"The breathiness and buzzy vibrations from Hawkins’ tenor saxophone reed sounded incredibly real and present. The soundstaging felt true-to-life. The piano’s low notes were clear and warm. You could easily pick up nuances of the recording space." -Julie Mullins Magnepan .7 review
Here at Pearl Audio, the great thing we discovered is the .7 sounds wonderful in small rooms. In our 12x14 room they are pound for pound about 90% of their bigger brothers the 1.7i's. In a 10x10 room, the size of many spare bedrooms, the tide shifts to the .7 being the better sounding speaker.
The Magnepan .7 speakers have laughably great performance. We can stack excellent dynamic speakers IN OUR STORE that are 2-3 times it's price next to it, and watch customer's heads swivel towards us with comments like "The maggies are better than those", "The maggies are much better than those", or sometimes "The maggies are way-better than those".
Excellent with little Rega Brio's and any tube amplifier. A favorite system of ours is the Mac C2700 tube pre-amplifier and a pair of Mac MC275 tube mono-block amplifiers.