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I presume you mean your LPs, albums or records, unless of course you're under 18.

I've played a few LPs (vinyls) and they too are fine. I just haven't had time yet to do much with them other than play them.
Well, I do recall my Father playing 78 rpms (shellacs?) and changing steel "needles" quite regularly. So...I'm a little over 18
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I think that will be about right. I know they have a bit of a mess on their hands with orders …. good mess though. Just about everyone I know ordered these, even folks with $700,000 or $800,000 systems as a toy for their office or master bedroom or something. Pretty serious toy though. 651-262-1936 is the real number to place an order. This is the number they will eventually email you back. So if you want to short circuit the process, give them a call.

And these are lightyears different over the SMGs that I also bought years ago to place in one of my others rooms. They were nothing like this though. These are far more capable. And they will do rock with bass management and a sub. The issue with the vast majority of rock is the piss poor recordings, and believe me, you'll know it with these (or worse yet MLs).
Yep, that was the number they sent me. Just got off the phone w/Eric.

5-8 weeks until delivery I was quoted, and when I told him I would be happy if I got them in September he seemed cautious but firm that I would definitely have them by then.

We shall see, right?

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Well, I do recall my Father playing 78 rpms (shellacs?) and changing steel "needles" quite regularly. So...I'm a little over 18

That was true during those days. They truly were 'needles' or maybe more like nails. '
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Yep, that was the number they sent me. Just got off the phone w/Eric.

5-8 weeks until delivery I was quoted, and when I told him I would be happy if I got them in September he seemed cautious but firm that I would definitely have them by then.

We shall see, right?

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Yep, you'll see. At least now they're quoting something a little more realistic than the 2 to 3 weeks I was quoted.
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Yep, that was the number they sent me. Just got off the phone w/Eric.

5-8 weeks until delivery I was quoted, and when I told him I would be happy if I got them in September he seemed cautious but firm that I would definitely have them by then.

We shall see, right?

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Hi Charles welcome to the Club

You'll know when they ship, UPS will send you an email with tracking info.
Then you will be billed by Magnepan. In view of the overwhelming response to the LRSs,
as Scotth3886 noted, September seems more realistic than 2-3weeks. Worth the wait.
Early April I was quoted 2-3weeks, but took 6 weeks.
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I think that will be about right. I know they have a bit of a mess on their hands with orders …. good mess though. Just about everyone I know ordered these, even folks with $700,000 or $800,000 systems as a toy for their office or master bedroom or something. Pretty serious toy though. 651-262-1936 is the real number to place an order. This is the number they will eventually email you back. So if you want to short circuit the process, give them a call.

And these are lightyears different over the SMGs that I also bought years ago to place in one of my others rooms. They were nothing like this though. These are far more capable. And they will do rock with bass management and a sub. The issue with the vast majority of rock is the piss poor recordings, and believe me, you'll know it with these (or worse yet MLs).
Thanks for both of those. While as I get older, my mind opens up to other kinds of music I wouldn't have even considered when I was younger, probably at least 70% is classic rock/pop, then classical, then fllled in with random other music.
Yeah, piss poor recordings are definitely an issue but I don't think I'm as sensitive to more subtle problems as you are, just larger problems like obvious distortion and excessive tape hiss. I might not even try rock recorded before the seventies, at least I won't be in a hurry.
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Funny how little relationship there is with what you hear versus the physical location of these speakers. Case in point is the soprano and tenor sax on Jen Chapin, Revisions, Chesky Records. (not on Tidal, btw) Chesky SACD 347.

That sax is just a complete total out of speaker experience and far outside the boundary of that left speaker.

And this is in this acoustically chitty living room with no foolin' around with placement. They're still where I first placed them.

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If I had to pick the perfect music and genre for these speakers, the below would come to mind.

Very true, I have whacko musical tastes

https://tidal.com/album/53226201

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Very Nice.
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In the audiophile world, ignorance truly is bliss. Save your money.
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Scott, so far would you say these speakers have been a good choice for you?

Or did they sound better at the audio show?

