Reluctant Upgrading?

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ajzepp

Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #20 on: 26 Dec 2020, 12:57 pm »
Yeah I’d say definitely upgrade..  high current amps for magnepan
  Thats one thing that was easily proved true when I got this amp - that Maggies love current. Ive always felt the rep that Maggies arent dynamic was overblown, and once I gave them 600w to play with, it was even more clear. These little .7s are filling up a very open room with massive sound. So I can imagine a better quality high current amp will take things into the next level. Even my housemate, who really isnt into audio at all, loves to listen to them. What a great hobby this is.

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Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #21 on: 26 Dec 2020, 04:34 pm »
  From our experience I could not agree more. Bring the juice.


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Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #22 on: 26 Dec 2020, 10:46 pm »
Maggies are very dynamic.  They need proper wpc and high current to make them sing.  They don't play well with cheap amps for the most part.  I feel that subs are needed to fill in the bottom end.  Preferably, dual subs.

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Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #23 on: 26 Dec 2020, 10:49 pm »
Those PS Audio monos look great!

My son bought a pair of them to replace his A21.  They sounded great but he had a ground loop issue with them that we could not resolve so he returned them. 

ajzepp

Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #24 on: 10 Jan 2021, 02:30 pm »
Maggies are very dynamic.  They need proper wpc and high current to make them sing.  They don't play well with cheap amps for the most part.  I feel that subs are needed to fill in the bottom end.  Preferably, dual subs.

I decided to go with a pair of Gold Note PA-10 monoblocks, 500wpc into 4ohm, class A/B (proprietary circuit). They should be here by the end of the week, so I'm pretty excited to give them a go. Reviews seem very solid, and I've always wanted to pair Maggie with some monoblocks.

Thanks for all the feedback, everyone.

Samac

Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #25 on: 10 Jan 2021, 03:49 pm »
I decided to go with a pair of Gold Note PA-10 monoblocks, 500wpc into 4ohm, class A/B (proprietary circuit). They should be here by the end of the week, so I'm pretty excited to give them a go. Reviews seem very solid, and I've always wanted to pair Maggie with some monoblocks.

Thanks for all the feedback, everyone.

Wow, seems like an excellent choice. Been reading good things about the PA-10 for a few years now. I believe you’ll be very satisfied with them. Looking forward to your impressions.

Cheers,

Scott

ajzepp

Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #26 on: 10 Jan 2021, 04:09 pm »
Wow, seems like an excellent choice. Been reading good things about the PA-10 for a few years now. I believe you’ll be very satisfied with them. Looking forward to your impressions.

Cheers,

Scott

Thanks Scott. A friend of mine is a high end audio dealer,and he knew of a demo pair that was for sale. By all accounts, they should be a great match for the Maggies. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #27 on: 11 Jan 2021, 11:04 pm »
WHAT?
You didn't want to go with tube monoblocks that will shut your house down?
For shame...

Yeah, let us know what you think, please.

ajzepp

Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #28 on: 12 Jan 2021, 03:13 am »
WHAT?
You didn't want to go with tube monoblocks that will shut your house down?
For shame...

Yeah, let us know what you think, please.

lol, your email was very persuasive, but...

Definitely will :)

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Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #29 on: 12 Jan 2021, 04:31 am »
I decided to go with a pair of Gold Note PA-10 monoblocks, 500wpc into 4ohm, class A/B (proprietary circuit).

Class A/D according to the Darko review.

ajzepp

Re: Reluctant Upgrading?
« Reply #30 on: 12 Jan 2021, 06:39 am »
Class A/D according to the Darko review.

Yes indeed, thank you.