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Magnepan MMG Floor-Standing Speakers Reviewed

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HTR Product Rating

Performance
3.5 Stars
Value
5 Stars
Overall
4.5 Stars

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Magnepan_MMG_reviewed.gifThe Magnepan MMG is the smallest and least expensive speaker in the Magnepan line, priced at $599 per pair and coupled with a very generous 60-day return policy. Magnepan also offers the option of trading in your "Maggies" for full credit on a higher-end model within one year of purchase, which speaks to the "first rock of crack is free" phenomenon among drug dealers, as well as the old-school audiophile upgrade path, depending on the analogy you like better. The MMGs have two choices of trim, black or natural oak, coupled with black, off-white or gray fabric.

Set-up is painless. Simply attach the legs (two per speaker) with a Phillips screwdriver and you're off to the races. Should you find the treble a bit too harsh, the angle of the speaker can be adjusted by simply flipping a small metal bracket on the back of each leg. This is not a traditional "box" speaker; it's a one-and-a-quarter-inch thick quasi-ribbon with a planar-magnetic driver. This type of design provides a broad sound field, which emanates from the entire surface area of the speaker (both front and rear). As a result, speaker placement is extremely important. Basically, you want a few feet of space between the back wall and the speaker. By experimenting with the placement, you'll find substantial differences in the sound.

Competition and Comparison
To compare the Magnepan MMGs against their competition, please read our reviews of the Klipsch Synergy F-1 floorstanding loudspeakers and the Aperion Audio 4T tower speaker.  There is also a great deal of information available in our All Things Floorstanding Speakers sectionDiscuss floorstanding speakers at HomeTheaterSpot.com.  Find your nearest Magnepan dealer.

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