Here's a question along the lines of the clay pack (I think)...
Has anybody tried supporting the magnet side of the speaker, thereby removing stress on the basket (or spider, not sure of the difference between those two parts or if they are indeed the same). Could be a vertical steel element that the magnet sticks to, or a more mechanical connection attached from behind, solidifying the connection of driver to cabinet. In a perfect world only the cone itself (and voice coil) should be moving or vibrating, right? Or is there a desirable effect from letting the speakers "hang" on the front baffle (other than ease of attachment)?
I am no speaker designer (yet
), but I am trying to learn and understand as I go... So, I apologize if my idea seems silly.