Just bought a set of P363's with the deal from Fry's, waiting on the delivery man!
Quick question, are there standard DIY mod's people do to these speakers to overcome the "cheap"-ish cabinets? I couldn't find much on AVS but google shows a few suggestions for the older versions of these speakers.
I'll run them on their own for awhile, but I imagine the DIY itch will start in before too long. I am thinking of opening the speakers up and doing the following:
- Add in a bit of extra wood bracing
- Do a light layer of fiberglass over the bracing, and then a layer of bondo milkshake (resin + filler) over all vertical faces inside to strengthen & stiffen
- Coat of primer over the resin
- Layer of peal & seal (basically dynamat) over all interior faces
- Either acoustic foam or some owen corning insulation, 2" thick, over the peal & seal
- 3-4# of polyfill in each cabinet
I know the above sounds like a PITA, but I've got the material on hand and have built a couple sets of speakers so I'm at a decent comfort level with it. I'd also solder the wire connections where I could and then reinforce the speaker mounts as much as necessary.
Anything else that might be "low hanging fruit" that I could improve on when I have the speakers open? Not looking to move the port, replace the speakers or anything else like that.Edited by AudioBrewery - 2/1/13 at 7:16pm