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Guest heeyeng

Hi guys. I have a Tannoy MX3. Quite like it's neutrality, however bass is some what too strong and boomy. I have a feeling that the bass isn't very define, and boomy like a big balloon at the lower range, piercing my ear... So, will sand filling it gives me a more define bass, and less boomy?

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I think the Tannoy MX3 is abit light as floorstanders at 9.6kg a piece. Sand filling should help to tighten the bass.

 

However, you might want to try positioning them at different locations to obtain better sound.

 

But I think if the floorstanders are sandfilled till too heavy, might suck away the high frequency response.

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The only model/brand I know in my head that allows sand filling is Silverline - model Corona or something. Pretty easy to drive, tight bass that can go low and a very smooth mid to high.

 

The SR17 was great too, one of the better bookshelf I have heard that can beat some floor stander.

 

Heard them in the US early this year and can't seem to forget them.

 

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Guest joamonte

then think about it...why they design it with a sand filling space??

 

IMHO it will benifit if u can do it right.

 

but need some try and error to find the best amount of sand to fill in...

 

what i did last time was mixing different size of dry sand and some lead to avoid single resonance tone.

 

u can buy DRY sand from hobby fish shop,if can mix it with lead (pardon me if i spell it incorrectly) sand like most serious audiophile do with their spk stand might be even better.

 

 

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If the MX3 is designed with a mass load chamber, it is obviously catering for fine tuning - try it. Don't try don't know.

 

There may be other reasons for boominess.....the room is very often the culprit.

 

Use sand that is meant for mass loading - follow the instructions or you might end up damaging the speakers or introducing fungus/mold to the speakers.

 

 

 

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Sand filling indeed tightens the bass. Try to shift the spks away from the wall abit more will reduce the boominess! Does your spk stand spiked? :P

 

Tannoy MX3 is front ported, so shifting away from rear wall might not be of much help.

Using spikes on the floorstanders will improve the bass as well.

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Guest heeyeng

Thanks for all the inputs guys. Since there is a sand filling area guess I'll try it out with a little sand first, say 5kg each, then increase if feel the difference, else taking the advice from Tool, 5kg wouldn't be too much to clean up then. ;D

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Thanks for all the inputs guys. Since there is a sand filling area guess I'll try it out with a little sand first, say 5kg each, then increase if feel the difference, else taking the advice from Tool, 5kg wouldn't be too much to clean up then. ;D

 

5kg each might be too much IMO. You might wanna start from 3kg first, and it would be good to contain the sand in a bag. Juz my 2 cents.

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