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Magnepan needs your help
Jeffvegas,I guess the proof is in the pudding, but I can tell you after many conversations with Wendell that Magnepan was not going to release these if it meant compromising Maggie bass. That was the big challenge here -- to get planar bass out of... 
Magnepan needs your help
Hi Grossman,Verona will be the event for the New York area, so no need to worry about it not being your dealer, just call them and make arrangements. That's the one I'm going to myself, hope to meet you there! 
Magnepan needs your help
Secretguy, I asked Wendell about the price, and he said that the price will depend on the cosmetics, which is one of the things that will be influenced by feedback from the tour. 
Magnepan needs your help
Isn't there a show in upstate New York that might be closer to you? There's that, Toronto, Chicago, and New Jersey so far.BTW, Wendell would love to make panels that extend floor to ceiling! The problem is that nobody would buy them. But he knows ... 
Magnepan needs your help
Exactly! It's like a dream come true for planar owners -- I'm imagining my IVA's now with a tiny sub rather than 36 inches of bass panels.As you say, the current sub has about the radiating area of two 12" woofers. I've heard others say the same t... 
Magnepan needs your help
I was thinking you could get some *real* slam by adding a couple of those GR Research subs. :-) 
Magnepan needs your help
They already know how they sound and several reviewers have already listened and confirmed that it equals the sonics of the 30.7. Here's the second report and it sounds killer:https://www.hifiplus.com/articles/coming-soon-maybe-magnepans-compact-3... 
Magnepan needs your help
That's a great idea. But how do you know what to do without measurements? Or are you just helping them with the automated process? 
Magnepan needs your help
BTW, for those who haven't heard about the new concept, it's what Wendell calls a "30.7 for Condos" -- two 12" wide panels with dipole woofers. Here's the writeup in TAS: https://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/magnepan-doubles-down/ And the a... 
Magnepan needs your help
Last I spoke to Wendell, he was planning to swing west after the East Coast tour. Ripeness is all! 
Speakers under $50k that rival $200k+ speakers?
Agree with the Magnepan 30.7. But as others say, it depends on what your priorities are. The Maggies excel on acoustical music, they have a spooky realism to them. Even my old Tympani IVa’s can be jaw-droppingly realistic (talk about bargains -- m... 
LRS order to shipping time
Latest word from Magnepan, lead time is probably 4-6 weeks. 
LRS order to shipping time
Heard back from Magnepan, and they confirmed that the lead time is longer than they'd estimated, but said it's shorter than lead time on the 30.7's -- so at least there's some comfort in not spending $30,000! :-)I only know one person who's gotten... 
Quad 2912 vs Martin Logan ESL 11a
I'd vote for the Quads. ML's always sound too bright to me and a bit tizzy, and the bass doesn't match the speed of the stats. But of course your own ears have to be the judge! 
Laser measurement for speaker position
Great find. I use a laser measure for the same purpose and I agree it's really useful, but it was more expensive than this one.To those who are objecting that a fraction of an inch doesn't matter, that's probably true, but getting things reasonabl...