Originally Posted by Mupi
Where as with 2 MMGs I wont have that problem but the main issue is that if I am sitting to one side of the image then I hear only the MMG on that side so the sound is coming from that side. Where as with a regular center channel speaker, even if I am sitting towards one side of the image, the center channel sound will come from the center speaker.
Room acoustics are one of the most important factors in sound quality, and it may very well be that you cannot get a solid, locked center channel with two MMGs flanking the screen. I have MG1.6 (on Mye stands) and MMG (on Sound Anchors stands), and have tried lots of experiments. The idea is to orient MMGs at an angle relative to the screen. Start with 45 degree angle, and gradually adjust until the MMGs are at 90 degree angle (pointing directly at each other). Somewhere in between you may find the ideal orientation.
Also, I would place MMGs so that tweeters are on the outside when they are flanking the screen at 45 degree angle (or so). But, I would place L and R speakers with tweeters on the inside, and adjust toe-in angle until you get the right soundstage at your listening position.
When you are sitting to one side of the image, you should *not* hear only the MMG on *that* side, as you mentioned. In fact, you should be getting a lot more sound from the MMG on the other side because it will be pointing more directly towards you. Also, this is a *mono* dual channel set-up, so both MMGs produce the same sound. With a little bit of experimentation you may be able to angle the MMGs just right for your room configuration to get a solid, centrally locked image. Relative to single CC3 positioned below (or above) the screen, two MMGs flanking the screen at just the right angle will have:
- a lot more surface area and a lot better bass
- no issues with treble roll-off
- the same dispersion pattern as the L and R Maggie speakers further to the side
- nearly the same vertical image size as the L and R Maggie speakers
- much better potential to blend seamlessly with MG 1.2 or MG 1.6
- considerably lower price
The only downside is aesthetics especially if HT is not in a dedicated room.