I have MMG speakers and run it with,McIntosh MC2505 AMP,60W /per ch.
and preamp AR9, CD PAYER McIntosh MVP 861, speakers cable 2,5m-10AWG cooper.
and this speakers, sound amazing !!!No any problem with any type of music ,classic.new age,rock,i do not run SUB-WOOFER!!! i don't need to,i wondering when people have problem with bass,it must be only placement of speakers in the room,
one tip i can gave you is do not stand this speakers up to make 90 angle"in relation with floor!!!because this speakers need to breathe,from the front and back,won't have bass if you stand them strait up, energy from speakers will hit the wall at the back of the speakers at 90"degrees,so you WILL NOT HAVE RETURN WAVES FROM THE BACK,thati s why people cry for bass!!!they need angle which metal stand (comes with speakers)offer to energy to circulate around room,Big Magnepan speakers.YES YOU CAN HAVE IT STRAIT 90' DEGREES,BECAUSE IT HAVE MORE SURFACE OF COMPRESSED AIR,
BUT DO NOT DO THIS TWEAK TO MMG,WON'T WORK!!!BEST YOU CAN DO IS GAVE THEM HEIGHT, 15cm & above.,i have20cm/ 2x wooden blocks,stained with danish oil,with brass legs under wood stand,than on the top of it MMG speakers. have some rubber strip under metal legs of MMG and fix it with 2 screws each leg to the wood stand!!(YOU MUST DRILL THE HOLE IN MMG METAL LEGS/AND PILOT HOLE TO THE WOOD STAND)
second TWEEK you can do it is,,,change in crossover original cheep capacitor, IT IS ONLY ONE!!! with CLARITYCAP,or JANZEN,or MUNDORF,,CAP,change cheep fuses with silver-gold fuse,x2 fuses.leave IRON CORE ALONE!!!won;t change anything,TRUST ME!!
whan you take sock from speaker frame spry some good electrical cleaner and LUBE on the connections wher all wires come under screws!!!and LEAVE ALONE SCREWS.DO NOT UNSCREW IT,BECAUSE UNDERNEATH IS FRAGILE ALUMINUM FOIL FROM TWEETER AND MID-AND BASS,(DO NOT BRAKE IT!!,YOUMUST BUY NEW ONE!!!
THAT IS ALL!! HAVE FUN
You will have a love/hate relationship with these speakers if you choose to buy them. You will be absolutely astounded by the way some music sounds on them and other music will sound completely lifeless. Here's what sounds good: drums, acoustic guitar, chamber music, female vocals (particularly stunning). Here's what doesn't sound good: anything with significant bass, including acoustic bass in jazz, bottom two octaves of piano recordings, tuba and percussion in orchestral recordings. Occasionally, you just hear the bassist play a descending line and it completely disappears. Likewise, frequently the left hand of the piano lacks depth. Orchestral recordings The two most egregious genres that I've tried on these speakers are reggae and psybient. You might as well listen to this kind of music through two cans and a string. People say that these are the best speakers under $1000 and I suspect that this is probably true in some respects, but you have to consider the cost of the amplification that is required to drive these speakers adequately, which is quite a bit greater than many comparably-priced speakers. If you like to listen to anything with bass, including orchestral music, jazz, or particularly organ music, you will need to buy a subwoofer, so plan on another grand disappearing right there. By the time you're done buying a high-powered stero amp and a powered subwoofer, it might have been a much better value to buy a pair of full-range floorstanders.
Well George you call yourself an audiophile, i know no other speaker that will give you so much for $600.00, what do you expect for that kind of money ????? the orchestra in your living room come on be serious, $600.00 will get you a few reasonable power cords, you are expecting WAY to much for $600.00, today good speakers below 5k are very rare. Mr.A, firstname.lastname@example.org mr goldberg or silverberg
Well George you call yourself an audiophile, i know no other speaker that will give you so much for $600.00, what do you expect for that kind of money ????? the orchestra in your living room come on be serious, $600.00 will get you a few reasonable power cords, you are expecting WAY to much for $600.00, today good speakers below 5k are very rare. Mr.A
First of all I would like to make this review to all the people in the audio world looking for a perfect floor stander in a budget. I mean a budget coz in this audio world we have speakers pricing to endless thousands of dollar. I've heard Foacl Jm labs, Paradigm, Wharfedales, B&W, Energy (BTW they are also good and musical), revel, yamaha, harbeths (these are really perfect speakers but out of range budget). I've heard all these brands from entry level to thier flagship.Specially the paradigms and the B&W. A friend of mine recommended it to me qouting that nothing in the CES show in vegas way years ago can surpass what he has heardfrom the MG 1.6. I happened to went to Manila 1 day and went to a store that deals Maggies. The model they have was a MG12. powered with electrocompaniets. I cant believe what I've heard. Norah Jones was really in front of me. Full and perfect sound. Lifelike images. With no hesitation I ordered thier entry level MMG directly from Minnesota. I had it shipped to LA to a shipper that ships to the Phillipines. Cant wait for my baby to arrive, until it arrived. My problem is the amplification, tried my brother in laws marants sr8000 av receiver, it sounds thin, then my friend let me borrowed his audiolabs, still lacks power, we tried it with an accuphase classic integrated it was perfect. But the accuphase was for sale at a higher price knowing it wasnt in perfect condition, then i decide to test out the ADCOMS GFA 555 mk2 with a preamp GFP 535, the MMGs are now signing. My source BTW is a pioneer eleite DVD player and with a muse DAC connected via toslink cable. I'm looking forward to upgrade in the amplification wanting to improve the synergy of my MMG with a higher end of amplification. I'm planning to have the krell s300i hopefully. Dont know it will sound with these wonderfull speakers. But for the moment i'm enjoying so much with the ADCOM and maggie match. These are the words that i can describe teh MMG, soundstage 5 stars, detail 4 stars(they are not that detailed compared to higher priced speakers like the harbeths), musicality 5 stars(they make my feet tapp like a VU meter of an amp), tonality 5 stars(piano are piano, guitars are guitars, drums are drums), balance and very coherent 5 stars (one piece sound, no gap in the entire audio bandwidth as per my hearing is concerned, maybe it goes up to 50 hertz), as for me i'm not more of a boom box audio guy considering i came from car audio enthusiasts. Conclusion if you have a room 4x 6 meters in size and looking for a very coherent musical speaker, get the MMGs. Trust me. If your starting to have that sickness we called audiophile, its your key to this audio nirvana. The MMgs will be staying lifetime, i might upgrade to higher end like the MG 1.7 someday. But for the moment i'm more focused with the Krells. Happy spending. Caution: use amplification that separates the boys from the Men. Happy spending, a word of advice to the audiophiles out there, try not to overspend coz this hobby can make you poor.