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    The Maggies are as tall as me...
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    Supernait definitley drives Maggies. A dealer not too far away from me had a pair wired up to one and playing for a while. No issues with driving them, although I did think the sound was a bit meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby View Post
    Supernait definitley drives Maggies. A dealer not too far away from me had a pair wired up to one and playing for a while. No issues with driving them, although I did think the sound was a bit meh.
    That's great Andy thanks for letting me know

    I won't know until I get a pair of Maggies here to try out... I've gone for the 'bargain' pair just to give them a go and if I like them I will get a better set later on
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby View Post
    Supernait definitley drives Maggies. A dealer not too far away from me had a pair wired up to one and playing for a while. No issues with driving them, although I did think the sound was a bit meh.
    This is the point I was making. You can get a decent volume and an OK sound out of Maggies with many amps However, they are completely transformed with the right amplification!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    This is the point I was making. You can get a decent volume and an OK sound out of Maggies with many amps However, they are completely transformed with the right amplification!

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    Thanks Geoff, however can you explain what the "right amplification" might be for Maggies ?
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    I'd have thought a Quad 909 might fit the bill rather well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I'd have thought a Quad 909 mught fit the bill rather well.
    You might be right there Geoff but I don't have it... just the Naim XS2 or Supernait 2

    However if I like the Maggies in my room I am not 'fixed' to Naim at all... as much as I love the sound of my Naim at the moment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninanina View Post
    That's great Andy thanks for letting me know

    I won't know until I get a pair of Maggies here to try out... I've gone for the 'bargain' pair just to give them a go and if I like them I will get a better set later on
    I'd do exactly the same. You never know until you get something in your own room and experiment a bit. Even something like a speaker cable change can turn something ordinary into a keeper. I really do like the look of many Magneplanars too. Mind you, the LVs are gorgeous too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooby View Post
    I'd do exactly the same. You never know until you get something in your own room and experiment a bit. Even something like a speaker cable change can turn something ordinary into a keeper. I really do like the look of many Magneplanars too. Mind you, the LVs are gorgeous too.
    Yes I love my LV's Andy but you know what it's like when you have an 'itch' to try something new...

    Having something my height in the room might be 'interesting'
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    There is a lot of discussion on US and Maggie forums. Emotiva amps are considered a good budget pairing. I tried lots of powerful UK power amps on home trial. Exposure, Parasound, Audiolab, Roksan. None really were ideal. In the end I imported an Odyssey amp from the US. It was a custom design, a hybrid of their Khartago and Stratos models with upgraded components and power supply. The synergy is incredible!

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