Magnepan has been manufacturing innovative, world class stereo speakers for 47 years.
World Class Stereo Speakers
Jim Winey, the inventor of the Magneplanar loudspeaker, first owned electrostatic loudspeakers and began experimenting to design an improved electrostatic speaker. In 1969, Jim invented the Magneplanar, a thin-film magnetic equivalent to the electrostat and founded Magnepan.
Corporate and manufacturing facilities are located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, a small community north of the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Having outgrown its original facilities, Magnepan’s current plant is over 50,000 square feet in addition to corporate and engineering offices.
Made in America. Sold in China
To date, over 200,000 pairs of Magneplanar loudspeakers have found their way into the homes of music lovers the world over. Magneplanars are American-made with virtually all American parts. And we are proud to say - “Made in America. Sold in China.”
Magnepan offers this true ribbon in their high-end tweeters, two good examples being their 3.7 three way and their Mini Maggie 2.1 system. Great sound at what could also be called an insane price. In fact, that sums up their entire range: neutral voicing, excellent transient response, room filling with a wide sweet spot considering they are panels, and prices that make one laugh at the idea of domestically (hand) made goods generally being on the spendy side.
The Magneplanar diaphragm comes closer to the ideal driver. The mass is low and the diaphragm is not contained. The rear sound wave is not restricted and radiates freely into space. With the box removed, Magneplanars sound more like you are there.