Last month I have finished my version of your W1500/97.
The only difference from the original design that port is
located on the front panel of the enclosure but this was
the one of the reasons why I have started to play with
I have got two versions of cabinets padauk and
cherry finish. Cherry veneer was approved by my wife and
finally this was the final decision.
I have came in to idea to use horribly expensive and
large Mundorf Supreme capacitors for the tweeter in my
final version of crossover thats why the
crossover board also has been little bit modified. The
sound is really great. Midrange is reach, treble is clean
and accurate. The bass is amazing for this size of
speakers. I already have moved my SVS subwoofer out to
the garage and definitely will sell it. I really enjoy
these speakers after having of JBL LX2005, Monitor Audio
Silver 1-6, Gold 10 and Quad 12L.
Thanks a lot for your project.
a lot for the comments and nice pics. Best regards Troels