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Hi guy's I'll be building these new HTM-10 speakers that DIYSG just launched a few weeks a ago. The plan is to use these for all my surrounds side and rear. I bought the kit with out the flat pack due to them being 1 inch to wide for all my columns in my room. I be building the box with the same volume as the flat pack but making the depth of it wider. All these will be powered through my Emotiva 7 channel amp and Marantz SR7010 AVR.

Today when I was leaving to go to work FEDEX showed up with the kit so tonight when I get home I'll post pictures of the kit. Once this project is done I run these up front as my left and right channel for a day to see how these will play with my 8 subs in my room. I know there's a few guys out there wondering if these can be used as mains.
 

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I'm looking forward to this build as well. My drywall guy just asked to buy my 1099s from me. I'm debating whether I should order the HTM-12 to compare with the 1099s. Then I could keep whichever set I like best and sell him the other set.


You would be the first to test them out. I bet a ton of guys including myself would like to know the sound difference between the two. That would be pretty active thread if you did that. My vote is to do it!
 

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You would be the first to test them out. I bet a ton of guys including myself would like to know the sound difference between the two. That would be pretty active thread if you did that. My vote is to do it!
I'm with Mike....DO IT VIC!!

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I can call dman and see if he's ok with doing that. That's who I built the 1099's for. He's about 1 HT away so it's hard to get out there but I'll try to make time once these are done.
 

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Need pics!
Looking forward to these making noise and the review.
I may go AT and that would allow going thin and as wide as I want.
Are these built yet ;)
 

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I can call dman and see if he's ok with doing that. That's who I built the 1099's for. He's about 1 HT away so it's hard to get out there but I'll try to make time once these are done.
Hm, is that some new AVS lingo that I havent learned yet? How far is 1 HT? Is that next door, next city over, what? How do I convert Home Theater into time/distance? LOL, sorry Mike, had to give you a hard time on that one, couldn't pass it up

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Need pics!

Looking forward to these making noise and the review.

I may go AT and that would allow going thin and as wide as I want.

Are these built yet ;)


No there not built yet I'm starting tomorrow on that. I hoping tonight to have another sub box built for my buddy I've been working on for the last few days. I just need to clamp a few more panels and then it's pretty much done. I sold him my JBL cs1214's so once the clamps come off in the morning I'll start on mine.

I liked the way Matt and Erich were thinking when these were designed keeping the depth of the boxes narrow it helps a lot in HT rooms with not a lot of space.
 

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Without an At screen many are doomed to skinny width speakers to max the screen. This often forces the wides closer or next to side walls. That is my problem. Plus the center has to go under or over.

I don't have much room depth, so an AT screen will allow speaker width, but speaker depth pushes the screen into my limited depth...

I wonder how much differnce there is between the wider seos Vs a narrow seos for off axis dispersion? Or whatever horizontal clarity is called. I would like to improve my off center horizontal vocal clarity. Like up to 45 degrees for my single row wide theater CHEAP seats. 1 row theater for me....
 

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Show in tell time
First is the box

Erich really knows how to pack these take a look at the side it's lined with more cardboard and foam to insure nothing gets damaged during the shipment.

After a few mins getting everything out here's what comes it. The ten inch speakers btw will be at my house next week from Erich.



The baffles are 1 inch thick and with the cut out for the speaker to sit flush I'm not sure if I'll use any backer blocks behind it since it already has about a 1/2inch to screw on to it.

The crossover parts I showed in the pictures that are layed out are just for one speaker the other xo parts are still in the bag. Man @mtg90 that's a lot of parts to install on the board looks like this was really thought out great work man!

Again the two 10 inch speakers will be at my house next week once they get here and I'll post pictures of them to they do come with the kit so no worries if any one is wondering about that.
 

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The columns in the room were these HTM-10's will be installed. I'm buying two more this week for the rear surrounds.


Now the rear surrounds


Behind the fabric frames in the columns... if anyone wants to know what fabric I used it was the black DMD fabric.
PI Bass reflex 2 speakers coming out
 

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Tasty!
These kits look too perfect. Not my style. Maybe I can get in on seconds or shipping mishaps after the first 100 are sold? ;)
If these 10 inchers rock I think I am in for the 12s for the front stage. At 8" MLP they should be more than plenty. I just need a few e.q. Channels to overload the mid bass...?
 

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wish i could upgrade my speakers every 3 months... :D:D

looking forward to this thread..i got my eyes on those beauties..

great job as always Mike!!!
 

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Today when I was leaving to go to work FEDEX showed up with the kit so tonight when I get home I'll post pictures of the kit....


I vote eng-399 as the employee of the year! C'mon, how many of us would bailed on work under these circumstances (no need to raise your hand, the boss may be watching).


Really nice looking space, the HTM's seemed tailor made for those columns. I love wide but thin speakers, they just are so much easier to position in a room yet still have the required cu ft.
 
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