Welcome to the Planar Circle/Manufacturer's Links

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SteveFord

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Welcome to the Planar Circle/Manufacturer's Links
« on: 3 Oct 2010, 01:03 pm »
Ladies and gentlemen,
If your tastes in speakers run to things that look like giant cubicle dividers or doors with wires running out of the back, you've found the right place.
This is a circle for ALL models of planars and electrostatics.

There are only three rules which I ask that you abide by:
1) no commercial posts
2) no personal attacks and
3) enjoy the circle.

Here's some manufacturer's links that might prove useful:

Akron Audiotec  www.akronaudiotec.com.br/
Alternate Audio  www.alternate-audio.com
Analysis Audio  www.analysisaudio.com
Apogee (Perigree)   www.apogeeacoustics.com
Audio Exklusiv  www.audio-exklusiv.de/
Audio 4  www.audio4.nl/esl30-8.htm
Audiostatic  www.audiostatic.com
Beveridge Audio http://www.bevaudio.com/products.html#Model_2
Bohlender Graebener  www.bgcorp.com
DEA Electrostats  www.deaelectrostatics.it/product-range
Eminent Technology  www.eminent-tech.com
ER Audio  www.eraudio.com.au
Essence Electrostatics www.essenceelectrostatic.com/
Evoke Speakers http://evokespeakers.com/
Genesis  www.genesisloudspeakers.com/
Gilmore Audio www.gilmoreaudio.com
GT Audio Works  www.gtaudioworks.com
Halcro http://halcro.com/
Heil AMT www.precide.ch/eng/eheil/eheil.htm
Involve Audio  http://www.involveaudio.com/pages/sonic-panels
Janszen www.janszenloudspeaker.com
Just Real Music  www.justrealmusic.com/content/home1.htm
King Sound  www.kingsaudio.com.hk
Leonardo www.leonardospeakers.com
Liquid Base  www.liquidbase.com.au/
Magnepan  www.magnepan.com
Magnestand  www.indiespinzone.com/magnestand.html
Martin Logan  www.martinlogan.com
Newform Research   www.newformresearch.com
Philharmonic Audio  http://philharmonicaudio.com/philharmonic3.html
PIO Sound  www.piosound.com/en/
Podium Sound  www.podium-sound.com/index.html?menu=70817A
Quad   www.quad-hifi.co.uk
Rowen  www.rowen.ch/en/lmt.php
Sanders   www.sanderssoundsystems.com
Silberstatic  http://www.silberstatic.de/
Solosound www.solostatic.com/
Soul Sonic  www.soulsonicspeakers.com/products.html
Soundlab  http://www.soundlab-speakers.com/#!
Transmission Audio  www.transmissionaudio.com
Wisdom Audio  www.wisdomaudio.com/index.php

Note: a few of these are simply using ribbons but are included in case someone is interested.
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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #1 on: 3 Oct 2010, 01:29 pm »
Yay!  Thanks for the efforts Steve.  As far as rule #2, I've found Maggie owners are like pot smokers, there's never an argument, just groks on spacial boundaries.   8)

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #2 on: 3 Oct 2010, 02:15 pm »
Hi Steve,

Thanks for getting this board up and running.

Looking forward to being here and participating!

- David.

JakeJ

Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #3 on: 3 Oct 2010, 05:17 pm »
Congrats on your new circle!  I'll be reading with earnest.  :thumb:

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #4 on: 3 Oct 2010, 05:23 pm »
Yup! great.
I have Maggie 3.6s so I'll be an avid member too.

AVnerdguy

Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #5 on: 3 Oct 2010, 07:58 pm »
Yay!  Thanks for the efforts Steve.  As far as rule #2, I've found Maggie owners are like pot smokers, there's never an argument, just groks on spacial boundaries.   8)

Excellent! Thanks for setting this board up. SHould be interesting.

No arguments from me.....ummm, what was I saying about Maggies and planars....oh yeah, the soundstage is ummmmmm fantastic.

