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PROFILE
MANGER
Z1
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Neutrality (2x)
Attention to Detail (2x)
Localization
Spaciality
Micro-Dynamics
Maximum SPL
Bass Quality
Bass Depth
Workmanship
100
100
100
95
95
85
95
90
outstanding
Alexandros Mitropoulos
AUDIO Editor
Loudspeaker
› MANGER COMPACT SPEAKER
of a very light 70 mm dual voice coil.
As the two voice coils are wound
in opposite directions they are
generating bending waves which
propagate on the surface towards
the edge of the membrane, where
the star-shaped absorbing surround
prevents any detrimental backward
motion of the waves. However, the
actual knack of the Manger and the
main reason for its impulse fidelity
is the fact that the sound-generating
membrane surface decreases the
more the frequency increases. That’s
why the voice coils don’t have to
constantly work at their limit and
excite all the parts of the membrane
surface, but rather are allowed to
concentrate on small parts that are
easy to handle. Result: The sound
generation of higher frequencies
(that’s where our hearing is the most
sensitive) occurs at lightning speed.
It took the z1 only a few seconds to
make the testers believe they were
listening to the p1 floorstanding
loudspeaker. OK, a few hertz in
the bass range were missing, but
apart from that the compact model
featured all the qualities of its bigger
sister model: The z1 reproduced
music totally balanced at high
resolution and performed in a more
effortless, detailed and authentic
way than conventional systems.
However,
heavily
compressed
recordings such as the Red Hot Chili
Peppers were not so easily digested
by the Manger and lo-fi punks such
as Ideal were only being played
with disgust. First and foremost the
z1 develops its full potential with
recordings of sophisticated artists of
HOMEGROWN:
The sectional drawing
of the Manger transducer makes clear
how complex the driver is designed. Each
chassis is still handcrafted at the Manger
factory. The massive bass-mid driver is being
manufactured at Scan-Speak according to
Manger’s specifications and adapted to the
sealed enclosure of the z1.
SUMMARY
MESSLABOR
Distribution
Warranty
Dimensions WxHxD
Weight
Veneer/Foil/Lacquer
Colors
System
Room Adaption
Features
Manger MSW
+49 9776 9816
3 years
10.6 x 21.02 x 14.33”
57 lbs
• / – / •
RAL-colors, high-gloss lacquer
or veneer at a surcharge
2-way, sealed
bending wave transducer
AUDIO CHART
The z1 provides Manger fans
with a compact loudspeaker
that offers the same technology
as the p1 floorstanding speaker
at a considerably lower price. In
addition the little sister features
the same sonic qualities: If
the music fits, the z1 is very
hi-fi, depicts the stage in a
spectacularly natural way and
preserves its sensitive character
in every situation.
SOUND RATING
PRICE/PERFORMANCE
+
Effortless, consistent and
detailed sound, authentic
soundstage, three-
dimensional imaging.
– –
96 POINTS
OUTSTANDING
her own kind: All the Brad Mehldaus,
Kyle Eastwoods and David Cheskys,
whose albums were stored in HD-
quality on the AUDIO server (delivered
by a brilliant Linn Klimax DSM and
amplified by a T+A PA3000 HV), made
everyone happy again.
A UREMENT LAB
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95 dB
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50 Hz 100 Hz 200 Hz
500 Hz 1 kHz 2 kHz
5 kHz
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Manger MMSz1
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Manger MMSz1
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AUDIOPHILER KLANG
EMPFEHLUNG
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aluminum basket
full-range membrane
voice coil
pole piece
pole piece
high fr qu ncy reflection damper
low frequency reflection damper
air ports
On-axis the frequency response of the
Manger z1 is pretty smooth except for
a narrow-band dip at 1.8 kHz (1). At 30
degrees off-axis the high range starts to
decline already below 3 kHz. A fact that
should be considered when setting up
the speakers.THD measurements showed
negligible distortion up to 95 dB and
only little more at 100 dB.The rather high
harmonic distortion attenuation factor of
73 requires a powerful, stable amplifier.
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