Magnepan 3.7i

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Roger Gustavsson

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #140 on: 3 Apr 2014, 05:36 am »
As far as I know, the mid of the 3.6 goes from top to bottom. The main difference is that the 3.7 have foil conductors.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #141 on: 3 Apr 2014, 10:04 am »
Was the manufacturing change really worth a $500 increase?

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« Reply #142 on: 3 Apr 2014, 03:21 pm »
I would think that $500.00 is probably somewhere around their breakeven cost.

Magnepan does need to understand that this is 2013 and upgrade their customer relations policies. They have somehow managed to make even their staunchest fans angry with their "no information" policy. I have put my 3.7i purchase on hold for now.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #143 on: 3 Apr 2014, 09:10 pm »
There's nothing like that on the back of my 3.7s.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #144 on: 3 Apr 2014, 11:35 pm »
Was the manufacturing change really worth a $500 increase?

Manufacturing change?  I thought the $500 is simply the cost for the "upgrade".......whatever that is.

Is the new (full) price of the 3.7i $500 higher than the 3.7?

Dave.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #145 on: 4 Apr 2014, 12:27 am »
Dave,
I thought as you did that the price was the same.  According to a new review the price of a 3.7i is $6000.00.
What did they add that justifies a $500 increase?

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #146 on: 4 Apr 2014, 12:28 am »
Dave,
I thought as you did that the price was the same.  According to a new review the price of a 3.7i is $6000.00.
What did they add that justifies a $500 increase?
Oil, Healthcare just to name a couple.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #147 on: 4 Apr 2014, 12:40 am »
Please.  If that were the case, there's be a concurrent price increase across all their products, wouldn't there?

The recent photo's seem to yield clues, but the original question remains.

Dave.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #148 on: 4 Apr 2014, 01:06 am »
Don't forget Wendell's recent fact finding junket to Tahiti.

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #149 on: 4 Apr 2014, 04:23 pm »
Dave,
I thought as you did that the price was the same.  According to a new review the price of a 3.7i is $6000.00.
What did they add that justifies a $500 increase?
Actually the new price is $5,995.00.    Is it justified?   It depends on what your expectations are.   

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #150 on: 4 Apr 2014, 05:22 pm »
So, is the change structural?  If so, does it remedy any of the perceived deficiencies that Mye stands and others have addressed?


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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #151 on: 4 Apr 2014, 09:25 pm »
As far as I know, the mid of the 3.6 goes from top to bottom. The main difference is that the 3.7 have foil conductors.

Thanks Roger.  I had a bit of brain fade.  I was thinking of the damping on the back of my 3.6.  It does not extend all the way down to the bottom of the panel.

MGbert

Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #152 on: 5 Apr 2014, 01:13 am »
First review!

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/first-listen-magnepan-37i-loudspeaker/?utm_campaign=Hi-Fi%2B+Weekly+Emails&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-232

OK, I'll jump in to the fray...

I'm surprised no one has commented on the observation on the last page of this "mini-review" - that the "i" mod seems to do a better job of integrating the ribbon tweeter with the mids.  That is no small feat, since the one "complaint" about the ribbon tweeter is its singular nature compared to the bass/mids and probably explains why the factory says the mod only works on 3.7's (although there are the mini-Mags and 20.7s which have true ribbon tweeters).  Although not a true ribbon, stock MMGs have a tendency for the QR to be heard as a separate driver from the bass/mid.  My Gunned MMGs essentially eliminates that tendency, and does it by crossover trickery which is probably dangerous for a true ribbon.  The photo seems to indicate a second rectangular block framing the ribbon; perhaps some damping material?

MGbert

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #153 on: 5 Apr 2014, 04:36 am »
I couldn't help but notice the installed resistors in the review photo...

Roger Gustavsson

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Re: Magnepan 3.7i
« Reply #154 on: 5 Apr 2014, 08:53 am »
Thanks Roger.  I had a bit of brain fade.  I was thinking of the damping on the back of my 3.6.  It does not extend all the way down to the bottom of the panel.

That far down you will have lower frequencies, the bass uses the lower section and there are no "dividers" like button or strips stopping the "contamination" to the midrange section. The damping on the back of the mid is just a piece of tape. Magnepan have used it on other drivers too, like the push-pull tweeters of the Tympani, in order to adjust the frequency response.