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post #1 of 3 Old 01-08-2012, 04:22 PM - Thread Starter
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My system:

I play FLAC files via USB into an Outlaw RR2150 which I use as a preamp which sends the signal to a Behringer EP4000 (650w). The amp is powerful enough to make the MMGs really come to life.

My question is, what are some popular ways to round out the MMG's sound? I love the transparency and imaging but I am having an issue:

-> Sometimes singing voices seems to "beem" at me from the razor sharp center. Even at normal volumes, the center image can have moments where it blasts at me / hurts my ears.

My room is 12x16, carpeted, not many flat surfaces. Speakers are about 7 feet apart, I sit in an equalateral triangle with them slightly toed in.

What are some popular ways to attenuate the tweeter? Is that what I need to do?

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How far are your speakers from the wall behind them? Magnepan recommends 2 feet. If they are closer than that try moving them out and see if that makes a difference. Other than that, do you notice the "pinpoint" sound on all of the music you listen to? If not, then the problem may be with the recording and have nothing to do with your layout. Unfortunately, a good system will not improve a bad recording.
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Do MMG's include an optional attenuation resistor for the tweeter section?

Other than that, as DoEarz implies, the main thing with un- or minimally-treated rooms and dipoles is placement. Try moving them back and forth and with varying toe-in until you find a sweet spot. It's worth the hour or so it will take.

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