I don't attend concerts? Wow, I hadn't realized you know me personally. In fact, I attend the Madison Symphony Orchestra regularly; one of my good friends fills in from time to time on the string bass. But you already knew that right since you know me so well, so well in fact that you know that I am a "nut." :rolleyes:
Now don't get me wrong, I am not claiming the NHT's are more dynamic (I have never heard them hence I do not know). I am also not saying they are less dynamic than the Magnepanâ€™s. I am simply stating that John is backing his opinion up; you are not. All you have done is mildly mention some reviews and post other peopleâ€™s ideas (Linkwitz). Do you have an explanation of your own? How about some proof? I guess you will provide the proof and a warranted explanation at the same time you provide the proof that you own the NHTâ€™s.
Originally Posted by Zissou
Every review mentions the lack of dynamics because even with DSP you can only bend the laws of physics so much and Fisher Price sized drivers have immutable limitations. T
I just read a review of the Xd and guess what, no mention of poor or a lack of dynamics. In fact, here is a quote from the review:
â€œWhile the XdS satellites are a bit smaller than my warmer-sounding Paradigm Studio/20s, the Xd system easily outperformed them in dynamics and bass. The Xd was also more smoothly integrated across the audible spectrum than either the Studio/20s or the Paradigm Studio/60s.â€
WOW, they are MORE dynamic (in this guyâ€™s opinion of course) than the Paradigm Studio 20â€™s (which are a great speaker)! Ouch, how does it feel to be wrong again Zissou? Even though I donâ€™t trust reviews, I will take this guys opinion over yours any day; this guy actually knows what is he doing and talking about ;)
Originally Posted by Zissou
The 3-way MG 3.6 has planar-magnetic midrange and bass sections, each running nearly the speaker's full height. The bass panel is wider, with an area of 537 square inches (a conventional 12-inch woofer has roughly a fifth of that surface area),
Thatâ€™s some good information Zissou, but how about you stop quoting magazine reviews and draw your own conclusions (since you claim to own both speakers)? Your above quote in not your own; it is from Ultimate AV Magazine. Here is the paragraph you stole your info from (next time give them credit instead of trying to make us think these were your thoughts):
â€œA Tall Order
Magnepan's MG 3.6 and MG 1.6 models are thin, but they're hardly small. The 3-way MG 3.6 has planar-magnetic midrange and bass sections, each running nearly the speaker's full height. The bass panel is wider, with an area of 537 square inches (a conventional 12-inch woofer has roughly a fifth of that surface area), and is said to be capable of reaching down to 34Hz. The midrange and woofer planars share a fast-acting, 4-amp fuse in an external crossover box affixed to the speaker's rear. The MG 3.6's true ribbon tweeter has its own fast-acting, 2.5-amp fuse, also in the crossover. The fuses are there to protect your speakers from costly repairs; still, replacing a ribbon costs less than $200, provided you return the damaged unit to Magnepan for refurbishing.â€
Here is the link to that article:http://ultimateavmag.com/speakersystems/704magnepan/
So once again you prove you only know how to *research* things on magazine websites. Do you have any of your own ideas or do you just like to steal them from wise people like Linkwitz? Seriously man, instead of insulting people try to have a logical debate based on scientific proof. For instance, you claim that after applying Linkwitzâ€™s formula that the Maggies will be flat across the frequency range. Have you applied his formula yet? What are the results? How about answering my other questions from previous posts instead of just insulting me (which is simply unwarranted)?