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They're called the "Elusive 1099," but at this point they ought to be renamed the "Exclusive 1099s." If you have yours already (or they are shipping soon), welcome to the club.



My three 1099s arrived this past week. I'm in the middle of gathering a few final materials and parts. With very little wood or electronics experience I thought it would be fun to tackle a 3-way crossover design for my first build. Brilliant.



Special thanks to Ryan (Tux) for the design and Erich @ DIYSoundGroup for making these available. More thanks to Fatshaft for his overarching enthusiasm about his 1099s, and both he and Dtsdig for their well documented build threads, and also everyone else that has recently started a 1099 thread.
 

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That's the one I am planning on using, so I hope that the right one.
That one is correct. Tux just made some of the values of the caps on the drawing wonky such as 560nF = .56uF, etc. Still correct, just different to read and different from what the print on the actual components will say (.56uF).

There is also this one:
 

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Thanks. I forgot Tux updated his first post.
Yeah on the paperclip for the 1099 thread you can also get to the attachments of that thread. And there are multiple x-over designs and I get confused. I'm sure they are all relevant talking about tweaks but man it would be nice for there to be a repository of all design documents in one spot.

I am also hunting the dimensions for building the cabinet. I haven't had the chance to order the speaker kit yet from Erich but I thought I could at least look at cabinet makin' in the meantime (I don't need to order the flat pack).
 

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Yeah on the paperclip for the 1099 thread you can also get to the attachments of that thread. And there are multiple x-over designs and I get confused. I'm sure they are all relevant talking about tweaks but man it would be nice for there to be a repository of all design documents in one spot.

I am also hunting the dimensions for building the cabinet. I haven't had the chance to order the speaker kit yet from Erich but I thought I could at least look at cabinet makin' in the meantime (I don't need to order the flat pack).
You'll only need the schematic that I just posted above or use the one from the first post in the main 1099 thread, both are the same. Ignore all others.
As for the outer cabinet dimensions, they have been posted in several places and can also be found on the flat pack listing on DIYSG.
That states: 12 1/2" wide x 36 1/4" tall x 14 1/2" deep. You can figure out exactly where you'll need the dividers placed after you have the kits. :)
 

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I had my MDF delivered yesterday. I ordered 6 sheets of 4'x8' in anticipation of also building subs and surrounds for my next projects.

For anyone that might be in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, or Florida, you might want to check out OrderOnsite.com to see if they service your area. They are a building supply company that offers free delivery in select areas. I had seen them mentioned elsewhere on the forums, but I was skeptical about using them. I figured a 6 sheet order of MDF would make for a good trial run. Well, they delivered the sheets the next day. What's more, the cost per sheet was actually ~$5 less than the big box stores. If you factor in the $60 truck delivery fee from the big box stores I saved $90... and yes this was a residential delivery. I do not have a truck, but even if I did I think I would still use them just for the convenience. The only problem with the service is that they do not give you a delivery window. I think the website says that they try to make it by 2pm, but my order arrived around 5:30pm. I work from home so that was not an issue, but it is something to be aware of.

(dts, I accidentally posted this in your thread also thinking that I was in my own. Hopefully more people will benefit)
 

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An FAQ would be great. The first question should be: Why the hell did I decide to do this? :)

I made the speaker box blue in that mockup just to match the original artwork, but I actually kind of like it. I wonder how it would look with the woofers (I don't have them in front of me, but I remember them being slightly blue-ish). In reality I will probably stick with black Duratex to keep things simple. Everything will eventually go behind an AT screen. Or maybe I'll be contrarian and put the speakers right in front of the screen. Instead of saying "enjoy the show" I'll say "enjoy the speakers!"
 

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An FAQ would be great. The first question should be: Why the hell did I decide to do this? :)

I made the speaker box blue in that mockup just to match the original artwork, but I actually kind of like it. I wonder how it would look with the woofers (I don't have them in front of me, but I remember them being slightly blue-ish). In reality I will probably stick with black Duratex to keep things simple. Everything will eventually go behind an AT screen. Or maybe I'll be contrarian and put the speakers right in front of the screen. Instead of saying "enjoy the show" I'll say "enjoy the speakers!"
A much as I would love to have a "proper" theater setup with an acoustically transparent screen some day, I will really struggle with hiding my speakers behind it. I really like seeing the speakers that I built! I also love being able to watch the subs move when scenes get crazy! Maybe I'll see it differently when the time comes.
 

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A much as I would love to have a "proper" theater setup with an acoustically transparent screen some day, I will really struggle with hiding my speakers behind it. I really like seeing the speakers that I built! I also love being able to watch the subs move when scenes get crazy! Maybe I'll see it differently when the time comes.
I know what you mean. I am going to have to do a backlit setup and/or a screen frame that tilts up to reveal the engine under the hood. My cabinet will just be the standard size... square... black... and I already feeling angst about hiding them away. I can only imagine how you must feel with your curves (that doesn't sound right... I'm talking about the speakers)
 

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I can only imagine how you must feel with your curves (that doesn't sound right... I'm talking about the speakers)
Well, I'm working on losing some of my own curves, but my wife's....well they are damn near perfect, if you ask me! :D:D:D
 

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I LOVE being able to see mine. The few friends I have had over look at me like I am nuts! They are huge for many not in this hobby, and my room is small (10'x12') with a 120" screen.

Best part is I'm not done yet. I want to build 2 18" ported subs that will make my front look like I am completely insane!

Wish I knew anyone that shared my love of A/V gear.
 

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Half wall behind the couch that's open to the rest of the house. Future bar location behind the couch
 

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There's not any polarity to any of the crossover components, right? I feel like I read somewhere that with inductors you are better off using the wire coming out of the middle of the coil as one polarity or another, but it doesn't seem like it should matter. Wanted to confirm before I start wiring these puppies up.
 
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