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Magnepan LRS - Little Ribbon Speaker Pair

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Magnepan LRS - Little Ribbon Speaker Pair

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For decades, the SMG and MMG made the introduction to Maggies and high-end audio for thousands of music lovers.

The majority of customers getting started had modestly-priced receivers or integrated amplifiers. Consequently, the SMG and MMG were designed for the limitations of receivers with relatively low power and low current capability. The LRS is a radical change in Magnepans marketing strategy.

The MMGi (like all previous entry-level Maggies) had performance limitations dictated by low-powered receivers. But, what if you own $10,000USD or $20,000USD speakers? Why would you want to audition the LRS? Actually, Magnepan you in mind when they designed the LRS.

The LRS (Little Ribbon Speaker) is a full-range quasi-ribbon speaker that was designed from the ground up to give you a pretty good idea what to expect from the 20.7 or 30.7.

The LRS was designed using high-end electronics and mono blocks. The LRS will perform nicely with a receiver, but it was intentionally designed to extract the most from high-end amplifiers and electronics. The LRS expects more from a properly designed high-current amplifier. That is a radical departure from most entry-level loudspeakers. If you put your expensive high-end amplifier on the LRS, you will hear the difference.

Perhaps you heard Maggies somewhere in the past but were not impressed, maybe it was the sound room or setup or associated equipment... come in and listen for yourself.


Magnepan LRS - Little Ribbon Speakers 

Magnepan LRS Loudspeakers


Customer Review




I have been wanting to let you know about my recently installed LRSs, see attached.


I first tried the configuration with the tweeters on the inside. After some listening I thought the recommended configuration could be better as the distance between the L and R is not that much. And this configuration sounds better, sound stage significantly wider. I've played around a little with the angle relative to the listener, I think the tweeter is supposed to be closer, right.


Some reviews play down the bass performance, The Absolute Sound review, read before I heard mine, I thought was underwhelming regarding the bass. However, the LRS has provided me with ample bass compared to my Axis 1s, on some material the floor actually vibrates!


It's the scale of the sound that I most appreciate, there is this sense of sound of moving through the air.


Looking forward to hearing more.


Best Regards





Helpful hints for those new to Maggies or interested in the LRS

Herb Reichert for Sterophile Magazine, Published July 18 2019.

Steve Guttenberg; Audiophiliac - Youtube - First review: Magnepan's extraordinary LRS ribbon speakers - Published on 1 Apr 2019


Steve Guttenberg; Cnet - Magnepan breaks the affordable sound quality barrier with its LRS speakers, which are hand-build in Minnesota. Published MARCH 30, 2019


Magnepan LRS Revealed | AXPONA 2019 


Stereophile | AXPONA 2019 



What is a ribbon speaker?

Ribbon and electrostatic speakers are elegant and simple. The air is moved and sound waves are created by moving an ultra-light film or aluminum ribbon. Ultra-low mass enables the ribbon to respond quickly to the electrical signal from the amplifier. What you hear is higher definition. For a more detailed explanation see Magneplanar technology.




Magnepan LRS specs 

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