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Well, they won't "thump," with a properly operating system, but?

For the love of all that is Holy!

Navy submarine barracks, in San Diego, about 1993...

At the time, my system was a pair of Maggie SMGs, driven by an Adcom 555II, a NYAL Minuet pre, and using some kind of NAD cd player.

Put something on the system, and hopped into the shower. Moments later? It feels like a helicopter is IN the room, and I can FEEL the beat of the rotors. Thwap Thwap Thwap! Continuous.

Jump out of the shower, and find? Something has failed in the preamp, and the Adcom is putting every bit of its power into the Maggies, and making the bass panels just flap back & forth.

Yep! Maggies CAN do bass, to the point that you totally feel it! But? They generally shouldn't.

In the end? Amp was OK, SMGs were fine, CD player was fine. NYAL? It was dead - and I replaced it in the next week or so with an ARC LS3. :P

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