In the audiophile world, ignorance truly is bliss. Save your money.
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Scott, so far would you say these speakers have been a good choice for you?

Or did they sound better at the audio show?
I think I'm getting them to sound better here. I use a sub even in the upstairs system so I haven't fooled around much trying to tune bass, but will get to that before too long. I have turned the sub level down a couple of times so either there's some break-in going on with either me or the speakers, probably both. I didn't get a chance to do any measurements when I first started them up because I had company here. I wanted to see if I could measure any difference from out-of-the-box and then again at 50 hours or so, but that opportunity was lost. I've just been listening to much of my collection over again such as the two albums I posted above.

So my statement I posted when I was live blogging from AXPONA still stands, best sound at the show and just about the cheapest speaker at the show, if not the cheapest.
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Scott, so far would you say these speakers have been a good choice for you?

Or did they sound better at the audio show?
What I'm really curious to experience is after I've listened to these for a while, what my Fartin Logans will sound like. It might be that I end up with better placement for both.

I still haven't moved the LRSs at all as they are exactly where I first placed them. However, as I've said, I cheat. After 60 years of dipoles I should be pretty good at this.
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Funny how little relationship there is with what you hear versus the physical location of these speakers. Case in point is the soprano and tenor sax on Jen Chapin, Revisions, Chesky Records. (not on Tidal, btw) Chesky SACD 347.

That sax is just a complete total out of speaker experience and far outside the boundary of that left speaker.

And this is in this acoustically chitty living room with no foolin' around with placement. They're still where I first placed them.
Tweeters In or Tweeters Out? I have a few Chesky's I'll give them a listen.
I bought a Dave Brubeck "Time Out" Album 180Gram Record mastered from the original tapes. I had a diagram that showed location of musicians and their instruments in the studio. I'll have to run that ground "hum buster" line and give it a spin on the old turntable.
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Tweeters In or Tweeters Out? I have a few Chesky's I'll give them a listen.
I bought a Dave Brubeck "Time Out" Album 180Gram Record mastered from the original tapes. I had a diagram that showed location of musicians and their instruments in the studio. I'll have to run that ground "hum buster" line and give it a spin on the old turntable.
Good question. I'll look.

Tweeters inside. I've generally setup Maggies with tweeters inside.

I have the Dave Brubeck in all known formats including the original. It's pretty good. Notice the reverb times on those drum hits in 'take five'. One can really hear the walls of the studio and the relationship to the instruments. It's a very live studio and would have been hugely obvious if they tried to use booths on some of the instruments. With speakers that resolve spatially really well as these do, and the MLs, it just ruins the experience on playback when something is cobbled together.

True, this is all audiophile horsechit, but once I know that information is there, I can't unhear it.
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Anyone else get theirs yet?
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Anyone else get theirs yet?

nope...2-3 weeks already 7-8 weeks...

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nope...2-3 weeks already 7-8 weeks...
Torii...hang in there Buddy.
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Hey Scotth3886, I recall how impressed I was with LRS initial setup and sound. After three weeks it only gets better! Enjoy
Anybody measure the loudness of music you listen to your speakers with in decibels? At what distance? What Amp power?
Good Link to determine SPL and SYH (Save Your Hearing).
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I sit 7.5feet away and listen 80-85dB PEAK using RadioShack Analog SoundLevelMeter
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i listen anywhere from 70db to 100db. 13ft away. amps can do over 1200watts at short bursts(dynamic). I dont plan on listening to lrs as loud as my focals...plus at closer distance since I will pull them closer to me. hoping to use the lrs for more critical listening. anyone know how loud the lrs can go at their best sound? can they get to 100db while still sounding great?

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Anybody measure the loudness of music you listen to your speakers with in decibels? At what distance? What Amp power?
Good Link to determine SPL and SYH (Save Your Hearing).
Courtesy of donh50:
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Emotiva BasX A300 = 300W/4 Ohms, Maggie LRSs Sensitivity: 86dB/500Hz/2.83v (1 Watt)

I'm in my office and listening background style to Dave Holland, Emerald Tears . It's 40db or so in my office and 55db+/- at my MLP.

