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    Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Attending a demo of the Maggie 30.7’s today. Having owned 5 pairs of Maggie’s, I’m VERY familiar with Magnepan.


















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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    OMG!


    Ray, look!!!!
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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Haven’t had the chance to hear Maggie’s yet. How did the demo go, Mike?


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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    Haven’t had the chance to hear Maggie’s yet. How did the demo go, Mike?


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    Still here. I don’t feel I can comment as I know how hard these events are to put on.

    I’ve been walking around the room asking people their opinions and taking notes. I’ll share those if people really want.

    There are many forum members here. Maybe they will comment as well.


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    Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Thanks!!
    Waiting to hear your (and their) comments!
    PS. Huge room. I bet the 30.7s like that!

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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    OMG!


    Ray, look!!!!


    I'm getting the sense that the demos thus far have less than impressive. I'm invited to see them in NJ sometime in the coming months. (not sure exactly when yet) I'll definitely have a listen. BUT, I don't really think I'd be able to make them work in my room.
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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    I like it, everything I see in the pictures, I can hear sweet music coming through, with two thumbs up.
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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    I was able to attend the demo. It was good to finally see and listen to the Magnepan 30.7s. As a former Magnepan happy owner, I had been looking forward to this event.

    The 30.7s are as large as I expected. They do require a lot of real estate to be setup properly. The blue and white color combination is not my cup of tea but Magnepan offers quite a few finishes so, ultimately, I’m sure just about every taste level can be satisfied.

    In terms of fit and finish, the front of the speakers looks well built and finished. However, to me, the rear of the speakers does not have the quality finish of what I would consider to be a finished product; specially for $30K. Each speaker has rows of screws and stables that are very visible around the ribbon tweeters holding the speaker fabric.

    In in terms of sound, they can play loud! The 30.7s present a very large soundstage. However, the room was not very friendly to the system setup. Bass and mid bass where lacking. I would want to hear these speakers again in the right setting before forming a final opinion.

    Lastly, the Magnepan road show continues across the country. This program shows a commitment by the company to their dealer network and requires significant resources and time to execute. I wonder if resources would be better used by setting up the appropriate sized rooms with the right ancillaries at Axpona, Audiofest and Florida Expo. Just three venues that would have thousands of audiophiles see and experience the 30.7s correctly.

    My 2 cents.
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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    It looks very nice outside thru the window; the trees (pine), the water, the fountain, the blue sky.

    One screw is missing on the back of one bass panels. No big deal, it's somewhere. The color I don't mind...blue trims, the room is big, good, it's an hotel room or a convention room so it's normal, and it has to be big, behind, aside and in front. I bet you hear less of the boxes with these and more the air around. I bet with the lights off and in a professionally tuned room they are among the best sounding for the money.

    Of course with the right amplification and the right turntable/tonearm/cartridge setup. I bet you can put a chamber music quartet between and you would get a unique ressemblance of the live music reproduced, a verisimilitude.
    Even a Steinway piano would fit in between.

    * I don't see no turntable. What was the music playing?
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