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Old 18th April 2008, 11:30 PM   #1
santiu is offline santiu  United States
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Default Mounting speakers by their magnets?

What are the benefits of this as opposed to regular mounting? I'm thinking of doing this on my next OB project to reduce baffle vibrations.

When people do this, do they normally just glue the magnet to a structure? Any preferred glues? I'm afraid something like a hard epoxy will be too brittle and possibly crack over time from the vibration.

Is it better to have a hole cutout that is the size of the speaker so that you are only sealing against the circumference of the frame, or have a cutout that is only slightly bigger than the cone surround and have the frame face pressed up against the baffle?

thanks for any comments/advice!
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Old 18th April 2008, 11:39 PM   #2
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The idea is to mechanically decouple the driver from the baffle. You want a soft gasket mounting with minimal force, just enough to seal it airtight. I think most people do glue to the magnet, but some have drilled or used other mounts.
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Old 19th April 2008, 12:12 AM   #3
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On the Audio Circle site in the "open baffle" section there are some different approaches used, including circular wood clamps. Lots of pictures as well. Linkwitz' "Orion" has a retrofit kit for that purpose as well. Hope this helps--!

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