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In Reply to: RE: Survived auditioning speakers.. whew, almost bought them... posted by 3+4=5 on April 01, 2017 at 19:24:30
The problem with Maggies is that they can set you down a very expensive road in terms of amplification, room set up, etc. I think they are very hard to beat, and are a great bargain in terms of the quality of music they produce, but they demand (kindly, sweetly, gently, and sometimes violently) the very best associated equipment. :)
Given the level of speaker that you're looking at, my guess is this is nothing new to you.
Once I chose Maggies, it was a long, long (and rather expensive road) to maximize their performance. Couldn't be happier, but it was indeed a long road.
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Maggie impedance are fairly benign - better (basically resistive 4ohm - but they are inefficient. The 20's fill a room because of their size - and if you like dynamics - look for a good powerful amplifier - 250Watts/channel is nice. A McIntosh MC352 does nicely.... Newer MC's with serve you well also - Maybe the New MA80000 integrated? Stay with Made in USA.
"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat" - Confucius
I bought a Bryston 4B-SSTē for my 3.6
I am certain if I buy the 20.7... they will do just fine with the same amplification.
The one plus will be speaker cables.. I would upgrade from my twin pairs of Kimber 8TC, since the 20.7 cannot be biwired.
Location would be almost the exact same placement. With maybe a few inches of adjustment.
The final addition might be Mye stands.
Any speakers you're considering, especially in this price range, should be available for a home audition.
"That was some weird shit".- George Bush
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