Special Time-Limited 30-Day, Home-Trial Offer
We'll pay you to try these speakers in your home? Check it out. Maggie Dealer-Direct If you try the new MMC 2 in your home for 30 days and if they don't live up to our claims---we will take them back (no restocking fee and Magnepan guarantees refunds). Call Magnepan for details--1 800 474 1646.
And we are prepared to go one better-- If your first choice is a pair of 3.7s, but they won't fit in your home, Magnepan can demonstrate how the sound of a 3.7 is possible with the aesthetics that will please an interior designer.
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There are many thousands of households like the son and daughter-in-law or sister and brother-in-law of our marketing manager. His sister is a gifted interior designer. He calls them "the Conflicted Couples". His brother-in-law is an audiophile. They can have most any Maggie they would like. Many years ago, his sister had MG Is in her living room. Not any more. Our marketing manager likes to tease her that since her handiwork has been featured in the Portland, Oregon Sunday paper in the section of "My Home is Better Than Yours", something changed.
The market is flooded with custom speakers for the interior designer. But, what about the audiophile of the "Conflicted Couple"? Compromise is part of life, but, do we really have to have in-wall speakers? The MMC 2s operate as free-standing speakers that tuck away when not in use. His sister and brother-in-law found this to be the ideal solution to keep everyone happy. The MMC 2s and Maggie Woofer are stealthily incorporated in their beautiful living room.
Motorized MMC 2 on-wall speakers
The Audiophile hears "free-standing speakers"
The Interior Designers sees "on-wall speakers"
Have it both ways-- Acoustically, the MMC 2 is a free-standing speaker that tucks away when not in use.
The MMC 2 can be used as a simple stereo system or for any channel in a multi-channel system--- front left/right speakers, rear channels or as a dual-center configuration. When combined with our conventional center channel speakers, the MMC 2s create the ultimate Maggie center channel system---the Tri-Center
What is an MMC 2?
The MMC 2 is NOT an MC 1 with a motor. The MMC 2 has a unique planar midrange, plus a quasi-ribbon tweeter and quasi-ribbon super-tweeter. When used with one or more DWM Bass Panels, a full-range, 3-way system achieves the sound of our large free-standing speakers. To get a mental picture of the MMC 2 system, imagine that we removed the tweeter/midrange from our large 3-way speaker and motorized it on the wall and "hid the bass panel in plain sight" inside furniture.
At the touch of the remote, the power supply/controller automatically moves the MMC 2 into a pre-determined position. After listening, the MMC 2 automatically closes when the system is turned off.
Chris Martens, editor of The Perfect Vision, put the Maggie System "under the microscope". The review is in two parts and very long. (You might want to print it out to read later.)
In his review, Chris Martens said--
"In terms of overall timbre, and tonal balance, the Magnepan on-wall system reflects its technical influences, which means that it sounds a bit like a cross between the firms second-from-the-top model, the MG 3.6 loudspeaker, and its top model, the MG 20.1. The midrange and highs of the system, which are contributed primarily by the MMC2) remind me of the sound of the MG 3.6: well-balanced, fast, and open, though relative to the MG 3.6 the MMC2 can sound slightly forgiving way up high".
John Crossett, of The Audio Beat, examined the Maggie system from the perspective of our 30-day home trial program (Maggie Dealer-Direct). Please note that no care or attention was given to aesthetics. John reviewed the system using our Disposable Speaker Stands as if he were a customer taking advantage of our 30-day offer.
So, are you skeptical?
We are like you. We are Old School Audiophiles. We prefer to have a pair of 1.7s or 3.7s standing about 5 feet out into the room. (Even dynamic speakers will sound best well out into the room where the first reflection is greater than 10 milli seconds.) We like diffusers and absorption to break up room reflections and we turn down the lights for serious listening. So, excuse me, don't tell us that a "custom" system could tempt us to give up our big free-standing speakers. However, as John Crossett said in the Audio Beat review-- "Don't thumb your nose at or dismiss this system until you've heard it. I'm willing to bet that your preconceived notions will take the same beating mine did."
Since audiophiles are known to be very skeptical of "custom" products, we went to your colleagues. We conducted a "blindfold" field trial test in Portland, Oregon and Seattle.
We invited audiophiles and Maggie enthusiasts to attend an unveiling of a new product at their local Magnepan dealership. Approximately 135 of your peers attended these "Maggie Nights". The system was hidden behind a scrim cloth with back-lighting to keep it a secret until after the 35 minute demonstration. Before the demonstration, we explained that they were to be "Reviewers for the Day". Magnepan was conducting a field study of this new speaker. They would be given a survey to fill out after the "blind" listening tests. So they would not be influenced by the size, price or appearance of the speakers, they would be "kept in the dark" until after the demo.
To validate the results of this field trial for you, John Johnson, the editor of Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, was interested enough to fly up from California to witness this demonstration. He also was "kept in the dark". His report validates the accuracy of our test results. The Maggie system is "Audiophile Approved".
What is the best location for your MMC 2s?
It is best that the "interior designer" and "audiophile" agree on the best location before beginning a permanent installation. Ask about our $30 Disposable Speaker Stand Kit. This temporary speaker stand allows you to easily move the MMC 2s around the room to test for the best location for both sound and sight.
Are you a do-it-yourselfer?
In case you are put-off by the expense of a custom installation, the MMC 2 was designed with the do-it-yourselfer in mind. No need to run wires through the wall, if you choose. The MMC 2 is mounted on the wall with the same sheet rock anchors that are used for photos or paintings.
Will you be in Las Vegas?
Another way to check out this new Maggie system is by staying in one of the "high-roller" suites at the Mandalay Bay while you are in Las Vegas. Magnepan won the contract to outfit their suites with 100 pair of the automated Maggie speaker systems. Take the virtual tour of the home theater room.
During your stay, you could also listen to the little 2-channel/home theater system in the bedroom.
While it might be interesting to live like the rich and famous while in Las Vegas, it would be MUCH less expensive to take us up on our 30-day home trial program (Maggie Dealer-Direct)-- not to mention the money you would save by not gambling.
What are the advantages of a Maggie Bass Panel?
Think of our on-wall speaker this way-- We took the woofer out of our big 3-way speaker system. You are getting the midrange/tweeter portion with our on-wall model. You have the option of using a dynamic woofer. However, if you want the full-range Maggie sound, nothing has the speed for a seamless match with the midrange/tweeter on-wall like the Maggie Bass Panel.
Contact both your nearest dealer and Magnepan. If the dealer's sales person seems uncertain about the details of this home trial program, be patient. This is a new program. In addition, please call Magnepan. We also want a chance to help explain this program---and we need your feedback.
Restrictions-- This mail-order/home-trial program is an offering by your dealer and supported by Magnepan. Magnepan is simply acting as your dealer's shipping and receiving department. All conditions of the home trial and sale are at the discretion of your Magnepan dealer. Your dealer is incurring certain risks and expenses. Magnepan dealers have the right to decline this offer.
Available in natural oak, black oak and dark cherry trim, with off-white, black and gray fabric options.
Top and bottom mounting assembles available in natural oak, black oak, dark cherry and primer for custom painting.
|Freq. Resp.||100 Hz- 24 kHz|
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|Dimensions||10.25 x 46 x 1|