Ok, Don...Car Talk. Could that include discussions of 8 track and Cassette Players?Struggling to see why Revel vs. Focal is being debated in a Maggie thread...
I prefered Revel over Focal when I listened a couple of years ago but there are so many variables I couldn't make any sort of definitive statement. I have more a problem with B&W and have for decades. I have not heard Wilson in years. There are things I really liked about my Maggies, and things I really like about my Revels. Overall I have not felt any longing to return to my Magnepans; you pick the sound you like for you (your music, your movies, your room). And look too, natch.
Maybe we should go back to talking about cars?
According to Wikipedia, the eight-track cartridge was invented in 1964 by a consortium led by Bill Lear (Learjet). Those of us who lived through their era know their failings; those who didn't, be glad. The compact cassette effectively wiped them out.Ok, Don...Car Talk. Could that include discussions of 8 track and Cassette Players?
Don't know that Magnepan was born then.
Oh...wait a sec. What the hell year is this???
Anyway, Happy Holidays to all who frequent (or not) this forum
Yep...I had an 8-Track that played back in 4 Channel Sound. The sweet spot was in the center of a square.According to Wikipedia, the eight-track cartridge was invented in 1964 by a consortium led by Bill Lear (Learjet). Those of us who lived through their era know their failings; those who didn't, be glad. The compact cassette effectively wiped them out.
Magnepan Inc. came into existence in 1969, though I have a vague memory of Jim saying in some interview that he conceived them a few years earlier, and I don't think sales really started until ~1971 (not sure about either of those statements). I think I first saw a pair around 1974 and it was around 1979 when I owned my first pair. According to MUG, the quasi-ribbon panels appeared around 1991, much earlier than I had thought, though I think it has been within perhaps the last ten years or so that the concept spread across the speaker lines and into the bass panels. (I am probably thinking about the time the bass panels went "QR".) The thinner, wider, Al traces replace the wires used before they arrived (for all except the true ribbon tweeters). They are lighter and offer more area for the magnets so provide lower distortion. They should also attach better to the panels so hopefully no more death rattles...
I don't know much about cars, actually.
Did you end up keeping your Maggies?I just wanted to pop in and say i got a new dac from ifi (zen dac). And im very happy with it esp with adding a power supply to it. It just brought out that last bit more. Im using the second newest firmware since it fits my system best.
I had been away from all of my stuff for seven or eight months while in the garage doing a mechanical refresh on a recently acquired collector car. I still listened, but only on the little garage system. It keeps me from throwing tools and the neighbors can't hear me fart unless I'm really really good and ripe that day. So well worth it (to them).yes i might hook them up again with the new dac and see how things changed.
I can't wait for this year to be over. Horrible, terrible, no good year. We all deserve better. I know I do. A present to self usually helps. It doesn't make things right, but just bearable.I'll second that. Best to all in the coming year!
Be watching the clock strike 2021 from Times Square...via TV, of course
The F228Be looks like F208, but it is actually smaller by a couple of inches which works just fine for the outriggers.
Never in my wildest dreams I'd thought a preamp could cause so much difference (not all of which is good!). But a preamp upgrade from a Marantz AV8801 to Pass Labs Refence X.02 was a revelation. The quantity and the quality of the upper bass is great.My biggest itch at the moment is trying a different pre amp. My Placette passive is nice and neutral but does seem a bit light on the bottom end. I have a sub to fill in the bottom but still not punch/slam at times when it is expected.
For those who have ordered their speakers, how long was it from order to shipping? I’m working on week 5 this week and itching to get them. Still a kid when it’s new equipment season.
Took me 6 weeks after I placed order on April 4, 2019. The Magnepan LRSs were a hot item following all the sweet reviews from AXPONA 2019.For those who have ordered their speakers, how long was it from order to shipping? I’m working on week 5 this week and itching to get them. Still a kid when it’s new equipment season.
Yeah I have it in my head min of 8 weeks so if they come earlier it'll be a nice surprise.Took me 6 weeks after I placed order on April 4, 2019. The Magnepan LRSs were a hot item following all the sweet reviews from AXPONA 2019.
With Covid-19 today, it's probably 8 weeks...realistically.
I used my waiting time visiting this forum and learned a lot on proper planning , hookups and setup.
Back then things were hopping. Enter Covid-19 and this forum really slowed down.
When they are delivered, you will feel like a 'Kid' again
Not sure what amp you will be using but I would recommend saving for the best amp you can afford. Maggies love current and lots of it.Yeah I have it in my head min of 8 weeks so if they come earlier it'll be a nice surprise.
I've been working on my system. Added in-wall plates with banana plugs for all my speakers. They were just poking through the wall so now it looks much better and will be much easier to deal with in the future. Of course I have been reading and watching anything I can while I wait.