So i carried them upstairs today, 3 flights of stairs, these things are not exactly light weight, Had to move some stuff around to make room, if you make note of the first pic I posted ion here you can see what i moved.
Old speakers and Sub moved out as well as the random chair (which is super comfortable BTW) Dropped down the Tempests and hooked them up. Ran them from the XPA-3 for most of the time
Initially i just tossed them down to confirm everything was working
Without the flash the woofer pretty much vanishes into the cab, not sitting flush is a non issue
Propped them up a lil after a bit as they are sitting really low currently. Plan is to raise them up almost 2 feet by placing them on the sub boxes when those get built, this works for now
Ran a wide spectrum of music through them, Everything from Classical to Dubstep. Good god these things can just scream at you. They play loud, extremely loud and clear. Running reference could get painful fast. I sit like 8 feet from them and was running them in 2 channel stereo set to large. these definitely will play lower then they are speced. Ill have specs next week but they handled http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gb3faOzvBk
perfectly fine. Same song on the opening scene in Art of Flight. Obviously didn't hit as low as a true sub but these would not disappoint as a 2.0 setup when played loud. Same with tracks from the Tron soundtrack. Was rocking some Dylan and someone who was here made the comment that it sounded like we were in a coffee ship in the 60s
Lows play low, highs play high but not too bright. on some tracks that hurt my ears at high volumes with other speakers these just sang along without the pain (assume because of no distortion)
Mic comes next week so no measurements until then. will be really interested in what the readings say.
I should get the fusions together this weekend - i wont have the things i'm waiting for from PE until Friday.
I see that EricH has been updating the sub flatpack info i can not wait!
I'm also gonna need to build stands for the fusions, im thinking sand filled PVC tri pole