MMG W On-Wall Speaker
These MMG W's were used for about a year but do not work for our new home.
This multi-channel, planar speaker is designed to be
attached to or placed next to a wall or cabinet. These speakers will
normally be used in conjunction with one of the Magneplanar model
Woofers or a self-powered subwoofer in a serious music or home theater
system ... or both.
The MMG W can be attached to a wall or cabinet and folded out of the
way when not in use. It is the perfect solution for rooms which cannot
accommodate floor standing models.
The MMG W's small size and low frequency response to 100 Hz is made
possible by attaching the speaker to a wall or to the side of a cabinet,
which enhances the lower frequencies ... from 100Hz up, the MMG W is
pure Magneplanar. The midbass to midrange and high frequencies have the
amazing speed and definition of all Magneplanars... The speakers are
small, but the sound is big.
Although home theater is an obvious application for these speakers,
they really show their stuff when used in a system that is demanding for
both home theater and serious music listening. Generally, home theater
sound has not been as demanding (in the purist sense) as dedicated music
systems. Listen to music through the typical home theater system and
you will hear what we mean. The MMG W works very well for both and
enables your system to be ready for all levels of future technology for
all types of listening... 2-channel Stereo, multi-channel surround
music, and the best of home theater.
No place for a center channel speaker?
The on-wall models immediately flanking
the on-wall video monitor provide a dual center channel array which can
outperform a single center channel speaker.
A pair of our on-wall speakers achieves a center channel image in the
same manner as a stereo system achieves a center image. By angling the
speakers approximately 30 degrees to the wall, the center channel speaker
on the left of the video monitor is on-axis with the viewer off to the
right--- and consequently is louder than the center channel speaker on
the right of the monitor (which is closer to the viewer). This "pulls"
the audio image to the left and keeps the dialog centered on the screen
better than point source speakers.
And there is a bonus for those willing to install this unorthodox
concept. In blind-fold testing, listeners found that center channel
dialog and information was easier to understand with a "Maggie" dual
center than with a conventional single center channel speaker. Extensive research on speech intelligibility is available on the internet.