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Magico
« on: December 24, 2017, 09:44 »
Understand they are beyond reach of most but seen more discussion on other super expensive speakers like Wilson, Rockford too here, wonder why not much discussion here.

Their latest U$9.8k Magico A3 due to be released next year is intriguing, aluminum cabinet, beryllium tweeters, etc for the price. Don’t see local dealer Music Image promoting too??


http://magico.net/Marketing/Press_Release_A3.php


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Re: Magico
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 05:36 »
The demo speaker is not ready yet. It is likely the local agent will get its demo pair only on mid 2018. But admit this is a good price tag for anyone who dream to own a Magico for a long time.

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Re: Magico
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 11:18 »
Agreed, it’s something worth looking out for in 2018, hopefully the local agent will price it right.

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Re: Magico
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 14:28 »
Just checked with MI, ETA will be end March, 3 pairs will available.

I’m seriously considering the A3, but they recommended me to audition the S1 first as it’s more suitable for our typical room sizes. Anyone who owned the S1 care to share your experiences?

As for amplification, I am in search of a integrated amp to match the Magicos, the reason is cos I need to hook it up for AV purposes hence Pre/Power isn’t my option. I’ve read great reviews using Gryphon Diablo, Soulution 330, Vitus RI 100 etc, the Hegel H360 was being used to drive the Magicos with good results, as I’m a current H160 owner and familar with the signature sound Hegel possess, my only concern is will it really do justice for the speakers? I rely heavily in streaming music,Hegels do have built in dac and AirPlay so I’m really spoilt by it. I guessed my next move will be a integrated amp with HT bypass,built in dac preferred plus a streamer, or a streaming player with built in Dac.

Can anyone recommend alternatives  than those brands mentioned to drive the Magicos well, My Budget is around $15k.


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Re: Magico
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 19:12 »
Just checked with MI, ETA will be end March, 3 pairs will available.

I’m seriously considering the A3, but they recommended me to audition the S1 first as it’s more suitable for our typical room sizes. Anyone who owned the S1 care to share your experiences?

As for amplification, I am in search of a integrated amp to match the Magicos, the reason is cos I need to hook it up for AV purposes hence Pre/Power isn’t my option. I’ve read great reviews using Gryphon Diablo, Soulution 330, Vitus RI 100 etc, the Hegel H360 was being used to drive the Magicos with good results, as I’m a current H160 owner and familar with the signature sound Hegel possess, my only concern is will it really do justice for the speakers? I rely heavily in streaming music,Hegels do have built in dac and AirPlay so I’m really spoilt by it. I guessed my next move will be a integrated amp with HT bypass,built in dac preferred plus a streamer, or a streaming player with built in Dac.

Can anyone recommend alternatives  than those brands mentioned to drive the Magicos well, My Budget is around $15k.


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I recall Music Image have an used Gryphon Diablo. you can get a used unit and allow more cash for the source. For the streaming player, do you mean a streaming from ethernet or a music server with Harddisk?

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Re: Magico
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2018, 19:41 »
Looking forward to auditioning the A3 when it’s here.


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Re: Magico
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2018, 20:23 »
I recall Music Image have an used Gryphon Diablo. you can get a used unit and allow more cash for the source. For the streaming player, do you mean a streaming from ethernet or a music server with Harddisk?


Hi, I meant streaming from internet like Spotify and Tidal.

I saw the Diablo, as the amp runs hot and it’s aging, was worried about the condition but I may consider that option too.

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Re: Magico
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 07:55 »
If u base mainly only on Ethernet music. One option I can think of is the Linn DS Majik. It is not too expensive and it sound very good for the price. It is also very reliable n get constant update.

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Re: Magico
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 13:54 »
If u base mainly only on Ethernet music. One option I can think of is the Linn DS Majik. It is not too expensive and it sound very good for the price. It is also very reliable n get constant update.

The Majik seems pretty neat, but will be better with built in dac, do u own it?

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Re: Magico
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2018, 20:47 »
The Majik seems pretty neat, but will be better with built in dac, do u own it?

The Majik is a build in DAC and I own it before. That is why I made this recommendation to you. Unlike some of the music server with dac, the Linn mid and high is not aggressive and you will enjoy it for long time.

I have it for 4 years before I upgrade to the Light Harmonic Davinci with PC server.

The only problems with the Majik is that it only have unbalance, can only play PCM and up to 192K. but if your main target is Spotify, Tidal, and do not Main unbalance output. This is a very good music server/dac to start.

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Re: Magico
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 11:46 »
The Majik is a build in DAC and I own it before. That is why I made this recommendation to you. Unlike some of the music server with dac, the Linn mid and high is not aggressive and you will enjoy it for long time.

I have it for 4 years before I upgrade to the Light Harmonic Davinci with PC server.

The only problems with the Majik is that it only have unbalance, can only play PCM and up to 192K. but if your main target is Spotify, Tidal, and do not Main unbalance output. This is a very good music server/dac to start.

Thanks for the recommendation, I will put that in my list, I will be exploring the likes of Auralic, Lumin etc.

Are u still playing thru the Q1?

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Re: Magico
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 08:28 »
No, I have change to the horns mummy 1 year plus ago. But I still using the magico Qsub15

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Re: Magico
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 15:30 »
No, I have change to the horns mummy 1 year plus ago. But I still using the magico Qsub15

Thats a completely different ball game, mind me asking why the change?

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Re: Magico
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 17:54 »
Because I am playing with triode tube amp and the magico q1 is 86dB, now with the 93dB horns Mummy, I don't have problem with any tube amps.

Anyway, the Magico speakers still very high performance speakers, they just need good amps to pair up.

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Re: Magico
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2018, 15:12 »
what do you guys think of magico q3? any other speakers at the 30k pricepoint worth looking at?
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