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post #4231 of 4238 Old 08-24-2015, 10:56 AM
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I'm also getting the Super MMG system, but I'd have to wait for Christmas to get it..wife's buying it for me, but I do have a couple of questions though. I was thinking about using two DWM bass panels one per speaker, would that be too much? also what do you use to power your MMGs ?
It's not too much. It's not really a question of output but rather space consideration, stereo separation, and smoothing of room bass response. When using just one, you effectively have a derived center channel of bass/midbass/lower midrange frequencies. When you go to two, you have stereo separation at those frequencies again. I found that just having one anchored imaging in the center a little better than two. However, I had to have the DWM right in the center which wasn't ideal as far as equipment placement. Going to two also improved upon uneven bass response in the room.

IME, the money spent on Super MMG with 2 DWMs is better spent on either MMGs or .7s with the cost difference going to two nice subwoofers like, for example, Rythmik.

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FWIWFM I agree -- personally I would just buy the MMG's and a pair of subs. The lowest room modes and boundary conditions in most rooms are below what the DWM's will comfortably handle, you need that much more space to set them up, and at the crossover point the impedance dips to 3 ohms or below.

I've often wondered why Magnepan does not offer a large woofer panel like the old Tympani line. A tall version of the DWM, sold in pairs to supplement the bass... Still not subwoofers, of course. Probably nowhere near enough market, and my room is too small for a pair of additional planar woofers, but I still want 'em.

I asked ages ago why not hybrids and got "the lecture" from Jim. It was worth it to hear his speech; I was a snot-nosed kid and suitably abashed though didn't agree with all of it. Some marketing hype, mostly the usual "planars are so much better you don't need them", but manufacturing (e.g. their ability to produce a good product at a low price without diverting resources and expertise) also played into the decision IIRC. These days, licensing a good (servo, IMO ) sub design sort of makes sense to me but may not be practical for them.

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I'm also getting the Super MMG system, but I'd have to wait for Christmas to get it..wife's buying it for me, but I do have a couple of questions though. I was thinking about using two DWM bass panels one per speaker, would that be too much? also what do you use to power your MMGs ?
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Tell her to order early. I don't think Magnepan keeps stocks - everything is made to order so there is some lead time - Give them a call if in doubt.

There was some good advice in this thread that I ignored, regarding bass panels. I think for most people they are not great value for money - they don't come cheap and the difference they make is small. They are also not true subwoofers - you will certainly achieve better bass with just MMGs and a subwoofer. Also, for the price of 2 MMGs and 2DWMs you could get something higher up in the Magnepan rage. Will you be using yours for music or HT?
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Good day
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Just retired my MG-1C's after 30 years, bought MG 1.6QR's from a friend. Wow!

Time to start learning again
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Cool, never stop learning!

I started with a pair of MG-I's before moving up (in 1988, about ten years later) to my current MG-IIIa's. My very brief experience with 1.6QR's and vague memory (thoug still sharp to me ) says the 1.6QR's are a big step up (though I still prefer the true ribbon tweeter).

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(I use Rythmik but there are many choices)

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Hi Don, I remember you saying that you prefer to let a good, fast sub handle the lows instead of the DWM panels. For the front of my theater system I will use 3.6's on moving platforms with a CC3 under the screen and a Rythmik sub. Which Rythmik sub do you use? Since the CC3 drops to 80hz I think the CC3 with the Rythmik will make a good center channel. I think the addition of MMC-2 motorized speakers to make a tri-center system is an overkill. I see that Rythmik has a new speaker F12SE (signature edition). For my side speakers I'll use MC1's and MCG-W's in the rear.
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Good day, does anyone have Mye Stands or Sound Anchors for "their" Magnepan speakers? Seeking advice and reviews, thank you.


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Good day, I read that the "skiing ninja" crossover conversion is no longer available. Does anyone have a source or current information on upgrading the crossovers on MG 1.6 QR? Thank you


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