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    Default Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

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    Just when I thought the MMG's couldn't get any better, they do!!



    The Super MMG system ($1,199) sounds very different from any box speaker I've ever tested in this price class. The sound is more open and spacious, and vocals are incredibly natural, more human, and real-sounding; that was consistent with every reasonably good recording I tried. Then there's the Super MMG's clarity; it's a vivid sound that draws you in.
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    Now if you just didn't have to place them so far out in the room...
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    Quote Originally Posted by trent.memphis View Post
    Now if you just didn't have to place them so far out in the room...
    That has always been a problem with Maggie's. They require a lot of real estate to effectively project their sound.
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    But, if you have the space....wow! What a soundstage. Yes, I've heard them and they are amazing in that sense.

    I wouldn't want them...but that's just me. lol

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    That has always been a problem with Maggie's. They require a lot of real estate to effectively project their sound.
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    I heard them is a large room approx 18''x 22"x 9" plenty of room and an excellent environment for these to perform to their max.
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    Yeah, those electrostatics gotta breathe, but when they're placed right, there's nothing like them. Even if you prefer the sound of box speakers overall, there's no denying that what they do well, they do breathtakingly well, like GOS said. And, as Magnepan keeps demonstrating, at less cost than box speakers of equal performance.

    Just gotta have the space. Which I've never had. C'est la vie.
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    After owning them, box speakers just sound "bad" to me. Maybe bad is the wrong term, but music listening is just not the same without them!

    Some say Maggies need to be broken in, I think it is your ears that need to be broke in!! I mean after I got used to them, box speakers just kinda sound weird to me. It is hard to explain, but some of the other box speakers I owned just sound crappy now, and I used to love them.
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    wow how intriguing in my search for speakers... you all are killin me these look so cool! do they have to be in a huge room to sound good? my room is approx. 13 x 18 x 9, partially open on the 18' side. can one get away without a sub with these?

    sorry, questions for original MMGs, not super...

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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    Quote Originally Posted by ljm View Post
    wow how intriguing in my search for speakers... you all are killin me these look so cool! do they have to be in a huge room to sound good? my room is approx. 13 x 18 x 9, partially open on the 18' side. can one get away without a sub with these?
    They do require some room as they should be at least 2' from the wall for proper results.
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    ljm you should check these out they are excellent
    http://www.soundandvision.com/catego...peaker-reviews
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    Default Re: Magnepan introduces "Super MMG's"

    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    They do require some room as they should be at least 2' from the wall for proper results.
    ok thats no problem, but they are 4 Ohm.... not going to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    ljm you should check these out they are excellent
    http://www.soundandvision.com/catego...peaker-reviews
    which ones? fluance? have the bookshelves and center on my radar at amazon. great price. not sure whether to get towers tho since i wont be adding a sub...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljm View Post
    which ones? fluance? have the bookshelves and center on my radar at amazon. great price. not sure whether to get towers tho since i wont be adding a sub...
    These: GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven Speaker System read the review both L2w and myselflistened to these and were very impressed.

    http://www.soundandvision.com/catego...peaker-reviews

    my bad, sorry for the derail...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    These: GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven Speaker System read the review both L2w and myselflistened to these and were very impressed.

    http://www.soundandvision.com/catego...peaker-reviews

    my bad, sorry for the derail...
    No worries! I know that LJM is no longer interested in them, but FWIW I had them in a 16w x 14d x 8t room, and they were fantastic. I had them 30" off the front wall which may be a problem in room that gets allot of traffic, but was fine for me as it was a dedicated HT room. So yeah the do sound good in a small room, they will just intrude on the room. And yes a sub would be a necessity.

    Oh and they aren't just 4 ohm speakers they are 4 ohm speakers that are not efficient and require a shit load of power to drive, I hear some folks say they really don't come to life till you get at least 500 watts per channel to them. Someone told me that hooked em up to a 1,300 x 2 amp and thought they could have still used some more power.
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    thanks caliber, at least now i feel much better in writing them off!!

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    damn rizz! NOTHING wrong with your taste level thats for sure!! unless your willing to fund my kickstarter program for a novices speaker review... not gonna happen! lol

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    I think you should get that B&W 802 Diamond system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trent.memphis View Post
    I think you should get that B&W 802 Diamond system.
    HA!!! i was looking into the legacy audio classic for the bedroom after the B&W for main room! good thing i dont need a new car this month

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljm View Post
    damn rizz! NOTHING wrong with your taste level thats for sure!! unless your willing to fund my kickstarter program for a novices speaker review... not gonna happen! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljm View Post
    thanks caliber, at least now i feel much better in writing them off!!
    Oh jeesh, don't do that just yet. While I respect Caliber's thoughts on the Maggies I disagree somewhat. Cal? wtf man anyway. Let me address a few things. Power, first Maggies are really not all that difficult to drive. They are 4 ohms, but unlike many conventional speakers they are a very stable and flat 4 ohm load. They do not drop like many that are rated at 4 ohms but in reality drop much lower. Second, they are on the inefficient side, however, I have seen worse over the years and it is really not an issue. The thing to remember with them is room size. In a smaller room 100 watts will drive you out and play loud enough to do hearing damage. How loud does one want anyway?

    And Finally the thing about how far from the wall. We just recently moved to a smaller place so my theater has been very much downsized and in fact not even put back together yet. I wont even be able to use my projector. I have no choice but to have them close to the back wall. Not an option. However, this too is acceptable providing you absorb much of whats coming off the back in at least the mid and upper frequencies. They sound perfectly fine like this and many maggies owners actually do this anyway. I have tired it both ways in my larger room and feel the best compromise is a little absorption as so not to loose that wonderful depth they have. However, in my small room they still sound fantastic being close the wall with the absorption I have placed behind them.

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