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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2019, 09:29 »
Well done Bro Joamonte, basically each time you remove a lump of metal from the signal path .. you get better details, dynamics etc...
Enjoy your music..... :)

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2019, 22:14 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gdqchci3AhU&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gdqchci3AhU&fs=1</a>
Hmmm... what is the price here?

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2019, 22:57 »
Well done Bro Joamonte, basically each time you remove a lump of metal from the signal path .. you get better details, dynamics etc...
Enjoy your music..... :)

 I don’t dare to bypass the fuse , very tempting 😬

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2019, 00:31 »
I don’t dare to bypass the fuse , very tempting 😬

Fully agree.. bypassing fuse a bit scary.

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2019, 01:08 »
Another tip i like to mention is to tilt the speaker forward so than it is 90 degree to the listener ear height....

If your ear level is lower then the middle point height of the planer , top and bottom portion of the speaker arrives your ear at different timing cause smearing imaging, tilt it forward help to tighten up the imaging a lot, before I do this soundstage is good but imaging not as pin point as traditional point source speaker, now imaging snap into focus , and everything sound so much lifelike.

You can use blue Tae to paste a small mirror/CD at the center height of the speaker tilt forward until you saw your face at the CD reflection to decide how much angle to tilt.









« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 01:16 by joamonte »

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2019, 08:57 »
hmmm interesting... I would suggest that your speakers may not have been leveled in the first place and hence not getting that pin point imaging. your tweak may have inadvertently help it level.

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2019, 14:35 »
hmmm interesting... I would suggest that your speakers may not have been leveled in the first place and hence not getting that pin point imaging. your tweak may have inadvertently help it level.

Incorrect, ideally your ear height should be at the middle height of the planer speaker so that the upper and lower portion will reach your ear at same timing.




when it is level right angle 90degree to the floor and your listening height is Not right in the middle of upper and lower of the panel  , for example, seating lower than the middle height, the lower portion of the speaker will reach your ear earlier than the upper portion, when you tilt it forward, timing is corrected , sound archor have a stand that able to tilt the Maggie forward, you may like to check it out

http://soundanchors.com/products/2078/mg-36-37
« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 14:42 by joamonte »

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2019, 15:28 »
That’s interesting. I will try the tilting forward on the 3.7 also.

I’ve always come to conclusion that Maggie’s will never have pin point focus like regular dynamic Drivers as it’s a line source ever since the 1.7.

Also I seem to get very good focus of centre vocals with sufficient toe in.... but stage width collapses in that case. Like listening to headphones.

Any ideas on the amount of toe-in?


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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2019, 17:11 »
That’s interesting. I will try the tilting forward on the 3.7 also.

I’ve always come to conclusion that Maggie’s will never have pin point focus like regular dynamic Drivers as it’s a line source ever since the 1.7.

Also I seem to get very good focus of centre vocals with sufficient toe in.... but stage width collapses in that case. Like listening to headphones.

Any ideas on the amount of toe-in?


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Bro IMHO speaker placement cannot solve every problem, room acoustic play a important role too, with proper acoustics treatment sometimes it is much easy to get what we want without compromise this or that , in my room I can hear very clearly the different between different speaker position and toe in angle, but almost all are very acceptable as Long as the speaker is around the sweet spot area...


think about it , in a room if change a little toe in angle can make a huge difference in sound and imaging/soundstage, than the listener might need to clamp their head to get the best sound if they want to hear good sound already... ;D

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #69 on: August 01, 2019, 06:41 »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/nEOgfYX_2Hw&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/nEOgfYX_2Hw&fs=1</a>
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/_sBBaNYex3E

https://youtu.be/cYLQytuZ4KA

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #70 on: August 01, 2019, 07:47 »
Bought a used pair of SMGc's from a local seller. Wasn't too expensive, condition was fair, especially since the speaker's close to 30 years old.

Seller told me tweeter on one side's a little soft, so I intend to rebuild it, and have ordered the kit direct from Magnepan.

I'll also be checking the parts of the crossover to see if any need replacing etc. It'll be a project, just to relive the sound I loved from the mid-90's when I had the exact same model, bought new from Absolute Sound.

Any thoughts, suggestions, welcome.

Daniel
Upper Changi Road North

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #71 on: August 01, 2019, 20:16 »
First and foremost, get yourself a deoxit D5 contact cleaner and leave it on overnight if you have to, before cleaning it off.
Apply on the fuse holder, fuses cap, remove tweeter attenuator or better do like what joamonte did. This is to confirm the problem is not just due to a poor contact. That alone will put  some brilliant back to you SMG.

Just change the electrolytic cap first, to see the changes is good enough for you before deciding on the can of worm decision on the film foil cap.

https://sg.element14.com/vishay/tva1411/aluminum-electrolytic-capacitor/dp/8477558?st=25uf

 
why is it so dam  hard to obsoleted this turning pieces of equipment ?

https://youtu.be/_sBBaNYex3E

https://youtu.be/cYLQytuZ4KA

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #72 on: August 01, 2019, 20:19 »
First and foremost, get yourself a deoxit D5 contact cleaner and leave it on overnight if you have to, before cleaning it off.
Apply on the fuse holder, fuses cap, remove tweeter attenuator or better do like what joamonte did. This is to confirm the problem is not just due to a poor contact. That alone will put  some brilliant back to you SMG.

Just change the electrolytic cap first, to see the changes is good enough for you before deciding on the can of worm decision on the film foil cap.

https://sg.element14.com/vishay/tva1411/aluminum-electrolytic-capacitor/dp/8477558?st=25uf
Thanks.

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #73 on: August 01, 2019, 20:53 »
Bought a used pair of SMGc's from a local seller. Wasn't too expensive, condition was fair, especially since the speaker's close to 30 years old.

Seller told me tweeter on one side's a little soft, so I intend to rebuild it, and have ordered the kit direct from Magnepan.

I'll also be checking the parts of the crossover to see if any need replacing etc. It'll be a project, just to relive the sound I loved from the mid-90's when I had the exact same model, bought new from Absolute Sound.

Any thoughts, suggestions, welcome.

Daniel
Upper Changi Road North

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how did you order the tweeter repair kit? u called them?

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Re: Magnepan owner in Singapore
« Reply #74 on: August 01, 2019, 21:02 »
how did you order the tweeter repair kit? u called them?
Emailed. Gary Edwards (production@magnepan.com).

Told him what I needed, he quoted, I paid (not really secure).

Daniel

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