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Old 09-10-2018, 03:54 PM
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Hi,
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Wondering if any of you would care to comment on difference between .7 and 1.7? Do they have similar power requirements or is 1.7 a much bigger drain? The price is negligible within my budget. I'll be using these as primary speakers for TV/Music listening in a largish 15x18 living room for a few years, then moving them to a 12x15 office/listening room in a few years. Planning to drive them with either an Outlaw R2160 or a Rotel RA1592.
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I would get the 1.7's in a room that size and would suggest at least 100wpc to power them The more watts the merrier however.
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Do you think that a McIntosh MC252, rated at 250watts per channel would be good enough to power the .7’s ?
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Do you think that a McIntosh MC252, rated at 250watts per channel would be good enough to power the .7’s ?
In my opinion the Mc 252 would power them nicely.
I have played my 3.7 with the Mc 1700 and it was pleasing.
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250 watts per channel would be more than adequate. McIntosh makes wonderful amps. This should be a very nice pairing.
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Thanks for the response guys, know I’m starting to wonder if I could bump it up a notch and run the 1.7’s. Just from the bigger is better perspective.
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You will get more bass for sure. They will also be fine with 250 wpc from that amp.
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My introduction to Maggies those many years ago was a pair of the 3.0s with a McIntosh MC2055 (50wpc) and they were glorious. An MC252 & pair of 1.7i should be a wonderful match.
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