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New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
Near field bass is another interesting possibility: https://mehlau.net/audio/dual_nearfield_sub/  
New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
BDP24,Interesting, I'd never thought of running sealed subs and dipoles over the same frequency range. I had considered it, but only using the sealed sub in the bottom octave to boost output and extension there (my IVA's go to about 25 Hz in my ro... 
New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
I don't think anyone was questioning the quality of a four-woofer array. The research demonstrating that is well known, and as I said, a speaker designer I know (who played a role in the development of the new Maggie) compared four sealed woofers ... 
New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
What BDP24 said -- four monopoles are as smooth as two dipoles, but the backwave of a dipole will cancel with the backwave of a monopole, so the crossover will always be somewhat problematic.Another consideration here is that the 30.7FC is intende... 
New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
That would be interesting. Though they have different purposes, in that the Magenpan woofer is designed to be small and easy to hide. When it comes to output and bottom-octave performance, I've no doubt that the GR Research/Rhythmik comes out ahea... 
New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
To what gnjtack said, I'd add that the planar panels are only 12" wide and use technology adapted from the 30.7. So you could think of it as a 30.7 with compact dynamic dipole woofers. Also that the DSP is used only on the woofers -- if Magnepan c... 
New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
janmov,You'll definitely be able to use your own amp on the panels. 
New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
janmnov, the panels were being driven by the Maggie 300, a 300 WPC amp that will be manufactured by the Minnesota Amplifier Company and that Wendell has been showing at some of his demos. The woofers had a large Bryston on them -- a commercial ver... 
New Magnepan "Concept Speaker" introduced at Audio Connection
I was there, and it was just like Steve said -- they’re the best speakers I’ve ever heard. Stunningly realistic.I didn’t have a real idea of what they could do until they played the last track, after most of the guys had left. Someone asked them t... 
A note from Magnepan about the "30.7 for Condos" tour
I've learned a little bit more about it. I gather that the dealers are handling the invites, but there's been some notice on the forums as well, e.g., the Planar Asylum. Kind of frustrating if you want to be notified of an event near you . . . 
A note from Magnepan about the "30.7 for Condos" tour
rbsehno, bad acoustics were a problem for them throughout the 30.7 tour, when they hit a dealer with bad acoustics there wasn't much they could do, no practical way to treat the room when they had only a few hours to set up. Wendell told me some h... 
A note from Magnepan about the "30.7 for Condos" tour
Pryso, yep, I remember your post. Actually, Wendell liked to say that they designed these speakers to fit in his living room. :-) One of the advantages of being Magnepan's marketing director, I guess. 
A note from Magnepan about the "30.7 for Condos" tour
Pmotz, they ran an ad in Stereophile and TAS. Not sure why they didn't say anything on their website! Bu there will be an event from 3-7PM on Wednesday at Audio Connection in Verona, New Jersey, that's the one I'll be at, and also one in upstate N... 
A note from Magnepan about the "30.7 for Condos" tour
They've been burned in the past by products that were great and got great reviews, but that dealers didn't carry and people didn't buy. And this is a significant departure for them. So I think Wendell's idea here was to get a feeling for whether p... 
Magnepan needs your help
Mike, I suspect you're right. Sure, this will be more expensive, but worth it. It's hard to imagine that people won't want it if it's as good as they say, but it won't work unless there's full customer and dealer acceptance and that, I think, is o...