Well, this has been a long time in the making. Started looking into these sometime ago. Began correspondence with Erigh back in late January, trying to figure things out. But after 3 months, the pallet will be arriving tomorrow afternoon! Special thanks to @Erich H
for the endless back and forth emails answering questions, as well as @Mattcc22
for their advice and support.
Initially, I was looking into the Fusion and Volt lines. But, after some recommendations that there was a higher-end coaxial, and the HTM's being introduced, I went with the HTM12's ad Concentric8's. Should be interesting as as far as I know, there is almost no firsthand experience with the Concentric's, let alone direct comparison to the Volt's. We are planning on doing a GTG soon to compare and contrast some of the different options that DIYSG has. In attendance will be my HTM12's and Concentric8's, Matt's HTM10's and Volt10LX's, Chad's Fusion10's and Volt6's, and maybe @grnwnv
1099's. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I'll be sure to reserve spaces below for some listening impressions of them in my place and the GTG, and pics of the build along the way.
Speaking of the build, it's really going to be more of an assembly. Due to time constraints, lack of tools and logistics, I had Erich do a lot of the work. He already had assembled Concentric boxes ready to go and was able to have his cabinetry guy put together and sand the HTM boxes. I bought the pre-assembled Xovers by
. Matt and Chad offered to start an assembly line, but they're located up in Jacksonville, about 90 minutes away. And finding the same time off and getting free and trying to paint multiple coats would have taken many consecutive weekends over a month or two I fear.
So with most of the hard part done, I'll be painting them myself. Going to have a neighbor across the street help cut the terminal holes tomorrow night. I'll be using Skillz Latex Premier Primer in a Gray base. And, Behr's Marque in Carbon. Planning on 2 coats each but we'll see how it looks as I go. Many have said I may need only 1 of each. After that, it's just putting in the components and acoustic treatments. The Concentric8's come with Acoustic Foam and I'll be getting some Ultra Touch for the HTM's.