I have the crites hip xover (think they were) yet to be installed. Did receive instructions from Bob on how to attenuate the mid, which i will likely do as i understand they run hot normally? To my ears, less mid automatically lends itself to bass being heard more. I will try them with the front stock port. I do run Belle Klipsch as well, and in time may use the HIP For rear channel if i can find a quiet enough multichannel amp so bass wont be an issue (would have a sub) My Krell is just to noisy on these. (So was the lexicon)
I will pull the info you gave on the damping of the box as well, as the HIP are in queue for the makeover next after the mc-60's for which to run the Belle. Wish the boxes of these HIP werent fugly bed liner pro version stuff, but oh well i guess. Found them listed wrongly on local craigs for 150 so diddnt care to much. I greatly appriciate all your feedback, research and design on the Heresy line.