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Old 07-23-2016, 04:56 PM
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Default .7's in for review

Just got the .7's up and running for review. This should be fun!
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It's been a few weeks, any updates?
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They are nicely broken in. I finally decided that I prefer the tweeter to the outside. The PS Audio BHK 250 has plenty of juice as it puts a max of 500 watts into 4Ohms. They really just disappear. Solid bass to mid 40Hz area. They also really pair well with the bel canto Ref600M's. Adding in the bel canto 2.7 DAC as pre you get a killer under $10k system.
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They are nicely broken in. I finally decided that I prefer the tweeter to the outside. The PS Audio BHK 250 has plenty of juice as it puts a max of 500 watts into 4Ohms. They really just disappear. Solid bass to mid 40Hz area. They also really pair well with the bel canto Ref600M's. Adding in the bel canto 2.7 DAC as pre you get a killer under $10k system.
thanks for the review!!
do you think they would integrate nicely with a pair of OB servo subwoofers?
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They are nicely broken in. I finally decided that I prefer the tweeter to the outside. The PS Audio BHK 250 has plenty of juice as it puts a max of 500 watts into 4Ohms. They really just disappear. Solid bass to mid 40Hz area. They also really pair well with the bel canto Ref600M's. Adding in the bel canto 2.7 DAC as pre you get a killer under $10k system.
I wonder what they would sound like with a cheap Crown xls-1500 and IFI i-Tube combo...
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:48 PM
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I have a Definitive Technology sub that worked just fine wi A pair should be fine with them.

As to what they would sound like with a Crown, I expect they would surprise you.
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I have a pair of .7s and they pair beautifully with my JL Audio Dominion d108 subwoofer in my small listening room (which used to be my son's old bedroom).

As far as I'm concerned, it's a match made in heaven.
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I owned a set of these for six weeks and ended up returning them. They sounded awesome, but they needed more current than I could supply. I am running 200 WPC MAC6700 receiver. To get the .7's loud, the meters were completely pegged on my 6700 with the powerguard lights almost always on. The fins were getting hot to the touch after a few minutes of listening. One of them had to go - I had to choose and I picked keeping the McIntosh.

That being said, the .7's sounded awesome. I just like to listen to loud rock and roll, and I didn't want to give up the McIntosh to keep the Magnepans. I would highly recommend them if you have the power though.

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I was running 600 wpc through them via the Bel Canto Ref600 Mono's. I had no issues getting them loud.
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