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


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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   AlexInCola

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Posted March 30 2010 - 05:25 PM

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 of 2 OFFLINE   soundprogress

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Posted March 31 2010 - 03:10 PM

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.