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post #661 of 3520
Thread Starter 
Congrats!

Those feet look like the feet from 1.6's.

When you say American Theater are having a sale and you got 30% off, was that 30% off of the price on their website or 30% off list. I'm really close to buying an M15 HD and if they have a discount on top of their normal discount, it may push me over the edge.
post #662 of 3520
The feet that came with my 1.6s are the "lean back" style. I would like to stop having to stick magazines under the back to get them to stand straight up! Maybe I'll call Magnepan and see if they have something.

The price was 30% off list.
post #663 of 3520
Thread Starter 
interesting. the ones I bought around a year ago had little rubber washers you could insert between the legs and the speakers to enable you to tilt them forward or backward and adjust the amount of tilt. using none of the washers got your perfectly vertical.
post #664 of 3520
Yes, interesting! I will definitely call MG tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up. Mine are a couple of years old. Maybe they changed something.
post #665 of 3520
Now I've got to figure out what to do with the CC3. Wife will move out if I try to hang it from the ceiling. I wonder if I could rig something to allow it to sit on top of my 58" plasma without falling off?
post #666 of 3520
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Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans View Post

When you say American Theater are having a sale and you got 30% off, was that 30% off of the price on their website or 30% off list. I'm really close to buying an M15 HD and if they have a discount on top of their normal discount, it may push me over the edge.

I wouldn't go there. See the other link here.
post #667 of 3520
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Originally Posted by imapylit View Post

Kevin A: Any idea if those feet would fit my 1.6s? And if so, any idea where I could get a pair?

According to the receipt I got when I brought home the mg12s, those stands are listed as "1 set 3.6 feet...$75.00" I believe they can be purchased direct for Magnepan.
Since I wanted to raise the mg12s up a bit, I made the decision to build my own. The final cost of my "home-mades" may exceed the 3.6 feet a bit, but I think they'll do a better job with stabilty AND get the speaker up off the floor about 8". Here's my initial conceptthough I may go all black rather than natural wood. We'll see...

post #668 of 3520
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Originally Posted by mrlittlejeans View Post

interesting. the ones I bought around a year ago had little rubber washers you could insert between the legs and the speakers to enable you to tilt them forward or backward and adjust the amount of tilt. using none of the washers got your perfectly vertical.


I bought my 1.6's in 2001 and they have a plastic spacer on the bottom peg of the stand screws. If you leave it off, they are vertical..put it on and they lean back a small bit. I prefer the sound of mine with them leaning back.
post #669 of 3520
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Originally Posted by imapylit View Post

Would you guys finish this off in a 5.1 configuration with a pair of Maggie MC1s, or do you think I could use a cheaper set of speakers for the rear channels and still get a good result?

Kevin A: Any idea if those feet would fit my 1.6s? And if so, any idea where I could get a pair?

Yes, you could use cheaper and better sounding speakers than MC1 for surrounds. They are called MMG.

As for stands, I recommend you get them from Sound Anchor. Excellent craftsmanship, very sturdy, good looking, and the price is very reasonable.
post #670 of 3520
OK, I'm an idiot. I looked at my stands when I got home today and they are what you guys said they were. I had both of the washers on the bottom screw, which made them lean back. Not sure why I originally did that, but they are fixed now. Thanks for the help again.
post #671 of 3520
Hi Guys - I have a thread going about speakers for a big room, but thought I would pose this question here as I listened to some maggies recently and was impressed. I've been warned that the maggies are power hungry and will have a problem filling my large (36x24) room, but I was wondering if I had a pair of the 3.6 in one end, and then a pair of the MMGW at the other end with a separate volume control, if that could create a system that at lower volumes could fill the room with all four, and then as the volume went up balance over to the 3.6s... this make any sense? There are pics of my room on the "big Room Speakers" thread. - Thanks in advance
post #672 of 3520
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Originally Posted by riggs View Post

Hi Guys - I have a thread going about speakers for a big room, but thought I would pose this question here as I listened to some maggies recently and was impressed. I've been warned that the maggies are power hungry and will have a problem filling my large (36x24) room, but I was wondering if I had a pair of the 3.6 in one end, and then a pair of the MMGW at the other end with a separate volume control, if that could create a system that at lower volumes could fill the room with all four, and then as the volume went up balance over to the 3.6s... this make any sense? There are pics of my room on the "big Room Speakers" thread. - Thanks in advance


Magnepans don't have any trouble filling a large room with sound, they just require real power to do it. The 3.6's would work great in a room your size as long as you used a good beefy power amp to run them.
post #673 of 3520
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Originally Posted by riggs View Post

Hi Guys - I have a thread going about speakers for a big room, but thought I would pose this question here as I listened to some maggies recently and was impressed. I've been warned that the maggies are power hungry and will have a problem filling my large (36x24) room, but I was wondering if I had a pair of the 3.6 in one end, and then a pair of the MMGW at the other end with a separate volume control, if that could create a system that at lower volumes could fill the room with all four, and then as the volume went up balance over to the 3.6s... this make any sense? There are pics of my room on the "big Room Speakers" thread. - Thanks in advance

My room is a little smaller than yours and my Maggie 1.6's sound great. I have a 7.1 set-up but most of the time I listen to 2-ch and they definitely fill the room. Of course I'm feeding the Maggies with Odyssey Extreme Monoblocks which helps.
post #674 of 3520
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Originally Posted by strindl View Post

Magnepans don't have any trouble filling a large room with sound, they just require real power to do it. The 3.6's would work great in a room your size as long as you used a good beefy power amp to run them.

I have Maggie 3.6s' in a 6,000 cu ft room driven by a high current amp that dumps about 330 WPC into their ~4 ohm load and they are "adequate" on their own but do not achieve what I would call live listening levels. With all 7.1 channels engaged the whole system produces plenty high SPL's.

