Tonight I bolted it together for a test run. I brought it in the living room and put the driver, port and terminal box in. The box looks huge. It makes my entertainment center look small. In fact my wife thought there was no way it would fit in the center bay. Turns out I did measure that correctly
it fits just right. And having terminals on the top of the cabinet may have been a blessing in disguise. It means I can push it all the way against the wall which in turn will let the front of the (yet to be created) grill even with the front of the entertainment cabinet.
I have not equalized and only set the level roughly with an SPL meeter. But initial impressions are good.
I ran some test signals through it and 90+db @20hz was absolutely silent but my pant legs were flappin
. Couldn't crank it any further for fear of waking the house. I will let it blast tomorrow!