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Radian MM-8 Coaxial Pro-Audio Monitors, Wow.

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Posted on November 16, 2020 at 19:57:47
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Hello,

I just these Radian Audio coaxial fairly small monitors off a guy today. Bought them for $325.00. They look almost new. I put them on some decent wood stands that I have. Running them with a Margules / Magenta hybrid integrated amp. I have them normally hooked up to some Magnepan qr 1.6 speakers. I really did not know what to expect from these speakers. All I can say is wow. They sound incredible. Midrange is unreal. Super transparent. Highs,very good and punch bass, does not go super low but does not sound thin. I am shocked. I did not think these would sound very good being a pro audio speaker. Anybody else hear these speakers? Am I crazy? They are so good was considering selling the 1.6s. Ger.

 

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RE: Radian MM-8 Coaxial Pro-Audio Monitors, Wow., posted on November 16, 2020 at 20:26:13
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Anybody?

 

RE: Radian MM-8 Coaxial Pro-Audio Monitors, Wow., posted on November 17, 2020 at 09:13:11
claudej1@aol.com
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Pro Audio is the best sound you can get and they are sensitive!

 

Haven't heard Radians, but..., posted on November 17, 2020 at 14:29:37
soldermizer
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Location: Brooksville, FL
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I have owned Magnepaen 1.6 QR on two separate occasions. In fact "separate" is their weakness -- the wire delaimination issue.

I "converted" to Pro speakers about five years ago. I wanted to try horns, and was looking at Danley ($$$). I used deal on a pair of Yorkville Unity came up. Not true Danley, but a version of his early Unity horn. These I modified slightly and run active EQ-ed. They are easily the best speakers I've ever had. I'm not saying Danley's tech is innovative, although I beleive it is. OK< I guess I am saying it. But this also netted me a 60 degree conical horn down to 300 Hz, something not easily accomplished. Not for the $700 the pair I invested, anyway!

Your Radians are probably on par with many better home stereo speakers. The differences are really degrees of snobbery. You often are paying for bragging rights over sound quality in this hobby. Go with what your ears tell you.

 

RE: Radian MM-8 Coaxial Pro-Audio Monitors, Wow., posted on November 21, 2020 at 00:35:17
KanedaK
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I'm absolutely not surprised. There are plenty of products from the pro audio world that sound great.
Could you post a picture? I tried googling them but failed :-(

 

Good pro audio speakers are $$$, posted on November 21, 2020 at 09:55:52
Jon L
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and the enclosures have low WAF.

So one looks for better-looking audiophile speakers that use pro audio technology and find they are even more $$$$ :)

 

RE: Radian MM-8 Coaxial Pro-Audio Monitors, Wow., posted on November 21, 2020 at 16:16:41
the Glyph
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Googled pix and info...needing woofers.Radian sold to Bag End.



 

RE: Radian MM-8 Coaxial Pro-Audio Monitors, Wow., posted on November 23, 2020 at 04:44:50
lokie
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Location: Georgia, USA
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Interesting. Thanks for posting.

Doesn't say minimum impedance dip but assume its reasonable.

I've been looking for something like this for my kids room. Love the roll off at 90Hz... easy integration with subs. Surprised more monitors don't do this.

BTW... I replaced a very expensive Altec 1" driver with a very inexpensive Radian 475 and couldn't be happier. Just as smooth but reaches a little higher up top. I've been ogling the Radian beryllium 2" drivers for another project.

 

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