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Television music (i.e., "American Idol") with a Magnepan setup

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by AlexInCola, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. AlexInCola

    AlexInCola New Member

    Feb 10, 2010
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    If you've seen my previous post, yes, I'm *still* researching and leaning toward a Maggie setup (probably MC1 fronts, MMCC or CC3 center and MMGW surrounds). I've read so much about the "live" or "being there" quality of Maggies. Since I'm such a fan of "American Idol", I'm wondering if any other fans watch this show (or shows like it) with a Maggie stereo or surround system and what impressions or opinions you have regarding watching this or similar shows using a Maggie system. To what extent do you think Maggies give a "lifelike" quality to "Idol" using a 5.1 Maggie setup versus conventional stereo/5.1 speaker systems? Is it something that really has to be experienced to be believed or is it more of a mainstream listening experience? Just curious, but I would appreciate the feedback. Thanks!
  2. soundprogress

    soundprogress Active Member

    Jan 26, 2010
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    Maggies are amazing speakers in the correct setup. The Maggie 1.6 (now the 1.7) is an all time favorite. The detail is utterly astounding.

    Remember they tend to have a narrow dispersion both vertically and horizontally to you'll need to sit in the correct location. They're also sensitive to placement. I'm working on a solution to placing Maggies close to walls (authorized by Magnepan).

    The surrounds are very flexible.

    Good luck with the Magnepans. I'm a big fan.

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