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#261438 - 05/27/09 11:36 AM Magnepan MG1.6
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6380
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
At the medic8r Memorial Day Bash (TM), the husband of an ex-coworker mentioned that his uncle has some Magnepan speakers that he is interested in selling. They are the MG 1.6 model, in black finish.

Based on what I have read about this company and their speakers, I am going to audition them ASAP in my HT. I'll be able to listen to them with and without my EP500.

From what I can gather with web searches (MSRP is not on the Magnepan web site), if new, these would be ~$1700 for the pair. Dan says his uncle would sell them for $1000.

Will keep you posted. Just had to share the news that I may soon get to audition/purchase some Maggies!
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#261442 - 05/27/09 12:32 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: medic8r]
starkiller Offline
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Registered: 05/07/09
Posts: 31
Loc: seattle
i love the maggie sound, just dont have the room for them. doublecheck on the price, that seems a bit high though.

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#261446 - 05/27/09 01:17 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: starkiller]
medic8r Offline
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
I hear from my friend that there is probably some haggling room. Apparently this guy buys things one month and sells them the next quite often.
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#261447 - 05/27/09 01:19 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
If nothing else you will be able to give us a review of them. \:\)
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#261448 - 05/27/09 01:21 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: jakewash]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Nah. Sounds like too much work.

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#261455 - 05/27/09 02:12 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 06/02/03
Posts: 678
Loc: Houston, Texas
I have seen some recently for $900 on Audiogon, so that price is OK considering you don't have to pay for shipping. Check them out!

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#261493 - 05/27/09 07:14 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: davidsch]
Wid Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

I want them \:\) I have always like the Maggie sound. It will be interesting on what ya think.
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#261518 - 05/27/09 08:50 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: Wid]
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Holbrook, MA
I have always wanted to hear some Maggies. From what I've read about them they love strong amps and are finicky about placement. But half of the fun of this hobby is trying new things so go for it. If you don't like them you can use them to stand behind when you are getting dressed.
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#261528 - 05/27/09 09:28 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: Lampshade]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
I've never heard them either, I understand they have a very clean sound but a sub is a must for the lower fq's.
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#261677 - 05/28/09 03:46 PM Re: Magnepan MG1.6 [Re: Adrian]
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 680
Loc: South Florida

Look forward to hearing what you think of the Maggies! What speakers do you currently have?
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