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Old 10-30-2022, 12:33 AM
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Default New 20.7ís

This is my second pair of 20.7ís in less then 2 years. I sold/ gave my first pair to my little brother. Reason being I wanted a different finish. Iíve had my new pair for a little over a month now and I honestly think the 20.7ís are the best bargain hi-end speaker on the market. My local dealer had me on the cusp of ordering a pair of Vandersteen Kēntoís and I must say they are a great speaker. But to my ears a properly setup pair of 20.7ís beat them at half the price. Again Iím not saying anything bad about the Kēntoís, I just feel for realism and natural sounding of instruments and voices, the 20.7ís won it for me. Now I have a treated room and have ordered new fuses and stands which I believe will further improve this great speaker. Iím driving them with the stereo version of the VTL Seigfried amplifier (S-400), VTL TL-7.5lll preamp, Linn Klimax DS and a Pro-Ject Carbon RPM 10 turntable. The realism is spectacular and the soundstage is wide and deep. Bad recordings are simply that bad recording. I find that this setup is a truth teller when it comes to that. No additives just straight music. If you donít have the room or the coin for Magepanís 30.7ís you wonít be disappointed with the 20.7ís. Iím truly in music heaven with all my favorite jazz musicians past and present. ĎLife is so much better with Musicí
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Old 10-30-2022, 07:43 AM
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Congrats!
If my listening space was amenable to Magnepan speakers I, too, would be listening to them. I agree with you about their realism & "sparkling" presentation like no others. Of course..............

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Old 10-30-2022, 11:12 PM
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Fortunately my listening space is really only big enough for my 3.7i's. If was bigger I'd want 20.7's and have them further out into the room! I would get comments from the other half on that
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Old 10-30-2022, 11:26 PM
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here are a few pics

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Very nice. as is your choice of music.
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Thank you
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Old 11-30-2022, 01:27 AM
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@mjs if your room or space is big enough for 3.7’s they will surely accommodate 20.7’s. Don’t listen to folks when they say you need enormous space for the bigger Maggie. I started with 1.7i’s and 3.7i’s and moved my 20.7’s in the same spot.
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Old 11-30-2022, 09:17 AM
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Congratulations on a great system. Do you listen to classic rock at all with the 20.7?
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@mjs if your room or space is big enough for 3.7ís they will surely accommodate 20.7ís. Donít listen to folks when they say you need enormous space for the bigger Maggie. I started with 1.7iís and 3.7iís and moved my 20.7ís in the same spot.
LOL Ö donít think my marriage would survive
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Old 11-30-2022, 08:20 PM
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Maggies are hard to beat.... and even harder to part with.

Ive been looking for a set of speakers now for over 1 year to add to the maggies and just havent found the ones for me yet....
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