June 20th. It lives. The email didn't say that but with these attached photos might as well have:

"Finally got it set up today still with my old mini-DSP digital filter and ICE amp. Will try some other options during the week then do some measurements. Still need to find the right setup with the Vox but the LIBER!8 sound pretty good already."

"Never heard any subs at low SPL. Kinda wicked when it all falls into place. Attached some images minus white top and foam inserts."

That concludes today's origin story. The formal review will publish separately.