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WTL - Want to Listen (Cohesive 893s, Elusive 1099s, Aggressive 1299s)

I’m taking a shot in the dark. Does anyone within a decent driving distance of Indianapolis have a L/R/C of 893s? Or 1099s? 1299s?

Just wanting to get my ears on some at some point. Honestly most interested in the 893s as the size is what I was hoping for width wise....

But beggars can’t be choosers...


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I’m taking a shot in the dark. Does anyone within a decent driving distance of Indianapolis have a L/R/C of 893s? Or 1099s? 1299s?

Just wanting to get my ears on some at some point. Honestly most interested in the 893s as the size is what I was hoping for width wise....


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I’m building a trio of 893’s. When they are done you’d be welcome to come listen.
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I’m building a trio of 893’s. When they are done you’d be welcome to come listen.

HOT DAMN! Your what, ~5 hours one way?


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Honestly most interested in the 893s as the size is what I was hoping for width wise....
The 893s are no longer available and I'm not sure if Erich has any plans to bring them back. You might get lucky and find someone selling theirs.
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The 893s are no longer available and I'm not sure if Erich has any plans to bring them back. You might get lucky and find someone selling theirs.


I’m well aware, however the question remains, when the time is right to buy, do I wait for 893s to pop up used somewhere, or go with the new bigger 99s, or something else entirely......


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If you find yourself in the Asheville NC area, I have a pair of 1299's you're welcome to listen to.


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If you ever are in Minneapolis/St Paul you are more than welcome to check out my 893s.

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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If you have the space,I vote for 1299's.I do not and have been very happy with my raw 893's(soon to be veneered).I'm much further west than the others posting so far.
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If you have the space,I vote for 1299's.I do not and have been very happy with my raw 893's(soon to be veneered).I'm much further west than the others posting so far.

Yeah the issue is the width (which becomes height for the center).

The 893 was pushing it.... the 1299 will not fit in my space as it stands.... but it would provide better scale for my 16” in diameter Sonotubes.....

That said I’ve debated the Apollo MTMs too (4 ohm less efficient IIRC), especially w some passives (as seen in another thread here).

I even debated Titans for L/R and then the 612DC for a center, but that’s even more height.

I have MORE then enough power to drive anything for my setup, but being able to NOT need it would be nice....

Plus I have enough sub power to handle from 80hz down. Want something to keep up with my subs easily from 80hz and up, and for simplicity prefer sealed...

Hence really wanting to hear 893s as I might wait around to buy (once I have money in hand) until a pair come up.


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I understand about the height/width for the center.That is why I ended up with the 893's.I put it off for too long and they were discontinued.I had(still have) the Fusion 8 center.It fits well also.I like the 893 much better though.

Somehow Erich found the parts and had three baffles.I originally wanted the flatpacks for ease of build and my disgust of MDF dust.

Sometime in the future I might go with another L R design with more midbass and pair them with the 893 center.
I really need that size for a center channel.
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I live in the SF Bay area, and I would also love an opportunity to hear any of the 893/1099/1299 series, if there are any generous souls who would accommodate me.
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Yeah the issue is the width (which becomes height for the center).

The 893 was pushing it.... the 1299 will not fit in my space as it stands.... but it would provide better scale for my 16” in diameter Sonotubes.....

That said I’ve debated the Apollo MTMs too (4 ohm less efficient IIRC), especially w some passives (as seen in another thread here).

I even debated Titans for L/R and then the 612DC for a center, but that’s even more height.

I have MORE then enough power to drive anything for my setup, but being able to NOT need it would be nice....

Plus I have enough sub power to handle from 80hz down. Want something to keep up with my subs easily from 80hz and up, and for simplicity prefer sealed...

Hence really wanting to hear 893s as I might wait around to buy (once I have money in hand) until a pair come up.


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That's amazing, you and I are in almost the same boat. I started by looking at the Apollos and the Helix, but after much reading decided that I really want a SEOS based design for HT duty. I'm leaning strongly toward 893 as the CC, if I can get Erich to find some drivers/baffles somewhere in his backlog of parts. If I can't get that, I will go with the 1099 as the CC, and HTM-8's for the L/R channels. Larger speakers I probably can't fit within my floorplan.
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I live in the SF Bay area, and I would also love an opportunity to hear any of the 893/1099/1299 series, if there are any generous souls who would accommodate me.
I recently completed some 893's.I'm in the Sacramento area.Let me know when/if you'll be in the area.If you can fit it, a 1099 center would be very nice.
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I recently completed some 893's.I'm in the Sacramento area.Let me know when/if you'll be in the area.If you can fit it, a 1099 center would be very nice.


How do you like your 893’s? What speakers did you have previously?

I sent Erich an email recently asking if they might become available again at some point.


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cracks me up, of the people in this thread, one bought my 893's and another had reached out to get them. oh how I wish I had built them just to hear em.. anyways here's hoping they end up making someone happy Think i've talked myself into the Titans for my dedicated build i'm working on now.... After I get done building some um-18 boxes over the next few weeks...

Hope to see the 893 build thread sometime soon
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How do you like your 893’s? What speakers did you have previously?

I sent Erich an email recently asking if they might become available again at some point.


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I like them a lot.They sound really good with movies,TV and music.Great mids and highs. I'd like a bit more mid bass though.
My room needs some work.When I do that they'll sound even better.
I had NHT 2.5i with a NHT Audiocenter 1.I replaced the center with a Fusion 8 center.My first entry to the DIY Soundgroup speakers.It's a good center channel but I prefer the 893 center.
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I am in St Louis with 3x 1099s across the front. Love them! Eric the owner of DIYSG is in Cincy. If you visit, don’t eat the chili.
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If you ever find yourself in southern california, I've got a front stage of 1099's you're welcome to check out
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