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  1. ghost4man

    Magnapan speakers

    That's correct. Generally speaking the latest iterations are regarded as being better overall than the previous ones. I have renovated some of my speakers. The traditional wire and glues used back then were crap. They had very poor longevity.
  2. ghost4man

    Magnapan speakers

    Andy, I'm not sure what point you are trying to argue. Go to the Magnepan site for yourself. The company itself refers to these speakers as ribbon speakers albeit quasi ribbon. Marketing or not, the company has done this presumably to indicate the change from the original wire to the aluminium foil. Has this been a positive? That's up to you as the listener. I have had the lucky pleasure of listening to many different models over the years. They all have their good and not so good points.
  3. ghost4man

    Magnapan speakers

    Andy, To avoid confusion here I think mate what needs to be clarified is that the 30.7s ARE in fact a ribbon speaker but more specifically the bass and mid are QUASI ribbon whilst the high frequency is TRUE ribbon as opposed to the original wire which was used in the Tympani range which the latest iteration is modelled off.
  4. ghost4man

    Magnapan speakers

    Gary, I would suggest you won't be selling your 30.7s mate in a hurry. There is so much to the 30.7s in terms of overall upgrade that whilst these speakers do retain the same true ribbon you have to be mindful that that is testimony to just how good the high frequency is on these speakers. As a comparison, have a look at the Alsyvox Botticelli speakers and then you'll start to value just how cheap the 30.7s are.
  5. ghost4man

    Magnapan speakers

    As I understand they both employ the same true ribbon tweeter.
  6. ghost4man

    Magnapan speakers

    Mate I dont think so personally. A good 3.7i in the right sized room with good equipment has the potential to sound just as good if not better than a 20.7. To say that a 20.7 at its best will sound better than a 3.7i at its best is I think misguided.
  7. ghost4man

    Magnapan speakers

    Nope. They both have the same version 2 true ribbon tweeter which makes them just a little bit longer and narrower than the previous iteration. The magnets should make a difference but how much is a little bit difficult to determine. I have heard both the 20.7s and tympani 1Ds and I rate the bass on the 1Ds to be better. That is just my opinion but as has been discussed before there are a lot of different elements to a maggie system that needs to be right in order to get a good sound.
  8. ghost4man

    FS: EOI Magneplaner 20.1

    Absolute no brainer. The person buying these speakers is getting a lot for the money. These were the flagship reference model at one stage.
  9. ghost4man

    FS: EOI Magneplaner 20.1

    Full disclosure. I own 4 maggies. I love maggies. I think they are the best that money can buy. These are gorgeous speakers. GLWTS.
  10. ghost4man

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    Okay question. Why do you think an AB test will give you a flawed result. The gold standard test is a double blind test. I'll accept your premise but an even better test would be to have each soeaker for the nominated time period but not know which one is which.
  11. ghost4man

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    Fair point. I question a person having to listen for hours on end to then form an assessment. I also question to some degree gtg's where its clear the person is looking for feedback. If you can't immediately sense something different in the sound - for example going from one power cord to another - then I think something is amiss. Blind tests is the only way to go. Our ears are just as flawed as speakers. Unfortunately I think we have become victims of very good marketing.
  12. ghost4man

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    The trumbone player needs to be named and shamed 😂😂😂 Always one rotten apple 😜
  13. ghost4man

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    I strongly agree with Peter on this and it's fair to say we don't agree on many things but on this point Peter is spot on! Consider the price you pay for a Maggie flag ship model, circa 20k, and yet the 20.7s confidently compete against other branded flagships which are significantly more expensive. As Bill has said repeatedly you get a lot of speaker for what you pay in Maggie's.
  14. ghost4man

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    RJ, That is the best think you have said so far. I know from listening to Bill that one of his biggest bug bears is that he will make a recommendation to an owner regarding amplification. He will for example recommend the Sanders Magtech. They will purchase a less expensive amplifier and not get the desired result or what they expected given that they heard the maggies coupled with the Sanders. They are now in that pattern of buying and selling amplifiers until they get the sound that they wanted which invariably costs them more doing this than if they had bitten the bullet and purchased the Sanders in the first place. The other alternative is they sell the maggies because it was not a good fit. The problem is not the maggies but them not following his advice in the first place. Cheers. Ozzie.
  15. ghost4man

    Magneplanar Speaker Owners Thread

    Not possible. I'm 5 minutes away and have been to the show room many many many times and I think he would be doing them an injustice. RJ I thought the D'Agostino monos were double that in price. They will have no problems in bringing out the best in these Maggie's.
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