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#20724 - 09/24/03 05:22 PM Its Sushi's fault !!!!!!
Saturn Offline
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Registered: 10/21/02
Posts: 1041
Loc: Toronto Ontario Canuck
I blame him for my current catch-22.
Don't get me wrong I do take his opinions very highly.
Most of the time his opinions on audio as subject matter has been very informative. Once in a while...which is very little..he would drop a brand or two...which has at one point of time ekked his curiosity. So I went out and looked into some of this "interesting" Brands. Now I have gotten the itch AGAIN!!!!!!
Here is a short list of my current upgrade-itis condition:
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1st Magnepan MG12 http://www.magnepan.com/1-800-474-1646/mg12.html
1st Theil 1.6 or 2.3 if I can afford it http://www.thielaudio.com/THIEL_Web/Pages/cs1_6nws.html

2nd Revel Performa M20 http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/revel_performa_m20.htm
3rd Dynaudio 1.3MK2 http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?333
4th Proac 1S http://www.stereophile.com/showarchives.cgi?386

Again if you noticed I have a bias for mini monitor/bookshelf or really small floorstanders. Well the Maggies fall into another category...big..in the way...totally different...too weird..I gotto have design..kinda feelin. Most of these have a nice rolled off highs which I enjoy better and easier on the ears. All will be compensated in the lower frequency with my musical sub(If there is such a thing). Hope to get a decision in the next couple of months just before I move into my new place in Feb 04.





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#20725 - 09/24/03 05:27 PM Re: Its Sushi's fault !!!!!!
sushi Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
I dutifully take the blame. What can I do for you?

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#20726 - 09/24/03 05:59 PM Re: Its Sushi's fault !!!!!!
twopecker Offline
local

Registered: 07/20/03
Posts: 290
Loc: Nebraska
Skip the MG12....they are great speakers, but if you're spending that much, go up to to the MG1.6 if at ALL possible. I believe they are about $500 more, but are a whole new class of speakers.

They have just enough of the low end that the 12's are missing. At least give them a listen.

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#20727 - 09/24/03 06:15 PM Re: Its Sushi's fault !!!!!!
sushi Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
By the way, I wouldn't describe the Maggie, Thiel or Revel as having "rolled off highs" -- especially the Thiel, which is definitely on the brighter side. I agree that the Dynaudio and Proac are "warmer" sounding speakers. As you said yourself, the Maggie is a totally different beast among these brands -- you love it or hate it. That you listed the Maggie as "1st" suggests to me that you like the Maggie sound. I tell you, once you fall for the Maggies, it is fairly difficult to neglect them.

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#20728 - 09/25/03 12:18 AM Re: Its Sushi's fault !!!!!!
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Posts: 1041
Loc: Toronto Ontario Canuck
The Thiels are definitely not rolled off. Sorry to omit that. They are the most expensive.

As with the Maggies I think the 1.6 are really big. Not that the MG12 is any smaller but it seemingly looks smaller. I wished they made a taller MMG but not any thicker. That would fix my issues. I'm planning to use a sub to fill in the rest.
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#20729 - 09/28/03 12:17 PM Re: Its Sushi's fault !!!!!!
littleb Offline
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Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
Maggie's are those Minnesota made flat speakers, aren't they. When I was in college I knew a guy who had these because they were made in his hometown. He had the bookshelf version. Us guys used to make fun of his flat speakers. At the time I wasn't too impressed with them. Of course this was at the turn of the century, you know the late 70's. Anyway, he started to get a chip on his shoulder over being teased about them and he cranked up the volume to prove that they were great. And what do you think happened next. A puff of smoke came out of one of those babes and he was down to one flat speaker. Personally, I prefer Axiom.

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#20730 - 09/28/03 02:56 PM Re: Its Sushi's fault !!!!!!
twopecker Offline
local

Registered: 07/20/03
Posts: 290
Loc: Nebraska
Not to start a flame war or anything, but definitely listen to their newer speakers before totally writing them off. Even there smaller (still 4ft I believe) MMG's are amazing for $550.

I have met some people who just dont like the Magnepan sound, and others who fall in love with it instantly. I am not saying you are going to be one of those that falls in loves, but you should try to compare apples to apples.

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#20731 - 09/28/03 07:13 PM Re: Its Sushi's fault !!!!!!
littleb Offline
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Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1235
Loc: Moorhead, Minnesota/US
No flame intended. I just thought I would relate my experience with these speakers. I'm certain they make nice speakers from the glowing reviews I have read.

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