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Magnepan MG30.7 Reference Loudspeakers - call Bill for pricing


30.7 wins 2017 "Overall Product of the Year" in The Absolute Sound magazine (January issue 279, 2018).

The highly anticipated release of Magnepans newest Planar Magnetic reference Loudspeakers is approaching... stay tuned in 2019.

Of note, the 30.7 was awarded co-winner of "Overall Product of the Year" along with the $685,000 Wilson WAMM Master Chronosonic

You can read the preview 30.7 review in The Absolute Sound - Part One and Part Two of the review


2018 Editors' Choice, The Absolute Sound, March 2018 - Magnepan MG30.7 

This giant, four-panel (two panels per side), four-way, ribbon/quasi-ribbon line source loudspeaker from Magnepan is the best Maggie JV has heard, which is tantamount to saying it is the best planar JV has ever heard (and right up there with the best six-figure dynamics JV has heard).

With its highly coherent wave-launch, free standing imaging, vast soundstage, phenomenal resolution of inner detail, lightning transient response, incomparable naturalness of timbre, and total lack of box coloration and diffraction, the 30.7 is markedly less "there" as a sound source (and markedly more lifelike on voice and acoustic instruments) than almost every dynamic-speaker-in-a-box, no matter its price.

The best buy in an ultra-high-end loudspeaker (and one of the best high-end buys of all time), the 30.7 earned JV's highest, most ecstatic recommendation and TAS' 2017 Overall Product of the Year award. If you have sufficient room, amplifier, and permission from your spouse-and don't listen to a steady diet of heavy metal-you cannot do better.


If you have been considering a better Maggie, one of your first questions is likely to be-- "How does it compare to the 20.7?"

You already know it is better, but how much better? And how does the 30.7 compare to box speakers in the same price range? Jonathan Valin of The Absolute Sound said- "the best buy in an ultra-high-end loudspeaker I have come across." Ok, that is reassuring, but you would like to hear it for yourself. More on that later.

Another likely question-- "Why is it so big?"

To create a better flag ship model than the 20.7 requires a bigger "canvas" on which to "paint." We won't attempt to dazzle you with techno-talk. Keeping it simple-- design issues such as lower mass (vs. frequency), better power response and better bass, etc. requires more space (to be exact, 22% more total driver area than the fabled Tympani IVa). These goals were best accomplished with a 4-way ribbon design (another first for Magnepan).

The 30.7 bass panel houses two bass drivers in each panel that literally go from edge-to-edge of the frame to pack the maximum diaphragm area in the smallest possible frame. Separating the bass panel from the tweeter/midrange panel allows greater flexibility for various installations.

A common question-- "What size room is required for 30.7s?" Is a room 15 feet wide big enough? The 30.7 photo below was taken at a demonstration at our New Jersey dealer (Audio Connection). Their sound room is 15 feet wide. Those in attendance can attest to the sound vs. the 20.7.


The most comprehensive review of both the 30.7 and Magnepan 

Widescreen Review: Magnepan's Ultra High-End 30.7 Magneplanar Loudspeaker.

Read full review from Widescreen here.


Review by Chris Martens of HiFi Plus Magazine

"I have long used Magnepan speakers in my reference system and - to be candid - visitors who see the ‘Maggies' for the first time often find it difficult to believe they even are loudspeakers (as in, "Riiight, they're ‘loudspeakers' if you say so-now what are they really?"). After a few well-chosen musical tracks, however, disbelief typically turns into the good kind of shock and awe. My point: Magnepans don't look like typical box speakers and don't sound like them either....

The 30.7 is by far the highest performance loudspeaker Magnepan has ever made and though it is a large speaker, it seems visually more compact than the original Tympanis. Nevertheless, through extremely space efficient design the 30.7's manage to offer fully 22% more driver surface area than did the Tympani IVa. Each 30.7 speaker consists of a large bass/lower-midrange panel and a considerably narrower midrange/tweeter panel, where the tweeter/midrange panel is designed to stand beside and a little behind its companion bass panel (this in order to achieve proper time alignment). Like most Magnepan speakers, the 30.7's are built in mirror-image pairs, thus giving users numerous set-up options through which panels can be positioned to optimise greater imaging focus and specificity, broader and deeper soundstages, or-in the best cases-both.

The 30.7 model is so new that Magnepan has not yet published the new model's manual nor finalised its specifications, but through discussions with Wendell Diller, Magnepan's head of Marketing and Sales. I was able to learn much about the design. The 30.7's large bass/lower-midrange panel, says Diller, is the same size as Magnepan's 20.7 loudspeaker (that is, 79 × 29 × 2.062 inches or 200.7 × 73.7 × 5.2 cm-H×W×D). The tweeter/midrange panel, in turn, is the same height and depth as the bass/lower-midrange panel, but a bit more half the width (it is 16 inches or 36.8 cm wide)..." 

Read the full review here.


Trim options

(Wood) Acorn Oak, Black Oak, Dark Cherry or Bamboo.

(Aluminum) Silver or Black

Fabric options

Off-white, black and dark grey.

Prices vary depending upon trim and fabric combinations.

Some options below:
Top to bottom: Grey, Off-White or Black cloth
Left to right: Red Gloss Aluminium, Black Al, Silver Al, Dark Cherry, Black, Oak

Magnepan MG30.7 Trim Options 

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