Preloved. Fully refurbished. 3 month warranty included.
The floor-standing Magnepan MMG has introduced thousands of audiophiles to the unique sound of ribbon speakers since 1995.
Description 2-Way / Quasi-Ribbon Planar-Magnetic
Freq. Resp. 50 - 24 kHz Â±3 dB
Sensitivity 86dB / 500Hz / 2.83v
Impedance 4 Ohm
Dimensions 14.5 x 48 x 1.25
"They eschew the box speaker in favour of a planar-magnetic implementation: magnets and a quasi-ribbon are spread over each speaker panel’s surface ready to be excited by the electrical current provided by your amplifier. The ribbon membrane’s movement is what causes sound (and music) to happen.
More important to the newcomer, more likely to shopping at this price point, the MMG blow the socks off similarly-priced box designs when it comes to soundstage size height, speed and transparency. On musical presence and S I Z E the MMG are (probably) peerless.
In fact, with sound coming to life over a larger-surface area and free of the restrictions of a (usually) lossy-walled cabinet, the entry-level Magnepans play nicely in smaller rooms. I’d categorise my own listening space as ‘medium’
These loudspeakers aren’t for every lounge/listening room however. At four foot tall, they are more visually imposing than one might be used to and being of bipolar design – they fire forwards and rearwards – higher than average clearance from the front wall is recommended.
The first Magnepan loudspeaker was brought to life by Jim Winey in the very late 1960s. Nowadays, sales and marketing manager Wendell Diller promotes the MMG as a taster for Magnepan’s bigger, more costlier models but such is their price-performance ratio you couldn’t blame an MMG owner for never upgrading.
It would be remiss of me not to mention their horizontal and vertical off-axis treble roll off, something which perversely plays to the advantage of the apartment dweller not wishing to upset neighbours.
All up, a stone cold bargain and quite possibly the best value for money in audio land below a grand.
That said, can we agree that concluding that a piece of audio gear “competes with models two or three times the price” is all but meaningless unless such twice- or thrice-priced models are named explicitly?
Good. Because Magnepan’s MMG genuinely competes with speakers two or three times its price."
John Darko - https://darko.audio
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