Magnapan 1.6 and 65 inch tv


I was thinking of purchasing Mag. 1.6.My question is will there be a problem with me setting them up between my 65 inch tv.The total distance is 8ft.I just want to know will I be missing something on the sound
gdecent33
I have somewhat of the same setup in my HT system; with a 50 inch Sony TV in the middle. I have the 1.6 ribbons on the inside, rather than the outer edge of the speakers. Paired with a REL subwoofer, they sound great. I would still think you would want some space between the speaker and the TV though (at least a foot, more might be better). I have mine about 5 feet out from the wall and aprox 18 inches in front of the TV. When I want to listen to music only I put a heavy blanket over my TV set.
Count me in on a similar setup with 1.6's and gear in the middle. Like Cmo says, you get better results if you can pull the speakers in front of the tv or other gear. Maggies throw a big soundstage and I haven't found having gear in the midle causes big problems. One thing I have found to help noticeably was the addition of a pair of Jon Risch's DIY "rooms lenses" behind the speakers. Check out the pictures of these at the Planar Speaker Forum/Magggie user group on Audioasylum's website.
What a waste of a good speaker. I really have to laugh when I look at the systems posted on the Gon with big ole honking TVs between the speakers. What a joke. Sure it's good for movies, but don't fool yourself into thinking you are hearing music the way it should be. Even if what you propose is an all out HT setup, it's still a waste of a good pair of Maggies.

Oz
Oh Gosh, @#@!&** (much hand wringing).............. Don't tell me. My HT system sounds like crap, I've just wasted a bunch of money on a pair of Maggies, and I did'nt even know it......

Thanks for the heads up Ozzy!!!!

UHHUM......... Contrary to the above, the Maggies sound pretty damn good. I'd say go for it. (Just don't invite our friend Ozzy over for a listen).
Oh, I know how good maggies sound. I used to own a pair of 1.6s with heavily modified xovers. But it seems like a waste of ANY good speaker to relegate it to HT duties. I guess it all depends on where your priorities lie. For me, my modest Boston Acoustics/Pioneer/Samsung/Sharp video rig does just fine for movies in a separate room. But when it's time to listen to music, I don't fool myself with thinking it can be a contender.

The bottom line is, if you have to combine a music and HT system together, just realize that there are compromises to be made. They can co-exist, but not to the full advantage of either one.

Oz
I think your wrong Ozzie,I happen to have a Plinius 9200 integrated amp that lets you loop a processor and I get the goods in both worlds,music and ht.

Plinius 9200
Denon 3910
birdland audio ag dac
Alon 2 speakers
Lexicon Processor
I'm not talking about electronics, although what you said IS debatable.

Speaker placement. Ever heard of it? Put your speakers where they will accurately reproduce a movie soundtrack in relation to your screen and they will not be positioned best for two channel music. And vice versa. No question about it.

Oz
I will say you are correct about placement,this is why I was asking the question
So what exactly is the problem with having a TV in between your speakers when listening to 2 channel audio? This may seem like a basic question but I'm curious... Can someone please explain the theory and sonic implications? Or point me to a link that does so...

Thanks.
Ozzy is a bit harsh in his response, but it is true that having the tv between the maggies (any speaker in fact) will negatively impact the sound. I don't watch movies, but have a big screen between my 2.7qr's (wife wanted it) and it the imaging is no where as good as it was without the big screen. The early reflections and blocking of the rear wave compromise the sound. That said, I would rather have my 2.7's than not have them so I live with the compromise (I would love to throw out the TV, but my wife freeks when I mention it, I don't watch TV).
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06-20-05: Ozzy62
What a waste of a good speaker. I really have to laugh when I look at the systems posted on the Gon with big ole honking TVs between the speakers. What a joke. Sure it's good for movies, but don't fool yourself into thinking you are hearing music the way it should be. Even if what you propose is an all out HT setup, it's still a waste of a good pair of Maggies.

Oz
Yes you can use the 1.6's with a 65" TV in between. Here's the "best" solution that I used... Build a false wall, so you can recess the TV into the wall hence creating a an equal space in between the speakers. Not only does it look great, but the sound is pretty darn good too. If you want to improve the sound further. Have a drape that you can pull across, covering the TV, could be motorized if you would like.
Audiojan, that was nice of you to offer a proactive suggestion as opposed to some of the other comments here. After all th love of audio is akin to the lov of your woman, an everyday evr changing experience.