I’ve been on the hunt for a full set of speakers for the home theater\/listening room that I’m building. The room is cramped for space so all of the surround speakers are going to have to be right up against the walls. The fronts won’t have much room either. I’d really like to buy speakers from Salk because not only would they sound good, but I can also get them front ported. Problem is I don’t think I can swing it financially. So I’ve been looking for speakers that don’t cost so much. The problem is the huge majority of speaker manufacturers use rear porting in their speakers so I’d have to plug the ports. I’d be changing how the speaker was designed to work. So, generally speaking, what would the consequences be? I know the output and the bass extension would drop, but what other affects would I be looking at?