(though a couple friends mentioned they missed some slam of, say, Magicos).
Quote above from latest comments on 30.7. This would not be the case if the panels were better braced. This is not about phoney gut wrenching bass.....just bass done right. The only way to know what I am talking about is to properly deaden and brace a panel speaker and listen.....then you will understand.
A quote from the second guy who did the aluminum stands for his 20.1s:
"Regarding the sound of Magnepan 20.1 with your great stands, I can report the following:
The bass has been greatly improved. The swelling in the bass range is totally gone. One has the impression that the bass is now reproduced deeper, faster and more precise. The thickening and superimposing which was hearable from bass into the middle area has now disappeared. The resonances which were strongly felt on the wooden frame(you could feel them by touching the frame), as I feel it are now gone by at least 80%. The musical performance is now much more authentic, so you can compare it perhaps with a photo.
Previously, it was blurry, shaky, now everything is exposed sharper.
I am convinced that the 20.1 with your stands, the music dissolves better than the new 20.7.
Perhaps this says the most about the quality of the stand.
I had previously consider to sell my Magnepan 20.1 , because I was not totaly satisfied with the sound.
Now with your stands this idea is totally gone, now it is a real pleasure to listen to music.