by Jonathan Valin | Oct 07th, 2017 Over the years I’ve listened to just about every loudspeaker that Jim Winey’s fabled Minnesota company Magnepan has engineered and manufactured. I’ve also owned more Magneplanars than any other kind of loudspeaker. Why? Because from the moment I first heard the Tympani 1-Us in Basil Gouletas’ Chicago apartment back in 1973—and I’ve written about that paradigm-changing moment repeatedly—I haven’t been able to get past the realism with which these

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by Chris Martens| Nov 11, 2010   SONIC CHARACTER As I thought about this section of the review, two key words that came up over and over again in my listening notes were “cohesiveness” and “coherency,” which I feel are the two defining characteristics of the Magnepan on-wall system. With many speaker systems you will hear subtle (or perhaps not-so-subtle) sonic discontinuities that remind you that you are, after all, listening to collections of disparate drive

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