Originally Posted by Jay1
Having a 400lb beast moved into place for you is definitely convenient, but maybe only worth the price of buying a dolly and 3 cases of beer for a few friends.
From a DIY perspective, dual 15"s in 9.5 ft3 internal (assuming cabinet walls are 2.25" thick, and plenty of bracing) tuned to 16hz isnt exactly ground breaking.
It seems there is a market for everyone, or Mr. Wilson wouldn't be in business. Those that don't blink an eye at paying that kind of money for Thor's Hammer (or any Wilson Audio product) probably don't drink beer or have friends that would help move the beast (they'd use the hired help). Although I really don't like the looks or style of their speakers all that much, they are quite unique and have the finest finishes I've ever seen on any product.
Putting it into perspective, the sales tax in California on Thor's Hammer (and a decent amp that can drive it) can almost pay for a Seaton SubMersive. Really kind of blows my mind. I remember standing in front of (and looking up at) the 650 pound Alexandria and thought to myself, "So this is how the rich wet their audio appetite."
BTW, that is some very nice looking speakers that you've built.
Music area: Magnepan 3.6, McIntosh MC2205 amp & C48 preamp, SVS SB13-Ultra, Oppo BDP 95, dbx 3BX, and assorted equipment.
Movie area: EMP Tek E5Bi (were rebadged to R5Bi), RBH/EMP Tek R55Ti, PSA S3000i, Denon X2000, Oppo BDP 83.