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  1. #51
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    Re: Magenpan 3.7i - What amplifier ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    I just acquired the 3.7i Magnepan speakers and trying to find the amps to go with, Will pair with my AirTight ATC2 tube preamp.

    Here are my 3 amplifiers on the short list.

    1. Bryston 4B3 ( goes up to 500 watts with 4ohms ) - $6000 MSRP

    2. Bryston 7B3 ( Mono with 900 watts)-$12,000 MSRP

    3. PassLabs X260.8 ( mono ) - MSRP $13,500 MSRP

    Any one using the amps above ? In terms of power I don't listen too loud so 4B3 really makes sense and $$$

    But i'm open to your opinion.

    Thanks
    I have a Jeff Rowland model 625 S1 and I am happy with the Magnepan 3.7i.
    It's great synergy.



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    Re: Magenpan 3.7i - What amplifier ?

    In the Magnepan forums they talk about Bel Canto a lot. It has been said that Magnepan both develops and tests using Bel Canto amplifiers. I am sure the models they use are way above my budget 😢.
    Amps: Hattor Passive Pre, Hattor Tube Active Stage, Bel Canto REF500S, T+A AMP 8, McIntosh MC754, Bryston BHA-1
    Vinyl: Rega RP8 w/Rega Neo PSU, Rega Ania Pro, Moon 310LP, Hexmat Yellow Bird, Record Doctor VI
    Digital: Falcon Northwest PC Server, T+A DAC 8 DSD, W4S Recovery, Roon & HQPlayer
    Transducers: Magnepan MG .7's w/Magna Riser Stands, Rythmik L12's (x2), B&W MM-1's, Abyss Diana Phi's
    Other: McIntosh MR7083, Oppo BDP105, AudioQuest Niagara 1000

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    Re: Magenpan 3.7i - What amplifier ?

    At least here in MN, Bel Canto is used quite a bit with Magnepans as the high end dealer here, Audio Perfection sells Maggies and Bel Canto. I have prefer the sound of Pass with Maggies but I have not heard the latest and greatest from Bel Canto lately. I think that the house Pass sound pairs well with Magnepans.
    My Gear- Mains System-Pass X250 amp, BAT VK-51se preamp, Luxman DA-06 DAC, Magnepan 1.6's, Thorens TD-145 TT, Dual Martin Logan Subs, Vintage Luxman T-110 Tuner, Other systems- Parasound A21 amp,Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid tube DAC and Preamp, Magnepan MMG's, Monitor Audio S1's, PSB B6's, Def Tech Pro Monitor 1000's, Velodyne sub, Adcom GFR-700 AVR, Music Hall 25.2 modified CDP, Cables by Cardas Parsec, AQ Columbia DBS 72v, Wire World.

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    Re: Magenpan 3.7i - What amplifier ?

    I power my 3.7 with the Conrad johnson classic 120, and its fast and generatw nice tonality on my classical muaic sources

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