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Old 22nd April 2013, 09:30 AM   #1
WrineX is offline WrineX  Netherlands
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Default Wire gauge Magnepans

Hi,

Im trying to create a list of the different wire gauges used in the magnepans to fin replacement wires on large spools.


i tried measuring but my caliper is not good enough, i will try with a micrometer later on.

the ones im keen on knowing are


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SMGa. Bass :
Tweeter: 0,2 mm
Bass: 0,6 mm. 22 gauge according to magnepan

Tympani 1-D
Tweeter:
Bass: 25 gauge according to magnepan

If you know sizes of any other models ill put them in the list as well, so we have a nice collection to do some easy lookup.

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Old 22nd April 2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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Measure resistance(if enough length is available) and calculate back ?
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Old 22nd April 2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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Yes, that will work, if the length is also measured. I put together the needed equations and constants for everything related to magnepan wires and foil sizes and lengths, over on the planar speaker asylum, a while back. I also put a little of it over here, for foil mainly I think. A couple of searches should find it all.
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Old 22nd April 2013, 12:55 PM   #4
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Will take look thr, measuring work only if you have enough length wich i dont have.
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Old 22nd April 2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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e-mail Magnepan...why gess?......I have rewired the MG1s 26g bass,32-6 tweeter,all the wire an the tweeter foil for the 1.6s was $7.50US per roll ....two rolls more than a nef for two speakers....all this gessing i dont get it....good luck
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Old 22nd April 2013, 03:08 PM   #6
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hmm ok, will try , stupid thing is i have to call them and it will cost big bucks from the netherlands. also i want a huge spool. for like 10 speakers or more so the shipping costs wil be worth it.


seems like i should do it. stop ******* around and get the original wires. hope they sell in bulk to

gone call them right away.!
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Old 22nd April 2013, 03:19 PM   #7
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Well E-mail works....I dont no about bulk Aluminum wire from them... but get the ga. for the speakers....i well say as for the base wire the 36-34 well work on all the older type
but it has to be Aluminum .....
I have had Magnepans wire with mag-wire copper right ga.
but less output an dose not sound the same...well work..but if you hear the diff you wont like it...weard but the Al has it own sound...i would have thought that the copper would sound better...i would have lost the bet....just one mans finding an 0-pine
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Old 22nd April 2013, 03:34 PM   #8
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well just ordered

10 sets for bass smga. and 2 for some future tympani projects.

, thats allot of wire.

i think she mentioned the gauge as well.. 22 for smga and 25 for tymp-1d



well copper is way heavy, thats why it suonds weird. also les soft and bendable. im so curious about what its gone cost me ... think the wire alone was 105 dollar. now shipping
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Old 22nd April 2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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sorry the 36-34 was the tweeter.......see how people are, an i have some wire an foil from Magnepan here...... it best to go with the kings of al wire for speakers........good luck
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Old 22nd April 2013, 03:52 PM   #10
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Thx Tyu, needed that little push, instead of searching the internet for ages for the correct wire. i will still try to make a complete list of gauges for all models.
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