I bought a pair of HT-8's after wanting to build one of the kits for years. I was lucky I was able to grab a pair earlier this month when they were in stock for a day. As everyone says, Erich's packing was excellent. Learning to solder was fun, although I had to do two rounds to get it right, and once I figured out how to properly use the multimeter to verify they worked everything was ok. Assembly of the cabinets was fairly smooth, used some house paint on them to match our decor. The cabinets were stuffed with foam, and the one modification I made was adding small holes on the baffle to drop some magnets into. These aren't installed yet, have to build out the speaker grills next so that my toddler has a harder time destroying them. After assembly I was delighted with initial impressions listening to some music. Felt like I was in the room listening to bands like the Beatles and Foxygen. Electronic artists Plaid and Jon Hopkins had a wonderful sense of space with these. I can't wait to test these out on a movie.