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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Cynthia hears Magnepan 30.7 on tour
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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Wendell Diller of Magnepan on the importance of a speaker's 'Power Response' and why there are no chairs in their 30.7 demo tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORo-fWwtMKE

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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    Wendell Diller of Magnepan on the importance of a speaker's 'Power Response' and why there are no chairs in their 30.7 demo tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORo-fWwtMKE
    So if you buy 30.1’s, plan on standing to listen to them? . There is not getting around the “head in the vice” with Maggie’s - I’ve owned 5 pairs: MMG, 1.6, 1.7, 3.6 and 3.7. They are GREAT speakers for the money, but they need a lot of power (and can’t play particularly loud) and you need to lock your head in a vice when listening (same with ML). But what they do for the $$ - especially the 1.7’s - is terrific.
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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    I agree that there is something odd about the no chairs approach. I have owned Maggies for decades. Still own the 3.6. Magnepans are amazing speakers and hard to beat for the price. But the "head in a vice" and inability to play very loud without blowing fuses or ribbons are definitely issues for me.
    I still don't get the 30.7. There is no new technology that can be pointed to. They use the exact same ribbon and mid-range of the 20.7 (actually they use the same ribbon as my decade old 3.6!). Hard (for me) to justify double the price for a larger bass area.

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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    Wendell Diller of Magnepan on the importance of a speaker's 'Power Response' and why there are no chairs in their 30.7 demo tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORo-fWwtMKE
    Just to be clear I wasn't advocating their approach nor did I mean my post as an endorsement of Magnepans (which have their attributes along with some shortcomings, like most good speakers) but just wanted to share the manufacturer's perspective.

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    Re: Magnepan 30.7 Demo

    Mr. Diller would have had a more positive reaction by audiophiles if he would have utilized a different setup approach. Positioning chairs as normally done in one's listening environment and, also, inviting people to walk around the room. I heard most people complain during the local demo about the no chairs room configuration than any positive comments about the merits of the speakers and their sound.

    Feedback has been given but Mr. Diller still feels standing room only is the best to showcase the 30.1's; that's his prerogative I guess.
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