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Old 16th March 2011, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Magnepan active XO?

Hello, everyone.

I'm currently revisiting my old audio hobby and trying out some new things. I haven't done a lot of full-blown DIY stuff, but usually mod and tweak my speakers. My amp setup allows for three-way active amping and DSP controlled XO's and room correction so that gives me a great deal of flex to begin with.

My question about magnepan is: does anyone here have any experience or info about running these speakers in an active setup? I was thinking along the lines of trying out one of their two-ways and switching the passive XO with an active one, along with dedicated woofer units for the bottom end. Are the drivers 8 ohm each wired to 4 for the stock speaker? And so on...

Many thanks in advance for any input!
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Old 22nd March 2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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Hi,

Yes. the Magneplanars can be used with active cross-overs. You can get more information on the Magneplanar User Group, MUG : Magnepan Users Group or Magnepan 1.6 Active Crossover .
Please, notice that the various models have different requirements. What model are you interested in?


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Old 22nd March 2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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I am using a Behrenger DCX2496 on my Tympani IVa in two way (internal Ribbon tweeter XO intact). A big improvement - Sounds great...
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Old 23rd March 2011, 09:52 AM   #4
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Hi,

Yes. the Magneplanars can be used with active cross-overs. You can get more information on the Magneplanar User Group, MUG : Magnepan Users Group or Magnepan 1.6 Active Crossover .
Please, notice that the various models have different requirements. What model are you interested in?


Roger
I was thinking about trying one of the smaller, two-way models. Maybe the MG-12. There is a lot of good info on the MUG site, thanks for the link!
I'm pretty used to modding speakers but I'm not an electro-engineer, so my primary concern is just whether there are precautions I need to take with planar drivers that don't apply to cone drivers.

Anyway, thanks for the feedback!
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Old 4th June 2011, 03:47 PM   #5
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This is a very late reply to this thread (excuse me), but I've had great success with this fully active Magnepan-based system. The audiogon page describes it all.

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