thank you again timc the audax site has some good possibilities. now I just need to do some pricing.
as for size timc is right on the money 5.5-6" drivers and a two-way design. I may consider horns but dont they need to be big and I know very little abought them(not that i know much more abought more convetional speakers). I am planing to power them with a zen amplifier this is why they need to be efficient. the whole system needs to be somewhat portable hence my desire to keep it small.
Another question that I have is. what do you think abought using thick rubber for the box ie recycled tires that are turned into mats for the construction industry roughly 1" thick black and very dense.
As for the cabinet walls themselves, I wouldn't use them, because you'd have some serious rigidity issues and construction issues. However, they may be usable for damping the cabinet walls, although for a small two way, 1 inch may be a little too thick for the application.