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The GS series are discontinued due to poor sales.
That's why I said 'used'.
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There are no used ones for sale. But why the Benchmark?

This W4S power amp is much better and cheaper and 3 times as powerful.
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Just got off the phone with Eric, he said they should have the LRS out to me by Christmas 2020, but no promises.

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Well, at least he didn't just say Christmas and not give you a year.
LOL, that was a killer joke!

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here is a listing with a schiitload of amplification, but not a lot of feedback. Too little in fact for my comfort.

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I have not been following lately, busy, sorry... A few points from a quick skim:

1. ARC SS amps always sounded "OK" to me but did not stand out from the crowd. That said I have not listened to one in years. Their tube amps were (are?) their bread and butter, though reliability has been spotty.

2. I don't recall saying to try a more powerful amp; a big SS amp IME usually provides better bass with Maggies, but my ARC D79 did OK with mine in a modest room. That said I mean that literally -- I don't remember exactly what I said on the subject.

3. I am strongly considering the Benchmark AHB2 for my next amps (I have gen-1 Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-5 now). Measured performance is superb, reviews have been great, the company is approachable (their pres or cto (I forget) has been posting on another forum) and no-nonsense, and for ~$6k you get a pair that will put out >500 W into 4 ohms.


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The VT-01 use 4 tubes, the VT-02 uses 2, David said the VT-01 was one of his favorite he has built, the good and bad news he doesn't advertise and is more of a couple man show when building these but the detail to quality is pretty remarkable. I will pay the extra cost if some thing that is good, and it's built in Europe/Canada and or US, but I am getting a tad Perplexed that people are excepting and feel it's no big deal if these high end stuff is going the CHIFI route. It sure isn't getting less expensive for the customer. lol Now back to the hand made stuff in the good old USA: I should have a Belles Aria Int. Amp here today I read some guy was using this with 1.7 and loved it. I just recently tried a NAD M10 and had it for a few months, but not a fan of the Sabre Dacs and the Amp section, it might run a pair of .7 ok, but I have tried dozens of digital Amps over the years, they just don't cut it in the dynamics department for me.
I do like he is a small US designer and builder. I had the pleasure of talking with him years ago. He definitely has his opinions on designs which I appreciate. Lets me know where his head is at when designing and building. His latest stuff does look a lot more attractive and a head turner compared to the older Belles amp I had.

I'm not a fan of the Sabre dacs either. A bit analytical for more. IMO, provides a lot of detail but loses the musicality. Could have been the dacs I listened but the 2 I did listen too sounded similar to me.

Keep us posted on the Belles Aria. My other path I thought aboot was trimming down to an integrated from separates but it's been difficult to find an integrated that sounded as good as my setup without spending 2x as much.

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Zero issues running the 1.7i with this unit! Almost runs it as well as my Belles MB-200's and VT-01 pre/amp...

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Hello 1.7i owners, im in the early stages of planning a new listening room. I’d really like to use the Maggies and a couple of big fat mono amps.Wondering what your thoughts are to a very small 9’ x 11’ x 8’ room. I’m pretty handy with DIY acoustic treatments and planning on using them extensively in my small room
What are your thoughts on my smallish room and getting the most out of a pair of Maggies
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my thoughts would start using rule of thirds for setting up placement/mlp

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my thoughts would start using rule of thirds for setting up placement/mlp
Would that rule apply to the short wall or the long wall ?

Amplifier power seems to be advised as 200-250watts per channel.....thoughts

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Would that rule apply to the short wall or the long wall ?

Amplifier power seems to be advised as 200-250watts per channel.....thoughts

with your rm dimensions guessing short wall to get more distance from front wall. with amp I would focus on 4 ohm capabiltity...

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Would that rule apply to the short wall or the long wall ?

Amplifier power seems to be advised as 200-250watts per channel.....thoughts

with your rm dimensions guessing short wall to get more distance from front wall. with amp I would focus on 4 ohm capabiltity...
Ok, so thirds ?

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Ok, so thirds ?

another forum thread with similar questions...might help. I have huge room so Im just guessing.

