I have a pair of Monitor 7s (series II) that the previous owner had in storage for a long time. The base of one of the speakers obviously got wet at some point and the particle board swelled and split the miters. It's still holding the air just fine but looks too bad to put in the house. I love the sound and I hate to relegate them to the unfriendly environment I call my workshop.
I was thinking about making new cabs but not with the same boxy shape. I want to do a cab with a radius on the front sides and a plumb face but with an integrated "time align" tilt hidden by the grill.
If I kept the original cab design inside and "sleeved" it with the details I want would this change the resonance of the whole thing? I mean I sure it would to some extent but would it totally change the sound to the point that the xover/drivers and so on would be inappropriate?