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Magneplanar ID question

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Posted on March 7, 2017 at 13:14:02
thatdamnkid
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I just bought a set of Magnaplaners at a garage sale there are no identifying markings on them . They are solid oak and sound great. I will include pictures . Would really appreciate any help to identify what make and model they are. Also I am powering them with an old Carver PM 350 is that enough.

 

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Funny start, posted on March 7, 2017 at 14:12:05
grantv
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Thought your title indicated 1D's, then you asked what model. :) ID not 1D, unless they're 1D, then the answer would be the ID is a 1D. Sorry, long day. Awaiting more pics.
P.S. Might want to include the specs on that amp.
P.P.S. My guess is Peter Gunn modified model of some sort; wood frames, Obligato caps.

 

RE: Funny start, posted on March 7, 2017 at 14:44:29
thatdamnkid
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Sorry about that damm speel cheeker is wortless LOL I will include a shot of the exterior believe it or not I got these for $25 I am currently running a set of ESS ATM 1A's so there is a difference in sound.

 

RE: Funny start, posted on March 7, 2017 at 15:28:42
russ69
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They look more like a Gunn clone to me. The finish is too basic and the rear supports don't look right. I could be wrong they are a close copy.

 

RE: Funny start, posted on March 7, 2017 at 15:51:14
66mgb
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$25 ??? That has to be the steal of the century !!

 

RE: Magneplanar ID question, posted on March 7, 2017 at 15:58:06
Satie
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This is obviously an MMG rebuild according to something similar to PG instructions. Very great deal you got there. Should have a resale value somewhat short of $1k. If it is a sandwich baffle construction it may be from one of our forum's old members.

 

RE: Funny start, posted on March 7, 2017 at 19:33:25
Green Lantern
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agree, they looked damn close until I saw the bottoms; in any event I agree it's the steal of the year-


 

Gunn clone. Great deal. nt, posted on March 7, 2017 at 21:09:19
DragonEars
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RE: Magneplanar ID question, posted on March 8, 2017 at 06:48:41
RickeyM
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Looking at the driver panel width, I'd say it's too narrow for an MMG. Maybe a MG-10?

 

MC1, MG10, MMGW, posted on March 8, 2017 at 06:58:58
grantv
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Agreed, too narrow for an MMG, looks more like any of MC1, MG10 or even an MMGW.

 

Rear pic?, posted on March 8, 2017 at 07:01:09
grantv
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The back side will tell more of the model than the front. I'm thinking any of MC1, MG10 or MMGW. Funny thing is, a picture has probably been posted here in the past of these, whoever made them...
Any existing speaker connections bottom rear? Can you tell if it's 1 or 2 drivers?

 

RE: Rear pic?, posted on March 8, 2017 at 10:46:18
Roger Gustavsson
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For sure at least two drivers as there is a crossover. MG10 are taller.

 

RE: Rear pic?, posted on March 8, 2017 at 12:53:24
grantv
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Yep, forgot about the 1st pic, thanks!

 

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