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Old 02-07-2012, 07:15 AM
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Graham,

Very nice contemporary architecture. Also, the property is also very nice!

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Thanks Mike,

The music from the Maggies spills nicely out into the garden... i enjoy it there.

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Magnepan website is rather bland. I can't believe they don't have high resolution pictures of all the finish combination that they offer for their speakers. They have just one rather dim picture per product and that's it.

I think black cloth and dark cherry is the best combo from what I've seen.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:12 PM
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Magnepan website is rather bland. I can't believe they don't have high resolution pictures of all the finish combination that they offer for their speakers. They have just one rather dim picture per product and that's it.

I think black cloth and dark cherry is the best combo from what I've seen.
I have read other person complains about their website too. The consensus by those in the know is, they are a small operation and are focusing all their efforts into the products which I am thankful for. They are certainly keeping the price down on their newer models and the improvement is fantastic. I know what you mean though as I am scouring the internet and asking the guys here to post pictures of their Maggies so I can see the different wood and speaker cloth combinations. The nearest dealer to me is 2 hours away and I think he has two pairs. One all black and one with dark cherry and white cloth.

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I bought black cloth and aluminum trim for 2 reasons:

1. I think Maggies in light trim and cloth can look kind of old fashioned. The black and aluminum freshened up the look and made it look more tech/contempory
2. Most importantly I read in multiple places that the aluminum was more rigid an stable and even Magnepan commented to it being better performing material by a small margin for intended purpose.

If I trade up to 20.7s I am getting black on black.
According to Wendell and Steve there should be NO difference in performance between wood and alu rails. I chose dark cherry/off white on my 3.7┤s. Had the, now discontinued, light cherry finish on the 3.6┤s.
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According to Wendell and Steve there should be NO difference in performance between wood and alu rails. I chose dark cherry/off white on my 3.7┤s. Had the, now discontinued, light cherry finish on the 3.6┤s.
Sceptic,

That is good to hear as I ordered last week the 3.7's in cherry with the black socks. I listened to them for about two hours and had to order a pair. It really helped that I was given a great trade in on my 1.7's. As I was listening at home to my 1.7's last night, it is hard to image it getting any better.

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According to Wendell and Steve there should be NO difference in performance between wood and alu rails. I chose dark cherry/off white on my 3.7┤s. Had the, now discontinued, light cherry finish on the 3.6┤s.
Good to get that set straight especially since I plan on ordering black on black! I thought it would be odd for Magnepan to make a cosmetic offering option that impacted audio performance one way or another.
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Sceptic,

That is good to hear as I ordered last week the 3.7's in cherry with the black socks. I listened to them for about two hours and had to order a pair. It really helped that I was given a great trade in on my 1.7's. As I was listening at home to my 1.7's last night, it is hard to image it getting any better.

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I like how those look with more wood - retro vintage like Shindo speakers.


















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I bought the 3.7's in off white with the Cherry Trim. I'm curious about the new sub panels. Does anyone have them hooked up to 3.7's?
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