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Is there any reason I couldn't put a Maggie MMG speaker on its side (with a home made mount) so that I could place it under my screen as a center channel? Has anybody tried it with a ribbon speaker?


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The wide woofer/midrange and tweeter would cause the sound to beam too much. Anyone that is not in the 3' wide sweetspot would not hear what is intended.
 

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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.

all the best

i'll try to find the link to the guy's HT
 

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Thanks for the response. I need to put it low in front of a projection screen so verticle is not an option. The screen is mounted on the wall so I can't place it behind either.


I own a pair of MMGs but plan on upgrading to 1.6s for my mains. I thought I would use 1 MMg in the center and sell one. (I've seen single MMGs listed on audiogon).


I just don't know if the ribbon spaker will work properly when mounted on its side. I guess I could just experiment with it. Any chance I could damage it?


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I used one on its side... it does beam... but sounds great in the sweet spot. You will not damage it. If you have two, I would be tempted to try some arrangements to get around the beaming problem.


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Med,

How did you get it to stand on its side?


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Paul


You can assemble a superb sounding system by using the 1.6 in front, the MMG in the back and a CC3for the center channel. The CC3 is designed for horizontal placement. .


I am a Magnepan fan myself and they are, as it's been said by many THE best bargain in High End. Curious, What amp do you drive them with and what sub do you or will you use?


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Frantz.

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.


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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).


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med,


I think I know what you mean. Any chance there is a picture available?


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med


Just one question whydid you replace your maggies with?


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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.


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If I want to use MMG's as rears or sides, how close to the wall can I put them and still get good sound? (Can they be mounted/placed less than a foot away from a wall?)
 

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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.


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