Thank you very much for starting this thread, Patrick!
Do you know the exact dimensions of the room, and the distance between the front wall and the speakers?
Now that you have set the speakers up, what do you wish you would have known before you began the unboxing and assembly process?
Was any aspect of the unboxing or assembly surprising or difficult?
I'm going to have to get back to you about the exact dimensions of the room. you can expect that post somewhere today.
-EDIT: the room is 20 by 23 foot, but its also 23 foot high (we do have dampening around the upper walls as well)
The speakers are 6.5 foot away from the back wall.
As for unboxing and setting up, well, the speakers are extremely heavy, that wasn't much of a surprise, but getting them off the truck at over 800lbs for the bass towers was a chore. We had an additional 6 people and needed them. A crane or forklift would be the way to go...but yeah, lacking either one of those put it down to good old manpower.
The crates themselves come with all the tools necessary to open them, a special type of clamp system I've personally never seen before. not a single nail or screw was used. it's completely modular in way of assembly and disassembly.
we rolled the bass towers into the studio room on a set of carts built for that purpose. It helps that the studio was on the first floor. Good lord I don't even want to imagine the idea of taking those crates to the second floor. It's likely not possible with just manpower.
But other than that, it was smooth sailing, we removed the bass towers from the carts and put them on foam blocks with the crate foot still attached on one end for balance, and we assembled the aluminum feet on the other end, when done we removed the crate foot, and using some grunt we got the speaker upright. and pulled it into place with the large handles on the rear of the speaker.
The other two panels aren't -that- heavy, it takes two people to erect them, but really, that's just a safety measure.
It took two people to get them within a few millimeters of perfect placement. he handled the laser while I moved the speakers around.
Nothing we couldn't overcome, we discussed each move before doing it so we had things well coordinated.