More progress tonight (with pics this time).
Electric is done. I now have one 15A, one 20A, and a 30A for the clone. While shopping for the plug and outlet on Amazon, I couldn't find a standard outlet and plug that was in stock and wouldn't take 3 weeks to ship so I ended up getting a locking plug. Makes me chuckle everytime I plug it in.
Finally got the rack finished too. Cable management isn't the prettiest I've done but I think it's decent given I used all cables I had laying around. I've spent enough money on this project so far.
The only thing really screwing it up is the IR repeater. The cords aren't quite long enough to place it where I want it.
Also, if you haven't used these switches before they are awesome. The USW Flex Mini. It's a 5 port, POE powered switch for $30. No power cable necessary. Also it's MANAGED! If you run the ubiquiti controller, it's a fully managed switch. I got 2 of them and they are great. This one is providing the network access for the rack.
And some final shots of the rack all buttoned up. The extra space above the amps is eventually for atmos amps. Someday, I'll switch over to a balanced pre/pro and scrap RCA cables.
Still have to finish up a couple things like putting the drywall back on the wall and add some more velcro around the cable bundle. I did do some brief listening tonight and even without having time-aligned them. I just threw an HPF in the MiniDSP and fired them up. I can tell they add a lot. The MLP is close to equidistant from the front and rear 21's. I left the nearfields off for the time being as I didn't want they interfering and creating any more nulls. I did manage to tickle the clip light a bit on the PotP Barrel roll. Had to back off pretty quick. Wasn't expecting it to be that hot as I had already listened to othe EOT intro and it was only hitting -10. oops
Can't wait until I can get these dialed in and add the nearfields. I have all the headroom I need now. I will probably create some plugs and drop the tune to give me better extension. I think sacrificing port noise during demos will be worth the trade-off for more extension during normal movie watching. I'll see how it turns out.