Rigg's room is 67% larger than mine @ 10,000 cu ft. There is no way a pair of 3.6's are going to fill that room on their own. At least not to my satisfaction. Now, in near field listening? Sure, they'd do fine.
post #675 of 3520
Is anyone using in-wall rears/surrounds with their Maggies? I currently have 1.6 L/R Front, an MGCC3 center, and pretty old Boston Acoustic in-wall surrounds/rears. I would love to replace the BA's with MMG's but my wife would kill me
Anyway I was wondering if anyone has found an in-wall speaker that matches well with the Maggies.
Thanks
post #676 of 3520
Hi, I was using Klipsch RS42's. They are a wall mount surround that worked very well my my 1.6's.
Then I got 3.6's and now my 1.6's are my surrounds.
Much better this way though!
post #677 of 3520
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Originally Posted by Keith944T View Post

Hi, I was using Klipsch RS42's. They are a wall mount surround that worked very well my my 1.6's.
Then I got 3.6's and now my 1.6's are my surrounds.
Much better this way though!

Thanks, but if I could get away with wall mounting, I would buy the MMG's. I see Klipsch makes a couple in-walls, which I will check out. I had one dealer suggest Definitive Technology in-walls, which may be good also but I'll keep looking for a little while longer. I want to make sure I get something that matches up well.
post #678 of 3520
Has anyone tried the Sunfire Cinema Ribbon speakers for surrounds with a set of Maggies? It looks like they might be a good match.
post #679 of 3520
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Originally Posted by cctvtech View Post

Has anyone tried the Sunfire Cinema Ribbon speakers for surrounds with a set of Maggies? It looks like they might be a good match.

I don't think I've heard of them. I'll take a look. Thanks

I also called the dealer that I bought the Maggies from years ago and he suggested the B&W's over the Def Techs.
post #680 of 3520
I am thinking of replacing my Sunfire CRM-2 with Magnepan MC1's.
I have no complaints about the sound of the CRM-2s although I think the MC1s would be an improvement. The main reason is that my wife does not like the look of the Sunfire speakers (they are fitted in the living room), she calls them the 'aliens' that hang on the wall, see attached pic.

My question is whether I can use a single MC1 horizontally fitted below my 60" plasma as a center speaker, possibly with some damping material behind it.
I don't have the room to put a CC3 on a stand in front of the screen and according to Magnepan the CC3 should not be wall mounted.
I also don't really want to put another pair of MC1s (or MMGWs) left and right of the screen as a center speakers as Magnepan recommends. Four of those black screens on the wall is a little too much IMHO.

BTW I will replace my CRM-2 surround speakers with MC1s (white) as well.
Power will come from Emotiva XPA-2 and XPA-3 amplifiers with an Onkyo TX-NR3007 as a pre-amp/processor.
LL
post #681 of 3520
Just got a pair of MMGW for my 5.1 rear channels. The instructions say the ideal position for mounting is 24 inches off of the floor (middle of the speaker at ear level), although they say you can mount them as high as the ceiling. For "normal" speakers the recommendation seems to be 2-3 feet above the ears in the seating position. My ears are about 40 inches off of the floor.

Anyone have any experience with these or the MC1 with regard to the best mounting height?

Thanks and a belated Merry Christmas!
post #682 of 3520
The MMGW have very poor h.f. vertical dispersion. Mount them so that the middle of the driver is at ear level.
post #683 of 3520
That is exactly what I was afraid of. Thanks.
post #684 of 3520
Or you can angle them so that they point towards your seating position.
post #685 of 3520
I'm new to this forum. I've been reading about Magnepan speakers, and am very intrigued by the MMG / MMGW series, and possibly building our home theater/entertainment center around them. This will be my first attempt at a serious home theater sound system.

This forum is a great resource BTW.

My plan is to use the MMG as the fronts, and the MMG W as the sides, with an MMG C for the center channel.

My question is whether anyone had tried using the MMG W in a dipole configuration? In other words, when in use, you swing the speaker out from the wall mount and point the edge at your head, and the sound is directed to the front and back of the room, out-of-phase so that there's no cancellation in the room.

I'm very interested in your thoughts. Thanks.

-moveout
post #686 of 3520
Magnepan 1.7 announced. A full range ribbon, with a 3 way woofer design, and aluminum wrap around edge.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-10...?tag=mncol;txt
post #687 of 3520
Very interesting with the 1.7s announced. I wonder how long it will take them to refresh their lineup using the new super tweeter and quasi ribbon low mid/bass panel.

Back in Fall 2008 I was told the company was readying the MC2s with new "super tweeters"...obviously that never happened, but maybe there is still hope in 2010.
post #688 of 3520
Assuming the 1.7's are like the 1.6's footprint wise, anyone use these with small kids ? Tall tippy tower speakers are out of the question but these look like they might even mount on the wall or if not that, at least wouldn't leave me with one less kid if they fell and be tougher to topple. Other question of course is how fragile they are. If they happen to serve as a backstop, would they survive ?

I know, I'm probably kidding myself. I've always wanted some Magnepans and the new ones look exciting.
post #689 of 3520
Thread Starter 
I would be a lot less worried about them tipping over than little fingers poking holes in the mylar or scratching the wire off.

I wonder if they are going to come out with 3.7's as well. If so, that may be enough to get me to move and set up a better room for those bad boys.
post #690 of 3520
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Originally Posted by ngepoy View Post

Magnepan 1.7 announced. A full range ribbon, with a 3 way woofer design, and aluminum wrap around edge.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3-10...?tag=mncol;txt

Crap! I hope they wait a couple of years before rolling out the 3.7. I've gone from 3.5's to 3.6's and I don't want to shell out $5,000 for new speakers just yet. Crap! Crap! Crap!
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