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10-12-2005, 11:19 AM

The Systems shown here are only for educational purposes.
They belong to their original owners!

The systems shown here are all planar systems that are either the ones i own, owned or from systems i found on the internet where they were shared for everyone too see. I just collected these to show them to fellow Audio Enthusiasts. If you see your system on here, and would like it removed please write me and i will do so. But please understand, that this is soley to educate that not all speakers need to have a cone and a wooden box :cool:

If you own a planar speaker system, please send me an email to so that i can add it. The more systems we get, the better!

Thanks, Florian.

Florian next to his Apogee DIVA's----------------Florian's Magnepan 3.6R/SE's------------------Florian's Magnepan 3.6R/SE's in the USA

Florian's Apogee Scintilla (1ohm V.)-----------------------A Magnepan 3.6R---------------------------------------------------------A SoundLab U1

The Perigeee Definitive--------------Analysis Audio speakers-------------------------The Innersound ESL---------------Martin Logan Statment E2

A Acoustat speaker in Asia--------------------------A Martin Logan setup--------------------------A Quad electrostatic speaker

A Innersound ESL setup----------------------------A Eminent Technology LFT8----------------------A Apogee DUETTA

A Apogee Duetta Reference Edition--------!---------Florian's Magnepan 1.6QR/SE setup---------------! Feanor's 1.6 Maggie setup---------------!

Feanors 1.6 Side -----!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

02-03-2006, 05:59 AM
Please make this a sticky!

Here are the new pictures from my setup, i would add them to the top but cant edit anymore.

03-31-2006, 02:29 AM
Here is mine... Apogee Duetta signature...

03-31-2006, 02:43 AM
And my home theater system...

Rick Vansloneker
04-15-2006, 02:57 AM

My Maggies, the poor right speaker without cover because of the frequent repairs. In the limitations of the room this was the best placement I could achieve. At the back is plenty of space for a free breathing sound. The placement left next to the unused chimneypiece and right next to the wall is fine with me. On a good recording left sounds will literrally come from out of the chimney, like the knocking on doors in The Wall, what is a tremendous experience. Putting the speakers closer to each other narrows the stage. Also the carpet in the center is reserved for the dog.

04-16-2006, 05:55 PM
Hey Rick!

Cool setup, i called you but no answere. Try me, i sent you my number.

08-18-2006, 12:33 PM
Virtually everything in my current system is from the 1980s.

I've taken a different approach to mounting my humble SMGs by anchoring them to the floor and the ceiling. I'm fortunate that I have a 14'x19' dedicated space that is detached from the main house. The size of the room I believe is ideal for my smaller maggies. Surprisingly, they are 90db efficient and therefore capable of generating considerable sound levels in this small space.

I've got the audiosystem setup and operational for now having used the placement guide from this forum to position them in the space. Now that I think I've got the placement sorted out, I plan to rennovate and redecorate the entire room with acoustics in mind.

Here is my planar system in all its nakedness

JoeE SP9
08-19-2006, 07:26 AM
That's a very unique way on mounting them!:ihih:

08-19-2006, 08:00 AM
That's a very unique way on mounting them!:ihih:

Everyone seems to use the Mye stands which makes them vertical. It also gets them off the ground.

Taking a cue from a few Accoustat installations I've seen, this setup makes height adjustment easy and it anchors both top and bottom of the planar. This allowed me to vary the height so that the center of the panels are at the same horizontal plane as my ears while sitting in the room's sweet spot.

It also keeps the planes a bit farther away from my cats.

JoeE SP9
08-19-2006, 12:58 PM
I guess that's why I don't have cats. With 4 giant scratching posts in my room they would go crazy.:ihih:

Rick Vansloneker
08-20-2006, 01:46 AM
That's a truly great idea squeegy200.

Rick Vansloneker
08-20-2006, 03:17 AM
You will notice some changes compared to the previous picture in this topic. Florian kindly invited me to listen to his Divas and his parents Calipers and got me in touch with a high-end shop selling a pair of Stages. That's what happened and here they are.
I choose the other side of the room for acoustic reasons. They sound even better when the blinds and curtains are closed as in the picture. Also I didn't like the sun beating down on my equipment all day. But I miss the view.
Next is saving up some money to get a decent amplifier. Also I am considering upgrading the tweeter ribbons.

08-20-2006, 09:15 AM
Awsome Rick!

What wonderfull speakers you have, and they seem to be Apogees. Who would have thought ;-) Dont forget to stop on by, to experience the big mother of the Stage, the Grand. The Studio Grand, MiniGrand and Stage are based on Grand Technology. I will visit you someday to hear those Stages


05-27-2007, 06:40 AM
Work in progress.

11-29-2007, 12:52 PM
here are my diy planars

John L.

11-29-2007, 01:11 PM
here are my diy planars

John L.

Wow! I likey. Nice pic!

I know mine may not count sinse they are hybrids, but here's a pic anyhow.:cornut:

11-29-2007, 01:30 PM
Wow! I likey. Nice pic!

I know mine may not count sinse they are hybrids, but here's a pic anyhow.:cornut:

Your speaker counts. Many planars are augmented with a cone woofer. Be proud.

johnny p
11-29-2007, 01:45 PM

Off topic, but I have rug similar to that.... cow obviously, different hair color... got it in argentina.... pretty sweet setup.

12-14-2007, 05:32 AM
I have Mangepan MG 12
Talk Electronics
Cd-player : Thunder 3
Pre: Hurricane 3.1
Power : Tornado 3.1
Sub: XTZ 99 W12

And a old CTR TV :-)

12-15-2007, 06:59 AM
Very nice, i started with Maggies myself. Really sweet moments :cornut:

12-15-2007, 04:41 PM
Thanks Florian!

I'm in heaven for the moment, this sounds just perfect for me at the time. I hear systems for a lot mor expensive costs, and still i walk around and think that my system is as good as - or bether than most of that I hear!

12-16-2007, 06:37 PM
I have Mangepan MG 12
I also started with Maggies back in the 70s. They are what turned me onto the benefits of bipolar planar speakers.



01-11-2008, 06:48 PM
Pat, Nice indeed!!!

01-27-2008, 01:48 PM
Wow! thanks for the pictures!

02-13-2008, 03:59 PM
One of my 1.6s auditioning for a non-speaking role in a Stanley Kubrick movie.

09-02-2008, 06:08 AM
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe Joe Bialek came back as Tanya, not Melanie. :rolleyes: is a marketing agency with the goal of making it easier for advertisers to get their message across.


09-02-2008, 06:47 AM
Punked again.:prrr:

06-08-2010, 01:51 AM

09-13-2010, 11:04 PM
Hi friends i just like to ask can the Musical Fidelity A1X integrated drive the Magnepan 1.6?

09-14-2010, 02:07 PM
Hi friends i just like to ask can the Musical Fidelity A1X integrated drive the Magnepan 1.6?
Most likely, yes. It has a gentle impedance curve so even tube amps work well. As for power, here ( is Magnepan's recommendation. By the thin looks of the amp, it probably doesn't have a ton of power. Just don't expect high output levels.


04-06-2011, 02:13 PM
A hybrid planar speaker system that my friend put together !!!
Apogee Scintillas, Stages and Hill Plasma. Using many
Krell amplifiers.

04-06-2011, 02:17 PM
Apogee and Hill Plasma with Krell amps.