Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Planars & Exotics ESL's, planars, and alternative technologies

Q&A about "small" Maggies
Q&A about "small" Maggies
Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10th August 2006, 01:27 AM   #1
FastEddy is offline FastEddy  United States
diyAudio Member
FastEddy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: North Californie
Default Q&A about "small" Maggies

Just got a set of MMGs ...
* How long generally before they can be considered "broken in" ... higher freq's getting a little brighter, bass a little fuller, etc. ??
* I positioned them all over the room and found a couple of good sweet spots, one almost 5 feet from the back wall, the other about six inches from the back wall. (I would have thunk that being close to a wall would have degraded higher frequency quality ??)
* The seem to like about 6 to 7 feet of separation ... ?? (Less than my old DIY mains.)
* They seem best located parallel and in the same plane (not bow legged or knock kneed).
* I hooked 'em up with #14 AWG PVC coated wire ... any comments regarding teflon wire instead ??
* Ultimately these will become an integral part of a small dance hall PA ... any thoughts about using these in an "industrial" situation ??

(100 watt > 8 ohms from newer Panasonic class-d stereo only)

but ...

I love 'em and will keep 'em ... even if I have to tweak 'em to get the best outta them. (Playing The Band / The Last Waltz on DVD as I write =
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2006, 01:50 AM   #2
lgreen is offline lgreen  United States
diyAudio Member
lgreen's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: San Diego, USA
I had them, they are very good and actually have pretty good bass. But the bass will bottom out in industrial situations, so make sure you use a subwoofer for this application. They are a 4 ohm load and will draw a lot of current.

I seem to recall that there are some common mods with the resistors/crossover. Maybe check audioasylum.com "planar/static/ribbon" threads.

While the sound was exceptional, I was sick of the miniscule sweet spot, so ultimately got more conventional speakers.
Retired from DIY (2010) but still lurking now and again. My DIY audio projects- PartTimeProjects.com.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10th August 2006, 02:35 AM   #3
FastEddy is offline FastEddy  United States
diyAudio Member
FastEddy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: North Californie
Default Q&A ... Igreen

They are already "breaking in" somewhat ... getting to sound a bit brighter, fuller ... after a couple of hours.

4 ohms, yes, I knew that ... and because the impedence is low, I think some of the damping circuitry in the Panasonic XR-70 is kickin' in and dropping output about 10 db (a current dump class-d w/digital override of short circuit) ... and 100 W. > 8 ohms is still 100 W > 4 ohms 'cause of this, I guess. Anyway the SPL is about 10 db down, overall, from my older DIY 8 ohm mains ... (now I hate those old dogs = too tinney and missing something in the midrange.)

They do sound really great to me, I understand about that sweet spot = pretty narrow and if they can't hack it in the place that "looks good/sounds not as good", then ... oh well.

Yes, I plan to install a ~ 60 watt sub to suppliment the Maggies in the dance hall PA ...

  Reply With Quote


Q&A about "small" MaggiesHide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
suspending a small tweeter in front of woofer for "coaxial" effect? bikehorn Multi-Way 10 5th February 2015 11:50 PM
Aleph-X smaal EU "small-parts" groupbuy Sander Group Buys 3 3rd December 2008 12:48 PM
Need your opinion, how small gain can I use with LM3886 (how close to "flat amp")? danielwritesbac Chip Amps 20 30th November 2008 01:27 AM
looking for a small 2" or 3" driver with poor bass response space-cake Full Range 3 27th December 2007 02:16 AM
Thiele-Small R_ms (mechanical losses) vs. "precise" sound? capslock Multi-Way 7 16th September 2002 10:32 AM

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:34 AM.

Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 16.67%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2017 diyAudio