$2,400.00

Price per pair. Not available online, in-store sale only.

Available in different trim and cloth covers. Please contact us for pricing.

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Description

Description

Then, the 1.7 became the 1.7i

In past model improvements, driver changes and factory retooling were extensive. It is rare when improvements can be made that are audible in a blind test and do not require a major investment. So, in view of this good fortune, we chose to pass on these small improvements rather than save them for a 1.8.

Will you be able to hear the difference between the 1.7 and 1.7i? Yes, in a careful A-B test, but we don’t do sales hype. No, it is not a 1.8. It is simply “trickle-down” ideas that were incorporated in the 3.7i

If none of this has impressed you, take your Uncle Larry’s advice.

Magneplanar 1.7 Uncle Larry

A new, modern styling with wrap-around aluminum trim on the 1.7 is also a departure from Magnepan’s more conservative cosmetic styling. The standard wood trims of the 1.6 (as shown below) are available upon special order and an upcharge. Aluminum trim is available in silver or black or primer coat for custom finishing. Wood trim is available in natural oak, black oak or dark cherry. Fabric choices are off-white, black or dark gray.

The total design concept for the Magneplanar 1.7 results in a speaker that measures exceptionally well by all the standard criteria, but more important, sounds even better.

The 1.7 is handcrafted in the USA and made with virtually all American-made parts. The suggested USA retail price starts at $1,995 pair. There will be a modest price increase for trim and fabric upgrade options.

Magnepan’s Super Model– Perhaps you have seen Sue’s grand daughter in our ads. (Sue works in the Service Dept.) Men’s Health Magazine reviewed the 1.7. Irina Shayk is not the kind of model that we would use, but we appreciate the left-handed compliment. After 45 years, Maggies are the new “cool”?

http://www.menshealth.com/techlust/irina-shayk-best-gear-2012?page=8

The 1.7i is not big.

What? You say.

The 1.7i is not big from an acoustical standpoint. However, the bass driver is big. If we sold the portion of the speaker from 200 Hz up, you could put it in the average apartment. Yes, it is tall, but very narrow. The ideal speaker would be a massless line-source that would look like a pole–from the floor to the ceiling. The 1.7i comes as close to that ideal as is possible with real-world devices.

The 1.7i bass driver is the reason it is big. Sorry, but that is what it takes to have high definition bass (We are not fans of hybrid speakers).

Need more bass?

Put a big speaker in a small room, too much bass. Put a small speaker in big room, too little bass. In general, it is true. There is no one-size-fits-all. In an ideal world, the bass diaphragm would be like an accordion which could be expanded to exactly fit the needs of your acoustical environment.

Magnepan now provides more options for getting the bass and frequency balance just right for your particular room. The relative levels of the bass and tweeter/super-tweeter can be adjusted. If that does not achieve a smooth balance in your room, bass diaphragm area can be added with one or more Maggie Bass Panels. Click on link below for more information.

http://www.magnepan.com/DWM_and_DW_1_Woofers

If you have a high-current amplifieer, adding the Bass Panel is easy and inexpensive. Better bass for those difficult rooms and no subwoofer discontinuity issues.

Brand

Brand

Magnepan

With some of the best quality speakers on the market, Magnepan has utilized powerful technology to offer pure sound. Founded in 1969, every component designed for this speaker was produced in America. They still make all parts domestically to this day. Magnepan’s use of magnetic and electrostatic forces in their designs gives their speakers fantastic quality. These speakers not only produce audio from the front of the speaker but the back as well. This gives the listener an immersive surround-sound experience. Magenepan’s mission has always been to be different: by creating speakers that have technology fused into them like no other, giving listeners truly unique sound. All stereo speakers have high-quality audio for both residential and commercial use. The Magneplanar is the model that started it all, showing off the benefits of the electrostatic loudspeakers. Since then, models such as the Flagship 30.7 and Magneplanar .7 planar-magnetic or "quasi-ribbon" have been remarkably popular to consumers looking to improve their listening experience. Overall, Magnepan has all kinds of superb speakers that take audio to another level. Overture is a proud dealer of Magnepan products, selling customers the highest quality speaker systems from Magnepan. Interested in purchasing a new Magnepan component? You can trade-in any component towards a Magnepan speaker by filling out our Trade-In Form.