Magico is a California-based company that has redefined what high-end audio means ever since it entered the market in 2004. The brand is known in audiophile circles for its uncompromising quality. Its loudspeakers showcasing cutting-edge technology and design have set new standards for live audio reproduction.
What Makes These Speakers Stand Out?
To reduce vibrations and produce a clearer sound, the company developed the first loudspeaker enclosure using exterior and interior carbon fibre layers. Resonance usually results in sound colouration, but heavy bracing can also have a damping effect.
In addition, all Magico loudspeakers feature a hybrid design that balances stiffness, damping, and colouration. They also come with Magico-made drivers, which feature carbon nanotubes and Beryllium tweeters to increase attenuation, power, and control.
Every component of the speakers is created using powerful computer software, including sophisticated computer processing for machine tools, specialized 3D software-aided design, precise computer laser measurement, and computer analytical aspects. Professional sound testing software allows Magico loudspeakers to deliver comprehensive, precise sound performance and nearly flawless completion.
To satisfy the needs of various people, Magico offers a variety of loudspeaker models. High-end audio equipment enthusiasts choose its M, Q, and S series, while its A series caters to the general public.
Now let’s take a look at some of the top Magico speakers you can get for your audio system.
Magico’s entry-level line, the A series, is very close to the high-end line. The company hasn’t made compromises in anything in its entry-level line, whether it’s product design, materials, craftsmanship, or sound performance.
The A5 is a fine example in the entry-level line, a floor-standing speaker with a closed-box design. The box shape is classic and beautiful,l and exudes a simple yet energising vibe. The A5 has the same design, materials, and production processes as the more expensive Q series, demonstrating the company’s high standards and careful attention to detail in product creation.
Its magnetic system has a damp black chamber and strong material added to reduce noise pollution and distortion. A foam folding ring also enables faster transient performance while lessening distortion. Pure titanium voice coils, a steady magnetic field design, and a unique pure copper pole cap work together to reduce sound eddy current interference and enhance the authenticity of sound reproduction.
To assure the best airflow energy for the unit’s diaphragm movement and reduce eddy current distortion, the general contour and curvature of the midrange and woofer unit are moulded and measured using a laser.
You can hear the timbre, sound quality, and dynamic performance of the A5 while listening to it, all of which are of the highest calibre and standards. The A5 won’t overload or lose control, even if you purposely turn up the volume. The stage’s shape is distinct, dynamic while also being deep, and broad.
From light to heavy to high to low, the lines of the diverse instrumental pieces are kept distinct while remaining vibrant and fresh. The sound quality, sound effects, hall noise, and musicality are all satisfactory and are robust and reliable.
The innovative diamond-coated beryllium tweeter, which is also present in other models now, was initially used in the S7 speaker, part of the brand’s standard line. It’s a 3-way tower speaker model with a 150mm midrange driver, a 25mm tweeter, and three 250mm aluminium cone woofers. The mids and treble are stand-alone drive units that greatly use Magico’s limited-edition, low-cost commemorative speaker, the M-Project.
The S7’s woofer features extremely strong magnets and an ultra-rigid aluminium cone that can produce deep, powerful bass with spread and precision. The sound excursion rate is measured at 15mm of linear travel and produces clean, distortion-free sound pressure levels of up to 120 dB.
Even though this speaker cannot significantly improve a bad recording, it can display a lot of fine detail in the soundstage from the lowest to the highest levels without degrading the timbre. It can improve one region of the frequency spectrum, such as the upper midrange, or boost the mids and highs at the expense of the bass.
To be clear, the S7 is an excellent speaker in most cases, offering exceptional musical performance across the board. If you have the budget for such a speaker, it’s an excellent choice.
The M2 has a strong aircraft-grade aluminium frame with a curved panel made of multiple connected layers of carbon. All body surfaces are curved because the lack of parallel planes lessens the impact of internal standing waves and external diffraction.
Each speaker produced by the brand has qualities that make it stand out from the rest. And when it comes to the M2, its most distinctive property is that it appears to have no body at all. This is because it’s the first design to use a stressed structure made of multiple-layer carbon panels.
The size of the room in which the M2 reproduces the sound is entirely governed by the recording. If the sound engineer decides to put the musicians in the centre of the stage, you will be able to hear them. The club synths will pump bass straight from the speakers to heighten the illusion, and the orchestra is recreated on a vast, almost natural scale.
However, the low frequencies offer a very different situation. The frequency response of the bass-reflex design often has a hump at the pipe’s tuning, followed by a sharp decline. This bass is nevertheless lovely and rich.
This hump is absent in a closed enclosure, and low frequencies drop monotonously and smoothly through infrasound. Although there is better bass, the ear does not instantly notice it. The lowercase of the M2 is extremely lovely but not particularly catchy or wow-worthy.
Speed is, of course, an advantage of the closed form. Your sense of the music as a whole alters when you don’t perceive tight, rubbery, or “stuck together” bass notes. There is more energy, a better portrayal of the rhythmic structure, and less monotony in the sound, even in the most challenging genres.