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I did not like the sound with the resistors.  It lost transparency.  Better to work it with room placement and toe-in and seating height.  Seating height is often an overlooked component of speaker set up. 

 

I would suggest you used the wrong resistors.  The white ones Magnepan supplies sound crap - you need Duelund carbon resistors (USD25 each one).

 

Seating height - your ears should be in the middle of the panel, height-wise.

 

 

Andy

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I would suggest you used the wrong resistors.  The white ones Magnepan supplies sound crap - you need Duelund carbon resistors (USD25 each one).

 

Seating height - your ears should be in the middle of the panel, height-wise.

 

 

Andy

You're missing the point.  I get good sound without using resistors. Why spend USD$25 on resistors I don't need? 

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You're missing the point.  I get good sound without using resistors. Why spend USD$25 on resistors I don't need? 

 

Haha ... that comment illustrates the difference in philosophy between us.  AFAIAC, "good sound" is great . . . but that's the start - not the end of a journey - to get better sound!  You would appear to lack the "improve" gene which features strongly in my makeup?  :)  No problems about that - the vast majority of people do.   :D 

 

 

Andy

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Beautiful! I don't mind the painting either.

Was there a stereo in the room?

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Haha ... that comment illustrates the difference in philosophy between us.  AFAIAC, "good sound" is great . . . but that's the start - not the end of a journey - to get better sound!  You would appear to lack the "improve" gene which features strongly in my makeup?  :)  No problems about that - the vast majority of people do.   :D

 

 

Andy

The new Maggies don't really need the resistors like the old ones do.  They are much smoother.  I never blow my own trumpet when it comes to rating the sound of my system.  I leave that for others to judge.  People who are in the industry have heard my system and are impressed.  I don't try to impress others with the sound of my system, much better for me to just enjoy it.  I think the first step is to like the sound of your system.  I hope everyone likes the sound of their system and don't become concerned with impressing others.  

 

I said I was looking at buying a Symposium rack or DWM woofers (they are not subwoofers. A subwoofer can be added if wanted).  Surely that indicates my journey.  I did not know I had to prove my credentials when showcasing my system.  

  

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Was there a stereo in the room?

I got tired of looking at a bare wall.  The painting greatly improved the sound of the room. 

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I wouldn't worry about some silly resistors too. Extra LF transducers would actually make substantial improvement.

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I will be looking at running a GTG on Sunday 8 May, starting 2.00pm.  This will be posted in the GTG forum.  PM me for details.  A pair of DWM woofers will be set up for the occasion, courtesy of someone. Limit of 15 attendees.

 

This has been posted here first to give the first option to those who have read the thread, before I post in GTG section.

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I will be looking at running a GTG on Sunday 8 May, starting 2.00pm.  This will be posted in the GTG forum.  PM me for details.  A pair of DWM woofers will be set up for the occasion, courtesy of someone. Limit of 15 attendees.

 

Would've loved to be there, Peter - to here some 20.7s - but am going away on holiday that day.  Hope it goes well.

 

 

Andy

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Would've loved to be there, Peter - to here some 20.7s - but am going away on holiday that day.  Hope it goes well.

 

 

Andy

No worries Andy.  Enjoy your holiday.  You can always have a listen some other time. 

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@@generichs,

 

Have you already tested DWM's being coupled with a pair of Maggies?

 

If you havent I would suggest you trial first before you commit to purchase if you can.

 

I have and found little discernable difference. I think a lot more can be achieved with a pair of maggies via other options

than the addition of a pair of DWM's. I honestly think that a decent sub which can get lower than the DWM is a better option

anyhow.

 

Cheers 

 

Ozzie

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@@generichs,

 

Have you already tested DWM's being coupled with a pair of Maggies?

 

If you havent I would suggest you trial first before you commit to purchase if you can.

 

I have and found little discernable difference. I think a lot more can be achieved with a pair of maggies via other options

than the addition of a pair of DWM's. I honestly think that a decent sub which can get lower than the DWM is a better option

anyhow.

 

Cheers 

 

Ozzie

The DWMs in the GTG will be demo.  I'm sure they will be disconnected at some point to show the difference. 

 

What size room did you hear them in?

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Just In case I miss the posting of the gtg

I WANNA COME

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Ditto.

Just In case I miss the posting of the gtg

I WANNA COME

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Just In case I miss the posting of the gtg

I WANNA COME

i'll put you on the list.  I used to have a Maggie Tympani 1D 30 yrs ago.  Now I know where it is :D

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