Thanks for all the kind remarks! Its definitely a learning experience for sure! I really appreciate Meniscus' work in this. Chad has measured the speakers and so far it looks promising. The sactuary is octagon so nothing short of multiple speakers will be ideal, but so far it seems these will suffice. I plan on doing a pair of subs to compliment them as well.
I did get a chance to play these before dropping them off to Meniscus for measuring, WOW are these ever LOUD! Hooked to my 85w/ch Kenwood garage receiver and playing TSO's Carmina Burana I'm pretty sure I hit Motorhead concert SPL w/ just one of these! Surprised the cops didn't show up
very very nice.
very clean, i enjoy the work you do. i havent made the jump to festool yet. you think its worth it? unless i was in a hospital or a lab doing solid surface counter tops or work where inlay is everything i just cant see myself justifying it. although everytime i do i use something of theirs i think to myself "wow i have to get this"
As far as Festool goes, it kind of depends on how much you do woodworking. I have 3 sanders, the track saw, and the dust collector. The sander w/ the dust collector ALMOST makes sanding fun! It literally takes all the dust out of it. The dust collector w/ the track saw is fairly dust free as well, which is really nice when working w/ MDF.
As far as whether or not they're worth it, they are expensive. I LOVE my track saw and I'm VERY glad I bought it, I think that's worth every penny. When used in addition to a portable table saw, for me it eliminates the need for a huge expensive cabinet saw; plus it's thousands of other uses.
If I had it to do over again, I would only have 2 of the sanders and of the 2 I would have the RO90 is my favorite just because it's so versitile. I also have the RO150 which is a fantastic sander as well, but if I had to pick one favorite it would be the smaller RO90. I also have the ETS150 for finish sanding, but I purchased the RO150 after that and might sell my ETS150 now just because I use my RO150 and it basically does the same thing, but much more as well.
So to answer the question of whether or not they're worth it, to me they are. They hold their resale value incredibly well. I can probably get 75% of their retail for them used. They're engineered fantastically well, and the dust collection is second to none. It is a tough price to stomach at first though, I was a cabinet maker so I made my living w/ them. Before I had Festool, I did manage quite well w/ my Rigid and Dewalt sanders, but the Festool just makes it a little bit better