Magnepans and Onkyo Receiver

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Samson_S, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. Samson_S

    Samson_S Agent

    Jul 30, 2003
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    Do you guys thinks I could use an Onkyo receiver with this speaker ? I am thinking about buying the magnepan MMG w and MMG C. Here are the specs of the receiver.

    Power Specifications

    Power Output* (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC) -

    Front L/R 65 W/Ch

    Center 65 W

    Surround L/R 65 W/Ch

    Surround Back -

    Dynamic Power** -

    3 ohm (Front) 160 W/Ch

    4 ohm (Front) 125 W/Ch

    8 ohm (Front) 85 W/Ch

    Amplifier Design

    Identical Full-Bandwidth Channels 5

    Reduced NFB (Negative Feedback) Design

    WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)

    Non-Scaling Configuration -

    DACs 96 kHz/24-Bit x 6

    High Current Low Impedance Drive

    All Discrete Output Stage Amplifiers

    Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry

    Digital Upsampling

    Home Theater Features

    THX Surround EX and THX Certified -

    Extended Frequency Response (+ 1 dB, - 3 dB) 10 Hz-100 kHz

    DTS, DTS-ES Discrete/Matrix 6.1, DTS Neo:6 DTS Only

    Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II

    Dolby Digital EX -

    A-Form Listening Mode Memory -

    Composite and S-Video to Component Video Upconversion -

    Composite to S-Video Conversion -

    Multichannel Input 5.1


    Digital Soundfield Processing Modes 9

    Late Night Mode

    Color-Coded Speaker Terminals

    On-Screen Display -

    Adjustable Digital Delay

    Crossover Adjustment

    Internet Features

    Net-Tune -

    Ethernet -

    Number of Presets (Internet Radio) -


    Audio and AV Inputs 2/4

    HDTV-Ready Component Video Input/Output -

    Front-Panel Video Input (with S-Video)

    S-Video Compatible Jacks Input/Output 4/2

    Digital Inputs 2 Optical, 1 Coaxial

    Digital Output -

    Amp In -

    RS-232 Control Port -

    IR In/Out -

    Pre Outs

    Front L/R, Center -

    Surround L/R -

    Surround Back -


    Other Features

    Dot-Matrix Display

    Display Dimmer 3 Levels

    Pure Audio Mode -

    Dual Banana Plug Compatible Speaker Terminals Except Speaker B

    Sleep Timer (90 minutes; 10-min steps)

    Phono Input -

    Headphone Jack

    Zone 2 (Multisource) Line Out -

    Powered Zone 2 -

    12 Volt Trigger -

    A/B Speaker Drive A and B
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

    Jun 29, 2001
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    A wonderful speaker that does many things right with the main shortcomings to my mind being that they don't go very far down in the bass which might make integrating a sub a little problematic. If like other maggies, the loads are largely resistive (a good thing), that is a fairly constant 4 ohms but drops to around 3 or so in the upper frequency ranges. Further the efficiency is a relatively low 86 dB.
    I think your receiver will be sorely taxed in driving these to any reasonable levels without distress. You should be looking for a continuous power rating into 4 ohms of greater than 100 watts IMO which would suggest a far more substantial receiver or outboard amps.

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