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What was your favorite speaker at Axpona 2019
Don’t know how I could have missed the Tri Arts since they’re so weird looking, but I didn’t hear them.Always hard to make assessments at audio shows because there are so many variables. For all I know, the recording I heard on the Sanders was bri... 
Audio Doctor goes to Axpona observations so far
Pwhinson, funny thing about the Pass room -- they told me that only one of the amps in the room had any electronics in them! They were just empty cases.Think you're right about the Sanders vs. the Martin Logans, though I found both too bright (and... 
What was your favorite speaker at Axpona 2019
Magnepan LRS and as georgehifi mentioned, the ESL 57!Kind of scary that speakers that cost $650 a pair were and were 61 years old respectively were beating everything else. The little LRS had the best imaging at the show and some of the best sound... 
Magnepan's new LRS?
Doug1234, yes, but I'd say it's a lot closer to a .7 sonically than an MMG. I had a pair of MMG's years ago and as good as they were for the money, they were veiled. The LRS is crystal clear. 
Magnepan's new LRS?
I heard them at the show and they were mind blowing. One of the best sounds at the show and only $650? People were walking out of that room with smiles.Herb Reichert’s enthusiastic reaction was typical. Here’s another I just saw: https://theaudiob... 
Planar/panel speakers to replace Carver Amazings
IIRC, BG used to make a drop-in replacement for the Carvers in their RD series, but since the company was sold they seem to have stopped selling the RD's to the public.If you're considering vintage speakers, I'd recommend that you go with a brand ... 
Received your Magnepan 30.7’s Yet
Stickman, I don't know anyone who has a pair or how many they've shipped, but I know they're shipping now. Wendell asked me to pass along a message and some pictures on the Planar Asylum. He writes,"Another 30.7 was shipped today, and three more p... 
Received your Magnepan 30.7’s Yet
Hi Greg,I won't be at the show, alas, but I hope someday we'll be able to have that discussion, sounds intriguing! 
narrow and wide baffles and imaging
Yes, the IRS V had a very large baffle. But Arnie Nudell, physicist that he was, curved it back to minimize the effects of diffraction.Also, the note that the mids and tweeters are right next to one another, producing something close to a coherent... 
narrow and wide baffles and imaging
They were amazing, weren't they? I remember having the sense that I could go into the soundstage and walk between the instruments.Soundsrealaudio, that's an interesting point and one I'd never heard. 
narrow and wide baffles and imaging
I've heard from a speaker manufacturer that the main reason we're seeing so many ultra-narrow baffles is WAF -- narrow speakers can be shoehorned between the furniture.Otherwise, I think it's a tradeoff. As Alon Wolf said, a larger baffle reduces ... 
Magnepan 30.7s visit Jacksonville
I envy you! Still haven't heard them. Like BDP24, I have a pair of Tympani IVa's, so I know what you mean about surprise of hearing real bass slam from planars -- and I gather that the 30.7's have even more of it than the Tympanis. I love Tympani ... 
Which magnepan
I concur with those who suggest the 1.7 -- and also with those who have suggested that there's something weird going on here, perhaps with the setup. They can sound great in a smaller room than yours and I've never heard of the curious symptom you... 
Has anyone else auditioned the new Magnepan 30.7s?
Cool! They haven't come to my part of the country yet -- he expects to hit the East Coast in the fall -- but I gather Wendell has covered the West. 
Received your Magnepan 30.7’s Yet
Faxer, minor technical quibble -- while it is true that copper is a better conductor than aluminum, it is a worse conductor *per unit mass.* That, not cost, is why Magnepan and most other speaker manufacturers use it instead of copper, which would...