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RE: Magnepan

Nice one hoopsontoast. Smile

I've still never heard any Maggies or electrostatics yet. Must give 'em a try some time...

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chebby wrote:

Magnepan MMG  panel  = 870 cubic inches.

Monitor Audio RS6 box  = 2398 cubic inches.

So, MA RS6s take up 2.75 times more space than Magnepan MMGs.

The Maggies may have less volume than the RS6s but I'd still say that they look much bigger because most of the time you're only looking at the speakers from the front.

 

Magnepan MMG panel area = 696 square inches.

Monitor Audio RS6 frontal area = 385 square inches.

So, the Magnepan MMGs look 1.81 times bigger than the MA RS6s. Wink

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CJSF wrote:

DocG wrote:

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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Have a look:

http://www.magnepan.com/faq#power

Seems to answer your questions.

CJSF

 

I read their FAQ-page, CJSF. That's why I ask the questions here: no answer in the FAQ (well, the answer is so vague, you can not really call it an answer). And most certainly nothing on class D or current vs. voltage.

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DocG wrote:

CJSF wrote:

DocG wrote:

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?

Cheers,

 Have a look:

http://www.magnepan.com/faq#power

Seems to answer your questions.

CJSF

 

I read their FAQ-page, CJSF. That's why I ask the questions here: no answer in the FAQ (well, the answer is so vague, you can not really call it an answer). And most certainly nothing on class D or current vs. voltage.

 

A quote from the Q&A page referd to:

" . . . A new type of amplifier (Class D) has become more popular because it is a "green" design and uses less power plus it is smaller in size compared to conventional amplifier designs. We have heard reports of Class D amplifiers shutting down when driving 4 ohm loads or sound quality that is less-than-desirable. Some, more recent designs are much better. Because we do not have the time to determine which models of Class D designs are compatible with Maggies, we must take a conservative approach. Class A/B designs with high current capability have proven a good choice for many decades."

Clear enough to me . . . it sugest to me, use of class D amps is not recomended?

CJSF

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Re: Magnepan

CJSF wrote:

DocG wrote:

CJSF wrote:

DocG wrote:

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?

Cheers,

 Have a look:

http://www.magnepan.com/faq#power

Seems to answer your questions.

CJSF

 

I read their FAQ-page, CJSF. That's why I ask the questions here: no answer in the FAQ (well, the answer is so vague, you can not really call it an answer). And most certainly nothing on class D or current vs. voltage.

 

A quote from the Q&A page referd to:

" . . . A new type of amplifier (Class D) has become more popular because it is a "green" design and uses less power plus it is smaller in size compared to conventional amplifier designs. We have heard reports of Class D amplifiers shutting down when driving 4 ohm loads or sound quality that is less-than-desirable. Some, more recent designs are much better. Because we do not have the time to determine which models of Class D designs are compatible with Maggies, we must take a conservative approach. Class A/B designs with high current capability have proven a good choice for many decades."

Clear enough to me . . . it sugest to me, use of class D amps is not recomended?

CJSF

Oops! My sincere appologies, CJ. :oops: I had only reread the "How much power do I need?" section, that you linked to. Should have read the whole FAQ page again... My mistake; so no class D, lots of current! thanks for pointing out!

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DocG wrote:

My mistake; so no class D, lots of current! thanks for pointing out!

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DocG wrote:

My mistake; so no class D, lots of current! thanks for pointing out!

:poke: AMS 35i :silenced: :shifty:

Cno, we already have central heating ;). Thinking of it, you could suggest your amp to Roger, who started a thread (misc.&OT) on his open fire, not giving enough heat!  ROFL

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CnoEvil wrote:

DocG wrote:

My mistake; so no class D, lots of current! thanks for pointing out!

:poke: AMS 35i :silenced: :shifty:

Cno, we already have central heating ;). Thinking of it, you could suggest your amp to Roger, who started a thread (misc.&OT) on his open fire, not giving enough heat!  ROFL

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Anyway, that was what I told myself! :shifty:

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Re: Magnepan

CnoEvil wrote:

DocG wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

DocG wrote:

My mistake; so no class D, lots of current! thanks for pointing out!

:poke: AMS 35i :silenced: :shifty:

Cno, we already have central heating ;). Thinking of it, you could suggest your amp to Roger, who started a thread (misc.&OT) on his open fire, not giving enough heat!  ROFL

Funny Boy! Blum 3 When the Ice Caps melt, the Gulf Stream will stop, due to the diluting of the salt level in the oceans, and we will head into an Ice Age.....so I just like being prepared (and listening to a gorgeous sound while I'm doing it). Dirol Anyway, that was what I told myself! :shifty:

You're a man of reason, Cno!

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