Just out of curiosity, is there a particular reason why you chose Not to have someone do this for you ? I mean aside from them getting it done in a few hours, having a warranty, etc.. YOUR time is worth something too and it seems like you have been on this for a week now.
Kenwood DNN990HD >Mosconi 6to8V8
Brax Matrix MX4 ..Dynaudio Esotar 650/ Esotar 1200
Brax Matrix MX4 ..Dynaudio Esotar 110/430