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Forum: Speakers   08-28-2014, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Here are some other considerations on tweets in...

Here are some other considerations on tweets in or out with Maggies.

1) there is the issue of side wall reinforcement. In a relatively narrow room, the side walls can reinforce the bass and...
Forum: Speakers   08-20-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Thanks Don! Excellent point. I did think of...

Thanks Don! Excellent point.

I did think of it though, and the 63hz dip occurs with and without the DWMs and or the subs. I really do suspect that Magnepan has tuned the speaker to normal or...
Forum: Speakers   08-19-2014, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
In comparing the speakers I am referencing...

In comparing the speakers I am referencing differences between models when measured in the exact same spot(s). I have both sets and am continuing to listen and measure both in various locations.

...
Forum: Speakers   08-18-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
I recently upgraded from a 27 year old pair of...

I recently upgraded from a 27 year old pair of MGIIIa's to a brand new pair of 3.7i's. I am amazed at how similar they sound. I expected all the years and various model changes would lead to a...
Forum: Speakers   03-25-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
I was thinking of adding a DWM to my system. But...

I was thinking of adding a DWM to my system. But do you think a Rythmik 15" would be a better investment and also cover a larger frequency range.

I have two DWMs and a fifteen inch Rythmik added...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-27-2014, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DonH50 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/14070#post_24407401)

I have an older...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-09-2014, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by DonH50 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13650#post_24325514)

Glad to help!...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-07-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Blacklightning http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13620#post_24322903)

I have a...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-06-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by Mike...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mike Butny http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13530#post_24313523)

Looking to add...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   02-02-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rythmik http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13350#post_24254523)

One thing may be...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-19-2014, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Thanks that reinforces the importance of...

Thanks that reinforces the importance of eliminating narrow peaks in the bass.
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-18-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Just a question.... Are bass musical notes...

Just a question....

Are bass musical notes narrow or wide? In other words, does the bass play a 51 hz sustained note, or is it more a blend of notes in the lower fifty range?

Just asking for...
Forum: Speakers   01-15-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,870
Views: 453,862
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Josh358 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1086093/the-official-magnepan-owners-thread/3150#post_24213527)

I'm thinking the total...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-15-2014, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Rythmik http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1214550/official-rythmik-audio-subwoofer-thread/13140#post_24205894)

We have a Java...
Forum: Subwoofers, Bass, and Transducers   01-12-2014, 06:44 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
I finally decided to add a Rythmik sub to...

I finally decided to add a Rythmik sub to establish a foundation to my Magnepan MG3a's with DWM woofer panels. I got the E15HP. Gorgeous finish!

I placed it exactly where past experiments with...
Forum: Speakers   12-20-2013, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Are these the ones for sale in Illinois? If I...

Are these the ones for sale in Illinois? If I had not just finished repairing my IIIa's, I would consider. I repaired the minor delam, got new black socks and stained the wood cherry colored.
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Forum: Speakers   09-12-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,870
Views: 453,862
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Jeff, I run my XPA100s into my MG3a's using...

Jeff,

I run my XPA100s into my MG3a's using a Benchmark Dac 2. It has a built in digital preamp that is great, including a separate analog section for my vinyl (supplemented with a Sonic...
Forum: Speakers   09-11-2013, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
I second the XPA suggestion. I run my 3a's off...

I second the XPA suggestion. I run my 3a's off the similar priced and powered Emotiva XPA 100 mono locks and have never heard them sound better.
Forum: Speakers   09-10-2013, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Mine still sound great. I bought mine in 1987....

Mine still sound great. I bought mine in 1987. Just bought new socks from Magnepan. Hopefully they sound just as good in black. I also got a can of glue just in case I see any minor delam while they...
Forum: Speakers   07-23-2013, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Bravo to good dealers. Those of us lucky to live...

Bravo to good dealers. Those of us lucky to live anywhere near one or more good dealers really are blessed. They provide an invaluable service. My dealer lent me a paid of DWMs for a week free of...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2013, 09:03 AM
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Views: 453,862
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Teiki, I have only heard the 20.7s once,...

Teiki,

I have only heard the 20.7s once, and they were in an overly small room and kind of overwhelmed it. Thus I could not give you any advice on them at all. They probably would not fit in my...
Forum: Speakers   07-15-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,870
Views: 453,862
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Beaver, thanks for the encouragement. I wouldn't...

Beaver, thanks for the encouragement. I wouldn't have borrowed them if it wasn't for you. Are you using a subwoofer as well for music, or just for movies?
Forum: Speakers   07-14-2013, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
Update on the DWMs for full range Maggies......

Update on the DWMs for full range Maggies... (short version is these things are amazing)

I borrowed a pair of DWM woofer panels for home trial. What follows is no guarantee of what anyone else...
Forum: Speakers   06-26-2013, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Cardiff Kook
I will admit I am biased. I do not like cone/box...

I will admit I am biased. I do not like cone/box bass. I have several other speakers noted for exceptional bass. The Maggie's simply obliterate them in quality (but absent the DWMs not necessarily...
Forum: Speakers   06-25-2013, 09:00 PM
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Views: 453,862
Posted By Cardiff Kook
Yeah. I am sure the 3.7s are much, much better...

Yeah. I am sure the 3.7s are much, much better than my 26 year old 3 series. But as you know, they need to be set up correctly. When I hear someone say thay don't hear great soundstage from Maggie's...
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