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1 hour ago, AudioGeek said:

 

 

But your acting like a bunch of bullies over a wounded prey. Surely we are better than this......

 

I genuinely have no idea what you are referring to ?

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Are the curtains a metaphor? Or is Spartacus conducting a DBT of various Magnepan models? 

 

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29 minutes ago, deanB said:

Are the curtains a metaphor? Or is Spartacus conducting a DBT of various Magnepan models?

He's making sure distance from boundaries are protected and not compromised.

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Anyone know how to get a hold of Gary The Music Monster...,...??

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Yep, Roger that! 

We have contact Houston... 

Let me know if you require contact info, I can certainly pass it on to the G-man. 

Cheers, RJ

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4 hours ago, Big Dog RJ said:

Yep, Roger that! 

We have contact Houston... 

Let me know if you require contact info, I can certainly pass it on to the G-man. 

Cheers, RJ

I have sent a pm to you.

Cheers

Jones

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Heard the 30.7s they are super damn impressive  for the price. No speaker I know comes even close for the money ......3-4 times the cost I still struggle to think of a speaker which offers what the 30.7s can. Anyone looking at the big  Rockport, Magico,Wilson,YG Acoustics etc really must hear  these..... color me impressed which does not happen often! Thanks for the kind G-man for making it possible. much appreciated 

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On 07/08/2019 at 8:27 PM, Guest Music monster said:

No worries. In which way weren’t they for you. Gary the music monster 🎶

 

 

 

Its the look of meganpan that put me off....... SF is beautifully crafted. Maybe i will choose your maggies over harberth which you have also recommended your maggies in harberth's thread as well. We all get it that you love your maggies . Gary the maggies lover!

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On 30/08/2019 at 4:30 AM, Big Dog RJ said:

Yep, Roger that! 

We have contact Houston... 

Let me know if you require contact info, I can certainly pass it on to the G-man. 

Cheers, RJ

Big Dog i sent you a PM.

 

thanks

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1 hour ago, Big Dog RJ said:

2c's...???

Who's this guy 

 

Raj, MG-IIs came in the following forms:

  1. MG-II ... 1973
  2. MG-II Improved ... ?
  3. MG-IIa ... 1978
  4. MG-IIb ... 1981
  5. MG-IIc ... 1987.

Then there was the:

  • MG-2.5/R - introduced in 1987.
  • MG-2.6/R in 1990
  • MG-2.7/QR in 1994.

 

Andy

 

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Raj, MG-IIs came in the following forms:

  1. MG-II ... 1973
  2. MG-II Improved ... ?
  3. MG-IIa ... 1978
  4. MG-IIb ... 1981
  5. MG-IIc ... 1987.
Then there was the:

  • MG-2.5/R - introduced in 1987.
  • MG-2.6/R in 1990
  • MG-2.7/QR in 1994.
 

Andy

 

The best in imaging, scale, and so on. The deal breaker was the lack of deep deep bass.

 

A very coherent speaker. Probably the best we ever had within contraints.

 

The 2c did NOT have the ribbon tweeter, which was probably a good thing as all drivers are the same material.

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1 minute ago, Paul R said:

The best in imaging, scale, and so on. The deal breaker was the lack of deep deep bass.

 

True (unfortunately).  :(  The Tymps - and the new 30.7 - are the only ones that do nice deep bass!

 

Otherwise you need to add subs - as I did a few years ago.  :thumb:  But integrating them well is not straightforward.

 

1 minute ago, Paul R said:

A very coherent speaker. Probably the best we ever had within constraints.

 

Did you have any other Maggies, Paul?

 

Andy

 

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Ah! I see now. Thanks for pointing that out Andy. 

I wasn't too familiar with those earlier iterations, only the ones I've dealt with in the past, such as the MGIIIa, 3.3/r, 3.5/r, 3.6 & 3.7, MG20.1 & 20.2 was the last model I owned from the Maggie line up.

 

Yes, I can certainly understand the meaning of balance between the ribbon planar drivers, and most of the latter ones I used did have an overall improved sense of balance, although the ribbon tweeter would sometimes go off in the woods...

 

The much larger Maggies were capable of reproducing remarkable low bass, with speed and agility. No distortion whatsoever! 

Similarly I've auditioned these same traits with the 30.7's as well but the amplification used so far that really impressed were the Relentless and Jeff Rowland monoblocks. Not McIntosh gear unfortunately. It's definitely a nice warmer sound, big soundstage, loud passages and great dynamics but not quite the "grip" I'm looking for when considering those top end brands of amplification. 

 

These things cost a bloody fortune! Probably not worth it but for those you can afford such lofty offerings, by all means go for it! 

 

The G-man was in touch few days ago, mentioned that he's just placed an order for the new MC462 power amp and the other new C53 preamp by Mac. I've read good things about these two pre-power combinations, especially where the MC462 provides around 66% more current and headroom to control those notorious impedence drops, let's see how it goes. Delivery happens next month, with a bit more break-in hours, I'll check it out. Hoping there would be a significant improvement...

Cheers mate, RJ 

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Hi Andy

The 2c's were the only Maggies we lived with.

Now domiciled wite the Aurum Cantus New Grand Supreme.

Cheers

Paul

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On 13/08/2019 at 5:31 PM, Guest Music monster said:

These LRS will be incredible value for money. I think they will become an all time classic. Gary the music monster 🎶

 

$650 USD = $945 Aussie - why are they $1500?

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28 minutes ago, SMARTPLAY said:

$650 USD = $945 Aussie - why are they $1500?

Err............freight, insurance, carriers' handling fees, import duty, GST.................also the E/R of about 0.68 you have used is financial, distributor is likely to be billed at about 0.645 by his bank.

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27 minutes ago, SMARTPLAY said:

Maybe $1300 plus Aussie tax

 

If you do the maths on any other 'foreign' speaker you might like to purchase ... you'll see the same kind of disparity.

 

Buy an Aussie-made speaker if it upsets you so much!  :lol:

 

Andy

 

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I think it’s time to price a freight forwarding option from the states.

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The price would also include 3 year local warranty.

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I saw these on another site, apparently a DIY job.  They look very nice.

 

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