I don't know Schan1269;
I keep looking at them and there' just seems to be too many pitfalls. Want the good Mags (1.7)? They have to be 3' from the wall and tower 64.5" high, 19.25" wide. That's a tough sell. I'd probably even knock that over. How do you keep people from pawing at it wondering what the hell it is? Like some kind of feng shui thing. OK there's the MMGW. I can't seem to find any specifications on this from Mangepan's website. Except they suggest mounting two center channels as L/R of the screen? My screen will be 110" wide. If I put a vertical center channel to the left and right, then a 20" speaker to the left and right of that. I think I'm pushing an 18" wide room to fit all those in.
"Which reminds me: Magnepan speakers are all power hogs, so figure at least 100 watts per channel, but the more the merrier. The quality of the watts is also crucially important, so I can't imagine the 1.7 sounding remotely good with a receiver." CNET. Again, don't know what this means. My receiver has 130 W per channel, but where do I get these "Crucially important" good watts? The magnepan website refused to specify ideal wattage per speaker, essentially saying it's too hard to figure out and they've had customers happy with 50 W to 1000W. WTF?
They are really asking a lot of faith from customers. These might be the greatest speakers in the world, or I might accidentally stick my finger though screen and ruin it because it's super fragile (have no idea), or my infinite baffle sub system will be "Too slow" for the magnepans as many seem to say (whatever that means). Lots of questions...
Perhaps there's a dealer near me I could check out. I'm just saying I could order a set of paradigm or bowers and wilkins towers and know what I'm getting, sight unseen. I have no frame of reference for the magnepans.