Originally Posted by Michael Rodriguez
Do you have a roundabout size on the ported 89X speakers? Also, did you get a chance to test this setup and would it require a different crossover?
I should measure it and post the dimensions here. It's about 10" wide, 28" tall, and maybe 12" deep... just going by memory. I'll try and remember to measure it.
I'll be testing it hopefully this weekend. I mean, I've tested it a lot, just not the final stuff that I want for presentation. If it keeps raining I'll present some things I have now just for preliminary purposes.
I'm not sure what you mean by a different XO? It's an entirely different speaker than the 1099 and does require a different XO. That's what I've been working on since May. If you use the 1099 XO in this speaker it won't sound good.
Originally Posted by rhodesj
The fact that it outperforms its big brother in several ways?
Ya just to be clear adding to what Erich said... Although there are some things I've mentioned that are better, the 1099 still has other attributes that are better. The 99db/w/m sensitivity for one. You probably know this, I'm just stating it to make sure others understand. I'd hate for someone to junk their 1099 and buy this speaker and wonder what the fuss is about haha.
Originally Posted by doc5150
Would the 893 work well as a center for the Fusion 15"s ? The 88 spec is so tall i'm not sure I can make it work under the tv
Or should i just go with 1099's and 893 center. Do the 1099's have midbass like a Fusion 15? I have 4 diy 15in subs for low end and my current speakers are Polk Monitor 70/cs20/ monitor 30/40 for surrounds. Music is where Im not happy with my setup and not sure which direction to go.
Tough question. Both the Fusion 15 / 88 Special and the 1099 / 893 setups would probably be excellent. The 1099s don't have much natural midbass. That is, if you just plug them in and let them play. But dual 10s are capable of just as much mid bass as a 15 if you need. The DIYSG kits all have a lot of similarities, but you're asking about two very different setups actually. I haven't heard the Fusion 15 / 88 special either. I wouldn't say the 893 doesn't match the Fusion 15, but I'd suspect it matches the 1099 better.
Hope that helps, sorry not very definitive.