Is there a remedy?

Three years ago, I purchased a pair of Martin Logan 60XT towers.  Sometime after that, I had read a comment on YouTube that this speaker was not well-braced.  I tend not to listen at loud volumes and never noticed a distortion problem, but a few weeks ago I had the music turned up pretty loud and noticed a buzz in one speaker that I had not heard before (I had read that one of the improvements ML made to the 60XTi was better internal bracing). 

My question:  Is there an economical way to eliminate/reduce the buzzing when I choose to play music at a loud volume?  


The bracing is all on the inside, so there’s probably little you can do. Maybe if something starts to buzz In let’s say 10 years, you could trade them in.😁

All the best?

It could be something pretty stupid, like a wire flopping around or insualtion.  If you feel like pulling a driver out and looking it might be worthwhile.

That would drive me crazy. I would sell them and buy something better made. I would justify it as being "economical". 

Is the front baffle removable?

The drivers look to be rear mounted and I do not see access to inside the cabinet (even @ the binding posts).



A buzz is usually a bad driver or a wire touching the speaker cone/element. Try to isolate if you can.

Buy some automotive sound deadening material like boom mat or norez. But make sure there there isn't something loose first. 

If it for sure is cabinet/driver/wire buzz then the suggestions are competent.  I experienced an omnidirectional buzz for weeks.  Turned out it was a ceiling heating vent.  Dampened it with poster putty.  Best of luck solving.  Cheers

+1 on Cabinet/driver/wire are the most likely culprits

I had internal wire buzz in martin logans in both speakers. The wires will buzz either against the driver, cabinet or the crossover components. Fixed it with self adhesive weather tape in the places where wire was close to other components.

Maybe start off by tightening the driver fasteners first? The do get a bit loose over time. 

Treynolds155 gives excellent advice. I just sent a text to an audio buddy of mine last night suggesting that he tighten the driver fasteners on his speakers. You wouldn't think they would be loose in the first place and you wouldn't think it would make that big of a difference in the sound and you would be wrong on both counts. It's a good place to start and at the very least you will get a much tighter and more focused sound if they are even slightly loose

If tightening the drivers doesn't work you will need to find the source of the buzzing. As mentioned above, it might even be something other than the speakers. The problem is that it only occurs when playing very loud. You can't be holding your ear next to a driver while it is producing 120 dB at close range. My recommendation is to buy a pair of Etymotic Research ER20 earplugs available on Amazon (and elsewhere). They are designed to reduce the sound level more uniformly across the frequency spectrum.

If you or anyone you know ever attends live amplified music shows these earplugs are absolutely wonderful. You can hear everything while saving your hearing. They also make great stocking stuffers!

When I had my recording studio I bought them in quantity directly from Etymotic. I gave them to the members of the bands I recorded (I did a lot of metal and hardcore) along with a lecture about preserving their hearing. The Etymotic guy asked what I was doing with them and when I told him he gave me an extra discount. Great people.