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I did this 1099 build a year ago. I ran across the pictures so I decided to post them in case it helps anyone. Although, it looks like I lost some pics! :eek:

Before I started this project, I made a feeble attempt in SketchUp to see what would fit on my wall. I wanted a killer Media room, but wasnt sure what would fit. I figured out that two Mini-Marty's would fit leaving enough room for a small AV cabinet/rack in between. I could then use the Mini-Marty's as stands for the 1099's... here is my noob sketchup (Don't LOL!):




The 1099's arrived extremely well packed. @EricH does an awesome job packaging the kits!

The CNC on these kits is totally awesome. So clean! (makes me want a CNC machine!)






Using a right angle, I went ahead and drew a line up each side panel so I could accurately place the internal partitions when it came time to glue them in place:



I assembled using wood glue (titebond II I think! or Gorilla wood glue.. both are good). I usually use a nail gun but these CNC kits are so perfect all you need are clamps:









After the glue was dry, i removed clamps and placed front baffle on the enclosure to see what this beauty was gonna look like! Also in this pic, you can see some of Erich's fine packing skills in the top right corner of pic!:



Unfortunately I can't find the pics of the center speaker :( but here are the Right and Left side by side (baffle not glued yet, it's just sitting on box so I can see them!):




I paid @mtg90 to assemble the crossovers for me since he has so much experience with them and he offers a killer deal! They were beautiful!:



I used Velcro to mount the crossovers in the center chamber:



I bought acoustic foam off eBay to line the outer chambers. The foam was really nice. I didnt glue it in yet, but I cut them all to perfect size. I wanted to glue the front baffle on first so I could make sure all seams were sealed. I glued the foam in after front baffle was installed. I used spray adhesive from Lowes or HomeDepot. Make sure you drill your speaker wire holes first! You don't want to have the foam wrap around your drill bit!:









In this pic you can see where I made sure there was room for ports! You don't want to block the port's airflow:





I glued the front baffles on. (More clamp porn!):






After they dried I removed clamps and started preping for finishing. I used Duratex. Unfortunately I can't find my pics of the Duratex application either! :mad: That's what I get for waiting a year to post my build thread!






I use a speaker terminal cup from PE. I used a router to flush mount it in the box. (again, no damn pics! argggg)

I used black paint for speaker holes and terminal hole. Then I duratex'd all the rest. I did 3 coats of duratex. If you use the 9" roller it's easier to avoid roller lines since the enclosure is narrow!

I put them on my Mini-Marty's as stands!



These things sound AWESOME. After a year, they are definitely broken in and sound better. I have a Denon 4520 powering them. On Bluray movies it's hard to turn it louder than -4dbs or so, they get extremely loud. With the 2 mini marty's, really anything louder than -10db on a Bluray gets ridiculous.

These 1099's are probably the best sounding speakers I've heard in a LONG time. They sound equivalent to my brother's old Whispers (if not better on some things), however the Whispers had killer mid bass with those 15" drivers! Pic:



My setup sounds better to me, not only because it's mine!, but because these 1099's are so damn good, in addition to the superior subwoofer system as well. I think I will try adding the mid bass modules next...
 

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awesome!


it is always tough to know if that killer midbass you are hearing is simply an spl thing, an eq thing, or something else as may be the case with the open baffle woofers on the whispers. the 1099's have a gentle rolloff in the bass iirc whereas the whispers may be a little flatter, so in room you get a little bump with the whispers. if you can give your 1099's a bump around 70-100hz, you may get some of the same effect assuming all else is good.
 

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awesome!


it is always tough to know if that killer midbass you are hearing is simply an spl thing, an eq thing, or something else as may be the case with the open baffle woofers on the whispers. the 1099's have a gentle rolloff in the bass iirc whereas the whispers may be a little flatter, so in room you get a little bump with the whispers. if you can give your 1099's a bump around 70-100hz, you may get some of the same effect assuming all else is good.
Look great. I agree with LTD02 also. I you wanna jack up the eq go for it. They can handle it.
Yeah, I need to spend some time with REW. So far all I have done is run Audyssey. I'm sure I need to tweak some more. It definitely could use some more midbass. My room has 12ft ceilings and is open concept into kitchen, dining room, breakfast room, and foyer; so my space might be killing the midbass. I'm debating on building the new MBM's from diysg. I might turn my mini martys vertical and place the MBM's on floor as stands for the 1099's. Not sure if that will work or not.. I'd have to measure the space on that wall, it's already packed! I might have to wait until we get our next house and have a dedicated room.

I also forgot to mention that I packed the center chamber with polyfil.

I put the gaskets on the box instead of the drivers.
 

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If you scroll up and down really fast, the egg crate foam makes you dizzy :D

Oh, this is an awesome build! Those 1099 look sick. Jealous guy right here!
LOL... yeah, i noticed that right after I posted! Was kinda fun!

Thanks cesar123!
 

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If you scroll up and down really fast, the egg crate foam makes you dizzy :D

Oh, this is an awesome build! Those 1099 look sick. Jealous guy right here!
I spent more time on that than I'd care to admit! :)
 
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