Magnepan Incorporated MG CC5 Center Channel Speaker
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This Multi-Channel, 2-way planar/Quasi Ribbon speaker is designed to be attached to or placed next to a wall or cabinet. Optional floor stands are available. These speakers will normally be used in conjunction with one of the Magneplanar model Woofers or a self-powered subwoofer in a serious music or home theater system ... or both. The MC1 can be attached to a wall or cabinet and folded out of the way when not in use. It is the perfect solution for rooms which cannot accommodate floor standing models.
The CC5 is the "trickle-down" of the technology from our flag ship CCR center channel speaker. The CC5 employs a horizontal, curved quasi-ribbon midrange/tweeter and quasi-ribbon super-tweeter. No dynamic woofers are employed. When used with a flexible bass management system or Magneplanar Woofer, the illusion of a large Magneplanar in the center is possible for the most important speaker in a system home theatre.
An experienced Maggie reviewer, Michael Trei, Sound + Vision, November 2010 said it best---
"No matter what type of movie I played, dialogue clarity was always exemplary. I would rate the CC5 as the most focused and transparent center channel speaker I've yet encountered, with none of the off-axis frequency response anomalies you hear with some dynamic models. The CC5 was able to lock the dialogue to the center of the screen with razor-sharp precision over a wide arc of listening positions, and it made even voices buried way down in the mix easy to comprehend."
This was no easy task. All speaker companies must deal with the same issues for home theater. The space and height available for the center channel speaker is dictated by the video. For a speaker designer, it is the equivalent of "tying one arm behind their back." The center channel speaker does approximately 60-70% of the "heavy lifting". It is ironic that the most important speaker for home theater has major design constraints. Magnepan's solution to this dilemma was to employ all three speakers (front left, center and right) to work together to create the illusion of a large Maggie in the center. Most ribbon and electrostatic speaker companies employ a dynamic midbass coupler to cover the range between the subwoofer and the ribbon or electrostatic driver. In our opinion, that is an unacceptable compromise for the most important speaker in the home theater system.
Description 2-Way, Quasi-Ribbon Midrange/Tweeter and Quasi-Ribbon Super-Tweeter.
Freq. Resp. 200-20kHz
Rec. Power Read Frequently Asked Questions
Sensitivity 88dB/500Hz/1 meter /2.83v
Impedance 3 Ohms
Dimensions 36 x 10.5 x 5.5
The Magneplanar CC5 is available in off-white, black and gray fabrics, and natural or black solid oak trim, and dark solid cherry.