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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:07 pm 
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Looking for a matching amp with my Magnepan.

My choice would be either Bryston or Pass Labs. If I decide to go with Bryston then would be 4B3 or 7B3. If it's a Pass Labs then I'm more interested in X260.8.

Any thought ?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:18 pm 
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Those are very good amps but which Maggies do you own?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:20 pm 
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I owned the 3.7i. Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:32 pm 
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Im a bit of a Bryston fanboy so both of those would sound great.
What are your sources.
Analog/Digital?
Turntable? Streaming?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:44 pm 
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AUDIOMANIAC wrote:
Looking for a matching amp with my Magnepan.

My choice would be either Bryston or Pass Labs. If I decide to go with Bryston then would be 4B3 or 7B3. If it's a Pass Labs then I'm more interested in X260.8.

Any thought ?

I have had both the 3.5 and 3.6 Maggie’s and I would highly recommend a Bryston 14B ST or SST. A 4B will not completely reveal what these beautiful speakers can do. That said, it depends partially on what kind of music you listen to. However, a big Bryston just seems to control them at any SPL.

Good luck!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:40 pm 
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Bryston 14Bsst2 driving a pair of Magneplanar 3.7

Power with nice Bass, effortless dynamics, soundstaging, and open highs... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:18 am 
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A Sanders Magtech is a great match with maggies.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:39 am 
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I can highly recommend Spectron amps. Getting hard to find though.


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Chipmunk1957 wrote:
Im a bit of a Bryston fanboy so both of those would sound great.
What are your sources.
Analog/Digital?
Turntable? Streaming?


Digital/Streaming : 60% Turntable : 40%

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Baroque wrote:
Bryston 14Bsst2 driving a pair of Magneplanar 3.7

Power with nice Bass, effortless dynamics, soundstaging, and open highs... 8)


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I heard the 14B is just two 7B inside of one box. Is there any sonic difference between them? I had the 28B3 and I found they sound too warm for my liking.

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MOON wrote:
A Sanders Magtech is a great match with maggies.


I read some reviews and they were all positive however it's so hard for me to buy something I never heard in person......


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Classe ca300 on my maggie


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:39 am 
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AUDIOMANIAC wrote:
Looking for a matching amp with my Magnepan.

My choice would be either Bryston or Pass Labs. If I decide to go with Bryston then would be 4B3 or 7B3. If it's a Pass Labs then I'm more interested in X260.8.

Any thought ?


Like to suggest if you do Bryston or Pass pls consider mono amps and perhaps a tube pre.
As someone else suggested, Spectron is the ultimate. I know because I have driven planars with all these amps.

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renehuot70 wrote:
Classe ca300 on my maggie

Same here on my 1.6QR.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:35 am 
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I use a Bryston 4Bsst2 for my .7's


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I use a pair of Moon W-10s on my 3.7is and have no complaints whatsoever.


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Rd1017 wrote:
I use a Bryston 4Bsst2 for my .7's


Thanks which .7 is ?


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