Realism? Magnepans? More like pleasant, euphonic colorations. Realistic presentation? Hardly.....A sub IS exactly what a Maggie needs.
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There are no absolutes unless we are talking about statistics. That's why audio is so much fun. I purchased the Quatro's over the Maggies adn I could have fit the 20's if I wanted them. Maggies are not easy to fit in a room properly. That's the reality of them. They also have to be padded down a bit with those resistors for my tastes or they are too hot. I like them and I like them a lot, so not just being a fan boy. For my ears Vandy's have the best tonality. Value for the money??? Yes, but that's also at the top of their line too. I've had my Quatro's up against the Persona 9H's and they clobbered them (persona's are to hot on top for my ears as well as many of us who have heard them). I like them better than the Magico S3 mk 2 (whatever their newest is). Better timber etc... Magicos for my ears aren't coherent. I like them better than the new B&W's (all of them as they are was too up front for ME).
Marteen's are nice speakers. I actually like Tidal's too, but too expensive and they have some issues also. The problem I have with Marteen's is personal. I won't do business with companies who sell out the back door and screw the dealer. That's fine for us if we want a great 'deal', however it also clobbers resale value. I have the same problem with Pass. Again, just my thoughts and not saying you are wrong saying what you say about Maggies.
You can't make a perfect speaker. Just not happening anytime soon. Teh best designers know what compromises to make. That's where I feel Richard is better than anyone going. He's been around, has passion and knows what he's doing.
To me it's exciting to see where he's taking things. Those Sub 9's I have been told are amazing. So easy to use that EQ to mate to the room. I can't believe how great my Quatro's bass is as I have such a difficult room. It's been a blessing to be honest.