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussio...dedicated-room

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Ok, so thirds ?

another forum thread with similar questions...might help. I have huge room so Im just guessing.

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussio...dedicated-room
Thank you for that link, lots of advisories about my small room....

I may just rethink my main HT thats 19’x13’ with a nice high vaulted ceiling.....
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Thank you for that link, lots of advisories about my small room....

I may just rethink my main HT thats 19’x13’ with a nice high vaulted ceiling.....
Hi kgveteran,

I share my 2.1Ch Stereo to LRSs with 7.2Ch DolbyAtmos Hometheater. I marked the LRS position with blue tape and when it.s time to crank up the Dolby 7.2, I just move the LRSs to the side. Works for me. My HT area with 7ft. drop ceiling, occupies about 12.5ft wide by 12ft. to back of MLP(sofa). From there to game area and back wall another 16ft. Works for me.(Do have to work an 8ft.drop down screen in there sometime) Hope this helps in your case.

I just noticed the tweeters(outside) as they were before final location with both tweeters inside
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I've been "away" for a while and I am returning to the fray!

I just love me setup in my 11 x 13 x 8 dedicated room ....... try it you might like it.

As an aside ...... work is starting, about next month on my new unfinished basement in my new residence. I'll post room measurements when the drywall goes up ...... I am estimating 20 x 28 x 9. I am nervous as hell!!!!

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I've been "away" for a while and I am returning to the fray!

I just love me setup in my 11 x 13 x 8 dedicated room ....... try it you might like it.

As an aside ...... work is starting, about next month on my new unfinished basement in my new residence. I'll post room measurements when the drywall goes up ...... I am estimating 20 x 28 x 9. I am nervous as hell!!!!
Welcome back and calm down. Am sure you well soon able to change that..."Nervous" to "Excited" as hell in your new Home HT build
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Welcome back and calm down. Am sure you well soon able to change that..."Nervous" to "Excited" as hell in your new Home HT build
Only with help from you guys!!!!!
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Only with help from you guys!!!!!
You came back to the right place...plenty of help here!
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took a pic of my dirty home for a different thread and then thought well....my LRS are against front wall while not listening lol...Im spoiled having focals and maggies. they sound totally different so enjoy having both.
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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??

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hey, that sounds like my space...30x50ftx14ft vaulted/combined....ofc my setup on one side of space. I dont really care about amps to be honest(even tho tempted). more curious about opinions on what sounds good. totally worn out on science and flat....that just sounds like **** imo. I should clARIFY ON ****....if evryone dsp/eq, other sound qualities most important. like accuracy and depth...I have been a photographer which doesnt relay the idea of speaker designer, but what I can do with photos is similar to sound. cameras arent all the same just like speakers arent.

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took a pic of my dirty home for a different thread and then thought well....my LRS are against front wall while not listening lol...Im spoiled having focals and maggies. they sound totally different so enjoy having both.
torii,

That's a damn fine, comfy looking place! Is the "^" shape on the left the two LRSs stacked?
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That's a damn fine, comfy looking place! Is the "^" shape on the left the two LRSs stacked?
It took me a minute, but that is my guess as well.
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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??
I can't remember the name ATM, but there's someone else who has mixed on Maggies for years. That would be my preference or ESLs, such as Fartin Logans, if I want something really over the top analytical.
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The Magies were purchased for listening pleasure after hours ...... music only. They have no intention, nor are the 1.7i's capable, of filling that size room and mating with the studios reference Dolby Atmos speaker arrays.

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The Magies were purchased for listening pleasure after hours ...... music only. They have no intention, nor are the 1.7i's capable, of filling that size room and mating with the studios reference Dolby Atmos speaker arrays.
Do they use a sub with the 1.7? I would think a room that size, it would be beneficial.

I would be interested to hear what their entire setup is.

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Do they use a sub with the 1.7? I would think a room that size, it would be beneficial.

I would be interested to hear what their entire setup is.

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I don't know if they integrated the subs yet ...... the speakers arrived only a few days ago. I will find out as much as I can about the setup. The room is "tuned" and calibrated by Dolby Labs before each project begins ...... that much I know.
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