and if you don't have a local Magnepan dealer, call Johnny R , he's as good as it gets...
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I’m surprised they are still in business. When the 30.7’s were coming out, I called and talked to Wendell about the 30.7’s and he told me people were buying these sight unseen and he was trying the hard sell on the 30.7’s. I told him, they would have to be 2-4x better than the 20.x’s (I actually prefer the 20.1’s over the .7’s), and he told me they would be much better. I attended a tour stop for the 30.7’s and they sounded like sh$t. Even my magnapan owners were surprised they sounded this bad. There a dozens and dozens of speakers I would rather have that cost 1/10 to 1/3 the cost of the 30.7’s. Btw: I wouldn’t own the 20.1’s either but they sounded much better than the 30.x’s.
I’m surprised to hear that my friends and I attended a 30.7 demo and we’re blown away by their sound. If I had the space and cash I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase them. I’ve found Wendell is always approachable and willing to spend time answering your question.
Another + for Johnny R at Audio Connection I purchased a used set of 3.7i from him.
I think Magnepan manufactures different models in cycles thus the wait time but it’s definitely worth it.
Has anyone heard the new x series vs the i ?
They're very much in business, but like many small manufacturers who focus on high value, moderate cost products, the emphasis is on R&D for new products and making the current ones at a pace that satisfies long term demand. I'm on my 3rd set of Maggies. Never had a problem getting answers from them for any questions I've had. Always bought from individuals or a dealer in MD, as the local dealer doesn't really get the job done.