Our "appetizer" program has been expanded
We'll tell you right up front--- The 4 MMG models we offer with a 60-day money back guarantee are the marketing equivalent of those tasty little morsels handed out in high-end grocery stores. You won't see many Magneplanar ads in audio magazines. They are expensive and they are not as effective as they were 40 years ago. And you won't see Magneplanars at Best Buy or other "big box" stores.
In 1995, we had a better idea when we first introduced the $599 pair floor-standing MMG. Most consumers do their research on the internet. That's probably how you found us. Or from one of our thousands of happy customers. The MMG, 60-day, money-back guarantee "appetizer" concept has proven more successful than any other marketing idea. Only a very small percentage of customers return their MMG models because they didn't like them. And most eventually move up to our better models. So, warning is fair, you might get "hooked".
The floor-standing MMG at $599 pair is still available and has introduced thousands of audiophiles to the unique sound of ribbon speakers since 1995. Later, when customers want to add home theater, the MMG C (center) and the MMG W (on-wall) are the speakers of choice at $295 and $325 pair, respectively. Now, we are taking it to a higher level---
Introducing the Super MMG---the improved "appetizer"
Perhaps you live in St. Louis or Memphis or Kansas City or Las Vegas. Millions of customers live too far from a Magnepan dealers. We have talked to you. You plan to spend more than $600 for a pair of speakers, but you don't want to drive hundreds of miles to hear our 1.7s---despite the fact that in January, 2011 The Absolute Sound magazine said "Not just The Absolute Sound's Affordable Loudspeaker of the Year, the 1.7 is the affordable loudspeaker of the decade". If that describes your situation, the Super MMG might be a temptation you can't resist.
No, the Super MMG is not an MMG with a Bass Panel. It is more than just better bass. The basic MMG has been "hot-rodded" for better sound. The Super MMG essentially adds the Bass Panel and converts the system into a 3-way speaker---giving better bass, midrange and highs. No, it is not the sonic equal of the 1.7, but for $1199, the Super MMG is a great bargain that is easily mail-ordered.
The Bass Panel is analogous to going from a 12-inch to a 15-inch woofer. But, don't think of it as a subwoofer. Yes, it provides deeper bass in a larger room than a MMG because the total bass radiating area gets a better "bite" on the air. It is a similar principle as the MMG bass section---just more of it.
We introduced the Super MMG as the 2013 Newport show to invite direct A-B comparisons with mega-buck box speakers down the hall.
Robert Harley, editor of The Absolute Sound magazine said--
"The two most memorable rooms at the Newport show fell at opposite ends of the price/complexity spectrum. The first was the debut of the Magnepan MMG Super, a $1199 three-piece system of two quasi-ribbon panels and a planar-magnetic bass module. To give you an idea of how this new Maggie sounded, a guy in his twenties who had heard the demo with me asked me in the hallway afterward what I thought of this system in relation to a similarly priced box speaker he was considering. I told him that it was possible to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a cone-based speaker and not approach the transparency and midrange resolution of the $1199 MMG Super." Robert Harley, theabsolutesound.com
Gary Reber, editor of Wide Screen Review magazine in the June/July 2013 issue---
"The new Magnepan Super MMG three-piece system was the most impressive sonic experience at the T.H.E. Show (Newport Beach 2013)"
Best of show (Second place to a $4,900 headphone amplifier?)
For more detailed information on the Bass Panel and hookup---
As Dick Olsher of Stereophile magazine asserts, The impossible problem for a conventional speaker, then, is this: how to convince you it's a grand piano when the instrument's full acoustic power is being squeezed through an 8" woofer. When I close my eyes and try to conjure up an image size, a planar speaker reproduces piano, double-bass, cello and human voice with much more spatial conviction than is possible with a conventional dynamic speaker. It's true--a planar makes a recorded piano sound more like a real piano.
Magnepan is the most successful manufacturer of full-range dipole loudspeakers in the world. Over 200,000 of these speakers have been purchased by audiophiles ... audiophiles such as those taking part in the last speaker survey conducted by Stereophile magazine which revealed more of their readers owned Magneplanars than any other brand, and 99% were satisfied with their purchase.
|Description||2-Way / Quasi-Ribbon Planar-Magnetic|
|Freq. Resp.||50 - 24 kHz ±3 dB|
|Rec Power||Read Frequently Asked Questions|
|Sensitivity||86dB / 500Hz / 2.83v|
|Dimensions||14.5 x 48 x 1.25|
|Available in natural or black solid oak trim with off-white, grey or black fabric.|
Order the MMGs from your local dealer
To encourage you to order your MMGs from your dealer, we are giving you the same benefits in cost, delivery and upgrade benefits that you would get if you order directly from us. There is no penalty for buying from the dealer and no price advantage for buying directly from Magnepan. For customers in the continental United States, terms and conditions are exactly the same from the dealer or from Magnepan. You can call your dealer and arrange the sale and the speakers will be shipped directly to you---just as it would if you ordered from Magnepan.
Save on sales tax? If you order MMGs from Magnepan, you will not pay sales tax. If you order MMGs from your dealer, you will not pay shipping. It comes out about the same.
Speed of delivery or return policy? It makes no difference.
Note---Magnepan dealers are independent businesses and are not required to participate in this program.
MMG consumer reviews---Note this is an independent website and not controlled by Magnepan. This is not one of those phony review sites. Opinions will vary, but they are free and uncensored.