Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Long Island, New York
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Some of you might know this already but I will repeat this for all the newer denizens on this thread, and as a basis for what I am about to write. I am a motion picture and television sound editor for the past forty years. Currently I am the sound supervisor on a major television series. With that said ..... I have had 40 years of listening to our the mixes in state of the art re-recording mix theaters .... woking on major feature films, independent feature films, major and minor budgeted documentaries, and episodic network television.
With all that exposure to state of the art audio ..... I have owned Magnepans for thirty five years. At home, there is nothing else that I would prefer to listen to. When I arrived at work yesterday and chatted with the head re-recording mixers and sound supervisors of the facility where I am editing, they told me something pretty amazing (to me at least!). I have known one of these individuals for well over 25 years. He told me that when they are mixing in the facilities largest and most advanced mix theater ..... they were always unhappy with the sound of 2 track music when listening to relax and wind down. Imagine my surprise when he told me they just purchased hi-end amplification and a pair of Magnepan 1.7i's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
The mix theaters dimensions are: 48x36x15 and I don't think that applies to the area behind the mixers and editors where the producers gather and work. I was told they move the Maggies to a position centered to the projection screen and leave about 20 ft between the screen and the Maggies ..... their main listening position is in front of the mixing board ...... they have moveable lounge seats. They move the Maggies to the sidewall when they begin to mix again .... and then move them back when they want to hear the Maggies. I don't have any other news, at the moment, except those who have listened to the "strange panels" have been favorably impressed.
When things settle and I have a listen, do you want me to report back when I have more details. I will find out what amps they are using. I will take note of the physical distances of their setup, tweeters in or out, etc.
What say you??
Magnepan 1.7's (LR), Magnepan CC5/DWM (Center Channel), Magnepan MC1's (Surrounds), Rythmik F12 (Sub), Emotiva XMC-1 (Processor), Emotiva XPA-2 Gen2 Drives the 1.7's, Emotiva XPA-5 Drives the Center and Surrounds, Oppo BDP-103 (Audio/Video Source), Oppo UDP-203 (Audio/Video Source), Apple TV 4K (Audio/Video Source), Sony PS4 (Audio/Video Source), LG OLED65B6P (Monitor)