Magnepan unveils Little Ribbon System

US-based Magnepan has launched its new entry-level magneplanar LRS this month, a small, flat-panel, full-range quasi-ribbon loudspeaker that upgrades from its previous appetiser models.

Manufactured in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, the LRS (Little Ribbon System) is cloth covered with a 32mm-thick flat panel standing 1,220mm high and 370mm wide. Unlike conventional box speakers, which radiate sound forward, the LRS emits audio from both the front and rear, and where most speakers use dome tweeters and midrange or low-frequency drivers, it instead adopts a thin film aluminium ribbon. In simplest terms, air is shifted and sound waves are created by the ribbon, while its ultra-low mass enables it to respond quickly to the electrical signal that comes from the amplifier to produce bass, midrange and treble frequencies claimed to be more detailed.

Intentionally designed to extract the most from high-end amplifiers and electronics, the LRS boasts a claimed sensitivity of 86dB and nominal impedance rated at 4ohm. It comes in a choice of natural or black solid oak, dark cherry trim with off-white, grey or black fabric grille panels and is distributed in the UK by HiFi Sound.

The Magnepan LRS is available to buy now for £1,000 and you can find out more about it here.

HiFi Sound (UK distributor)
01642 267012