My HTM-10 kits arrived last Thursday and I've worked on them a little each day since. Waiting for veneer to be delivered but figured I would start a build thread. Lots of pictures.
To say Erich and co. package their products well is a major understatement. There are speaker components in here somewhere (right?).
Ahh, this looks promising.
And finally, all unpacked. Took me almost an hour.
I had asked Erich via email if the front baffles for the kits were available without the rounded over front edges - They are not. So, as I intended to veneer these I had to make my own baffles and used the existing as templates. My deepest apologies to all at DIYSG for what is coming next...
This is what happens when you throw the bearing off of your old straight flush router bit. Try to not let that happen
Fast-forward, the new baffles on the left, original on the right.
All the pieces cut to size, bracing cut and ready for assembly.
A quick dry fit to make sure things look good.
Boxes assembled. What's wrong with this picture?
Lined with mattress topper, crossover installed. I used 1" lengths of stick pen tubes for standoffs on the crossovers.
Attach the front baffles. Can never have enough clamps!
And finally, in place. I will have to tear them down when I get the veneer, at that point I will spray the foam in the one on the right black, missed that earlier.
Initial impressions? Wow. I haven't taken any measurements yet, only ran Audyssey, and these things sound terrific. For both movies and music, super clear, and easily driven by my AVR. These are keepers!
Now I just have to figure out the center channel (a whole other can of worms - https://www.avsforum.com/forum/155-d...htm-6-kit.html
. Now thinking about using the HTM-6 kit with another Eminence 6.5" Alphalite, not sure if the existing kit xover would work in that alignment though)