For only a $1,200 investment, I think I did pretty well. I would definately like to upgrade my sub, but aside from jumping up to the $5,000 range, I don't see a system sounding any better to me. Any comments and/or suggestions are always welcome!

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    • NAD C-541
    Actually the C541i, the HDCD makes a difference
    • NAD C-350
    This is a great little integrated, no trouble at all with the Maggies!
    • Magnepan MMG
    These are THE value in home audio. Wonderful sound!
    • B&W ASW-500
    until I can offord a REL
    • Nordost Solar Wind
    inexpensive, nice detail
    • Analysis Plus Oval 9
    probably the most noticeable upgrade I've made thus far, opened the soundstage WAY up!
    • Target !!! Target
    matches nice, doesn't it?

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I'm a big fan of MMGs and subwoofers. Transparent mids and tight bass! Great combination. I have had a lot of experience with low end RELs including the Q150 and Strata III. If you decide to make the investment to replace the B&W get the Strata. It is great. I currently have it paired with Martin Logan Scenarios. As long as you don't have a really big room, this is about as good as it gets.


If you are looking to upgrade the sub, I would suggest a REL Strata II. I used to have MMGs paired with an Audio Refinement amp and the REL; it was great. Since then I have upgraded the MMGs to Martin Logan Scenario.

MMGs are an excellent anchor for great budget sound where loud volume is not required