A few months ago my amp blew (Classe SA5300) and the incident damaged my Magnepan 3.7s. I sent them back to the factory for repair and also to be upgraded to the 3.7i version. My dealer was kind enough to loan me a pair of MMGs, which, while not sounding too bad, clearly are inferior to the 3.7s, which they should be, at 10% of the cost. I listened to Tape A of this release through the MMGs, but I realized that this isn't a fair evaluation.
First reaction is that this is a more romantic performance that we are accustomed to these days, but I'll reserve further comments until I have the 3.7is in the system. They ship on Monday.
BTW, the Classe has blown channels twice. The first time wasn't as bad - only the amp was damaged. I have had extensive discussions with them, and I believe we won't see a repeat of this. They also extended the warranty.