They are around 360mm wide
You could always just get a new fabric 'sock' to cover them in a similar pattern/colour to your wallpaper or paint to help them blend in.
I like them in black, but then 2001 is one of my favourite films!
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They are around 360mm wide
Not a bad guess. That would be far too wide for my room, hence why I'm so attracted to Totem Arros.
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I have to say I heard some of the Magnepan range at the recent audio show at Whittlebury hall and was really impressed, I'm not sure of the exact model, I think they were around £1200 which seemed like excellent value.
They went reasonably low for a panel speaker but sounded just gorgeous with vocals and they really felt like a well integrated speaker unlike the Martin Logans, which sounded lovely but I felt that the bass still felt a little detaitched.
I would certainly like to spend some more time with the Magnepan range.
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One day, someone will screen or jet print pictures on the sock grills of large speakers . . . to help them blend in??? I can imagine a nice classical mural type cherub and angel picture or a window like view of the sea shore with palm trees . . . ?
The ones at Whittlebury were the MG12, RRp of £1.5k but being sold at £1275 IIRC. They are the cheapest in the Magnepan range in the UK apart from the MMGW and MMGC HT speakers.
The MMG's are factory direct from Magnepan Only, even in the US.
They are basically a bigger version of the MMG, same panel arrangement, just more of it!
I have to say that is a lot of speaker for even £1500 but at £1275 it is extremely good value.
I guess they are not for everyone but if you listen to a paticular style of music then I'd imagine they would be hard to beat.
I dont think they are picky with any music, I have wide range of stuff from Rock, easy listening, Folk, Dance/Electro etc and they have been great with all of it. Not tried any classical yet!
Can I just say, I am a convert!
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Bass is supprisingly deep but very punchy and tight as you would expect, drums are an absolute delight.
yup, large diaphragm means low distortion in mid and deep bass region and light diaphragm means faster transient response - speaker can follow musical signal more precisely.
Midrange is not quite as forward as I was expecting but they are only around 5 Hours old and will probably need 100-200 hours to burn in aparently.
don't think that'll happen. Magnepans don't throw sound on your laps. IMO the soundstage is presented in much more credible way than in case of quasi point source speakers.
and yes, they need a lot of burn in time.
Main downside is the slightly picky placement and the soundstage dissapears if you stand up, but as I live alone it does not affect me.
buy bigger Maggies then . 3.7s are 180cm high. can you beat that?
I had mine toed in with tweeters on the inside for a few months. but now they stand parallel to the back wall, i.e. no toe in and with tweeters on the outside. I prefer this configuration.
enjoy you new speakers!
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I think that some people may not find them suitable for hard driven rock... but for me they are nearly flawless for anything I listen too. which is mainly electronic, acoustic, some jazz, some indie and a sprinkle of classical music.
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They're not big, in that they're easy to put away against a wall after a listening session. To be honest, if your house is really to small for them, think about moving
I recently learnt that dynamic speakers need current and electrostatic speakers are voltage driven. I also read that switching amps (class D) are a bad match for ESLs. How about Maggies (and other magnetostats for that matter)? Current or voltage? And are they class D compatible?
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Seems to answer your questions.
Nice one hoopsontoast.
I've still never heard any Maggies or electrostatics yet. Must give 'em a try some time...
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