First just let me say, I do understand what you are trying to say, even though it may not appear that way.
So don't even think, that I do not appreciate any input, suggestions or comments that you might have. As I do appreciate them, as that is why I look and ask the questions in the first place.
I've had so many "hobbies" over the years, that I've lost count of all of them....
Some I have stayed with, others I have not. And I'll be the first to admit, that more than one or two of them ended up as being nothing more than a passing fad for me. And never really ended up at all, as being a hobby for me. Some you might say, ended up being a waste of time. But I look at it this way. No matter if I stayed with it or not, I have learned something from every project or hobby that I have decided to try. From some, I learned I should not have tried it. But hey, I did learn something from it at least..
I'm the kinda person who just jumps into things sometimes, just for the heck of it. Even though there are easier routes to follow. I like to tinker, just to see what happens when you do things. I guess this comes from being a mechanic. Which is probably why I own so many tools, and yes many woodworking tools as well. Even though some of them get very little use, and others even no use yet...
But when it comes to a project that needs a certain tool, I'll just buy it, even if I know I may only use it once or twice, as I hate to borrow others tools. I guess that part comes from being a mechanic also....
So now this brings me to this speaker building thing. For me now it just looks like a fun thing to do. And what I have decided I want to do, and in fact have ordered what I need to do this. Is build a MTM cabinet with a removable front baffle, that I will seal with some form of weather stripping. This way I can make a few removable front baffle plates, so I can try some various things out, such as MTM, TMM and maybe TMW setups, to see what they end up doing. And by using drivers that are for the most part $35 or less, I will make only one "test" design, when I wish to try out something, and not a pair, as to keep the cost of drivers down. Unless it really seems to stand out as being good, then a second one would be needed as the final test. So yeah, I may end up with a stack of unused drivers in time, which is why all the high end/high priced drivers are not even being considered at all.
My end result I hope, then will result in a tower floor standing pair, that may be of the MTM or the TMM or even possibly a TMW design. I'm looking to make the front pair good enough in sound on music, that I can use them to replace my Klipsch LaScala's that I now have and use for music. As I really need something that ends up taking la lot less floor space than the LaScala's take, which is the only reason I even want to replace them
YEAH I know! Making something to replace those Klipsch's is a tall order. But I think I may be able to do it.
My other desire is to make a "clone" of the Carver Amazing III's, as I'm still kicking myself for not buying a new pair of them for $650, back when Circuit City was dropping the brand, and Carver was going under. Now a set of replacement ribbons alone for them, go for $1200 for a pair.