Magnepan Magneplanar MG 1.7 Floorstanding Speakers

4.25/5 (8 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 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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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

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



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mombo jumbo a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2013

Bottom Line:   
Audio for hi-fi is another area with prevailing confusion, illusion, misconception, blind dedication, fanatical believers, etc. like religion. Bible and Koran overrides periodic table and quantum theory, and sun had orbited the earth for at least a few thousand years. After so many trial and errors for years I came to conclusion that most of the reviews and comments are not worthy to consider, and it is total waste of money to spend atrocious sum for stereo equipment. Marketing thrives on perception and illusion. I strongly agree with Richard Clark’s hypothesis. These audiophiles opinion does not show any binomial distribution with any standard deviation statistically. It is flat from left to right. No consensus. And I am committing a paradox by writing a review also.

But I have to admit that one exception is the speaker. Sound of speaker to ear is like the final screen picture of TV to eyes. You don’t need an oscilloscope with knowledge of electronics to tell whether it is good or bad. The positive aspect of Magnepan is relatively inexpensive price of their products considering the quality. But again sound wave is simply sound wave whether it is pop music or classical one. It is hard to believe one is good for a certain type of sound wave but not others. I have played from Ace Cannon to Bruce Springsteen and Beethoven to Richard Strauss, it sounds all fine. It does not even need more power than MMG but gives profound bass and clear treble. Especially when you can hear and appreciate the extreme pianissimos of symphonic orchestra you get thrilled. Don’t even need subwoofer unless you want to shake the window with annoying RAP stuff. Plenty of bass for any rock and pop.
I’m sure there are other speakers doing better job than Maggie 1.7. But when my 30 buck atomic clock does almost same job as ten grand Rolex watch, I would not spend ten grand unless I want to show off to my colleague or friends. Magnepan 1.7 is a reasonable choice for its money

One thing noticeable is significant improvement of sound quality was obvious when I moved to house with carpet from a house with wooden floor. $100.000 hardware equivalent worth of improvement.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wired Bruce a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2013

Bottom Line:   
1year old as of 04, 2013 these are broken in ;-)
Some say bass (LF) is distorted.. HUH? Just finished test with 3.2KW amp gain at max the amp lights were at -10db well.. no slam no breakup I could hear.. sure could feel the wall vibrate though, these things were sucking some serious juice. Sure they are nice with subs but you COULD live without them. The midrange is spectacular the highs seem clear and detailed. Imaging and the entire spatial experience depends on how you set them up and the amount of room dampening (very important in a bright room) you use. I've been playing with different amps and these seem to like something that drive a low impedance load without dips in the output, old school stuff applies to the 1.7s They are beautiful with the rosewood peaking out the sides, when you feel the heat flashing over your goose bumped skin your just gonna want more.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010




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