There is always something special about planar speakers. Its ability to put forth a wide and deep soundstage, warmth and imaging is second to none. Unlike the smaller MMG, the MG1.6QR has deeper bass response and better dynamics. Bass may not be room shaking deep but it would be pretty sufficient for most room sizes. Vocals as usual, are where Magnepans always outshine. It is so engaging you would have thought you actually had a live singer in your room. The only so-called “weakness” is that it must sit out from the rear wall. Being dipole in design, it needs space behind it to create that depth and width in its musical presentation. So plan that in mind if you are considering them. For the same money the MG1.6QR will trounce any conventional cone driver speakers in terms of soundstage, imaging, scale and depth.
The pair you see here had one previous owner from new. The speakers are well cared for and except for a few minor stain spots, look really good. We have the original boxes for them which is very critical for safe shipping of these speakers. For a little bit more money than the MMGs, you get a large scale of music, better imaging and transient response than the MMGs. Even at its $1800 MSRP, it was by far the best sounding speaker in that price category and is one of the best sounding speakers under $5,000. Partner a good power amp (preferably one with a decent amount of power) and you would be dazzled by its magic. Shipping is freight only or local pickup from our store.