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1.7 v 1.7i

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Posted on January 2, 2017 at 14:03:47
HiOnFi
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Trying to help a friend

what is the difference between 1.7 and 1.7i?

 

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RE: 1.7 v 1.7i, posted on January 2, 2017 at 14:19:58
neolith
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The answer is the meaning of life. Which is to say no one knows for sure. This is true of the 3.7/3.7i. All Magnepan will say is that the i models sound better. As best I can tell the crossovers and drivers are the same so I suspect it has something to do with the tensioning of the mylar or some other subtle physical alteration in the construction.



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..physical alteration..., posted on January 3, 2017 at 12:32:50
grantv
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There is at least some physical alteration; the fasteners along the edges/stiles are larger on the 3.7i vs. the 3.7 or previous.

 

RE: ..physical alteration..., posted on January 3, 2017 at 14:00:09
Hasse
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...and there is tape behind the midrange driver on the "i"

 

RE: 1.7 v 1.7i, posted on January 7, 2017 at 17:47:39
Norman M
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The difference is about $200, but it depends upon choice of fabric and trim.

IIRC one 1.7 model was priced at $2149, the 1.7i is $2200.

 

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