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Hey Jben,

I cant believe you spent so much time on this and are still only half way there!!

Thanks for giving the HR a try. It really works! Had I to do this over, I would have started with cascading the pole pieces and not the frames. They both need to be done, but the HR is good, and the FR is great. In my "write up" I should have put that first and not last. Getting the vibes BEFORE they start and make it to the frame is much better.

Your conclusions line up with the others who have tried it, and my own as well. I can see where a wood frame and the cascade would compliment each other nicely and probably is the ultimate in terms of vibration control, though doing the pole pieces may take the frame out of the equation enough that the results are maybe not worth the effort. This needs some testing.

Lastly, and conversely, Dawnrazor has yet to find out how great his baby, even at this stage, can sound as part of a framed or braced system. As he gets there, there may be more great ideas coming from him. Eccentric? Like always. Worth trying?

That day is close at hand. I finished mounting my stock frames in my speaker stands today. They are definitely braced way better than they ever were.

And yes, I do have at least one more tweak up my sleeve. I have to try it but if it works as I think, it could be a good improvement. Nothing to do with vibration....

Thanks again for your effort, and do let us know when you do the full monty!

That was an interesting finding on the break in of the cascade. While I never heard such a thing, it is not far fetched. One I am sure I did the application on a friday and it was almost a week until i could play the system again. On wed I usually put burn in tones on at super low volumes in preparation for listening on thursday and friday. Perhaps just being applied and out of the package and time has the same effect. Said another way, perhaps the system being on or not has little to do with it (though I can see where having it on would be a benefit). Also I was using subs and perhaps it wasnt too audible with the subs on.

Anyhow I am glad you are digging it.

PS...80db for 23 hours and your neighbors still talk to you??

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