ppl have had better results by using the mmg vertically [!!] above or below the TV depending on teh room. yeah it looks wierd but if it does the job well, you save a lot of $$$ i did see an image of the above mentioned setup, but dont have the link right now. someone posted it in audioasylum.
btw do they sell single MMG's ? or you can buy 2 of them and use rear surround too.
I am currently using a Forte Audio 1a amp to drive the MMGs which is a very good, sweet sounding match for the Maggies. Its only draw back is it is slightly underpowered at 50 WPC, but they are a good 50 watts. I have a NHT sub one i that I like very much, especially because of it numerous connection options.
I had origiannly planned to use MMGs for my rears but they just won't fit properly in my room so I'm thinking of someday getting a pair of MGMC1s.
My stand was very simple... about $15 in oak. I used the original MMG stand and essentially added a pair of oak supports and a cross bar. I then screwed into the MMG (using existing holes) to anchor it to the stand. It is a 30 minute DIY job, and all you need is a saw and a drill. It actually looked really nice (the oak matched). I was going to make a sandwich brace, but there was no need as this worked well.
Oddly enough... when I moved away from my maggie HT to a dynamic one, the thing I missed the most was the center (less the beaming of course).
I may have a pic on my old laptop... if I can dig it up I will email it to you.
As for my replacement, I had a full maggie home theater and decided to put more of my $$$ into two channel and to go to a cheap dynamic setup. I ended up with a cheap axiom setup and generally, I far prefer it to my maggie home theater (save the center... not a small part of HT... and I think I am generally down on home theater sound and prefer a more in your face effect than the subtler effects I think maggies excel at... personal taste and all that). I actually like the axioms, and think their side surrounds are really remarkable.
I think if you put them parallel to the wall... one foot would be very close (you could try damping the wall though...). If you are perpendicular, it is less critical. I had wall hangers and ceiling hangers for mine... and would simply hang them on the wall when I wanted them out of the way.
As always, I would just try it... different people have different tastes.
A forum community dedicated to home theater owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about home audio/video, TVs, projectors, screens, receivers, speakers, projects, DIY’s, product reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!