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RE: mebbe so....

The way you phrase it makes it sound like movement is actually observable. (and twisting is in any event impossible) That is not the case. Only one thing happens - the driver is vibrating a lot and it will take the frame it is in along with it but that is still just vibration, not physical movement. The mistake you are making is the mechanical dis-association the wood creates.

When your car goes over terrible holes, your tires vibrate up and down severely. Do you inside the car move along with this? No, you don't, even though you are connected to it. That's because there is a mechanical action taking place which relieves that energy before it can effect you. The same thing happens in a wooden frame. It absorbs the vibrations so well there is almost nothing left for a strut to do. They are only there to make the construction more over all stable and moveable.

You can believe this or not, but if you take the struts off of any of my modded maggies you can't hear any difference, and that is simply a fact. As I said, struts have an effect on stock maggies but only because they channel away some vibrational energy, not because they are preventing movement.

Yes, I tried thicker bases, heavier bases, different feet etc... makes no difference. These are all old incorrect notions about cabinet speakers that have been fostered on maggie thought for years and it's all wrong.

Maggies have only 3 problems and they are:

1 - An mdf frame which prevents the massive vibrations they create from leaving the driver.

2 - Poor part quality (caps, inductors, fuses, wires, binding posts, crappy connection ends etc... in other words everything)

3 - Bad XO design. It's essentially one driver. Every time you make the XO drive it like multiple drivers you introduce all sorts of problems.

That's it. All the rest - mass, weight, stiffness et-al belong to the real of cabinet speakers and have nothing to do with a maggie and her problems. Take care of those three things above and you're gold.

It's all about the music...

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