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Super MMG

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.

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Perhaps you live in St. Louis or Memphis or Nashville 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”. The Super MMG essentially adds the Bass Panel and converts the system into a 3-way speaker—giving better bass, midrange and highs.
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)”

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.