Hello all! I'm new to DIY audio, so please forgive me if it shows! ;D
I've ordered the parts needed to build a set of Statement II towers. (http://speakerdesignworks.com/Statement_II_1.html)
I've read up on these speakers a lot and the main selling point was the rave reviews of the sound quality.
So just when I thought I had a game plan together on how I wanted to build and finish them, I stumble on this guy's build.
http://www.htguide.com/forum/showthread ... authorized)
I really, really like the aesthetics of his build, and having some decent woodworking skills and access to a full cabinetry workshop, I'd really like to do this for mine.
My concern is that altering the shape may affect the sound quality, which is my priority.
1. Will using this design over the original make the sound worse? It's the same baffle and roughly the same volume, only the shape of the back of the box has changed.
2. In order to curve the MDF, I will need to cut kerfs in the back of the sheets. From there I will add another layer of 1/4" ply and veneer. So will the kerfs affect the resonance of the box? Should I fill them with bondo or some other filler? Or just leave them unfilled?
3. In your opinions, should I go for it or should I stick with the standard cabinet?
I appreciate the advice!!