By Larry Goldberg, Natural Sound General Manager
We sell many absolutely terrific lines of loudspeakers. (Bowers & Wilkins, Focal, PSB, Revel, Sonus Faber, Wilson Audio--to drop a few names on you!). All of the home speakers from these fine companies have one thing in common: they are in some form of a box, although there is now a lot of creativity in the shapes of many of those “boxes.” Moreover, all of these speakers use “conventional” moving coil speaker drivers, or woofers, tweeters, and, sometimes midranges. (There can be a wide variety in the type of materials used in said drivers.)
And then there are Magnepan loudspeakers. They are different. They are panel speakers that typically stand on the floor and are about two inches thick. Some of the panels are fairly small and some can get quite large. They look and sound different than most other speakers on the market.