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Received your Magnepan 30.7’s Yet
I asked Wendell if he could say anything more, and he said ​"It will be between the dealer, Magnepan and the customer. So, he would need to contact his dealer to get started." 
Received your Magnepan 30.7’s Yet
I just heard more from Wendell. He writes,"BTW -- I would not call the first speakers 'prototypes' since it implies changes might be coming (which is not true). "Since the 30.7 is so big and complicated, the safe process is to take one speaker th... 
Received your Magnepan 30.7’s Yet
Don, I don't know how many have shipped. I only know that they are coming off the assembly line.Wendell is a friend, yes, but that doesn't make me a Magnepan shill. Rather, since we speak and email frequently, I hear a lot about what's going on at... 
Received your Magnepan 30.7’s Yet
Don, they've been a success and that while they're in production there's a wait list to get them. Wendell had told me that he wasn't sure that they'd make any money from them and thought they might just have flagship value, but they've been deligh... 
The Magnificent Magnepan 30.7 speakers....wait, I don’t like planars!
daveyf,Heh, yes, that would be a bit small for 30.7's. I empathize, my room is small as well! Only a madman would put Tympanis in it (bows). 
The Magnificent Magnepan 30.7 speakers....wait, I don’t like planars!
Hi Pryso,Yes, that paragraph is confusing, isn't it? But what Wendell meant is that the *customers'* rooms are too small for big panel speakers, not the dealer's.Stickman, good point! I'm told they are coming off the assembly line now, so presumab... 
The Magnificent Magnepan 30.7 speakers....wait, I don’t like planars!
I've been hearing a lot from Wendell about the varying acoustics at the dealers on the tour. He's been following this thread, and he's concerned that some will mistake the performance of the 30.7's in showrooms with sub par acoustics for the kind ... 
The Magnificent Magnepan 30.7 speakers....wait, I don’t like planars!
Hey Efffer, I have a pair of IVa's as well! Mine are in a room that's only 13-1/2 feet wide -- it's been a challenge, but I can believe Wendell when he says that they work in a 14-1/2' wide room because the bass panel of the 30.7 are designed to g... 
The Magnificent Magnepan 30.7 speakers....wait, I don’t like planars!
Don,I understand that the 30.7 has been selling well, to the delight of Wendell, who didn't know if they'd make any money off it or if it would just have valuable as a flagship. As I understand it, though, the smaller the model, the more it sells,... 
Looks like a new Magnepan speaker is coming!!!
There's an early review up at TAS now, and it's a rave:http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/magnepan-307-loudspeaker-part-one/Mitch, all black so your wife doesn't notice them? :-)Mofimadness, several people asked whether the panels would be s... 
New Magnepan 3.7 i ?
Brownsfan,In recent years, they seem to have been releasing one major upgrade a year. It wouldn't surprise me if they moved pretty quickly from a decision to make say a 20.7 to production -- it's not an entirely new model like the Mini Maggie, whi... 
New Magnepan 3.7 i ?
Brownsfan, I think the 3.7i upgrade is straightforward, if a bit mysterious in terms of what's actually in it. I asked Wendell about more specifics, he said he doesn't yet know the details of how the upgrade program will work, but that the informa... 
Emotiva amplifiers review/experience?
I also understand that the XPA-2 sounds better than the XPA-3 (and the XPA-1 better than the XPA-2).Anyway, the A21 is definitely well-regarded and would be high on my list of budget amps (relatively speaking, of course). I've always been a fan of... 
'Holographic Sound Stage?'
I think the most holographic sound stage I've ever heard was on the Infinity IRS. If you'd heard it you'd know exactly why people refer to it as holographic -- it's as if you could walk between the instruments, so precisely are the delineated in t... 
Emotiva amplifiers review/experience?
True, but we're talking $2300 for the Parasound vs. $700 for an XPA-2. So we're talking different price classes. An XPA should be easy to sell when it comes time to upgrade. Meanwhile, it's good enough so that I think just about anyone would be ha...