ported) - Lineup F4 - Stentorians - The Cheapies - Tub Thumpers - Barbells - Tuba HT - Numerous subwoofers - probably missing a few...... :p

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    The DIYSG HTMs come in two sizes and would be matched and coherent. Looks like the smallest size is gone. The DIYSG Titans are overkill.

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      After some research, I decided on the 1299's for L/C/R. So far, I only have the center built in the stock dimensions and it seems to do very nice. Currently have Statement II's for L/R, but those are going to my living room for just 2-channel use. I built my 1299 L/R as tall, sealed towers at 53" tall, so a bit out of your dimensions haha. I will say that to level match my center to mains, the L/R are set at +3db, but my center is at like -11db I don't have the drivers for the L/R yet, but the towers will at least be ready.

      This probably didn't help much, but this is the route I am going. I am also between the Volt 6 and Volt 8's for my surrounds, but they sound like they should match pretty well.

      Josh
      Current
      Denon AVR-X4100W A/V Receiver
      Emotiva XPA-5 5 channel amp & Emotiva Mini‑X A‑100
      2 Behringer Europower EP2500 amps
      2 FI SSD 18" subwoofers in 15cuft Sonotubes tuned to 15Hz
      Family Room Speakers: Statements II's LCR, Polks 50's surround
      4 Dayton ME650C In-ceiling for Dolby Atmos
      Living Room Speakers - Amiga's/Core 2's depending on the day
      4 RS100-4's in cubes full range for gazebo
      Nano Neo's for PC with Front Ported Voxel Subwoofer
      Previous build - TriTrix, XPS Foam Flat Panel Speakers

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      • #4
        I had the HTM-10's before having to downsize and was able to compare them to Fusion-10's, a speaker with a SEOS-12, DNA360, AE TD12M woofer, and sealed Volt-10's. The HTM-10's were so much fuller and smoother sounding than the Fusion-10's. The HTM's even sounded slightly better than the design with the more expensive AE woofer. The Volt-10's actually sounded really good as well, I would place their sound between the Fusion and HTM. I have not heard the 1099's so can't comment on that, but you would be happy with the HTM's I'm sure, as they had a really nice detailed, smooth sound with music and also did great with movies.

        I have also heard the Volt-6 and would not recommend unless you just want loud. They didn't really impress me at all when playing music. For loud movie surrounds I guess they are decent. I would definitely recommend going with the Volt 8 or 10 over the 6. I even talked to the designer, Matt Grant and he said the same, that the 8 and 10 are much better sounding.
        My RSS390HO 15" sub build

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        • #5
          Originally posted by vega406 View Post
          After some research, I decided on the 1299's for L/C/R. So far, I only have the center built in the stock dimensions and it seems to do very nice. Currently have Statement II's for L/R, but those are going to my living room for just 2-channel use. I built my 1299 L/R as tall, sealed towers at 53" tall, so a bit out of your dimensions haha. I will say that to level match my center to mains, the L/R are set at +3db, but my center is at like -11db I don't have the drivers for the L/R yet, but the towers will at least be ready.

          This probably didn't help much, but this is the route I am going. I am also between the Volt 6 and Volt 8's for my surrounds, but they sound like they should match pretty well.

          Josh
          Curious, have you had a chance to see how the 1299 sounds compared to the Statements when not pushing out of their limits? I realize you only have a center completed but any details appreciated as I have a friend contemplating the 1299's.
          My RSS390HO 15" sub build

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          • #6
            Click image for larger version  Name:	Fusion 8a, 6Pi, Tribute, Continuum and 3Pi.jpg Views:	1 Size:	179.7 KB ID:	1401074 If the room has appropriate corners, consider the Pi Speakers 6Pi (corner in the photo). Outstanding performance and great value. The DIYSG Titan is similar in layout to the 6Pi and merits strong consideration. Two-way designs to consider include the Pi Speakers 3Pi (right most speaker in the photo) or 4Pi and the DIYSG HTM series. Note how large these are compared with the DIYSG Fusion 8a (left of 6Pi), Tribute (right of 6Pi) and Continuum (left of 3Pi).

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            • #7
              Some awesome info!!! Thanks for sharing, I’ve definitely got some reading and research to do.

              Builds - C-Killa - Speedsters - LithMTM - Talking Sticks - Pocket Rockets - Khanspires - Dayton RS Center - RS225/28A - Kairos - Adelphos - SEOS TD12X - Dayton 8 - Needles - 871S - eD6c - Overnight Sensations - Tritrix (ported) - Lineup F4 - Stentorians - The Cheapies - Tub Thumpers - Barbells - Tuba HT - Numerous subwoofers - probably missing a few...... :p

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mattcc22 View Post

                Curious, have you had a chance to see how the 1299 sounds compared to the Statements when not pushing out of their limits? I realize you only have a center completed but any details appreciated as I have a friend contemplating the 1299's.
                I felt like the vocals are a bit more forward on the 1299's and easier to hear dialog. I did have the Statements II center and it was nice. There is more bass with the Statements II center, but more midbass impact on the 1299's. The sensitivity is easy to see as the 1299's are very easy to drive, but I am pushing all of these with an Emotiva XPA-5, so power isn't an issue here. I feel like you need good subwoofers to complement the 1299's whereas the Statements can be very satisfying full-range. There really isn't a right or wrong answer and both are excellent. I wouldn't get rid of my Statements, but for straight up HT, the 1299's just seem to be the better option. This is just my opinion and others may agree or disagree
                Current
                Denon AVR-X4100W A/V Receiver
                Emotiva XPA-5 5 channel amp & Emotiva Mini‑X A‑100
                2 Behringer Europower EP2500 amps
                2 FI SSD 18" subwoofers in 15cuft Sonotubes tuned to 15Hz
                Family Room Speakers: Statements II's LCR, Polks 50's surround
                4 Dayton ME650C In-ceiling for Dolby Atmos
                Living Room Speakers - Amiga's/Core 2's depending on the day
                4 RS100-4's in cubes full range for gazebo
                Nano Neo's for PC with Front Ported Voxel Subwoofer
                Previous build - TriTrix, XPS Foam Flat Panel Speakers

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