Yes, the Mini Maggie System is essentially a 3.7i in miniature. No, it is NOT a “computer speaker”. (And it wasn’t made in China). The Mini Maggie System is the world’s first full-range dipole speaker system that will sit on (and under) your desk. The Mini Maggie (“satellite”) is essentially a miniaturized version of the 3.7i midrange and tweeter. The bass panel of the miniaturized 3.7i sits under your desk in the foot-well.
A consumer’s comments on the Mini Maggie System in a chat room – http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f8-general-forum/user-review-new-mini-maggie-system-9722/
For Christmas gift recommendations, Steve Guttenberg said– “The Mini (Maggie) is, hands down, the best-sounding desktop speaker you can buy.” (“Awesome-sounding audio gift ideas”, Dec. 17, 2011)
With a suggested retail for the 3-piece system, we readily agree that it is rather expensive for a “computer speaker”. But, if Chris Martens is right and it is “The World’s Best Desktop Speaker System”, then it is a “steal” to have 3.7i sound on your desk. Before you will believe that, you will need to hear it in an environment for which it was intended–and in your home on a home trial.
The Mini Maggies are like all Magneplanars. They sound best when they have room to “breathe” on your desk. Give them room and you will be richly rewarded for your effort.
We are confident if you hear the Mini Maggie System under the right conditions, you’ll be impressed.
Setup instructions for optimum sound—
- All speakers sound best when they have plenty of room to “breathe”. (Notice show reports how manufacturers place their speakers in the hotel rooms far from room boundaries.) The optimum amount of space is 10 milliseconds for the first reflection. Strive to get as close to the ideal as your room will allow. Because the Mini Maggie is a desk system does not negate the laws of physics.
- Bass Panel operating in dipole manner with baffling as shown above.
- Tweeters on the outside with 1 ohm resistors for attenuation due to near-field listening.
- For better high frequency dispersion, tilt Mini back with rubber bumpers under speaker base.
- Use Class AB amplifier (We have been disappointed in the little, inexpensive Class D amplifiers.)
No, it is not practical for some installations, but the Mini Maggie System is much like our 20.7—pushing the boundaries of music reproduction.
Small room monitor speaker
We are frequently asked if the Mini Maggie System can be used in lieu of one of our larger models. Yes, but we err on the side of caution. There is a good reason why line-source drivers are big. We suggest that you view the Mini Maggie System as a solution to a installation dilemma—especially well-suited for near-field listening in a VERY small room on speaker stands when used with two DWM Bass Panels. But, we don’t want unhappy customers if it turns out that your particular installation or room acoustics are not compatible with a Mini Maggie System.
Magnepan Mini Maggie Desktop Speaker System
Type: 3-way planar magnetic/true ribbon speaker system
Frequency Response: 40Hz – 40 kHz
•Desktop modules: 86 dB/500Hz/2.83V
•Woofer module: 86 dB/50Hz/2.83V
Impedance: 4 Ohms, desktop and woofer modules
•Desktop modules (H x W x D): 14” x 9” x 1.25”
•Woofer module (H x W x D): 19.25 x 22.5” x 1.25”
Weight (complete three-piece system): 41 lbs.
Warranty: Limited Three-year, to original owner