Magnepan MG2.6/R loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 2: Specifications

Description: Two-way floor-standing planar loudspeaker. Drive-units: 40"-long, ¼"-wide ribbon tweeter, "Magneplanar" midrange/woofer measuring approximately 58" by 10.5" (609in2 area). Crossover frequency: approximately 1kHz. Frequency response: 37Hz–40kHz ±3dB. Nominal impedance: 4 ohms (3 ohms minimum). Sensitivity: 87dB/W/m. Recommended minimum amplifier power: 50W.
Dimensions: 71.5" H (including feet) by 22" W by 2" D. Weight: 50 lb.
Serial numbers of units tested: 124978-1 & -2.
Price: $1950/pair (1991); no longer available (2019). Approximate number of dealers: 70.
Manufacturer: Magnepan Inc., 1645 Ninth Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110. Tel: (612) 426-1645. Fax: (612) 426-0441. Web:

Magnepan Inc.
1645 Ninth Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(612) 426-1645

monetschemist's picture

Such a fine example of using listening as a means of critical evaluation - the difference in staging on various recordings perhaps refuting the idea of better staging just being due to the dipole arrangement, or the comment "live pianos don't sound that warm".

This is core Stereophile good stuff. Thank you so much!

My only tiny complaint would be that, while understanding the principle of reviewing equipment sold via local dealers, I feel it's really too bad not to have this kind of wonderful critical light shone on more stuff that is sold direct-to-consumer, since for many of us that's the only way we'll know in advance about the merits or otherwise of one of those alternatives.

dial's picture

I had the III/A (and even their tonearm) and sold them in the 90's for diy high efficiency.

Josh Hill's picture

This old review is a model of what a review should be! I particularly enjoyed the technical description, and the way JA correlated it with his subjective impressions.