Originally Posted by zobsky
It might seem like that , but in this case , I beg to differ
We listened to the speaker in 2 separate houses paired with about. 4 different amps ( 7 watt diy push pull 2a3 amp, the NAD, a 85w hybrid tube amp and a 100 + w yamaha aventage HT receiver ) and compared to 2 other speakers (a DIY selah sealed monitor and a big rebuilt set of RadioShack mach ones ( which was underpowered by the smaller amps)) and I stand by my conclusions ie the primus is good but can be imProved significantly
Maybe I'll hook up the big Macintosh next with the minidsp inline to tweak the parametric eq
Great thread there - I'm eagerly following your progress.
I think bracing and dampening is going to take a lot of trial and error. I suspect that the speaker was designed as is for cost reasons but also to boost the mid-bass, which is common in this price range. It may take some work to get just the right balance of bass weight and mid-bass without bloat.
As for the caps, I am also in the "it doesn't make a difference" camp, but I also say that as long as you're in there, why not? Kind of like modding a car - a little bling never hurts.
I also agree that the NAD should be a good match. It's not underpowered.
Good luck and have fun!