Have you thought of treating your room? I would seriously think of treating the upper corners and behind the speakers using an attractive absorption treatment.
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I had considered writing a lengthy and detailed review after three months of listening, but frankly the 3.7s are only an incremental improvement over my previous 3.6s. Personally I believe the TAS reviews were a tad on the hyperbolic. I would have been more prudent to audition the 3.7s prior to purchase, 6K to scratch the new gear itch! ARC VT200; Ref 3; CD3; PH5 etc....
My pair of 3.7 just arrived at the dealership. I got the aluminum frames. I will place them on Myesound stands equipped with Stillpoints OEM feet. HiFi Tuning Gold fuses will replace those supplied by Magnepan. The 3.7 replace 3.6, which were bi-wired. No provision for bi-wiring the 3.7, but I'll attempt to use both runs at the single pair of inputs. Most of the installations I've seen place the tweeters inboard. Mark Winey recommended that do so. I had determined the 3.6 worked better with tweeters outboard, possibly because the tweeter was so much faster than the midrange panel.
Received my 3.7s last week and have been listening to them just about every day. They are not broken in but these are the best speakers I've had in my system ever. They are the best Maggies I've heard yet. Coherent top to bottom without a tilted up center of gravity; meaty and musical; low level detail/resolution at all volume levels; great imaging for a planar speaker; voices/instruments to normal scale on tall, wide, deep soundstage; great tempo and flow and delicacy where called for; tight, controlled, energetic low end; etc. I am really impressed and happy with these speakers. First time in the past year, I've stopped analyzing what I am hearing and kick back and enjoy the music.