Anyone tried using 3 Magnepan MMGs for L-C-R?


i was wondering if anyone has tried using a MMG for a center channel? it seems it work very nicely with 2 other MMGs making a larger sweet spot. are they any disadavtages to using an up right speaker for a center?
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I have used 3 Maggies for years: MG1.6 at the moment. If your system is used for video the center would obviously need to be alongside the screen, but no big deal.
Eldartford-
do you use stands to get the maggies off the floor? do you think that a vert. speaker works well for a center? what type of amp do you use? have you ever had a chance to compare the MG12s to the MMGs? Are the MG12s worth twice as much $$?
Fishcall,

I've heard both and currently own the mg12's. It's not a matter of which is better. Rather, your question should be which will be a better fit for your listening room...bigger room? go with the mg12's. smaller room? go with the mmg's.
bigger and smaller room is so relative though. my room is 13'8'' x 11'3'' carpeted and one side is open to a balcony. will i get much more bass with the MG12s vs the MMGs? i will be using a sub and more than likely crossing over at 80Hz.
Fishcall...Interesting that you mention stands for Maggies. Most people think they are too tall already! I do not currently use stands, but I have experimented in the past, and I think stands are good. Actually, I prefer to suspend speakers in space by chains from the ceiling, but this is not usually possible.

When I went shopping for my current Maggies, the only other model I listened to was the 3.6. I liked the 1.6 just as well, and they are a lot cheaper, especially when you are buying three.

Over time I have gone to more and more powerful amps. I presently use three CarverPro ZR 1600 amps (600 watts/channel at 4 ohms) each driving a Maggie and its associated subwoofer. These amps cost only about $840, so the high power is very affordable.

If your Left and Right speakers are Maggies, the center should be also. My Maggie system is for music so I don't have to worry about blocking a video screen.