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saw a post on a another forum where a person has an opportunity

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Posted on May 31, 2022 at 12:23:15
Green Lantern
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to obtain a Magnepan 3A but one of the ribbons is non-working. Someone suggested due to the age and roughly for the same money he should get the LRS because they're just as good.

Having owned the LRS I agree its a great speaker but I hardly think it could easily replace a 3 series no matter how old it is.

What say you?









 

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A new ribbon if the other is in good shape or two new ones and , posted on May 31, 2022 at 17:58:43
kff
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you have great speakers with ribbon tweeters. Much better than flat wire on mylar for the highs.

 

RE: saw a post on a another forum where a person has an opportunity , posted on June 1, 2022 at 10:32:44
grantv
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I can't imagine, equally set up, in a room suitable for the larger panels, that the LRS could match the IIIA's in most aspects.

 

I saw that also...FB, correct? I am in complete agreement with you, assuming no other unexpected major issues. nt. , posted on June 2, 2022 at 07:13:49
MWE
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Nt.


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RE: C'mon GL ..., posted on June 3, 2022 at 04:41:14
andyr
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Internet Fora are full of people who have NFI what they are talking about - so just bcoz someone, somewhere, says that LRSs can't be beat ... doesn't make this a true statement! :-))

(Then again ... it seems that, in these times, everybody has their own "truth" ... so there are many flavours possible. :-(( )

The true ribbon is a much more beautiful driver to listen to than a wire-or-foil-on-mylar tweeter. To say nothing of the fact that the bass driver of a IIIa is much larger than that of an LRS (so will deliver lower notes).

But of course, being larger than an LRS ... it requires more power to drive it well. :-((

Andy

 

I know-, posted on June 3, 2022 at 04:54:27
Green Lantern
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just bored lol...









 

" says that LRSs can't be beat ......", posted on June 3, 2022 at 05:11:40
Story
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maybe they meant for the money as people forget about that. Unless of course you can name ONE for the same price that's better. From what I've read it's impossible and kudos to Maggy.

And Ribbons tend to be so fast that anything objectionable is clearly revealed, starting endless hunting for a culprit for flaws. If you have a perfect system that's wonderful, but that it very costly. I much prefer my stats and someday I'd like to hear some LRS

And don't forget the flaws you can do nothing about, the recording itself.



 

'Don't believe everything you read on the internet'. -Abraham Lincoln, posted on June 3, 2022 at 15:48:48
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Well, that's what I heard he said.






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