Originally Posted by jazzfan
@ rrahman, The LCD-3 measurements are remarkably flat. Very interesting results.
Also looking forward to seeing measurements after the new sub arrives. In your room, I suspect the SB13 will easily extend down to 20hz, and the crossover will help to integrate the Mini bass unit - 80Hz would be a good starting point crossover frequency. You can always adjust the frequency up or down to achieve the best integration with the Mini. Thank you for sharing.
@budx3385, Glad to hear you're able to take advantage of the 30-day trial.
With your listening position located in a corner, optimizing imaging will be more of a challenge. If moving things around is an option, try moving the speakers and your listening position closer towards the center of the room. Imaging should improve while maintaining your angled system. If moving your listening position is not an option, and you only move to the speakers closer to your listening position, you might want consider adding sound treatment behind your listening position to absorb some of the reflected sound, although this may not be an issue for you. As with most Magnepan dipole speakers, experimentation is key. Have fun with the trial period and I hope Mini works out for you.
Thank you again. Placing a blanket on a pole behind my chair did indeed make an audible improvement, and with the Mini-Maggies positioned about 6 ft in front of me at the corners of an equilateral triangle, with the DWM in the middle about 3 ft in front of my feet, the sound quality is incredibly involving. Just as transparent as my best headphone, with a crystal clear 3D image hovering in the middle of the room.
I'm listening to Jessye Norman singing Brahms with Daniel Barenboim at the piano, and I have a lump in my throat. I'm not about to turn the UNC-Kansas on.
But I do not wish to miss the next FGCU game!
The 4wpc channel Fi 421A can make them sing, but the improved control of the 100 wpc ss Odyssey Cyclops Extreme is a winner, hands down.
A local audio buddy plans to bring his Strada2 + sub over this week for a direct comparison. That will be the final purchase decider.
Thanks again, jazzfan. I need to figure out how to make a permanent damper behind me.
Edited by budx3385 - 3/24/13 at 3:08pm