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    Post Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I use the following equipment:
    Magnepan 3.7i speakers
    Mit and Silver speaker Cable (Moving to Audiance FrontRow)
    Classe CA2200
    Audio Envy Balanced interconnects
    Cocktailaudio X45Pro

    While I have a Classe Preamp, I have removed it from the system in favor of going directly from the X45Pro to the amp.
    I have audiophile friends who are amazed with the simplicity and flexibility of the system. I purchased the X45Pro online - it is somewhat difficult to find an American dealer.



    I am glad to answer questions for anyone who wishes to reach out.

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Please excuse the Junior Member.

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    Classe M600 worked perfect for 20.7s.

    Are you interested in selling the Classe Mono
    amps?

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Those are awesome amps!
    Fleetwood Deville by Oswald Mills Audio, Vienna Acoustics Haydn Jubilee, Wharfedale Linton w/ stands, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch RP-160M.

    Job INTegrated. Luxman L-595aSE

    NAD C 658 streamer.

    First Watt SIT-3, Job 250 Monos, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

    Topping D90, RME Audio ADI-2 DAC FS, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES.

    Burmester 948, McIntosh MCLK12, Kimber Kable, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables.

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Speco View Post
    Are you interested in selling the Classe Mono
    amps?
    Not at this time. Thanks.

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    My brother has 20.7s driven by D’Agostino Progression mono amps. This is very special combination.
    Why special combination ?
    Thanks

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpinist View Post
    I know someone who has Pass XA-100.5’s paired with the Magnepan 20.7’s. Also an outstanding combination.

    Ken
    A friend has same amplifier and search to change it. He has Magnepan 3.7.
    I don't know why.
    I think it's a bad idea.


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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I have an preamplifier Jeff Rowland and an amplifier Jeff Rowland with Magnepan 3.7i.
    After connected Hijiri Nagomi power cable on preamplifier and Furutech Nanoflux NCF on my amplifier, I don't recognise my system. I win on dynamic and tonal voice.
    They are very expensive but you can hear the difference without doubt .
    So , because I have very poor DIY power cable on all my sources, I will change them piece by piece.


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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Most Magnepan owners i know of , Switched over to Magtech amplifiers from Sanders and are very happy ..

    Regards
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I recently got a MBL that is about 10 years old. I really like it with my Maggie's.
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    If you can find a used Bryston SST2 amp, any of them should drive your Maggies beautifully.

    A pair of 28SST2 amps and a Maggie 20.7’s would be up there on my crazy good value high end system list.

    I owned 5 pairs of Maggies and drove them with everything from Carver to McIntosh to Bryston to Pass to Classe and many in between.
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Quote Originally Posted by hongkong View Post
    Why special combination ?
    Thanks

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    Meaning the combination provides a wonderful musical experience.
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    Amplification: MBL 6010D MBL 9008A Monos
    Analog: VPI Avenger VPI Fatboy 12” Ortofon Windfeld TI
    Phono Pre: Pass XP-27
    Digital: Esoteric N01XD Esoteric K05
    Speakers: MBL 101E MKII
    Subwoofers: REL Carbon Specials
    Conditioner: Shunyata Triton 3
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ritmo View Post
    Meaning the combination provides a wonderful musical experience.
    Thanks, but I am very surprised.
    I have listened Dan Agostino times to times in demonstration in many shows and I have found them without life, but I never listened them with Magnepan.

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I think the Pass Labs X Series (Class AB) and more powerful (at least 100 watts) Pass XA Series (Class A) sound wonderful with the bigger Maggie’s (3.7i, 20.7 and 30.7).

    Ken
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I am using a Hegal H390 fed with a Aurender ACS10 on my Magnepan 3.7i mounted on MyeStands. Kimber 12TC and audience USB cable. Synergistic Black AC Master cables.

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I think the MBL amp that I purchased pre-owned is about as good as I have heard with my little Maggie's.
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I own the Bob Carver 350 Raven amps. They are rated at 350 RMS at 8 ohms and 400 at 4 ohms.
    Will these be ok to use driving either the 3.7i or the 20.7 ?

    Thank you,
    ozzy

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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    If you can find a used Bryston SST2 amp, any of them should drive your Maggies beautifully.

    A pair of 28SST2 amps and a Maggie 20.7’s would be up there on my crazy good value high end system list.

    I owned 5 pairs of Maggies and drove them with everything from Carver to McIntosh to Bryston to Pass to Classe and many in between.
    Mike, How did the Pass amps compare to the Brystons with Maggies?

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