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post #3811 of 3817 Old 09-16-2014, 07:57 PM
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I guess I equate slam with the sound of Home Theatre-style speakers, those with a forward perspective and an elevated upper-bass and presence region, even if they are used for music reproduction. To me slam means physical impact on the body, which implies pretty loud listening levels; both of which---physical impact and very loud listening levels---are among the weaknesses of Planars. For me, one of the things I liked most about the first pair of Maggies I heard and then owned (the Tympani I-U) was the character of their upper-bass; huge waves of bass articulation coming from those three 72" X 16" screens per side. Way more slam to me than that produced by a relatively small diaphragm cone woofer.
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I thought the same thing with my 3.6's. What bass it could produce (down to perhaps 35 Hz) was unique to any other speaker I have auditioned. It felt like a wave slamming, instead of a punch. When adding a subwoofer, I did not want to lose that wave, so crossed over lower than most.
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I can't imagine running two sets of mains would give good stereo imaging. It seems like you would have a dog's breakfast on the front stage.
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I can't imagine running two sets of mains would give good stereo imaging. It seems like you would have a dog's breakfast on the front stage.
They sound great. Much better than either Maggies or the Polks by themselves. Like I said before, except for the treble (which toned down now) both pairs complement each other. It sounds as one pair of speakers with excellent imaging and soundstage.
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^^ Congratulations in finding the solution that works for you. That is all that is important. Enjoy!
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^^ Congratulations in finding the solution that works for you. That is all that is important. Enjoy!
Couldn't agree more. That is all that matters. Thank you.


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Ditto!

I do find it ironic that, after decades of hearing about the "Maggie slam", I find out they have no slam...

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