Mariusz

Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #6 on: 3 Oct 2010, 08:18 pm »
Electrostats too? Alright, then I am in.

Good luck with your circle Steve.


Jazzman53

Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #7 on: 3 Oct 2010, 09:52 pm »
Hey, count me in.  Just curious: Has anyone here built any DIY magnetic planars?   

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #8 on: 4 Oct 2010, 12:02 am »
Congrats on being moderator for the new planar forum Steve. I've been lurking through the threads and it promises to be very interesting. And no, I don't currently own a set of Maggie's, but what better place to learn about them. After all, cumpulsive collector disorders are far reaching! :green:

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #9 on: 4 Oct 2010, 03:27 am »
Good luck with the new Planar Circle.... :beer:

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #10 on: 4 Oct 2010, 12:03 pm »
Nice.

Thanks for volunteering.  If you have any question on procedure or regarding delicate situations, feel free to use the Notice and Support Circle or PM to solicit advise and suggestions.

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #11 on: 9 Oct 2010, 11:59 am »
I found the Circle when I took a "detour" from my MMGs to a pair of single driver Tektons, enjoying that forum. Now that I'm back (for good  :green:) using the Maggies, this will be very helpful. Good deal!

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #12 on: 9 Oct 2010, 02:01 pm »
  Thanks Steve. We appreciate your time.  :thumb:


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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #13 on: 9 Oct 2010, 02:05 pm »
Excellent! Thanks for setting this board up. SHould be interesting.

No arguments from me.....ummm, what was I saying about Maggies and planars....oh yeah, the soundstage is ummmmmm fantastic.

Have another brownie if you like.

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #14 on: 9 Oct 2010, 03:54 pm »
Congrats on the start of the new forum.  Looking forward to the discussions.

I found the Circle when I took a "detour" from my MMGs to a pair of single driver Tektons, enjoying that forum. Now that I'm back (for good  :green:) using the Maggies, this will be very helpful. Good deal!

Yup... I also gave single drivers a try out of curiosity of what might be possible beyond planars.  Still have a pair of Fostex-based Tektons, but not in the main room where the MG1.6 dominate. 

Tried the high-eff route as well when looking for a planar alternative including the open-baffle Hawthorne Silver Iris (close but no cigar) and currently a pair of big gorilla coffin horn-tweeter pro-driver 3Pi (about as opposite a Magnepan as you can get, but the constant directivity design is promising enough I got parts to build a pair of 4Pi).

Maggies still get the nod at this time.

Also have a pair of tweaked MG10.1 that are supposed to be used for rear channel use, but I never seem to have my multi-channel stuff up and running.

andyr

Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #15 on: 9 Oct 2010, 11:04 pm »
Well done, Steve - I just found this site (from a MUG post).  :D  I am away from home right now but when I get back I'll post some pics of my new "Frankenpans" - which I made using 2.5 bass panels and T-IVa mids & ribbons.  Basically, these are identical to the IIIas I had previously except for fact that the mid panels and bass panels are on separate sheets of mylar.  This allows the bass panel to be completely isolated from the mid panel & ribbon - which gives a significant advantage in SQ.   :o

Regards,

Andy

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #16 on: 9 Oct 2010, 11:37 pm »
Hi Andy,

Looks like we saw the same post. :-)

andyr

Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #17 on: 10 Oct 2010, 12:46 am »
Hi Andy,

Looks like we saw the same post. :-)

But you beat me to it, josh!  :D

Regards,

Andy

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #18 on: 10 Oct 2010, 12:49 am »
In the process of searching for Quad reviews, I stumbled upon this one which is rather telling - recommended components from the senior editors at Enjoy The Music:
http://www.enjoythemusic.com/magazine/viewpoint/999/reccompnents.htm

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Re: Welcome to the Planar Circle
« Reply #19 on: 10 Oct 2010, 12:52 am »
Another site for us crazy planar owners. Thanks for the effort. Ditto on the hi Andy, how are your frankenpans working out for ya.
-Greg