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Old 12-15-2019, 02:41 PM
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I love Magnepan speakers. They can do things that most speakers canít at their price point. I used to own the 20.7 Maggieís and still own a pair of 3.6. I was hoping to upgrade to the 30.7 but felt that it was nothing more than a 20.7 with more bass panels.
Thatís exactly what the 30.7 is. While the 30.7 does deliver more bass, I feel the 20.7 delivers a more cohesive overall presentation and is by no means bass deficient. In short, my favorite Magnepan is the 20.7. Itís one of the best bargains in high-end audio too.

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Old 12-19-2019, 12:51 AM
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As a 20.7 owner... I like to hear this sort of talk. . I have felt that the newer more expensive models just increase the value of the 20.7.
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Old 12-19-2019, 11:17 AM
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Default Magnepan 30.7 Loudspeaker

The best value of all Magnepan speakers is the 3.7.
Donít let the difference in height between the 20.7 and 3.7 fool you. The 3.7 has the same tweeter and the same midrange area of the 20.7. The 3.7 has a smaller bass panels but that can be taken care of by using subwoofers. I was running my 20.7 with subwoofers anyway.

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As someone who in intrigued by Maggies but knows nothing about them...where does the naming convention come from? Very confusing.
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As someone who in intrigued by Maggies but knows nothing about them...where does the naming convention come from? Very confusing.

See explanation here:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnepan#Overview

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ďMagneplanar's reproducing mechanism comprises thin conductive wires and or foil strips attached to a thin sheet of Mylar residing in a magnetic field created by a vertical array of permanent strip magnets. When an amplified signal is applied to the conductors, the resultant electrical forces react with the magnetic field to excite the Mylar film sheet, which projects sound as a dipole.Ē

Key words:
magnets = magne
Panels = pan
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I was more referring to the model names. Why is everything a point seven? Why the jump from 3.7 to the 20.7?
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The best value of all Magnepan speakers is the 3.7.
Donít let the difference in height between the 20.7 and 3.7 fool you. The 3.7 has the same tweeter and the same midrange area of the 20.7. The 3.7 has a smaller bass panels but that can be taken care of by using subwoofers. I was running my 20.7 with subwoofers anyway.
Yah - the 3.7 is a great deal. I donít run a sub with my 20s. I did for awhile - but only for 25hz and below. I shut it off and never went back to it then. Donít really miss it and feel like I have improved sound without it. I think using subs with them is room dependent and obviously personal preference. Did you use 4 subs w yours? Did u go to something else or just decide on your 3.6 w subs. I think you said you had those??
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Old 12-25-2019, 02:36 AM
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I have owned the 3.6 for 15 years and could not be happier.

I have heard many 3.7 and 3.7is but felt they did not go as low in the bass, or have as sweet a midrange.

Magnepan’s need the right room to thrill the listener, and must be driven by top shelf amps.

I agree that the 20.7 is the max anyone would need but you also need a bigger room than I have.

The 30.7 really does not go much lower in bass, if at all, over the 20.7.

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Old 12-26-2019, 11:02 PM
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You know if that is true about the 30 not going lower than the 20... Iíve heard conflicting comments on the 30s. I heard another guy say the same - bass didnít do it for him. Then I heard others talk about how great the bass was. I still feel like the 30 improves the value of my 20...
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