Thanks for this write up Ray,
I know this thread is old but I am going to be ordering parts Monday and this is a huge help, and will be a very fun project. of course I will be building my own aluminum case for this project, the only thing I'm not sure of using is speaker wire, I will give it some thought this weekend.
There was a time this thread was gibberish to me, HEHE.
"Again Ray" thanks for all you share and do. This has been very helpful.