I arranged with Peter Gunn to have a pair of Magnepans transformed as he does that magic http://www.indiespinzone.com/magnestand.html. Room size allows for both MMGs and 1.6. The truth is that I was impressed with the detail of the 1.7s. I never really got a good grasp of the definition of the term "musicality". What I am searching for is a condition where I can block out vision and hear the piano or the lead violin next to me, and the room to be filled. Differentiating detail from "musicality" isa concept I can not understand. I was never impressed with the Bose 901 philosophy of fullness that is generated through reflections from surfaces that were not ideal to reflect HiFi generated sound at odd location such as the side of the room's door, 3 ft away from the window etc. I am surely not looking for that if that is musicality. Since I did not purchase the speakers yet, I wonder if I should go for the 1.6 or the MMGs.