Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?

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Manolo

Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« on: 15 Mar 2019, 11:02 am »
being tall and with diaphrams from top to bottom?

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Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #1 on: 15 Mar 2019, 12:20 pm »
Yes, but "real" vertical line arrays extend nearly from floor to ceiling to develop the full line array effect (2D projection of sound).  But of course they're also dipoles.   

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Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #2 on: 15 Mar 2019, 03:08 pm »
My Magnepan 20.7 frames are nearly floor to ceiling. The actual drivers are a bit shorter, and at least a foot off the floor..

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Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #3 on: 15 Mar 2019, 09:26 pm »
I think this fits the bill a bit more:
https://www.bobcarvercorp.com/amazing-line-source

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« Reply #4 on: 15 Mar 2019, 11:42 pm »
Ditto:



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« Reply #5 on: 15 Mar 2019, 11:55 pm »
Love that pic!!!!

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Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #6 on: 16 Mar 2019, 12:12 am »
Hi Jazzman, how do you compare the sound of this new Amazing to the old one piece Amazing ribbon from 1992?

Jazzman53

Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #7 on: 16 Mar 2019, 02:09 am »
Love that pic!!!!

That pic was taken in Bob's cabin at Carverfest 2015.  And Bob sold them there to my friend Jerry from Atlanta.

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Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #8 on: 16 Mar 2019, 02:51 am »
Hi Jazzman, how do you compare the sound of this new Amazing to the old one piece Amazing ribbon from 1992?

I still think the older ribbons are better balanced, as matched with their dipole woofers, and easier to dial in, but they can't match the shear POWER of the new towers, which Bob says can play crystal clear to 128 decibels.  At Carverfest they were driven by a pair of Raven 350 tube mono-blocks, with a single Subrosa supplying the bass.  I think they might have sounded even better matched to a pair of subs crossing in a bit higher. 

Aside from their awesome headroom, what strikes me the most about the towers are their immersive depth and excellent imaging over such a wide space (typically, pinpoint imaging comes at the expense of a narrow and pronounced sweet spot-- not so with the towers).  If they have a weakness, it's the 13 forward firing ribbons can overpower the 22 side-firing 3-inch mid bass woofers at higher volumes (tuning them to my taste required pulling down the ribbons considerably-- I think Bob's even more treble deaf than me). 

They really can play at live level volume. 

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Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #9 on: 16 Mar 2019, 04:55 pm »
Thanks Bro, thats a interesting speaker, too bad Bob choose not revitalize the original 48'' ribbon.

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Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #10 on: 16 Mar 2019, 05:37 pm »
I just looked all over Bob's site and I couldn't find anything about Where To Buy his products.
I did see they're $18,495/pair with the sub. 

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Re: Could Magnepans be considered Line arrays?
« Reply #11 on: 16 Mar 2019, 07:31 pm »
Here you go steve.....

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