- Jan 14, 2020
- Stow, Ohio USA
Yes, the off-the shelf cabinet is a convenience item.If I'm not mistaken the Denovo cabinet is only 'off-the-shelf' in the USA. Buying this cabinet and having it shipped to Europe, for example, would probably cost nearly as much as getting a similar cabinet custom built by a local cabinetmaker. And really, if someone can't cut six pieces of MDF square and glue them together they probably shouldn't be considering DIY in the first place. Since the majority of ASR members are not in the USA, the off-the-shelf requirement of Directiva is a bit unnecessary IMO as most potential builders will be building from scratch anyway ...
There were a few factors that influenced the move away from the custom cabinet:
1. There was apparent midrange leakage to the PRs and I did not find a simple solution.
2. Was using the Purifi PRs and they drove the cost even higher. 2 of them is almost as expensive as another woofer.
3. My wife (who initially liked) saw it on the stand and thought it was ugly. Later, I have to admit it was not my favorite.
Figured if the rectangular cabinet really was challenged, could resurrect the angular one. It turned out pretty good after all.