Finally I took care of the wiring today! Not only am I a pro at procrastinating, I also happen to work very slowly.
Jay and his guy did an amazing job with the sloped duals and I can't wait to dial them in once they break in some more and the no-rez is installed. The finish is extremely nice and they match the color of the speakers just about perfectly.
Until now, I've been playing the NX-Otica's with a sealed subwoofer with satisfactory results in my system, although the integration isn't exactly seamless. I'm also surprised at how low they seem to extend by themselves in my room.
Now that the winter amplifier is back in the system, I've been doing much more critical listening. I decided to reorganize the equipment rack the other day and took out two shelves which gave me a dramatic improvement in terms of sound stage and imaging. It was a real eye opener.
I also had a nice 300b integrated amp on loan for a couple days and it made me realize just how efficient the NX-Otica's actually are. I could definitely get away with even less than 8 watts per channel especially if I was to hi-pass above 80hz.
Kudos to Jay and to Danny for putting together and designing this exceptional package!
And thank you Mike (mlundy57) for assembling the crossovers as well as providing me with very detailed soldering instructions!