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Re: Magnepan Magneplanar MG12 Speakers

Roberts: I kept one of the ST70's and had it modified with a solid state power supply. This fall I had a chance to try it with the MMGs and the Denon before I sold off the St70.

The ST70 is warm with more detail. The most noticeable difference is the sound stage is much deeper with the ST70. It is clearly a more musical amp than the Denon. But it does not have the horsepower for the MG12 at listening volume.

The Denon receiver was carefully chosen and has a very good amp for a receiver. Even with 160-180 listed watts into 4 ohms it audibly runs out of gas when turned up. So I am now in the amp shopping business.

A new amp to match the quality of the MG12 is not inexpensive. The cost range of choice is between $1300 to $2500 dollars. And of course, there is the wife factor with that expense. Marriage is a wonderful institution?

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