Magnepan MMG Floorstanding Speakers

4.7/5 (325 Reviews) MSRP : $599.00


Product Description

  • Description 2-Way / Quasi-Ribbon Planar-Magnetic
  • Freq. Resp. 50 - 24 kHz ±3 dB
  • Sensitivity 86dB / 500Hz / 2.83v
  • Impedance 4 Ohm
  • Dimensions 14.5 x 48 x 1.25


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott Wilson a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I come from a previous experience with a Magnepan speaker, the 1.6QR. At the time I owned them, I had the set up ideally in an ideal room, and had complete freedom in placement, as it was a dedicated room. I was absolutely in love with the Magnepan sound. After downsizing, I needed that sound again, but in a smaller, less ideal, dual purpose room. I decided on the MMG as it wall my budget and space would allow. I amm using them with the same electronics and source as my old set up.(Basis 1400, Audio Research SP-9 MK III, Perreaux 3150) I also now have an Odyssey Stratos alternative amplifier. Even under less than ideal conditions, I feel I am getting 75% or more of the sound for less than a third of the price of the 1.6 or now 1.7. I listen to all types of music. Out of the box it was flat and had no magic at all. Once broken in, transparency increased, soundstage gained width and depth, bass extended, highs settled down. It is THE speaker for well recorded small ensembles, whether jazz, folk or classical, voices whether opera, choral or simply miked male and female voice are startlingly realistic. The best recordings put the artists right in your room. With classical you can get a goods sense of the hall, and it's easy to " see into" the stage. When it came to rock or large scale classical, I knew I needed a subwoofer. I am using an inexpensive home theater sub while I save for one or a pair that will mate well and be fast enough to keep up with this amazing speaker. But I can now hear bass information I didn't know existed. Even organ recordings are impressive. To be honest the sub helped every type of music, and I consider one essential to get the most out of this speaker. Also, the more powerful Perreaux amp is slightly better to make the speaker come alive, though the Odyssey is no slouch and more refined overall. They really do cry for proper set up. If you don't have the room to set them up properly, you will be frustrated. This speaker demands you sit and listen and perfect symmetry and geometry in your set up will pay big dividends. I don't have that at the moment but hope to have a better room in the near future. So, if you want an intimate two channel stereo experience and you prefer to sit in the sweet spot and listen, you'll be in love with the MMG. If you area rocker, that is looking for high decibels and slamming bass for a party type listening environment, this is not the speaker for you. I think it Is an exceptional value, the trade up in a year program for the 1.7 or higher makes this even more attractive. The MMG I salsa tweakes dream and many improvements can be made in stands, crossover, and frames if you wish. I haven't felt the inclination to do that, as I plan on trading up. I don't think I'll ever go backroad boxes, and if I did, I would always have a Magnepan in rotation for an alternative. They are magical.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Frueh a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2016

Bottom Line:   
Most people read these reviews in order to justify the purchase - my suggestion is to BUY THEM NOW !! They are the best speakers I have ever owned, even at 3 times the price...

I will caution you - right out of the box the speakers sound is not good. Very little bass, and even level of output differences from left to right. Less than an hour later, the speakers started to reveal themselves, and playing the same song (Mark Knopfler's Punish the Monkey) every hour revealed more and more detail each time. I am on ly 20% through the suggested burn in period, and they already sound amazing.

I'm driving them with an NAD Serious 20 preamp (insert dinosaur joke here) and a Yamaha M-70 amp (240W) - plenty of power and totally new musical features appear in your soundstage.

I have a sub - but haven't hooked it up yet. The MMG's bass is fine for acoustic jazz and vocals - and the bass is vey defined. Victor Wooten's "A Show of Hands" is a tough bass workout, and they handled it just fine. Don't order the sub just yet - play the MMG's for a month and then decide...

I've owned audiophile gear from Yamaha, Mackintosh, Carver, Genesis, Series 20, JBL, Polk and many others - no other single piece of audio gear was as stunning as my Maggies...

Run - don't walk - buy them...

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Howie a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2016

Bottom Line:   
The MMG's have been both amazing and hard to listen to at times. I find that good recordings sound great while poor recordings can be unbearable. For the price they are definitely a great bargain, even for me here in Canada where my cost was close to $900 after taxes.

I have tried all different room placements and even put them on stands to check out the sound when they are perfectly vertical. I have ended up with the stock stands back on, flippers up and tweeters on the inside with a slight toe-in.

I don not think they have a sound that is for everyone's tastes, but I am mostly very happy. Now if I could only afford the 1.7s

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



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

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I am 50 , system Naim audio 32.5/snaps/250 .

Those are simply the best most affordable speaker in the world ! SILKY SMOOTH MUSIC !
Marilyn Monroe whispering in your ear "I love you" !

Beware don't buy those used , They don't last as regular speaker do . And many owner try to repair them before selling them ! But funny thing ! Even in bad shape they sound better then anything else .

Problem is positioning them in your room , the sound is coming from the front and the back ! they cannot be against a wall .. and they don't like side wall also , they become boomy ( some may like ) . In general I don't care about that problem because I never sit in front of my speakers but try to make them sound good when I am in an other room making diner or working or whatever .

I am totally addicted to the Planar sound for one main reason they are so gentle for my ears ! Making them the perfect speaker for all day long ambience music .

600$ well invested ,, they last to my opinion 10yrs if not exposed to direct sun or overdriven . 60$ per year for the best sound in the world .

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JAMES RIVERS a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I am 62 now and had MG II speakers in the 1970's. They sounded incredible in the midrange but they did not have a good treble because the speaker was all planar.I missed the incredible midrange imaging and detailed sound. The mmgs cover all areas except for the very low end. They are an incredible value. I added a SVS sealed subwoofer with a older Emotiva UPA2 and a Emotiva XDA-2. Total cost 1400.00. In all my years with different equipment from Luxman mono tube amps and a Audio Research preamp, hafler etc. and all different high end speakers I have never had a system that sounded this good. The clean tight sound and imaging from the lowest bass to the high end is incredible.I think this is the first time I had tears in my eyes because of the clean sound in a stereo system. It wasn't because of the songs I was playing but the clean sound and imaging that to me was perfect. In today's world with all the distortion outside the house and the brainwashing on the TV, which I quit watching. I have something that I missed for a long time .Sound that is clean and touches my heart.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

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