Magnepan MG2.5/R loudspeaker JA's Review System

Sidebar 2: JA's Review System

The test procedure followed, with minor changes, that established for my previous loudspeaker reviews: each pair was used with a Mark Levinson No.26/No.20 combination—amplification unlikely to be used with any of these speakers but which would undoubtedly get the best from them—a Marantz CD94 CD player used via its optical digital output to feed a Marantz CDA94 outboard DAC unit, and a 1987 Linn Sondek/Ittok/Troika combination sitting on a Sound Organisation table. Interconnect was Madrigal HPC, speaker cable was also from Madrigal.

The loudspeakers were carefully positioned for optimum performance, and, where practicable, coupled to the tile-on-concrete floor beneath the rug with Tiptoes. In addition to a rigorous listening test, with no other speakers in the room, I used the Maggies for an extended period of everyday use.—John Atkinson

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to the time I had a pair of these with the same Linn but using a DNM/3 with a pair of Marantz MA6's (Sonder current limiting).
Good times.