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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.

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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.)
http://www.avguide.com/review/magnepan-s-wall-surround-sound-speaker-system-part-1-tpv-96
http://www.avguide.com/review/magnepan-s-wall-surround-sound-speaker-system-part-2-tpv-96
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.
http://www.theaudiobeat.com/blog/magnepan_three_channel_system.htm
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”.