Bought brand new end of 2015. Factory custom finish Lacewood faux on my sample. I believe this is the only pair they made. Factory upgraded crossover. Crossover jumpers are MIT Oracle, a 3K upgrade over the way lesser musical stock JPS jumpers. Bi-wire
I had Magnepan for many years .I was happy with the 20.7 but when I listened to the Amphytrion, with all due respect, I realized how much I was missing.
The soundstage far exceeds their dimension but the 20.7 do the same, however the holographic rendering of the musical event is better because they are capable to produce an even more realistic phantom center channel with a better tridimensional location of every musician on the sound stage. The voice reproduction is just amazing.
The low end goes much lower and the whole compartment is more powerful than the 20.7.
In general the level of refinement, resolution, musicality and everything you can think of as parameter to define the performance of a speaker are on a totally superior level than the 20.7.
Zero listening fatigue, you can listed to these things for days.
I can say this because I used both set of speakers for years in the same acoustically treated room (the one with the projector screen) and with the same equipment (the DCS Vivaldi stack that I just sold and the BAT gears here listed) therefore the comparison has a solid ground.
The quality of their construction is also miles better.
Not to be forgotten that when the 20.7 were selling for 22K these were going for 34K, a difference in price of over 50%. Today as per importer the price of a pair like this is goes for 39K.
Lastly because Magnepan and Analysis Audio share the same fundamental characteristic, when switching from stereo listening to multichannel, the Analysis Audio Amphytrion integration with the center channel Magnepan CCR stack is seamless. Same with the MMC-2 used as surround.
The speakers conditions are just perfect but the crossover boxes arrived already scratched and disappointingly in standard black. At the end I got over it because you can't see them hidden behind the huge panels.
I WILL NOT SHIP. PICK UP ONLY.
WITH THE WOOD CRATES WE ARE TALKING OF OVER 300LB PER SPEAKER.
ONLY FORM OF PAYMENT IS ESCROW . I WILL COVER THE ESCROW FEES.
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