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Looking to upgrade, need DIYSG recommendations

I am not sure which direction to go regarding 1099's, 1299's, 1899,s or Fusion 15's.

I have been fairly happy with my current speakers up to a certain volume level. When that certain point is reached (around -14ish for movies and -15 to -10 for music depending on the singer and source material) they start to get fatiguing in a hurry.
My listening habits are 80% HT and 20% music with the emphasis on female vocals.

I currently have RF7II's and a RC64II for fronts. My surrounds are RS52II's .
Sub duties are handled by 2 PSA XS30's.
I will be powering whatever I get with my Emotiva XPA5, though if more power is actually NEEDED I can work with that.

My main goal is better overall dialogue or clarity and a taming of the upper freq's at higher volumes. I do like detail but the RF's reach a certain point then get start getting harsh.
I do want equal or greater volume capabilities. I have a large open floor plan Kitchen/dining/living room that is 30' X 23' half of which is the living/HT area.

I will need a horizontal center channel and there are limits on how tall it can be based on my TV's bottom edge. I am guessing a 1299 is as large as I could go for a center. The HT rack will need to be modified/shortened or possibly replaced since the 893 is too tall to fit there as is.

Size is not a deal breaker for L/R speakers as a WAF is not involved. Surround speakers will still need to be mounted in the same spot as the current speakers so there is an upper limit on size for those.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and help!

P.S. Budget is not really an issue based on prices I see on the DIYSG website. I was considering the JTR Noesis 210RM briefly. But at 6k+ for L/R/C I figured the law of diminishing returns was really kicking in.
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I'd add the Titans and HTMs to your list.
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i got rid of my rf7s and got 1099s couldnt believe the difference. i made money selling the rf7s and upgraded big time
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Any of the DIYSG speakers are an awesome bang for the $$. Decide what your budget is and go with that. Don't forget subs are a must for some of the DIYSG kits.


You may also want to consider adding acoustic treatments. You have a large echo chamber there.

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i got rid of my rf7s and got 1099s couldnt believe the difference. i made money selling the rf7s and upgraded big time
I didn't sell mine, but did change like this gentleman.. The difference was fantastic.. I use an Emotiva XPA3 old 2009/2010 version.. 200 wpc and these 1099s really sound great and effortless. Very clear sounding. The RF7's are great and all, but since I'm using Multiple Subs anyway, I don;t need em. lol 1099 or better..

$3000 for my front 3 Klipsch ousted by $1500(Total Build)... Marketing at its finest. lol ... Klipsch made a killing off gullible people like me.. I use the Klipsch for my family room since they do look great. But the more DIY you do, the better you'll get.

I'm soon gonna get rid of my RS62's for Volt 8's or 10's. DIY all the way.

I hope this helps.
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A big room like that ... go with the big speakers - 1899s and a 1299 for the center. That's my vote.
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A big room like that ... go with the big speakers - 1899s and a 1299 for the center. That's my vote.
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A big room like that ... go with the big speakers - 1899s and a 1299 for the center. That's my vote.
Hmm after some measuring it looks like I could get a 1299 center shoehorned under my TV by reducing the height of the rack to the same level as the subs flanking it. I would also have to reduce the air gaps for everything and probably remove my 15-20 year old Marantz CC67 5 disc CD player. But it is feasible and the thought is growing on me!

I have a question regarding the 1899. How stable is it when sitting on carpet at only 14.5 deep ?

Sharp 80 inch, Klipsch RF7ii's, RC64ii, RS52ii's, PSA XS30 X 2, Emotiva XMC-1, Oppo 103D, Roku 3, Emotiva XPA5, Marantz CC67, Panamax Surge and Harmony One remote
Garage: UMC-200, Roku2 , Emotiva Airmotiv 5's,Crown XLI 800, HSU TN1225 SUB, Vizio 24" TV.
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Any of the DIYSG speakers are an awesome bang for the $$. Decide what your budget is and go with that. Don't forget subs are a must for some of the DIYSG kits.
Got the subs covered.

Sharp 80 inch, Klipsch RF7ii's, RC64ii, RS52ii's, PSA XS30 X 2, Emotiva XMC-1, Oppo 103D, Roku 3, Emotiva XPA5, Marantz CC67, Panamax Surge and Harmony One remote
Garage: UMC-200, Roku2 , Emotiva Airmotiv 5's,Crown XLI 800, HSU TN1225 SUB, Vizio 24" TV.
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I have a question regarding the 1899. How stable is it when sitting on carpet at only 14.5 deep ?
I might let someone else answer that more fully since I haven't seen one in person, but my gut tells me a big speaker like that is going to be pretty heavy and really isn't ggoing to move around and will be pretty stable.

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