I was curious as to why no Maggies made it into the recommended components.
It seems to be widely agreed that the 1.6QR, for instance, is one of the great bargains in the audio industry.
I have owned many high end speakers (Wilson, Vanderstein, B&W, Harbeth and the like, but once the Maggies were in my system, nothing since has the ability to do what they do. Maybe it's a "taste" thing, but every vendor I went to said the same thing "About 90% of their Maggie customers try other speakers, when looking for an upgrade, but end up moving up the Maggie line". They had no reason to say this, as the other speakers I auditioned were multiples higher in price.
They are one of the most difficult speakers to setup and require a good amount of high quality power, but with proper setup and a strong system, I finding them to be magical. They get a knock in the press for lacking base, but I'm not experiencing it in my room (measurement = 20l x 12w x 8h).
I'm not looking for any kind of justification for my purchase. I get that EVERY time I listen to my system. I also am asking in the kindest fashion, because I totally understand different preferences.
Just curious as to why they aren't there.