Magnepan 3.7i

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rw@cn

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Magnepan 3.7i
« on: 5 Jan 2014, 03:02 am »
Any one know what this is about?

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #1 on: 5 Jan 2014, 03:05 am »
How did u hear?

kevin360

Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #2 on: 5 Jan 2014, 03:19 am »
Josh mentioned it on the PA, but he didn't share details (because Wendell didn't supply any). One can have the 3.7s upgraded to the 'i' version, so I doubt it has anything to do with the panels. I'd bet on something to do with the XO, but I do wonder what that might be. It's yet another mystery - we still don't know what's super about the Super MMGs (aside from the DWM).  :D

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #3 on: 5 Jan 2014, 11:42 am »
Perhaps more information will be forthcoming in a few days.
Just think, we'll all feel like BMW drivers with the "i" at the end.
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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #5 on: 5 Jan 2014, 03:17 pm »
You beat me to it!


Dear Press Member,

Announcing the 3.7i

An improved 3.7 may come as a surprise given that the 3.6 had a 12-year run. But, this is unusual in other ways.

The changes did not require retooling or significant cost increases. It did not warrant waiting for a major product change as a 3.8. So, we decided to pass it on now.

Yes, it is unusual, and it is the first time in Magnepan's history that a speaker can be upgraded at the factory at a reasonable cost (details to follow).

But, what is not unusual--- we don't hype new models. Yes, it sounds better, but we leave that to you to describe.

Wendell Diller
 Marketing Mgr.
Magnepan


I guess we'll find out more presently.
I didn't ask what he's doing at CES this week but I'm sure he's kind of busy at the moment.




kevin360

Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #6 on: 5 Jan 2014, 04:15 pm »
Dusseldorf, eh? I went through Dusseldorf once - on the way to Amsterdam (the return trip took us through Belgium on the way to Paris). We lived in Pfersee and I worked at a military facility in Gablingen-Siedlung (the antenna array is still there). When the weather permitted, I rode my bicycle to/from work. Man, I wish I were still in that kind of physical shape. :lol: Our son was born there. My grandmother (father's mother) was from Stuttgart. I have fond memories of Germany - returned to the US in 1984.

Getting back to the mysterious upgrade, I hope details are made known. If nothing else, it would satisfy my curiosity. It would have to be special to warrant my packing up perfectly good 3.7s and sending them back to the factory. I'd miss them at least as much as I miss Germany. If it's something I could do at home, I'd rather do it myself. That would be a lot more expedient, not to mention far less costly.

I suppose the 'i' just means improved. Mine are already improved. :D

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #7 on: 5 Jan 2014, 04:59 pm »
The BMW reference made me think of Mel Brook's The Producers.  What a great movie.
I'll find out if a DIY is possible for people who can solder without setting the house on fire.
I just got done listening to the remastered Roxy album - you should buy this one even if your turntable is still in mothballs.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #8 on: 5 Jan 2014, 05:17 pm »
Well I had just received an offer to trade in my 1.7s for 3.7s and was seriously considering it. I think I'll wait and see.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #9 on: 5 Jan 2014, 05:42 pm »
If it's just a crossover component change, one has to wonder why that was not sorted initially when the model came out.
If that's the case maybe this update should be designated 3.7f(ixed) vice "i"??

Regardless, I'm sure there will be no meaningful objective information from Wendell regarding this change.

Cheers,

Dave.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #10 on: 5 Jan 2014, 05:49 pm »
What I can tell you is that you have to ship the speakers back - no DIY kit.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #11 on: 6 Jan 2014, 01:26 am »
I'm hoping that it's a bit more than a cross over.
I'll post the details when I get them.

drummermitchell

Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #12 on: 6 Jan 2014, 02:15 am »
Could only imagine the cost of shipping from Canada or Europe.
Better be a major upgrade   as sending 3.7's in those boxes they'd better be insured for full price.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #13 on: 6 Jan 2014, 03:52 pm »
I'm hoping that it's a bit more than a cross over.
I'll post the details when I get them.

I suspect we will hear from them during CES. I can wait.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #14 on: 10 Jan 2014, 02:57 am »
Still waiting  :roll:

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #15 on: 10 Jan 2014, 04:45 am »
Yeah, slackers! :whip:

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #16 on: 10 Jan 2014, 03:50 pm »
So, if I ordered 3.7's today do you suppose I would get the 3.7i's?  :scratch:

Whadda ya think?

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #17 on: 10 Jan 2014, 04:07 pm »
So, if I ordered 3.7's today do you suppose I would get the 3.7i's?  :scratch:

Whadda ya think?

Gene
If I were you, I would make sure it's the latest version, 3.7i, unless you are looking for the 3.7 and the dealer discount's it.

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« Reply #18 on: 10 Jan 2014, 04:18 pm »
If I were you, I would make sure it's the latest version, 3.7i, unless you are looking for the 3.7 and the dealer discount's it.

Thanks. I guess my real question is, will the 3.7i become the only model of the 3.7 or maybe an option? Or does anyone really know yet?

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #19 on: 10 Jan 2014, 04:22 pm »
I would think it would be a running change to the model.
With any luck they used the 20.7 as the reference model against whatever it is they did.

Does anyone know yet?
Not as far as I'm aware.