My office, if I have everything shut off is 23-25db. Oh wow, holy chit, a fart is almost 90db. Congrats to Dr Flatulence here. That's pretty good.
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I'm in my office and listening background style to Dave Holland, Emerald Tears . It's 40db or so in my office and 55db+/- at my MLP.

My office, if I have everything shut off is 23-25db. Oh wow, holy chit, a fart is almost 90db. Congrats to Dr Flatulence here. That's pretty good.
So...where can I get a Fartometer...haven't measured mine yet
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Tweeters In or Tweeters Out? I have a few Chesky's I'll give them a listen.
I bought a Dave Brubeck "Time Out" Album 180Gram Record mastered from the original tapes. I had a diagram that showed location of musicians and their instruments in the studio. I'll have to run that ground "hum buster" line and give it a spin on the old turntable.
Solved my Phono Hum problem. Selected Phono to bypass Fluance RT81 internal pre-amp. Ran Ground from Fluance (Sumiko Pearl) to Cambridge CP1 Pre-amp. Then RCAs out from Fluance into CP1. Next,out from CP1 to Aux Input on Emotiva PT-100. Wiped the 180 gram pressing of "Dire Straits" record clean with my Discwasher. Cranked the Emotiva up to 80-85dB peak. Lowered the tonearm and the magic happened! Magnepan's LRS sang sweet and lovely...just like the old standard said. Can only imagine tubes in the mix. Time to spin some more platters
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Please explain the point of the LRS speakers to me. According to the Magnepan web page they are some sort of a low cost trial for never-magnepanners, a good will ambassador of sorts to show even the $700,000 speaker owners how good a pair of Maggies can be.
Not to make fun of the LRS speakers or belittle the impatient buyers here - what is the point of them if you have to wait good six months to get them? Caeteris paribus, who in their right mind will pick a choice with the longest wait ? It is like assigning an ambassador who will always be 6 months late to the negotiating table.

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Please explain the point of the LRS speakers to me. According to the Magnepan web page they are some sort of a low cost trial for never-magnepanners, a good will ambassador of sorts to show even the $700,000 speaker owners how good a pair of Maggies can be.
Not to make fun of the LRS speakers or belittle the impatient buyers here - what is the point of them if you have to wait good six months to get them? Caeteris paribus, who in their right mind will pick a choice with the longest wait ? It is like assigning an ambassador who will always be 6 months late to the negotiating table.

for me they will be a critical listening setup pulled out into room 5-6 ft and listened to at 6-7 ft away. my room is 30ft deep so I will experiment alot.

like scott mentioned earlier...its a toy for me, but hopefully it performs like state of the art. However, I am not happy with magnepan from a 1st time buyers perspective. I may be almost 50, but like customer support....my 1st time not buying stereo speakers from my local dealer. ofc, technically havent purchased them yet which makes it even worse.
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Please explain the point of the LRS speakers to me. According to the Magnepan web page they are some sort of a low cost trial for never-magnepanners, a good will ambassador of sorts to show even the $700,000 speaker owners how good a pair of Maggies can be.
Not to make fun of the LRS speakers or belittle the impatient buyers here - what is the point of them if you have to wait good six months to get them? Caeteris paribus, who in their right mind will pick a choice with the longest wait ? It is like assigning an ambassador who will always be 6 months late to the negotiating table.

The LRSs as low cost teasers for the rest of the far more expensive Magneplanar line is silly. These, with a good 'fast' sub, can easily stand on their own and be your first and last Maggie. My issue was more trying to get Eric to answer my very direct question so I had a decent guess when they might ship. That way I could plan my summer travel schedule around the delivery since you had to be here to sign. Turned out that my UPS dood didn't even ask for a signature. He just left them at the front door before I had a chance to get to the door. I did yell a 'thanks' as he was getting back in his truck.

