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Adding Bass To Maggie’s - the DWM in parallel!!
That's strange -- the Krells are supposed to be able to drive really low impedances! I think I'd call Wendell Diller at Magnepan and explain the problem. Otherwise, I think any decent Class A/B amp that can put out a couple hundred watts into 4 oh... 
What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?
Mijostyn, great summary. One quibble, line sources fall of as 1/R, and point sources as 1/R^2. Also, the full length Maggie lines act more as line sources in the bass, though not perfectly because of the way the resonances are distributed (lowest ... 
LRS order to shipping time
Yeah, what with the rave reviews and online comments I think they've been overwhelmed with orders. I emailed Wendell Diller at Magnepan to see if he can give us a heads up on the current lead time.Jetter, I heard them at AXPONA and all I can say i... 
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... 
Axpona reviewers perceptions and reality
kingbarbuda, Grant just posted a sketch of his new LRS/MMG stands on the Planar Asylum: https://www.audioasylum.com/cgi/vt.mpl?f=mug&m=236523 His idea is to make them more economical so that they don’t cost as much as the speakers.Agree that t... 
Puzzled about reasons why there seems to be no shortage of used planner speakers
rogue_angel, the LRS was designed precisely for people like you who weren't close to a dealer. Magnepan sells them at near cost with a generous return policy so that you can try them at home. The purpose of the program is to give people a taste of... 
Puzzled about reasons why there seems to be no shortage of used planner speakers
wumwhat3,According to Magnepan, the LRS does dip below 4 ohms, but it doesn't seem to be the amp destroyer that the 1 ohm Scintilla was! Steve Guttenburg tried them with a receiver with poor results, but a Schiit Vidar drove them well (only $700) ... 
What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?
LOL, you could play them all at once and average their strengths. :-)It's true, isn't it? Everything one the list has its strong points. (Haven't heard Roger Modjeski's new ESL, though.)I wonder if Wendell has done just that -- listened with 30.7'... 
What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?
Magnepan 30.7. They're the best speakers I've ever heard, though to be fair, I haven't heard the other flagships in recent years under good conditions, just at shows where speakers are rarely at their best.I currently have Tympani IVa's, so I have... 
Puzzled about reasons why there seems to be no shortage of used planner speakers
@noromance,The room was too small for five Maggies, and it was suffering from the midrange emphasis that bedevilled the rooms at Axpona. I've heard that Exasound and Magnepan are planning to get a larger room next year. 
Puzzled about reasons why there seems to be no shortage of used planner speakers
Rogue Angel, Magnepan is a giant among high end manufacturers. I suspect the reason you're seeing so many for sale is that they sell so many.Like any other speaker, planars have both advantages and disadvantages that suit them to a particular type... 
Axpona reviewers perceptions and reality
I’m glad you posted this because your impressions were so much like mine. And I’ve been shaking my head over show reports that tout speakers that I thought were performing poorly, e.g., the Magicos. The big system in particular sounded awful when ... 
Magnepan's new LRS?
As I understand it, some dealers are selling the LRS. But not all -- they don't make much money off them, and neither does Magnepan. As kingbarbuda said, they're intended as an "appetizer" -- Magnepan sells them near cost, knowing that some of the... 
Audio Doctor goes to Axpona observations so far
Orenstein, how did you get to every room? I'm distressed at all the stuff I missed, but I don't see how I could have done that, not and waited to be in the sweet spot of the most promising rooms.(Does anyone else feel bad when they go in a room, t... 
The sound of speakers is distortion.
Two answers to this:Yes, an ideal speaker would simply move the air as instructed by the amplifier. Additions such as harmonic distortion and subtractions such as low frequency rolloff detract from that goal.No, it's impossible to model an ideal s...