A family tradition of innovation and advanced technology
Magnepan has been manufacturing innovative, world-class stereo speakers for more than half a century. The inventor of the Magneplanar loudspeaker, Jim Winey, owned electrostatic loudspeakers when he began to design an improved version of the same type of speaker himself.
In 1969, Winey invented the Magneplanar – a thin-film magnetic equivalent to the electrostat, and founded the company now run by his son, Mark Winey.
While over 50 years have passed since Jim first invented the revolutionary Magneplanar speaker, Magnepan is still ahead of the pack. The exquisite quality of the flat-panel loudspeakers has made the founder of this family-run business gain a somewhat legendary status amongst audiophiles and discerning music lovers the world over.
To this day, all Magneplanar speakers are meticulously crafted by hand in White Bear Lake, Minnesota – a small community north of the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.