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Maggie 1.7i in unusual room?

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Posted on February 22, 2017 at 20:49:55
Joe Backer
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My room is about 22 by 15 but it's split by a room divider that's about 7 feet wide. To listen, I have to put speakers in about the middle of the room on either side of that room divider and they end up 10 feet from back wall and 3 feet from the side walls. I listen about 9" feet from the speakers.

Will Maggies work that far into a room or do they need to back wall for bass?

 

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RE: Maggie 1.7i in unusual room?, posted on February 23, 2017 at 11:34:42
Satie
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That is an entirely fine arrangement, and maggies do not need front wall support to provide their best bass, but sidewall support can help if the speakers are about 1 ft from the sidewalls. We normally refer to the listener as the reference for front wall (in front of the listener) back wall, L and R.

The central divider is actually an interesting device for controlling cross interaction between the speakers. Try and see how this works as you push the speakers back from 10 ft from the front wall to about 8 ft, with the divider centered between them..

 

RE: Maggie 1.7i in unusual room?, posted on February 23, 2017 at 11:38:10
MG-bert
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Joe:

So the rooms created by the divider are 7.5 feet wide by 7 feet long? Just making sure I understand the layout.

I will say, though - Maggies could make a killer Ambiophonic setup with that divider, as long as it isn't too thick (I'm guessing about 5 inches wide, being drywall hung on a 2X4 frame?) You WILL look totally crazy listening to it, and you can't watch TV, but could image like crazy! But then, I'm known for doing bizarre room setups... ;-)

MG-bert

 

RE: Maggie 1.7i in unusual room?, posted on March 2, 2017 at 07:48:07
josh358
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I hadn't seen that one. I've been playing with styrofoam barriers in an attempt to create an RFZ by deflecting the center front wall first reflection, I'll have to try this.

 

RE: Maggie 1.7i in unusual room?, posted on March 2, 2017 at 18:13:55
russ69
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It should work fine.

 

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