After much research and consideration, I ordered a Swope 3 way center. This is not my first speaker build, but close to it, and I have some things to decide before the parts arrive. Please advise.
First, is it possible (or advisable) to build a ported box for this speaker? The room is very large, and I wonder if there is anything to gain by doing this? Since I have a sealed 12" sub, bass extension is probably not real important. I would increase cabinet volume the appropriate amount (how much is that?), and have the option of plugging it up later if I don't like it. Just tell me if I'm overthinking this.
My last project left me sick and tired of MDF dust, so I might use Baltic Birch this time. Will I notice a difference in sound?
I assume the kit will come with some instructions for lining the cabinet. Maybe 1" foam and stuff with poly fill?
Anyway, I'd love to see your advice, opinions, or even insults. I'll post updates on the build. (Have to build a new TV stand first)