Thanks for the kind remarks. I had a lot of exceptional help that went into the project which is why it turned out so well.
I agree that the RS series drivers are excellent and I'd rate them a touch above Seas L series personally. The real sleeper in this project is the W4-1337SA. Absolutely killer mid range. The exceptional smoothness, clarity and detail combined with the open back transmission line creates one of the very best sound stages I've heard . I'm really looking forward to hearing your feedback and perhaps feedback from your audio group.
If you feel it's appropriate, this is the official build thread that everyone has posted feedback and pictures in.
BTW, the changes you've made will work perfectly.
(Fred) I built Roman B's RS-180 MTM's and concluded the RS series drivers offer very good sound for the money - comparable to some other speakers I've built using the far more expensive Seas L-18's. The RS-180's now reside in my son's condo in Austin, and I've been considering a larger three-way using RS drivers for my upstairs listening room. The Selah Audio XT-8's will stay in the main downstairs system until they pry my cold dead fingers...
When I saw the plans for the Statements it was a no-brainer: looks like a good design, cosmetically it's a very attractive three way, the enclosure drawings are some of the best I've seen, and it's something I can actually afford. My Statements will be a bit different: I'm porting them out the rear, and the base will be a hollow mdf box used to house the crossover. Othewise they will be built to spec.