Magnepan Magneplanar MG 1.7 Floorstanding Speakers

4.4/5 (10 Reviews) MSRP : $2000.00


Product Description

Description 3-Way, Full-Range, Quasi-Ribbon Freq. Resp. 40-24 kHz Sensitivity 86dB/500Hz /2.83v Impedance 4 Ohm Dimensions 19 x 65 x 2


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gman a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2014

Bottom Line:   
Great detail and Image, not the sweet spot anymore like of old. Very well built and a huge bargain even if you throw in the very odd anomaly (Jim the Audiophie) had. Its very rare these speakers degrade over a 5 year period and I know this because a friend of my has a pair of SMGs that are still kicking and plenty of happy customers have MMG ver. 1 which are well over 10+ years. I been a box speaker guy for years and love PSB/Dynaudio and Joesph Audio etc. but if you look at their higher end speakers your in some cases puying 4-6 times as much on a high end model. these speakers give you 99.9 % of what those speakers do and for a fraction of the cost, even if you have to re-glue some tweeters back into place after 5 years which is very rare.

Smokin detail and clarity! A true bargain in the high end, thanks for making a wonderful speaker!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2014

Bottom Line:   
It's a shame that a "review" by 1 person who clearly doesn't know what he's talking abut can pull down the overall rating of these. He claims he bought these in 2001. These weren't even dreamed of in 2001, being introduced many years later. Rest assured that these are GREAT speakers, bettering anything in their price range. Put them with decent gear....I use an Anthem 225 to power them....and they will SING. Buy them. Love them.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by vonhagen a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2013

Bottom Line:   
back and forth i went with what to buy, maggies or legacy and in the end i went and listened to the 1.7's and dropped 2 grand. when i got home i first hooked them up to a krell kst 100 with a krell krc 3 preamp and thought wow this is just amazing. next i tried them with a threshold t400 and audio research ls2b mk2 and that is it just plain mind blowing with imaging,depth and sound stage to die for. these speakers do lack in the very low bass but not in a way that you would need a sub. drums and symbols are very tight and extremely fast and the vocals are in mid air on stage. these speakers sound so good that my dogs will not leave the room at high levels lol, they even like them. bottom line is big high current class a amp a must as these are power hungry your reward will be audio nirvana.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MICHAEL KLEMENTOVICH a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I WANTED TO HATE THESE SPEAKERS AS I DID HATE THE 1.6 BUT CANNOT HATE THEM THEY ARE THE BEST SPEAKER DEAL UNDER 5K IN FACT THEY BLOW SPEAKERS AWAY AT ANY PRICE...MAKE SURE YOU BUY A EMOTIVA XPA-2 AND BUY A DON ALLEN DUAL TUBE PREAMP HIS 1500.00 MODEL AND NEVER LOOK BACK I OWN A QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS OF AUDIO EQUIPMENT IN MY SPECIAL TUNED AUDIO ROOM AND THESE HOLD THEIR OWN.......PERIOD..........DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON ANYTHING ELSE BECASE FOR 800+2000=1500=4300.00 YOU CAN BLOW AWAY ANYONE'S 50K SYSTEM AWAY TOTALLY OUT THE DOOR

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Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jim a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I believe people should be aware of my disappointing experience with owning Maggie 1.7 QR's. Purchased pair in 2001. There is not a great value here when just after the warranty expires the wiring coils loosen from the baffles due to the glue drying out over time. This caused speakers to carry fuzzy distorted sound and needing repair. Speaking with a woman at Magnepan she informs me that this happens ocassionally. Remember the warranty just expired three weeks earlier! She said it would cost approx $587 to repair the speakers including shipping both ways and they would arrange the pick-up. I deemed it unfair and decided against the repair for fear it may happen again over time. They are not the bargain the audio industry says they are. Cost $1800 plus $587 over 5 years equals a $2387 bargain. I think not! Real shame, I liked them, but they lost me as a customer. BEWARE!!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001




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