MAD-Max: A Pro Monitor with an Audiophile Pedigree
The MAD-Max's cabinet employs a combination of materials: MDF of differing thickness for the cabinet proper and sheets of bituminous material for internal damping. The speaker combines a ferrofluid-cooled soft-dome tweeter and a special midrange/bass driver whose cone is fashioned from Dynaweave, a gel-spun multifilament fiber with a high stiffness-to-damping ratio. This leads to a cone that, according to the company, "is incredibly light yet retains the pistonic effect of a much thicker and heavier cone without the stored energy that can blur the reproduction of low and midrange frequencies." Each cone is created under high vacuum pressure and temperature, then die cut. The woofer also employs a unique magnet system called NeoBase, which allows rearward sound waves to pass by the magnet system, virtually eliminating this source of coloration.
As for power, the MAD-Max uses Dual 180W switching N-channel MOSFET amplifiers, one per driver, incorporating overcurrent, overvoltage and DC protection. Crossover filtering is accomplished by a 28-/56-bit, 50-MIPS digital audio processor. All processing is done in full 56-bit mode. The crossover point is 3kHz.
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