Now, when it comes to sound quality, I've been very surprised given that they're only $650. Even at $2,000 or $3,000 I would feel the same. True, I know several pretty wealthy audiophiles who ordered these as toys for an office or master bedroom who ended up with the same 'the best sound at the show' impression I did after I heard them at AXPONA. It wasn't quite the last speaker I listened to as I circled back to listen to several notable others after I heard the Maggies. I still like the Dynaudio Evokes as well, but the Evoke 50 is $5,000. But heads up against the Revel 228, for example, it would be the Maggies for me, and at less than 1/10th the price. So as bargains go, these were clearly the bargain of the show. I'm far from the only one saying this. Last damn thing I needed is my 9th pair of speakers in this house, but ……..
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Please explain the point of the LRS speakers to me. According to the Magnepan web page they are some sort of a low cost trial for never-magnepanners, a good will ambassador of sorts to show even the $700,000 speaker owners how good a pair of Maggies can be.
Not to make fun of the LRS speakers or belittle the impatient buyers here - what is the point of them if you have to wait good six months to get them? Caeteris paribus, who in their right mind will pick a choice with the longest wait ? It is like assigning an ambassador who will always be 6 months late to the negotiating table.
For me, I'm just interested in the experience of trying the Maggies out. Waiting is irrelevant to me as I already have a full system with, um, totally different speakers(Klipsch). If I like the Maggies I will switch back and forth depending on my mood, and if not, I'll find a use for them. TBH, I expect to like them, and will just use them as a secondary system in the same room as my main system. Even if I like them better than the Klipsch, I will still use the Klipsch for multi channel music/movies.

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Yep, that was the number they sent me. Just got off the phone w/Eric.

5-8 weeks until delivery I was quoted, and when I told him I would be happy if I got them in September he seemed cautious but firm that I would definitely have them by then.

We shall see, right?

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Yep, you'll see. At least now they're quoting something a little more realistic than the 2 to 3 weeks I was quoted.
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Hi Charles welcome to the Club

You'll know when they ship, UPS will send you an email with tracking info.
Then you will be billed by Magnepan. In view of the overwhelming response to the LRSs,
as Scotth3886 noted, September seems more realistic than 2-3weeks. Worth the wait.
Early April I was quoted 2-3weeks, but took 6 weeks.

Can anyone please tell me if I can order and pay via Paypal? I have some credit I would like to invest in some LRS.


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For me, I'm just interested in the experience of trying the Maggies out. Waiting is irrelevant to me as I already have a full system with, um, totally different speakers(Klipsch). If I like the Maggies I will switch back and forth depending on my mood, and if not, I'll find a use for them. TBH, I expect to like them, and will just use them as a secondary system in the same room as my main system. Even if I like them better than the Klipsch, I will still use the Klipsch for multi channel music/movies.

Switching back and forth is my plan. I don't want two pairs of the same speakers, but I still want good chit. I haven't listened to the MLs since I received the Maggies. I imagine that the MLs will sound quite different to me now that I've gotten un-used to them.

I have been back and forth between the Elacs and the Maggies since the Elacs were formally in that spot. That comparison is easy. Unquestionably the Maggies. I guess my biggest surprise ishow well they work with the little Yamaha integrated and easy they were to place, unless I just got lucky.
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Can anyone please tell me if I can order and pay via Paypal? I have some credit I would like to invest in some LRS.


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It seems unlikely as the only thing they sell directly is the LRS, and they don't have an internet ordering system. But, I don't know that for a fact. If they had an internet ordering system with paypal, I'd already have a pair as I would have ordered them back when Scott did.
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Interesting. Anyone with the LRS in Atlanta? I'd like to hear what they sound like with a good tube power amp . I will bring the amp and beer/wine or whatever you are into.

Site. DAC: Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ || Processor: Marantz AV8801 11.2 Ch || Power Amp: Audio Research Reference 75 (75W tube) || Speakers: Revel Performa3 F208 || Sub 1: REL 212/SE (1,000W). Sub 2: REL S/3 (400W) || Cables: Cardas Clear, MIT Matrix & T || Power: PS Audio P5 || Headphones: HifiMan HE560 || Turntable: Pro-Ject RPM5 Carbon w Sumiko Blackbird
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