Thanks Fatshaft and Electrodynamic (are you Nick?). I do have to say though, yesterday morning when I went to look at them again I could see all kinds of little blemishes that I didn't see the night before. Nothing like bright sun light coming in the room to expose any problems. I even found some brad nail holes in a few spots. However, it won't matter down in the basement and I'm totally satisfied with how they turned out.
Ok, here is one for you guys. I stacked all 8 in the front corners, 4 per corner and then realized I didn't have another rca to xlr cable so I was bummed thinking I couldn't fire up all 8. I called Kevin and he said to switch the back of the amp to parallel (it was on stereo) and then both sets of subs will get the same signal, which they will anyway until I get the sms-1 so it won't matter.
Here's the issue. When I did that and turned them all on for the first time I could hear a distinct rattling sound that sounded like it was coming from the drivers them selves. It wasn't real loud but still easy to pick out when all the speakers are off. So, like usual, I panicked thinking I'd screwed something up. I had something to do last night so I didn't get a chance to do anymore playing around until this morning.
So all evening/night I was under the impression that my subs rattle and I'm screwed. It drove me crazy and I even had bad dreams about it... which sucked because I'd wake up and realize it wasn't just a dream my subs do rattle!!
Well, just now I tried the subs back in stereo so that only 1 set of 4 is playing at a time - no rattle whatsoever from either set of 4 when I moved the xlr cable back and forth. However when I switched back to parallel and tried all 8 again, there it is the rattle is back. Any idea what is going on? Sounds like it's an easy fix, all I need is another rca to xlr cord.
I called radio shack last night and they said they don't have them (not that it means they really don't they are clueless) do you guys know where you can buy one from a store?