Sound treatments (typically meaning absorbers) is a can of worms around here. I am much in favor of them but where and how many depends heavily upon the room dimensions and listening position. I suggest you go to Ethan's site, www.realtraps.com
, and read some of his tutorials first. My guess is sidewall treatments would be good since the mains will likely be near the walls, and corner traps to help smooth the bass, but everyone and every room is different. Maggies can take some effort to set up, though the result is well worth it. You can (should) play with position from walls to the side and behind, toe-in, and which side the tweeter is on. My only real advice is to get the speakers, spend some time setting them up and tweaking them for a few weeks, then see what you think.
My MC1's mount on swivel brackets so you can change their angle. I put them on relatively cheap DIY stands so I could move them around since I wasn't sure where they would ultimately end up and I didn't want more holes in my (floating, insulated) walls. There are pix in this thread, somewhere... There are also some suggested postionings in the owner's manuals (you can download them from the Magnepan web site). I ended up a little different than what they suggested, but again every room/person/system is a little different.
HTH - Don
Originally Posted by jskibo
I was considering using Magnepans in my Home Theater. My thought was to use 12's or 1.6's up front with a MMGC Center, then MMGW's for the surrounds and rear surrounds?
I'll be running it through a NAD T747 acting as my Pre/Pro and a Sherwood A965 7 Channel for the amp (160W x 7 at 4ohm).
Any suggestions? Should I put treatments behind the fronts? How about the side and rear surrounds, should I angle them forward or backward (wall mounting)?
The room is aprox 16 x 19 and I would mate them with a elemental designs A2-300 sub as well as 2 other 8" side subs in the columns.
Screen is 127" wide so the fronts will be placed far apart.