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Magnepan 1.7 (Dark Grey / Black Aluminum)

The Magmeplanar 1.7 Floorstanding Quasi-Ribbon Speaker is a major update of the iconic Magneplanar 1.6.

Magnepan 1.7 (Dark Grey / Black Aluminum)

$2,149.00 Pair
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Magnepan 1.7 (Dark Grey/ Black Aluminum) Floorstanding Quasi-Ribbon Speaker: A new update of an old classic

  • 3-Way, Full-Range, Quasi-Ribbon
  • Quasi-ribbon technology provides a new level of coherence
  • Available in a variety of trim types and fabric colors
"The 1.7s are the most lifelike speakers I’ve heard in their price range — or anywhere near it. I could live with them (and did) in a system that costs 100 times more than they themselves do. IMO, they’re just plain great. Naturally, they earn my highest recommendation."
    — Jonathan Valin,The Absolute Sound

The Magmeplanar 1.7 is a major update of the iconic Magneplanar 1.6. This upgrade is not about costly tweaks of questionable sonic value — Magnepan is all about better ideas which give high-value sonic improvements that can be verified in blind-fold testing.

For 40 years, Magnepan has employed planar magnetic drivers for the bass or lower midrange. The 1.7, on the other hand, uses quasi-ribbon technology down into the lower midrange and bass, providing a new level of coherence.

What is a quasi-ribbon? The quasi-ribbon driver is a deviation from the true ribbon design. A very thin film backing is used to hold the delicate ribbons in place. One of the advantages of quasi ribbon drivers is extremely wide frequency bandwidth and high power handling. The result in the 1.7 is low distortion and seamless ribbon clarity — a sound so clear and effortless that is has changed the thinking of thousands of audiophiles about planar speakers. The 1.7 also boasts a quasi-ribbon super tweeter with a wider "sweet spot," and one step closer to the delicacy and detail of Magnepan's true ribbon design.

New, modern styling with wrap-around aluminum trim on the 1.7 is also a departure from Magnepan's more conservative cosmetics. The standard wood trims of the 1.6 are available upon special order.

The total design concept for the Magneplanar 1.7 results in a speaker that measures exceptionally well by all the standard criteria — and sounds even better!

A tradition of innovation and advanced technology
Have you ever noticed that instruments projected from small boxes sitting on the floor sound like they are coming out of boxes on the floor? This problem can be partially corrected by placing the box speakers on tall speaker stands. However, the sound still seems to be coming out of a box, because that's precisely what it is doing. The patented Magneplanar principle eliminates these problems by a fundamentally different approach to sound propagation. The Magneplanar projects sound from top to bottom, giving the sound height as well as stereo width and depth. In the concert hall, instruments project in all directions. Instead of projecting sound out of a box, Magneplanars project in all directions, which closely duplicates the original performance.

  • Description: 3-Way, Full-Range, Quasi-Ribbon
  • Freq. Resp.: 40-24 kHz
  • Rec Power: -
  • Sensitivity: 86dB/500Hz /2.83v
  • Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Dimensions: 19 x 65 x 2 "
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Sub Title Floorstanding Quasi-Ribbon Speakers (Pair)
Manufacturer Part# Magneplanar 1.7
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