Hi, new to the Magnepan forum, actually posted this under speakers forum by mistake. Looking for Maggies to use for 2 channel TV audio and Music (via Sonos).
I currently have no equipment or speakers. Used to have 1.3a's matched to Krell KSA75. Got out of high end years ago, and nowwas thinking of just buying some inexpensive bookshelfs, but made the mistake of going to a Maggie dealer. Unfortunately, I listened to the 1.7, probably overkill for my use-sounded great with the Electrocompaniet amp it was hooked to, but when we switched to an $800 Yamaha Aventage, turned bad. This is why I was afraid to auditionthe Maggies, knew I'd need gobs of current, which most receivers don't have. By the way the room is about 19 wide by about 16, and open to 2nd story, plus the back is open to the kitchen/dining area. So, my questions are these: I believe there is one model between the 1.7 and MMG- I am assuming that the whole line is still about 4 ohm load and all need that current. So, how do the other 2 speakers sound in comparison to the 1.7's, am I just giving up bottom end or also something on the top?
Secondly, is anybody getting good sound using an integrated that might be found for $800 or less.
And lastly, what would be your recs for speaker model and amplification, given my room size and layout.