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Magnepan Mini Maggies for small room/nearfield
« on: January 20, 2022, 11:02:00 PM »
Has anyone listened to minis in a nearfield setup?

I've heard Magnepans in showrooms and shows and have long wanted to try them but have no room.

The minis would seem to fit the bill, but look like poor value compared to their larger siblings such as the LRS and .7s, especially with the price hike. Before the new year, the minis were around $1500, now they are closer to $1900(?).

I'm curious what a dipole like this can bring in terms of sound compared with a good mini monitor such as a KEF LS50, a dual concentric like a Tannoy Autograph Mini, or even a single driver speaker like an Audience The One?

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Re: Magnepan Mini Maggies for small room/nearfield
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 10:27:57 AM »
Yes I have. Over achievers. With a sub quite good. Less space required.
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Re: Magnepan Mini Maggies for small room/nearfield
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2022, 04:15:24 PM »
Yes I have. Over achievers. With a sub quite good. Less space required.
charles

Thanks for sharing, Charles.

Can I dispense with the mid bass module and just use a conventional sub? Or does the mid bass panel add the 'planar magic?' I seem to remember Magnepan selling just the two satellites without the bass panel, but I could be wrong.

Paul

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Re: Magnepan Mini Maggies for small room/nearfield
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2022, 08:15:41 AM »
 Start without it. Then if a money back guarantee try the midbass.

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Re: Magnepan Mini Maggies for small room/nearfield
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2022, 09:23:22 AM »
I have a pair of System Audio 1270s that would fit the bill, if interested. They are really good and have
descent bass, especially for a small room.

Here is a link with photos: https://www.audionervosa.com/index.php?topic=7885.0

Just a thought.

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Re: Magnepan Mini Maggies for small room/nearfield
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2022, 12:12:45 PM »
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the suggestion. But I have barely have enough room. The space I listen in is like a closet,  :lol: that's why I need bookshelf speakers for the desk area.

I am not familiar with this brand, but these Scandinavian audio companies have always been overachievers.

Paul

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Re: Magnepan Mini Maggies for small room/nearfield
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2022, 06:36:40 PM »
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the suggestion. But I have barely have enough room. The space I listen in is like a closet,  :lol: that's why I need bookshelf speakers for the desk area.

I am not familiar with this brand, but these Scandinavian audio companies have always been overachievers.

Paul

I understand Paul.

Yes, the 1270s are so good that I would recommend them overall at least as good as the
Harbeths, LS3/5As etc.

Cheers and hope your endeavors work out well.

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