Whew, a lot of information to take in. Just made it through, front to back. A few questions for those using Maggies for home theater. Is anyone using them behind an acoustically transparent screen? Most configurations I see have them off to the side or under (for the center).
The MC1's, of course, will be doing surround duty, but i'm also thinking of the dual center option as well. It seems like no one is using three floorstanding models across the front. This may go back to the fact that I haven't seen any acoustically transparent screen set ups. Are there any drawbacks to this configuration (3 floorstanding across front)?
I also saw a picture/post of a floorstanding model mounted horizontally. Would this work if I have the distance from the back wall and the ability to mount it higher, possibly centered behind the screen or at ear level?
Lastly, I'm planning on having two rows of four seats, maybe three seats on the back row, due to the possiblility of the view being obstructed by the MC1 being swung out. Going by Magnepan's recommendations, the rear side surrounds would basically be betwwen the first and second rows. I know the speakers are dipole, but will having the rear side surrounds, basically in front of the rear seat listeners, be problematic?
Oh, forgot, floorstanding models...go with the highest model you can afford? I'm in Mississippi, so demoing prior to purchasing is pretty much out. I could, possibly, go as high as the 3.7's, but 1.7's or below are probably best for the budget/marriage.
Thanks for your help/suggestions in advance.