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RE: Digital Crossover for 1.7's - Needed?

I would never cut the low frequencies of my 1.7s or any magnepans for that matter! Magnepan bass is one of the deciding factors for me having Maggie's. Subs by any manufacturer will never equal the speed and resolution of Maggie bass when they are properly positioned and in a room that is preferably treated. I have a dedicated listening room that's 11x13x8. Before I treated it with absorption and REAl bass traps, not those silly foam corner traps, this room had no bass and a terrible slap echo. I built four bass traps that are 2x4 and four inches thick made of wood frames and filled with two, two inch thick rock wool insulation boards covered in burlap mounted diagonally in the corners of the room. Foam absorbing panels cover about half the wall space. Now instead of the Maggie's falling off at 40hz I actually have a small bump at 40 hz and solid extension to 35. I do run two subs crossed over at 35hz with recordings that have actual sub frequencies below that but most of the time they are turned off. Maggie bass is incredible with proper setup and in my opinion should always be run with no cut off. Oh and the speakers are only three feet from the wall behind them.

Edits: 07/30/20

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