Like many PS Audio customers, I was intrigued by those Magnepan speakers (aka Maggie’s) that “Uncle Paul” always talks about in his YouTube videos. After learning more about them, I finally took the plunge.
Anybody here have any experience with Magnepan .7 speakers? There isn’t much “official” information on their recommended break in time. Out of the box I literally heard them “open up” a bit after about 45 minutes of listening. I just would like to know how many hours I should give them to break in before critical listening.
For you spec lovers, I am using them with the PS Audio Stellar M700 monoblocks, AudioQuest Monsoon High-Current Power Cables, PS Audio DirectStream DAC with Bridge II, AudioQuest Water XLR Interconnects, AudioQuest Rocket 33 Speaker Cables, dual PS Audio Dectet Power Centers and PS Audio Power Port Classic Wall Outlets. The source is an Intel Core i7 NUC running Roon ROCK connected to a HD Plex 200W Linear Power Supply.
I am listening to them with and without subwoofers just to get a feel for their bass output. I have dual REL T/7i Subwoofers connected high level.
I hope to experience them with an active crossover many Maggie enthusiasts rave about.
Audiophile Test Tracks (partial):
Lee Ritenour - Smoke ‘N’ Mirrors
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place in Town)
Boz Scaggs - Thanks to You
Fourplay - 101 Eastbound (2020 Remastered)
London Grammer - Hey Now
Ella Vos - White Noise
Brian Bromberg - The Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers
Sophia Pfister - Birdcage
Anette Askvik - Liberty
Billie Eilish - everything i wanted
Nils Lofgren - Keith Don’t Go
Fourplay - Quicksilver
Mammal Hands - In the Treetops
Self-Quarantine - Don Grusin
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
Daft Punk - Lose Yourself to Dance
Your Love is King (2014 version) - Sade