Dusty, I hope you don't mind if I hijack this thread for a bit, but you mentioned that you were interested in my mod and I know Curt is following along. So I'll like to post my proposed cabinet mod for the Stentorians here and get some feedback on how much impact it would have on the design.
Here is a quick mock-up I made in Sketch-up:
As you can see your Howitzer Build
was a huge influence.
Basically my plan is to use the baffle dimensions from the Stentorians (with rounded tops), flush mounting the drivers per the instructions, but then attach that 3/4" thick baffle to a second wider baffle to produce the same effect you got with your baffle cover on the Howitzers. The problem is that this changes the baffle in ways that I know will impact the sound. I don't know enough about speaker designs to anticipate how much the sound will change or figure out how to update the crossover to compensate.
At this point I have not calculated the rest of the cabinet dimensions. if I decide to move forward with this design I know I'll have to redesign the rest of the cabinet to keep the volume the same for the three chambers.
So, anyone with design experience care to give a thumbs up/down on this change? I'm not starting this build until next year, so I'll have some time to take feedback. I am also more than willing to build the Stentorians as is, so if this design changes the sound too much please let me know.