a question about "decorating" a sub/speaker enclosure...

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  1. Anthony*B

    Anthony*B Stunt Coordinator

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    what are the "should" & "should nots" of decorating DIY speaker/sub cabinets?is it ok to pretty much do anything to your cabinet as long as it is securely fastened/glued?i say this because i'm an artist/graphics guy and will one day be building my own setup, but i really wanna take it past the stained/rounded edge cube wood designs (beautiful though they may be)...does adding/subtracting wood/mdf fromt an enclosure change or hurt it's sonic charecteristics? i am not really talking about doing speakers or subs in "weird" enclosures, more like taking a standard box enclosure and doing some interesting things like adding trim or carving art into the MDF etc...
     
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    Anthony,

    So long as you start with a solid enclosure (I'd strongly suggest MDF or void-free plywood rather than "real" wood for the basic structure), go to town! Just make sure that any added trim, carving, etc. is firmly attached.

    When you're done, post pictures!
     
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    thanks bobk...that's kind of what i figured...i suppose as long as nothing rattles it shouldnt affect anything...im actually surprised more people dont go crazier w/ their designs....perhaps the hobby is still in its infancy...i liken it to computer case modding, if any of you are familiar w/ that...the initial designs were fairly conservative, but as it grew, the designs became more outlandish...im not sure though, sub builders seem to be a slightly different breed than computer case modders...case modders are often showy (to the point of tackiness), whereas sub builders have the WAF to deal with (and perhaps a litle more "taste" inborn, since we see so many beautiful speaker/sub enclosures i.e. B&W, Axiom, Sonus Faber & countless more)...heh, I'm pretty tacky in a Rob Zombie sort of way...maybe my enclosures will reflect that [​IMG]
    or maybe not...WAF and all [​IMG]
     

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