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

    I’m thinking about getting a pair of the new LRS Maggie speakers for fun.

    My brother bought MMG last year and loves them. Sure they are inexpensive and won’t blow your doors off but he thinks they are a great fun little speaker.

    I was thinking about either modding the LRS or waiting for the supposed mini 30.7 speakers that are being talked about now. These could be awesome.


    https://www.magnepan.com/model_LRS



    https://www.magnepan.com/model_30.7_for_condos
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    I currently have 3.7i and have had several amps along the way including BHK 250, Pass Labs 30.8, Pass Labs 250.8, and am currently using D-Sonic M3a-800s and it works extremely well. For many years used a VTL IT-85 with MMGs with great sound in a smaller room.

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

    Joe,

    I have not heard those Maggies but from another forum, these are a "must have" accessory.

    https://positive-feedback.com/review...rborne-stands/

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

    That looks great.





    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    Joe,

    I have not heard those Maggies but from another forum, these are a "must have" accessory.

    https://positive-feedback.com/review...rborne-stands/
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Magnepans love power. In the beginning I had a 200wpc and I kept blowing up fuses and ribbons. I switched to high current Classe Monoblocks (300wpc amps) and that eliminated that problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    I’m thinking about getting a pair of the new LRS Maggie speakers for fun.

    My brother bought MMG last year and loves them. Sure they are inexpensive and won’t blow your doors off but he thinks they are a great fun little speaker.

    I was thinking about either modding the LRS or waiting for the supposed mini 30.7 speakers that are being talked about now. These could be awesome.


    https://www.magnepan.com/model_LRS



    https://www.magnepan.com/model_30.7_for_condos

    Joe,

    Sanders Magtech or PASS as big as your budget will allow, 300/300 as a min ..

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

    Thank you. I am going to start with my Supernait2, then try the Job 250 monos on the LRS which I hope to order tomorrow.


    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
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    Sanders Magtech or PASS as big as your budget will allow, 300/300 as a min ..

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

    Joe - My brother has a pair of 20.7s. He is driving them with D'Agostino Progression Monos. Previously, he was using an ARC class D amp (DS 450). The DAG amps are a much better amp for the power loving Maggies.

    For the new LRS speakers I would stay away from class D. Steve Guttenberg (The Audiophiliac) reviewed the LRS recently and raved about the pairing with a Schiit amp (class AB)
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    Re: Magnepan owners, please tell me what you have and amplifier(s) you use ...

    Thank you Mike.

    The Hegel H590 is a contender as well as one of the new Parasound amps if I really want to go crazy. That’s a long way off.

    It’ll probably take up to 2 months for delivery of the LRS.

    I’m not sure where I’ll go with this.

    I’ve also been reading lately about the GT Audioworks planar speakers. I heard them many years ago and it was impressive. I’ll start a new thread on them.
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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (X2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Thank you Mike.

    The Hegel H590 is a contender as well as one of the new Parasound amps if I really want to go crazy. Thatís a long way off.

    Itíll probably take up to 2 months for delivery of the LRS.

    Iím not sure where Iíll go with this.

    Iíve also been reading lately about the GT Audioworks planar speakers. I heard them many years ago and it was impressive. Iíll start a new thread on them.
    Joe, the GTA speakers are great and the guys from the company are super nice and passionate. I donít know about their prices or anything. Just always liked them at the shows.


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