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In Reply to: RE: 20.7 inside pics please posted by Green Lantern on January 27, 2023 at 08:40:58
I heard GL's 20s and thought they were wonderful. Even if they were the early version they were special. The Basie band was an absolute treat.
Other considerations aside, the Duettas must be really good if they were the keepers.
"The only cats worth anything are the cats who take chances. Sometimes I play things I never heard myself." Thelonious Monk
The Duettas REALLY sound good but they're also up for sale on USaudio. When I acquired them a few years ago they played everyday up until the last year or so when I rotated the 20's back in. They both have their merits.
Someone wrote about sending just the bass/mid panel to Magnepan, just the driver not the whole speaker. Who was it?
That could have been me. I sent the bass-mid panels back in both speakers removing them from the speaker frames. I made wood enclosures for shipping it kept the cost to ship under $100 at the time. Pretty sure I took some pics but dammed if I could find them.
Sounds like something I may have wrote back around 2012 when i acquired them. I would hear a faint rattle on the right speaker when played loudly and it freaked me out. But if I played them below a certain level (I wanna say around 65db) it was a non-issue so I abandoned the ideal of repair.
*** Update- I looked in my digital organizer where I keep addreses and phone numbers and came across this under Magnepan:
Rt speaker needs repair for delam
$1400 for new panel, $300 labor, $ (?) shipping to/from
**update** disregard above, rattle sound never heard again
well raspy, rattle sound back in rt speaker (as you face them)
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Doesn't list if they would take a separate panel although they 'may have' back then, but again at normal to above normal the rattle hardly presented itself - even up to this day I can't recall the last time I heard any buzz or rattle especially since I augmented the lower frequency with a REL Strata sub.
On my note I wrote $1400 for the panel so it very well could've been just the inner panel.
Interesting to see my note of first hearing the buzz and not until a year later it presented itself again. Maybe it was my amp(s) I doubt it.
I always thought the reason I got them so cheap ($2700) the previous owner freaked out and didn't want to get stuck with them (he claimed he was going through a divorce).
Oh well, they never gave me any heartache whatsoever, only sweet music. :)
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Wow! What a deal. I think I spent more than that sending my 3.6s back to Magnepan to fix their rattle (cost of shipping them back + ~$2k for them to repair and ship it back).
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