After much deliberation (and probably more to come, let's be real) I've decided on building 3 (LCR) of the 1299's. They'll be total overkill for my current setup, but oh well. My decision process started with the HTM12's, then the HT12's, then the 1099's and finally the 1299's (
). The HTM's are tempting, but I like the idea of the three-way design and the horizontal center combo, which led to the 1099's. Pre-upgraditis then made me think if I went that way I should just do the 1299's for better midbass and the larger wave-guide, and so I won't have regrets down the road.
My next thought was that I'd just build the 1299's sealed for ease of assembly, but after reading a ton of the 1299 build threads on here ( @blister64
) , I've decided to do ported instead. There's a ported design by @baniels
that looks great, double slot port tuned to 47 Hz. I'm a bit partial to the double slot port design.
I was thinking of co-opting his dimensions, bracing and port placement (and possibly the removable back portion for the crossover). Unfortunately his build thread was never updated with results after the build was completed. I'd like to confirm the box design with WinISD, but I don't run Windows so I'll have to find a work around. Can anyone provide some insight on this design or just a good ported design in general? If I make the ports slightly longer, that should lower the tune correct? I figure I'd port the center as well, unless that isn't advised.
The only issue I can see with these 1299's is that they'll make my 55" TV look like a fisher-price toy. I'll be replacing two bookshelf SVS Ultra speakers for what it's worth.