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#99327 - 06/18/05 02:20 PM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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Well St Pat, if you are looking for a different sound, there are thousands of choices to be made.
Have you tried hearing any Magnepans?
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#99328 - 06/18/05 02:37 PM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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Thousands of choices, yes. Too many if you ask me.

No, I have not heard Magnepans. Not really an option due to size constraints of my room. At one point I did have some Monsoon computer speakers. Those, I think, were electrostats--flat, screen-like looking things. Nice 3D sound from those considering their use.

Eventually I'd like to sample a bit of everything--ribbon tweeters, electrostats, soft domes, etc. My budget is limited at this time, so the M40s provided an excellent opportunity to try something else without breaking the bank. No rush on the other things, though. I'll probably be in this hobby for a long time and don't feel the need to cram everything in right now.
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#99329 - 06/18/05 02:51 PM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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Hmmmm...port plugging...I wonder what our AXIOM BUDDIES have to tell us about this subject.
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#99330 - 06/18/05 02:57 PM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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Okay, I just checked--Maggies are planar-ribbon speakers. So, what is an electrostat? Hmm, that word just seemed to be stuck in my head about the Magnepans. . .
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#99331 - 06/18/05 04:14 PM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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Quads and Dayton-Wrights were electrostatics -- no magnetic fields, just used a very high voltage amplifier to drive the membranes.
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#99332 - 06/18/05 04:15 PM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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An example of an electrostat is MartinLogan speakers.
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#99333 - 06/19/05 02:04 AM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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Thanks guys.
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#99334 - 06/19/05 08:22 AM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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In reply to:

An example of an electrostat is MartinLogan speakers.




I had a chance to hear a set of the big Martins and o' man how sweet they sound .
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#99335 - 06/19/05 12:10 PM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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They sound sweet, true, but their sweet spot is infinitesimally small.
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#99336 - 06/19/05 12:15 PM Re: Shame on you Axiom
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Agreed .
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