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post #12511 of 12528 Old Yesterday, 07:37 PM
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3 way facilitates a center orientation nicely also.
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So we should be able to order some Volt 10"s soon ?

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Quick Update and photos on a New Speaker!

I don't normally like to post too much info about upcoming projects, but this is a something I've been wanting to get started for a long time. Different ideas for this speaker were floating around for about 1.5 years until I finally gave up looking for off the shelf parts and decided to go a different route. Couldn't find woofers that would work, or a waveguide......so new things needed to be made.

This took quite a bit of work to get to this point, but I'm happy to say that the 1099's little brother is now in the works.

My goal was an 8 ohm speaker using 8" woofers that could do 70hz in a smaller sealed enclosure or 'full range' in a tower and get down in the mid 30's. Eminence offered to help out and I got some different samples made up. One seemed to have a good mix of power handling, X-max, frequency response, and would work in a sealed or ported box. So it's finally time to get this little beast started.

To me this is a great sized speaker. Roughly 10.5" x 28" and I believe about 12" deep. That's even a nice size for a regular living room. Get out a tape measure because this bugger is smaller than it looks, but should put out some big sound.

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And the must have.....a rotating mid section so a center channel can be built.


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More info on the 1099's little brother:

All of this has just started to come together and will still take a little time to be done. Forum member Tuxedocivic (designer of the 1099) will be handling the design on this one as well. I just worked on the flat pack last weekend and need to send him the parts.

I ordered a bunch of the mids today because they're not a stocked item and are only built to order in larger numbers. I will be ordering the 8" woofers this week. I was told the mids will take about 80-90 days to get here, woofers will take about 50 days. My guess is that Tux will have the designs done by the time the woofers show up and I will have time to get all the crossover parts and flat packs made up. There might be a preorder set up after the 8" woofers get here, I'm not sure.
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Those look cool. I have a room they would fit nicely in. I'm in on the preorder.
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Oh NIIIIICEEEEE!
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Damn that looks great !!How overkill would they be for surrounds to my soon to be 1099s.
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Around these parts most say nothing is overkill. I'd actually agree this time, they should make a good surround provided the vertical coverage isn't to limited. I'll have to see what can be done about that.
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Can I ask a technical question regarding the design of this model. Is there a specific reason why you would use (2) side by side midranges in this new model ? I assume it's to get the sensitivity up ? But doesn't that come at a cost of coverage pattern and directivity ? and the million dollar question- is that seemingly worth it rather than using a single midrange in 3way - or a bigger CD/lower XO ? Where does the benefit of the dual mids side by side come into play?

(I don't mean to be questioning the design, I really want to know what the thinking is going into it).

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Its been discussed before, but here's the brief reasoning.

- sensitivity
- low height / baffle real estate
- directivity match
- bandwidth

A large mid basically doesn't fit on the baffle properly and a single small one doesn't have directicity or sensitivity.
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Hey Erich,
I know you are super busy but wanted to throw out an idea and I hope this thread is appropriate to do so.

It would be nice to have a notifier when kits are available via email. I believe it's called, extension - notify when products arrive. Open Cart offers it or WooCommerce wait list plug in for 49.00 per year. I think this would be a tremendous addition and take away a few emails you receive.

Thanks again for all you do.
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Around these parts most say nothing is overkill. I'd actually agree this time, they should make a good surround provided the vertical coverage isn't to limited. I'll have to see what can be done about that.
That is not the answer my wallet wanted to hear.
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I'm in on the preorder.
< excitedly heads over to DIYSG >

< clicks around with great hope in his heart >

You're a tease! There's no pre-order info yet... at least that I could find.

That looks *really* interesting. Might just be my solution, too.

With the expanded range of speakers coming, the "which one???!?" emails/posts will likely go up in volume. I bet everyone's ahead of the game, though, with comparative information and/or how-to-choose guides already in development? Maybe even some kind of Choose Your Own Adventure style of guided questions?

Good luck, and, as always, thanks to Mr. H, the designers, early adopters, build-log-writers, etc! Very cool.
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Hey Erich (or Tux), any idea what the sensitivity will be on the 1099's little brother? Looks like a great speaker.
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< excitedly heads over to DIYSG >

< clicks around with great hope in his heart >

You're a tease! There's no pre-order info yet... at least that I could find.

That looks *really* interesting. Might just be my solution, too.

With the expanded range of speakers coming, the "which one???!?" emails/posts will likely go up in volume. I bet everyone's ahead of the game, though, with comparative information and/or how-to-choose guides already in development? Maybe even some kind of Choose Your Own Adventure style of guided questions?

Good luck, and, as always, thanks to Mr. H, the designers, early adopters, build-log-writers, etc! Very cool.
I was jumping the gun on my comment " in on the preorder" I believe he is waiting for all parts to even think about pre orders. MY BAD
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I was jumping the gun on my comment " in on the preorder" I believe he is waiting for all parts to even think about pre orders. MY BAD
No "MY BAD" required! I was grinning the whole time I wrote that. : )

In addition to a "Sarcasm" font, the webbernetz really needs a universal "I'm smiling as I type this!" font. Someone get the IEEE on that.

Go new speaker designs! Very cool! (If only lived vicariously for some of us right now....)

Can't wait to see what else springs forth from this really quite astonishingly awesome group of hobbyists.
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Hey Erich (or Tux), any idea what the sensitivity will be on the 1099's little brother? Looks like a great speaker.
Should be around 93db. It could have been higher if a pro woofer was used, but there really aren't any pro 8" woofers with higher sensitivity that will hit 70hz in a sealed box or mid/upper 30's in a ported box.

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...there really aren't any pro 8" woofers with higher sensitivity that will hit 70hz in a sealed box or mid/upper 30's in a ported box.
Looks like next year's custom Eminence design commissioning!

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