Read a lot of this thread. I love the simplicity of the MK3 design. Those white ones look great. Is there a consensus on how to choose a driver? I have experience with the Fostex FE103e but not any other fullrange driver. Are the Mark Audio drivers more suited to punchier music while the Fostex excel at acoustic performances? What about for movies?
One of the things in favour of MDF is not only its acoustic properties [or lack of them] that makes it very good for enclosures but also the fact that it can be CNC machined very accurately.
I believe that the flat packs that will be offered worldwide will be made from MDF on these machines and this in order to give a fair and justified return to the designers of this wonderful speaker*.
*especially with the MA CHP-70
To describe MDF as having "lack of acoustic properties" certainly doesn't match my experience.
there's no reason at all why high quality plywood can't be CNC machined to equal precision as MDF.
Then there's expense associated with shipping weight.