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Magnepan Magneplanar Tympani IV

Three Way Combination Planar Magnetic / Ribbon Tweeter

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Magnepan Magneplanar Tympani IV


Type: 3 way, 3 driver loudspeaker system

Frequency Response: 30Hz to 40kHz

Recommended Amplifier: 100 to 300W

Crossover Frequency: 250, 400, 3000Hz

Impedance: 4Ω

Sensitivity: 87dB

Bass: 1254 sq inch planar magnetic

Midrange: 168 sq inch planar magnetic

Tweeter: 55 x 1/4" ribbon

Grille: off white, black or brown cloth

Finish: oak trim


IVA instruction/owners manual   English - adlpc

IVA crossover diagrams   English - adlpc

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Reviewed Jul 07th, 2016 by adlpc

Very few speakers have the presence, the impact and the realism of these speakers.

As they come they are excellent with amazing impact especially in the bass. Very few speakers can reproduce a bass drum with such realism, and the ribbon tweeter is just magical in its transparency.

Now take these, tri-amp them and reinforce their stands with upright supports and you have a speaker that easily rivals and could even beat most of today's very best!

When properly set up, with tri-amp, stand support and room location, nothing comes close to the bass impact, accuracy and realism of the of the Tympani IVa !

The rest of the sound is excellent too! Violins clearly present their timbre, pianos, and even the human voice, especially the female voice is reproduced with such accuracy and realism to be startling, even when expected!!

These are true gems that need to be saved and cherished. When correctly adjusted as mentioned above these can easily be the best and the only speakers one could possibly want.



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