i recently got a 3-way 12 inch speaker and crossover designed for me by a small but reliable store in my area and i got to a few roadblocks so i thot i'd ask around... first of all should i put the crossover in the speaker cabinet or is it better to leave it out? i've seen many pics of higher end audio having it out and i just think it looks cool and on the plus side if my dads soldering ends up not being that good its an easy fix... then thers the wood, i was told to use 1 inch thick mdf... but thers no such thing in my city so i opted for 3/4 of an inch... is that not enough? i was also wondering bout the insulation... on the design he put 1 inch thick fiberglass insulation but the thinnest i can get is 2.5 inches thick... is there a better substitute or should i just use that? and last but not least... should i use silicone to seal the edges of the box? or is glue and screws enough? and what bout between the drivers and the cabinet?
any other random tips would be great too...
thanx a looad