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Small Center for 1099

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Room is 14x17 but open on half of one side to a large living room. 9 ft ceilings.

I am going to be building 2x 1099 for LR, that is pretty much fully decided. I read the previous threads and didn't see any answers that were straight forward. My projection screen goes too low and my cabinet in front too high (18 inches and screen at 25 inches) for a 1099. 7 inches is not enough for anything. I can likely move it up to 10 inches though if I tweak things right. Are there any DIY centres that would nicely match the 1099 LR.

Just a side note: For a 5.2.2 what would you go with for the 2 surrounds and the 2 atmos units? Volt 6 or 8s?
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Two previous threads.

0 answers.

Room is 14x17 but open on half of one side to a large living room. 9 ft ceilings.

I am going to be building 2x 1099 for LR, that is pretty much fully decided. I read the previous threads and didn't see any answers that were straight forward. My projection screen goes too low and my cabinet in front too high (18 inches and screen at 25 inches) for a 1099. 7 inches is not enough for anything. I can likely move it up to 10 inches though if I tweak things right. Are there any DIY centres that would nicely match the 1099 LR.

Just a side note: For a 5.2.2 what would you go with for the 2 surrounds and the 2 atmos units? Volt 6 or 8s?
Why not stick a 1099 center on the floor? You could build a stand that would help aim it up. Another option would be to get an AT screen.

I would use V6s for both applications.

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Two previous threads.

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Room is 14x17 but open on half of one side to a large living room. 9 ft ceilings.

I am going to be building 2x 1099 for LR, that is pretty much fully decided. I read the previous threads and didn't see any answers that were straight forward. My projection screen goes too low and my cabinet in front too high (18 inches and screen at 25 inches) for a 1099. 7 inches is not enough for anything. I can likely move it up to 10 inches though if I tweak things right. Are there any DIY centres that would nicely match the 1099 LR.

Just a side note: For a 5.2.2 what would you go with for the 2 surrounds and the 2 atmos units? Volt 6 or 8s?

The horizontal 893 is 10.25" tall. It is designed by the same guy who did the 1099's. It would have the same look as your 1099's, just a bit smaller. I've got 3 893's across the front and I think they are great.

I turn the sharpness on my TV all the way up, because that's how I like my picture... real sharp.


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The horizontal 893 is 10.25" tall. It is designed by the same guy who did the 1099's. It would have the same look as your 1099's, just a bit smaller. I've got 3 893's across the front and I think they are great.
My room is like 22x14 but the way everything is organized is more like 16x14

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Hf guy did you use a veneer for your cabinets? Is that 1099s or 893s or both? That is a very nice setup.
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Late reply, they are all 1099 with mahogany veneer with a painted black baffle. I love them but the volt10 I use for surrounds would have been overkill.
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Its a mistake to say youre building 1099s and then not finding a way to fit the 1099 as a center too.

Whether behind an at screen or horizontal....if it doesn't fit dont do it. Build something else.

Making your center the limiting factor is a bad plan...think it over and if 1099s cant fit as 3 then i reco another build.

1099s are awesome btw...but so are others. My 2c is find a way
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@HFGuy where did you get that veneer? Any text or website that you can recommend as a guide for applying the veneer? You referred to the volt 10 as overkill I assume that is in regard to veneering? Sorry for all the questions but your setup is very similar to what i am wanting to do.

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Bought it from a Lee Valley. This was my first veneer job and all I did was watch some youtube videos. The only part I found tricky at all way how long to wait for the contact cement to dry before attaching the two pieces.
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I can likely move it up to 10 inches though if I tweak things right. Are there any DIY centres that would nicely match the 1099 LR.
https://www.diysoundgroup.com/home-t...-8-center.html

The 8 Center is 10 inches high, you can also use 1/2" birch ply to make the cabinet. Looking at the panels, it should not be a problem trimming a 1/4" off the top and bottom to make the bezel 9.5 inches high to allow adjustment with your 10 inch limit. The 1/2" thick birch ply being thinner and very stiff will allow the trim without changing the internal air space of the Alchemy 8 center so no worries there.

It is not optimum as running a horizontal 1099 center would be but life tends to get in the way. You can also "match" it if you like by using the Alchemy (Fusion 8) towers. The 8 center uses the same compression driver, the DNA-205 as the 1099 so something "matches" if that is important to you.

Good luck and time to get that 10 inches of vertical clearance. You can make a horizontal center that would fit 7 inches--you could but it would be a custom build and you can't use a SEOS horn. Much easier to move your screen or trim the legs on your cabinet to gain the space. If you can unscrew the legs, there are many different options for shorter legs at your local lumber yard or online. I'd rather take the cabinet to a furniture builder to make it shorter than go through the hassle of building a custom 7" tall center channel. Have fun with it!
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With the seos is having the horns at the same height is it as critical as conventional speakers?
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