Wendell asked me to post this so here you go:
Dear Press Member,
The LRS is a "steal" and instantly revived our faltering MMG home-trial program.
I see in the chat rooms that some customers are investigating adding a subwoofer. There is a perception that Magnepan is opposed to subwoofers. But, that is not entirely accurate.
The conventional subwoofer does not work correctly with a dipole/planar speaker. I don't want to get into a debate about acoustical theory because there is a woofer/subwoofer that DOES match a dipole/planar speaker---- a dipole woofer/subwoofer (sometimes called "open baffle woofer").
Open baffle woofers are an old idea that has new life due to DSP and high-powered plate amplifiers. So, to set the record straight--- if you want to use a subwoofer with a Maggie, use a dipole woofer/subwoofer. They work very well because they replicate more closely the way a big Maggie produces bass.