In obsessing about my next DIY project, I like the idea of an OB/dipole system. Being a penurious fellow, I don't want to spend a penny more than I must. Being an IT person I am used to "mashups."
Phase 1, buy a pair of GR-Research OB 12" woofers kits, build the W frames. Double side wall which should make the cabinet 14.5" wide.
Phase 2, buy a pair of Magnepan MMG speakers.
Phase 3, strip the base off the MMGs and build sturdy, yet attractive, mounting assembly for either the entire MMG, or just the panel/xover assembly (stripping the sides off).
Another option would be to build either the H or W cabinet and lay it sideways, and mount the MMG on top.
The impertinent question, how would this sound in comparison to the same Woofer (sub if you prefer) assembly with the NX-Otica?
It would save $300.
I am looking for insight here so all comments are welcome (even derisive laughter), What do y'all think?