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    Default I am back in a relationship with Maggie(s)

    I sold my Maggie MMG's a few years ago because I "kind of" loved them but got frustrated with trying to make them work with outboard crossovers, different stands, different big amps, different placements, different subwoofers. Finally got tired of having to sit in one exact spot, with my head almost in a vise, to have them sound good.

    I missed them. Kind of like a weird, high maintenance girlfriend that that was great when things were great, but fussy, tempermental, and exhausting to be with at all other times.

    So I bought some used local MMG's Sunday and brought them home and hooked them up in my modest living room system: Eastern Electric Min/Max Pre Adcom GFA-535 II (supposed to be WAY too underpowered fro MMG's @60wpc) NAD CD with a Keces DAC and no-namo 12 ga.speaker wire.

    The used MMG's appear to be stock except they have aftermarket vertical/raised stands.

    WOW, just WOW ! Audio-boner.

    Going through all my music again.

    Why better this time?
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    WOW, just WOW ! Audio-boner.
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    ......no-namo 12 ga.speaker wire.


    I have never heard of this brand before. How do they compare to MIT, Douglas Cables, and the rest?
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    Oh, wake up Maggie I think I've got something to say to you
    It's late September and I really should be back at school...
    They're not bad, them thar Magnepans/Magneplanars...

    you want some trophy-spouse type of loudspeakers, in terms of the 'high maintenance' vibe? Get a pair of Quad ESL-57s (or a pair of "Heritage" Klipsch - e.g., the LaScalas).
    Last edited by mhardy6647; 03-18-2014 at 12:01 PM.
    all the best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    ......no-namo 12 ga.speaker wire.


    I have never heard of this brand before. How do they compare to MIT, Douglas Cables, and the rest?
    They have wire in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Smith View Post
    They have wire in them.
    LOL... That would be about the only thing.

    Congrats on the Maggies btw. I know I miss having them around.
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    Don't go pokin' anyones eye out with that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hochpt21 View Post
    Bongyoyoyoyoyoyoyoyo
    Bowwww...Chikka....Bowww...Bowwww.....
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    Congrats and try not to poke anything through those panels...

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    "Maggie" relationships are weird.

    Some say they are better stood up straight vs. laid back.

    Some like the fabric socks off, some prefer them left on.

    Some say they are better after they loosen up a bit with age.

    Some say they are actually better turned around backwards.

    Uhhhhh....I think I had better stop right now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Smith View Post
    "Maggie" relationships are weird.

    Some say they are better stood up straight vs. laid back.

    Some like the fabric socks off, some prefer them left on.

    Some say they are better after they loosen up a bit with age.

    Some say they are actually better turned around backwards.

    Uhhhhh....I think I had better stop right now....


    I think they sound best when bent over...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Smith View Post
    Why better this time?
    Because your listening skill improved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    I think they sound best when bent over...
    That is so funny.

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    .....must...resist urge....to mess with.........perfectly good speakers....that.....sound........nice............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Smith View Post
    .....must...resist urge....to mess with.........perfectly good speakers....that.....sound........nice............
    Why? I didn't.
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    I have only had them for less than two days....AAAARRRRRGHHHHHHH...
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    They are cheap and easy to modify, unlike most speakers you'll run across.
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    I recommend a pair of these... one for each speaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    I recommend a pair of these... one for each speaker.
    Always practice "safe listening".
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