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December 1st, 2010

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02:11 am - Stereo Niftyness
Back in the 1980s, my dad splurged and bought a pair of magneplanar speakers. The only downside, is that they looked remarkably like scratching posts, and so since my parents have cats, the speakers were kept in the living room, which along with their dining room, was kept closed off from the cats. Of course, these weren't the rooms my parents spent the most time in, and eventually these speaker were moved to the basement, where they sat for many years – I had assumed that my parents had sold them or that they'd broken. Then, a couple of years ago, my dad mentioned he still had them, and so when my parents wanted to ship my some furniture, first on my list was those speakers. I just unwrapped them and set them up. Since we also have cats, I decided to cover the lower portion of the speakers. I initially considered plastic window screen, and while that would almost certainly have worked, I worried that a determined cat could easily shred through it, and so I used metal window screen – not the most aesthetic choice, but the sound quality is unaffected, and they sound incredible. I've coveted those speakers for decades, and now I have them.

magnaplanar speaker
magnaplanar speaker

Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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Date:December 1st, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
I envy you. I have dreamed about speakers like that since I learned such things exist but I've never had the money to dish out for them.

(Or rather, I have prioritized other things over them. But I still want them! Also, a room for listening music in...)
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Date:December 1st, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
yay for awesome speakers!
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Date:December 1st, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Date:December 1st, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
That does look like a scratching post. Good luck with that one...
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Date:December 1st, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
If they can manage to tear through fairly tough metal screen, they deserve the speakers :) Of course, so far they've naturally shown absolutely no interest in the speakers, which tempts me to remove the screen, but I'll wait in that for a couple of months at least.

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