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  1. Item: NX OTICA Price Range: NEGOTIABLE Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: These come in DIY or potentially purchased from someone who has already made the kit. If you follow the forums then these speakers from GR Research are supposed to be excellent open baffle speakers. https://www.gr-research.com/store/p12/NX-Otica.html Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can delete this text before pressing Submit).
  2. I am looking seriously at the GR Research NX OTICA's. There seems to be a lot of positive comments about although the next level up on that is the NX TREME. Both require servo subs to accompany. First things first the LX MINI's need to be built. Wondering how much of a jump it is from the minis to the LX521 if you can already supplement them with subs.
  3. About to commence a Linkwitz LX MINI build. Hoping they live up to expectations.
  4. Andy, I think it will be interesting to see where you stand with the sound after 6 months given the length of time you were accustomed to the Maggie signature. I suppose right nuw you could say "it's different" when making a comparison. Do you feel overall it's been a positive change at this stage?
  5. I actually have a similar system to Andy's and I can tell you these leave the 20.7s in their wake if you want a reference point. A little bit of history. The current 30.7s which I believe retail in excess of 55k were a return to the Tympani range which is what you are getting in purchasing these speakers. I would struggle to let go of mine. That Maggie wall of sound is to my mind without peer. I too would love to know what direction you are heading into Andy. GLWTS.
  6. If you are willing to wait, you could look into buying a used Sanders Magtech. I have seen them go around the 4k mark. The Sanders is a very good amplifier and especially so dealing with difficult loads.
  7. Con, Where do you include watts per channel in this equation because typically that's what amplifiers are measured against when listing specs? I get what you are saying about the intimate connection between voltage and current but it seems listening to Dave that current is everything. Apologies to Dave if I have misinterpreted the thrust of his statement. Invariably very little if anything in the specs for a Sanders emphasises how much current it can deliver. Its exclusively geared towards the wpc into specific impedance levels. BTW great thread guys. Have learned a lot!
  8. That's a really interesting point to make. As a lover of all things maggies its interesting that Magnepan will nominate ideal amplifiers in terms of watts. But listening to @davewantsmoore during this conversation its really been impressed upon me how important current is in this. Dave I wonder why speaker manufacturers dont go to the trouble of identifying the sweet spot for the current required to get the best out of its speakers. I say this because its often the case that audiophiles will choose an amplifier on the basis of wpc capabilities at particular loads. As an example, how much value do we place on the available specs for the Magtech. I know Bill Mclean and I know he has probably tried more different amplifiers with maggies than probably anyone else but right now he is using the Rogue Audio Dark Mono's with his maggies ahead of the Sanders. Its clear that the Sanders delivers way way more wpc than the Rogue but that kinda tells us that watts is not the only determinant factor for a good pairing. Just to add Bill is also a big fan of using the autoformer transformers with the Sanders to ease the burden.
  9. Item: Bohlender Graebener RD 75 Price Range: Negotiable Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Should have bought them off @HQD when listed a while ago but wasnt in a position to do so. Looking to implement with maggies. According to the specs the 75s covered from 150 - 18.5k. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  10. Admittedly I'm in the middle of a DIY build where I need to send the amplifier back to the vendor over a transformer issue that will require replacement but I've learned that at some point you have to cut your losses and move forward in a way that enables you to rest easy at night. You can always get your money back for parts but what isn't returnable is the hours that you spend undertaking these builds. That being said the decision to go down the route of a DIY build is a personal choice. I personally think that this isn't all doom and gloom. It's a perfect opportunity for Anthony to come to a mutually beneficial arrangement with Doug. You can win plenty of people over doing this.
  11. Not quite. The transformer wasn't correctly specked which is why Anthony has agreed to replace.
  12. Potentially Andy but the experts that have looked at mine have identified a glaring issue being the transformer which wasn't specked properly. There are other concerns as well but the transformer being changed is a start.
  13. What an absolutely beautiful looking system. I'll never be in the league to own one so it's great to see others in the position to do so. May I ask what the speakers are? I'm a flat panel Maggie owner so they caught my eye. Good luck with the sale.
  14. Just noticed these are sold. Obviously very good buy.
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