Post photos of your systems/rooms here! (Part 15)

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Halloween Jack, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. psulioninks

    psulioninks Forum Resident

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    Midwest USA
    We all need a sanctuary. Plus, if you feel someone is coming to find you, you can jump behind one of those Maggies to hide! LOL
     
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  2. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    Location:
    Belgium
    I see you have your priorities straight as it is
    very important to stay hydrated during those long listening sessions :cheers:!
     
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  3. psulioninks

    psulioninks Forum Resident

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    Midwest USA
    You know something that many have yet to discover...that Classé CA-300 amp is an excellent choice for driving Magnepan speakers. That series really brings makes the bass come alive and the slightly rolled-off top end blends well with those ribbon tweeters. Those Classé amps also mate extremely well with Thiel speakers too.:agree:
     
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  4. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

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    Washington DC
    Really lovely sanctuary and great system. May I ask how far apart the Maggies are? I feel like with big panels I always think they look too close together but thinking that's likely an optical illusion due to their size.
     
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  5. Ken E.

    Ken E. Senior Member

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    New Providence NJ
    Eight feet end to end, my seat is eight feet back.
     
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  6. Rick58

    Rick58 Forum Resident

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    Dublin, CA, USA
    Curious, could figure it out I'm sure, but room treatment panels? are they mostly diffusive? I do see the 'traps' in the corners. Also, S'phile claims Magnepan recommends tweeters to the outside ... I imagine you've read and maybe tried it both ways ... Magnepan Magneplanar MG3.6/R loudspeaker Measurements part 2

    Don't know why the recommendation, the measured response seems pretty 'even' all the way across L-R ... I did also notice a footnote "The tweeters should be slightly farther from the listener than the bass-midrange panel, so will be placed inboard or outboard, depending on distance and toe-in." so seems like tweeters in makes more sense.

    Seem like a very consistent 4 ohm load (at least the 3.6/Rs in the review). I have cats so am afraid of getting something like these! but imagine if I wanted to, my new Parasound A 21 would drive them pretty well (400Wpc). Tempting!

    PS: "Front-to-back layering was superb; in fact, the 3.6s set a new standard in this regard. They didn't just clearly define the position of the instruments on the stage and the surrounding hall boundaries, or even do so with a greater degree of precision and specificity than other speakers—they also quite clearly described the spaces between the performers, and between the instruments and an adjacent hall boundary. A lot of speakers can do this in the lateral plane, but none—in my experience—can do it so well with respect to the front-to-back distances."

    :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :cool: :winkgrin:
     
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  7. Ken E.

    Ken E. Senior Member

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    New Providence NJ
    I first learned about time alignment from Jim Thiel, my 80's vintage 1.2s are still in use in my TV set-up in our LR. Yes, that's why the woofer panels are closer to my ears using the recommended toe-in.
    I tried to fix one of the panels last year - to no avail - but I can tell you from having taken one apart and putting it back together there is only the cloth sock protecting the woofer and midrange section. Cat claws would be devastatingly effective in breaking one of the wires. This can be fixed, but that has to be done @ Magnepan IMO.
     
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  8. Djohm

    Djohm Forum Resident

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    Florida
    Marantz 4270 subbed in for preamp duty...

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  9. slovell

    slovell Retired Mudshark

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    Chesnee, SC, USA
    That is just beautiful.
     
  10. Rayvano

    Rayvano Forum Resident

    Much better looking than todays amps...What a great looking amp!!
     
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  11. DaveyF

    DaveyF Forum Resident

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    La Jolla, Calif
    Actually, that is not really an amp..it's a receiver! Amp, preamp, tuner ( and probably an equalizer) all rolled into one box. If you like the look of receivers, then yes it's great. I much prefer the look of separates. YMMV.
     
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  12. Rayvano

    Rayvano Forum Resident

    oké you’re right it’s a receiver pfffff...you know what i mean i’m not that stupid. ;)
     
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  13. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    Such a nice looking receiver, Marantz may be my favorite receiver of that period.

    I subbed in a Marantz Model 7 for a few weeks that I was giving a thorough going through for a friend. He may have a tough time getting it back.
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  14. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    Beautiful looking speakers and easily one of the best midrange's I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. I almost bought a pair for myself until my wife said to me while we were auditioning them at Hanson Audio in Cincinnati, Ohio, that they were so very similar in sound to my beloved Paradigm Studio 100 v2's, that I passed. Those Paradigm's honestly are VERY similar in so many audible areas of the "Olympica III", that to us only the midrange was the major difference and the true stand out. If you ever have the means try Steely Dan's "Haitian Divorce" on both sets of speakers (while listening for the midrange) and the Olympica III will literally reach out and smack you right upside your head and say "where have you been all my life?"
     
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  15. JeffMo

    JeffMo Give The Gift of Music!

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    New England
    Is that a copy of Kid A in the lower left rack? I'd like to hear that great album on that great gear!
     
  16. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    Yes it is, it stays pretty regular in my rotation. It’s one of their greatest albums in my mind, and really gets better with age, it was released 20 yrs ago last month.
     
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  17. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

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    Washington DC
    OMG those knobs! :drool: Great job photographing that beauty!
     
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  18. jonwoody

    jonwoody Forum Resident

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    Washington DC
    Wow a Model 7 you lucky guy! I bet it sounds amazing surprised your friend let it fall into you clutches. :D
     
  19. james

    james Forum Resident

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    Annapolis
    wow that’s a Best of Forum rig for sure. Very very classy
     
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  20. FalseMetal666

    FalseMetal666 Forum Resident

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    San Francisco, CA
    Compare the Marantz on-board phono to your outboard yet?
     
  21. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

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    Okc
    He may be beating down my door to get it back :buttkick:
     
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  22. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    Thanks, that’s a tough list to make around here.
     
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  23. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

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    Okc
    A little Bit today. It has Telefunkens in the phono section, which I haven’t been a fan of I my outboard phono, so the sonic signature is not exactly what I like. I will say that it has a nice open neutral sound, and is extremely quite. The depth of the stage is is nice too, but I probably need to listen a little longer to really get a feel for it.
     
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  24. cut-out

    cut-out Forum Resident

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    Cambridge, MA, USA
    That Sota is beautiful!
     
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  25. okc_craft

    okc_craft Just Another Budgetphile

    Location:
    Okc
    Thanks, it may be one of my favorite pieces of gear.
     
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