The Lexan came in and I was finally able to finish my first Alpha this last week!
Here are a few pics installing the Lexan. I'm glad I added a window, but it shows every speck of dust, etc... But seeing the driver on this beast in action through the window is unreal!
I had to use some temporary screws to screw into the aluminum bar at the bottom of the Lexan, until I can get to the hardware store and get some short black screws to match.
Also I wasted some gasket tape, and should have drilled the pilot holes before installing the gasket tape. Doing it the other way around embedded wood shavings into the tape, which you could have picked out and been fine, but it looked really bad being behind clear Lexan. (EVERYTHING SHOWS).
Here is a pic of the final cabinet after I convinced my brother and a few other guys to help me "carry", push, kick, shove the thing upstairs. It actually moved fine on a dolly, but is SUPER heavy.
I've got a Crown XLS DriveCore 2 2502 coming that I plan to use longterm to drive it. For now I used a 1502, and bridged it worked pretty well, no clipping, and plenty loud at about halfway in my temporary space while the theater room is being built. It sounds really good, and after tweaking the MiniDSP and watching a few movies already with it I am very happy to have pulled the trigger on these. Still a lot of tuning to do, and a few touchups on some screws, install a pillow, and some Duratex spots on the top need touchup, but very happy with the outcome.