Magnepan LRS in the house!


Thread Starter
Mar 4, 2021
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Schiit Saga
Main Amp
Yamaha M45
Additional Amp
VTA St120 Dynaco
Computer Audio
Schiit Modi
Front Speakers
Magnapan MMG
Streaming Equipment
Andover Songbird
Magnepan LRS in the house!

I've been a Magnepan fan since day one. Recently I decided to trade up from my MMGs to the new LRS. I had someone hot and heavy to buy the MMGs so I let them go a few months ago and called Magnepan to order the new LRS. I was informed that in a couple months there would be a new version of the LRS called LRS+. So I decided to wait on the order and see early reviews. The reviews are way over the top! Some are claiming the best speaker ever made! So time to order, called Magnepan and was told that the current wait was 8-10 months!!!
Si I ordered them and then tried to find a used pair of the older LRS to have something, Magnepan, to listen to over the winter. Luck would have it, there was a like new pair available in Colorado (I'm in Massachusetts). But I was too late...SOLD! Now it gets interesting. I posted a "Wanted To Buy" ad at US Audio Mart.....A fellow, one town over calls me and tells me he bought a pair from a guy in Colorado and when they showed up, his wife said "No Way Jose!"...Get them out of here!.....A plan made in heaven!
He delivered them on Saturday. Sunday morning I woke up early and welded up a set of risers as I read everywhere that using risers and placing the LRS dead vertical really makes them come alive.
Once the pain dried I set them up in the listening room.....Node2i into a Gustard X16 DAC...into a Schiit Freya...Into a Pass Labs First Watt F5v2.....
Oh my! These are NOT older Magnepan MMGs! HUGE improvement! These speakers have bass..Well defined, tight, dynamic base! But the biggest difference is midrange vocals...Not sure the risers are the reason, but vocals are right there! No moving around. I'm still playing with placement for imaging and sound stage, but even just plopped down in the room, they are magnificient!
Going to be a great winter!




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Apr 2, 2017
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StormAudio ISP Elite 24 MK3 Processor
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Emotiva XPA-Eleven
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Intel NUC w/ Roon ROCK
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Panasonic UB9000 4K UHD Player (for media discs)
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MartinLogan Renaissance ESL 15A
Center Channel Speaker
MartinLogan Focus C-18
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MartinLogan EFX Surrounds
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MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL
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MartinLogan EM-IC
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SVS SB16-Ultra x6 + PB16-Ultra x2
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Satellite System
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Zero Surge 8R15W-1 | Salamander Synergy Equipment Stand
It's been a while... and I just moved this to the correct forum. Curious how you are liking them now that you've been listening to the for a year, assuming you still have them. :)
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