Home Speaker Asylum

General speaker questions for audio and home theater.


I used to listen to Magnepans as decribed in the MG1.6QR review (more or less like normal dynamic box cone speakers!) until I started experimenting. Maggies are not normal......they are extra special and you can really reap the benefits of this speaker if you are willing to "think outside the box" (hee...hee...Magnepan should copyright this slogan since it so fitting). One of the clues to what I prefer as better placement (IMO) is to start with the speakers 1/3 of the way into the room (it seems like they are 1/2 way)and least as far (or farther) apart as you, the listener sit away from them. I consistantly place the speakers 7 ft apart(edge to edge)and sit about 7 ft away. I know you guys are going to slaughter me on this but this works in my situation.....and for 6 or 7 years I set up my Magnepans like the stupid manual sez....like NORMAL box speakers (mainly because NO ONE WOULD BUY HUGE PANEL SPEAKERS if they sounded best in the middle of your listen area just a audiophile-body length away!!!!!!P.S. The Christmas sockings hanging over the glass fireplace insert also really help the sound out.....Merry Christmas!

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  • Re: Placement "THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX" - rathbone 19:52:30 12/08/99 (0)

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