I plugged my first board in for a test.... No sound. Ugh. Where do you even begin to diagnose no sound. I went through the wiring. Everything checked out. I gave all the wires a quick tug to see if anything was loose. Nope, everything was snug. What could it be... My receiver is brand new, though never tested since.... I don't have any speakers. My source is an old DVD player, but I didn't have a display hooked up to it (everything is just kind of strewn across the couch for this test).
Well, I finally checked the little tiny display on the DVD player and noticed that it was paused! I must have hit play twice on the unit by accident. I hit play again and - and I don't use this phrase lightly: O.M.G. The drivers came alive. At first I couldn't believe my ears... how crisp the sound was. The DVD was an old Sponge Bob Christmas special. My wife said it sounded like Sponge Bob was in the room.
Now I've never owned a great pair of speakers, so take this with a grain of salt, but even with the drivers haphazardly laying around they sounded better than any speaker I've ever owned. This is by no means my review. I still have a ways to go, i.e. two more crossovers plus the cabinets, but this has me super excited.