Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.

Re: 12s vs 1.6

They do get better with time. Right out of the box, they don't sound very good in my opinion. Thin and harsh with little depth. 50 hours burn-in at least. But, after a while, the natural ease and warmth comes in and the soundstage gets very wide and the sound just releases from the speakers. Make sure you replace that steel jumper before you judge too closely, as was disgused before.

I am convinced that if Magnepan paid to have a good advertising campaign put together, they would have to double the size of their staff because of all the business they'd get. Sounds like they need to expand already. As it is, they put tiny 1/3 page black and white ads in the back of Stereophile, and my manual was a poor photocopy stapled together. It's my profession, so I guess I am sensitive about identity and image presentation. I suppose they figure that without spending money on these things, they can keep the price of the product low, which is good for us.


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